Watching how others work is one way to improve. Watching how extremely successful people work is an even faster, better way to improve. In this video, watch how a very popular photographer edits images sent to him.
When you see photos you like and feel drawn to, as a photographer one of your natural instincts is almost always to wonder how they got the shot, what gear they might have used, what it probably looked like straight out of camera, and how they edited in post-production. Often these questions you wonder to yourself are to imagine whether you could do the same or not. While I don't think it's a good idea at all to simply copy people's work or their styles, it's always good to see the processes and methods that successful people use to create their work.
In this video, Nigel Danson, who boasts almost 200,000 subscribers on YouTube, walks us through some Lightroom edits he did on images that were sent to him. What's interesting is how he takes such a minimalist approach with his edits. To be honest, it's rather refreshing to see. Often, I feel like photographers can overdo things a little. Of course, if you're trying to get something abstract, then the world is your oyster, but if you're trying to retain is much realism as possible with your edits, sometimes less is more. Danson certainly proves that with his edits here. Check it out and leave your thoughts in the comments below.