How I’ve Changed The Way I Edit My Photos [Video]

In Photo Redux, Tutorial, Video by Brian Matiash15 Comments

I’m excited to kick off a new video series called Photo Redux. The premise is straightforward: I dig deep into my photo archive, looking for photos that illustrate the sort of photographer I was back then and how I have changed in terms of post-processing and stylization using tools like Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop, as well as other tools. Each episode will bring about some new tips and tricks, too. So check out the video and let me know what you think in the comments section.

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  1. Brian,
    Love this video and am looking forward to more of the same. I’ve often had the same idea, that is, to re-edit some of my old images while applying some of the newer techniques. Great idea. This is the first of this type of instruction that I have seen and should prove to be significant in improving some older images. Good stuff.

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      I’m thrilled that you enjoyed the video, Bill! I’ve got plenty of images in the hopper so this series isn’t going anywhere.

      1. Oppp, I was going to say that I fully agree with the comments below. I am still a novice and I learned a lot just in watching this one video. Thanks Bill, and I am looking forward to the next once.

  2. It is great to see how you edit a photo. Great idea to revisit ‘old’ photos. It is also great to see your office setup. I like that you have a stand up desk and you use a Wacom tablet. Maybe you could do a video on how YOU use the Wacom with editing your photos. Love this series. Keep it up.

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      Thanks much! I like the idea of doing a video on my editing workflow using my Wacom tablet. I’m going to noodle on the way I approach it. Stay tuned!

  3. Brian, thanks for the video tutorial. This is a wonderful idea and I’ll start my own re “view”. Agreed, our vision changes as we move forward in our creative processes.

  4. great to see this video. Sure we are changing through the time. Thank you

  5. Brian, I love the idea for the series and look forward to seeing more. I have watched the “vintage” movement come about over the last couple of years. It’s not my taste on most photos, but I can appreciate the processing skills required to get to that look. What I like about your material (and courses) is the ancillary things I learn. I always learn something new watching you process an image no matter what the topic or primary focus of the instruction is. That occurs only because you take the time to go step-by-step in a methodical, well articulated manner. I hope this part of your photography education does NOT evolve to something very different because I really enjoy it and learn so much.

  6. OMG. I learned so much about little tweaks in LR that I did not know I could do. Thank you! And what an interesting approach to sharing and learning.

  7. Brian, this was a very interesting video. I saw a lot of cool features, and I have to rerun it several times to glean the nuggets I think are important to my work flow. Keep up the good work!

  8. Fascinating to see the differences between your aesthetics in 2009 & now – thanks for sharing!

  9. Hey Brian!

    ALWAYS ALWAYS liked your stories and how your thought process “evolved” from takng the picture to postprocessing… And now, you’re taking your journey a step further by revisiting what you did and looking at “better”..or, at least, “different”…

    Keep up these videos. I find myself in this conundrum of having to bracket everything and exxposing everything “properly” to standards set by the norm of today… I would also like to “revisit” some of my wrok. But, as a “show-me-state” guy, I need more examples and stories to copy to MY shots…

    Miss seeing you, talking to you (when you were with ON1 and at the Javitz).. Being in central PA makes it VERY difficult to ever go back to NYC for PhotoPlus…

    Wish we could connect again… things got better after heart surgery in April… Want to get more delved into this stuff…

    Keep it up…

  10. Brian, I just learned SO much! I will re-watch this video and look forward to more.

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