Different views of the same shot - Property Photographer Rick McEvoy Explains

Check out these five images below.

This is the RAW straight out of the camera shot of the Shard in London

This is the RAW straight out of the camera shot of the Shard in London

This is a 1 minute edit in Lightroom. Actually 1 minute. Honest.

This is a 1 minute edit in Lightroom. Actually 1 minute. Honest.

This one I spent some time on in Lightroom to get the dramatic effect I was after

This one I spent some time on in Lightroom to get the dramatic effect I was after

Cropping, change of orientation and a different style of editing in Lightroom.

Cropping, change of orientation and a different style of editing in Lightroom.

Tighter cropping and editing in Lightroom produce a completely different image

Tighter cropping and editing in Lightroom produce a completely different image

So one shot. 5 different pictures.

Which I think is pretty cool.

Obviously a great subject helps, and the Shard is certainly that. #TheShard

So one shot can produce a vareity of results.

The other thing that this shows is just how much you can do in Lightroom, and quickly too. The one minute edit I am happy to publish on the web as my own work. With more time I would certainly be able to improve the finished image, depending on what I wanted to get out of the process.

You have to remember here of course that I have been using Lightroom since it first came out, Version 1 being relased in 2007, and I have spent lots of time since then practising with and learning the software, so am able to do a quick edit effectively. And every week I learn more and try more things.

For my commercial work however I am usually spending up to half an hour per image on the editing, which is obviously done with much more care and attention. My commercial work is processed using Lightroom and Photoshop.

One thing that I strive for on every shoot is consistency within an image set. They have to be just that - as set of images that all fit together.

Another valuable lesson for anyone interested in photography is to experiment.

Try new things.

In Lightroom you can create virtual copies and play with them.

You are losing nothing and have everything to gain.

Obviously time is a constraint here. But with experimentation comes a broadening of our knowledge and skill set. I love trying new things, some of which at some point I use in my commercial work. I use my landscape and travel photography as my workspace to develop creatively, artisitically and technically.

I am a property photographer based in Dorset. You can contact me via my website at www.rickmcevoyphotography.co.uk.

My main areas of work are Bournemouth, Poole, Sandbanks, Dorset, Hampshire, Surrey and London

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