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If you ask me, what often separates amateur photographers from the pros isn't necessarily the ability to compose an interesting photo.
I wouldn't even say that understanding camera settings is the number one difference, either.
Don't get me wrong - composition and technical knowledge are of course imperative for creating a top-notch photo.
But for me, it's post-processing skills that separates the best photographers from the rest.
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That being the case, it's necessary for us all to learn how to edit our photos in a way that brings out all the beautiful details.
In the video above, Sawyer Hartman seeks to do just that.
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As he points out in the video, learning how to process images is important regardless of whether you're a brand new photographer or one that's been around the block a few times.
There's always something new to learn with post-processing, some new skill to master, or a new feature in Lightroom, Photoshop, and other processing tools that you can learn.
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In this video, Sawyer uses Lightroom as our learning space for creating more impactful images.
This is not a step-by-step tutorial for how to edit your photos to achieve a specific look.
Instead, Sawyer walks us through his process of editing photos from start to finish, that way we get a complete understanding of his workflow and why he does the things he does to his images.
There are tons of valuable tidbits in the video, so be sure to check it out in its entirety above. For more photography tutorials, head over to Sawyer's YouTube channel.