Nature photography can be an overwhelming task for photographers and one that needs some amount of post-processing for pristine results. When entering the wilderness to capture nature’s wonders, you may be at ease given good cameras, aperture, and ideal lenses. However, not always would the nature complement the perfect lighting. Still, with many filters and sliders available in Photoshop, getting a level of perfection to the photograph you set out to achieve is possible in professional picture editing.
Amateur photographers often neglect setting the white balance in the camera and adjusting the same in the post-processing step. If you are shooting in JPEG mode, you would be given an image that the camera snaps, but shooting in RAW mode would give the photo a spin when editing. Consider the two before and after photos which you took in the wild one showing green as blue and another one where the white balance is retouched to 2000K which render more natural effect.
Wildlife photography often takes place at the morning and during the evening time, which is when the light is better. Low light photographs lead to higher ISO reproduction and that would lead to image noise, which is also referred to as grains. Modern cams have ISO settings which may make the image more conducive to low light photography with decent resolution and quality but wildlife photographers settle for nothing less than cleanest looking images without noise.
Noise reduction technique would deliver the photograph of a bird perched on a plant with a green backdrop selectively retouched on areas needing attention. Oversaturation of the images is another challenge, which nature photographers face when taking the task of professional picture editing on their own. The platforms to share the photos in the digital media are aplenty and in a bid to get the most number of followers, this may happen. For certain photographers, saturation is a matter of achieving a vision with an urge to better a previous snap of the sunset with more color and even more contrast.
While it may lead to a heightened effect to the naked eye, oversaturation would take out the natural purview of the photo. Further, there is no feeling more real than having a photo having curvatures. This is often the case in landscape photos or even in wildlife imagery, wherein a bird floats on water flow.