Beyond What the Camera Captured

Many of my photography students have no experience with developing and printing their photos in the black and white darkroom. So it is difficult for them to imagine how an image that they like as it came from the camera could be improved or even transformed by using photo editing tools. If you are like them, then you may find this video illuminating.

Brooks Jensen, editor of Lenswork Publishing, illustrates the range of changes it's possible to make using Lightroom. Some images have very few edits and others have extensive work applied. The point is not how to use Lightroom (such adjustments could be accomplished with a wide variety of photo editing programs), but to illustrate the creative potential that comes after we click the shutter button. I hope you enjoy it.

Beyond What the Camera Captured by Brooks Jensen