The Power of Editing

I took the below photo at Diner en Blanc, a glamorous outdoor dinner party that I was lucky enough to attend a few weeks ago. Isn't it dreamy? It makes me happy every time I see it.

This picture has a secret - it was taken on my cell phone! I was really bummed that I didn't have my camera with me, but with the power of editing, I was able to create a stunning photo.

Here is the original for comparison:

These are the edits I made to kick things up a notch:

  • Noise reduction (smoothing out the graininess)
  • Enhanced lighting (brightening exposure, dehazing)
  • Cropping
  • Added a vignette (it gets darker around the edges)
  • Hiding distractions (spot removal)


This list is just some of the ways that a professional photographer can enhance a photo to make the subject stand out. In a future post, we'll explore a few of the tricks that I use to enhance photos of my clients!

All my best,
Danielle