With today's modern sensors and powerful editing software, it's easier than ever to push files to extremes. But of course, just because you can push a file that far, it doesn't mean that you should. This thoughtful video talks about a better, subtler way to edit files.
Coming to you from Blake Rudis of f64 Academy, this great video talks about overprocessing files and how to take a more nuanced approach that yields subtler and often better results. As Rudis mentions, with modern cameras and the extreme dynamic range and file latitude they come with, it can be very easy to push files beyond a tasteful limit, particularly if you're simply performing global adjustments. By focusing on local adjustments, not only is it easier to show more restraint, you can also focus on local phenomena within the frame more, giving you a better read of the overall image and also helping you to learn to shape individual characteristics to create a better whole. Taking that extra time is often worth it. And when you're done with an image, it's a good idea to step away from it for a bit and reexamine it later with fresh eyes to make sure it's not overdone. Check out the video above for more.