Over the past few years, I’ve seen my photography change and improve. Looking back on what I’ve learnt over the last 3 years, I’ve realised what an incredible journey it has been.

A comparison between the same image processed in 2008 and 2010.

Reflecting on past work…

I was looking though my older photographs and found one that I captured and processed way back in January 2007. This photo was taken on my old 6.2 mega pixel Sony T10 point and shoot camera. When I edited the photo original, it’s likely that it took me about 30 minutes.

Original Post Processing - 2008

…To create better work!

I decided to dig up the original photograph and re-process it to see how much my processing methods have changed. I spent about 2 minutes on this image and the results were great! Comparing it to the same photo above, It’s nice to see a noticeable improvement in my post processing skills, both time and tool usage.

Post Processing - 2010

I can only imagine that there are people out there that appreciate the original edit. What are your thoughts? Have you noticed your own post processing techniques change or improve over the past few years?

By | 2016-10-15T23:22:06+00:00 March 16th, 2010|Life|4 Comments

About the Author:

Korske is a Canberra-based adventurer, entrepreneur and photographer passionate about inspiring the heart of adventure in young people. He is the Director of World Photo Day, an international event that embraces a passion for photography and its ability to inspire communities. Away from the screen, you'll find Korske out Surfing, Snowboarding, Mountain Biking, Hiking, Rock Climbing and Wood Working.


  1. Steve March 17, 2010 at 7:14 am - Reply

    Nice Korske, much brighter and clearer

  2. Andrew Goodall September 19, 2011 at 10:01 pm - Reply

    Huge difference! Fantastic. Have you also changed the processing tools that you use, though? I’d be interested to hear about the tools that you use and how how you use them. How did you approach processing this photo the second time around?

    My processing has improved, but I’ve also gone from iPhoto to Aperture, which has helped some. With limited time to give, I just learn little bits here and there, which seems to have a cumulative effect, so keen to learn from more experienced folk such as yourself!

    • Korske Ara September 28, 2011 at 3:14 pm - Reply

      Hey Andrew, In the time, I’ve probably moved from Photoshop CS to CS3. I can’t afford to upgrade to CS5 just yet! Like you, I’ve just worked out how to use the software bit by bit.

      The big thing that’s changed in my post photography has been the change in general processing style. These days, vignettes are very rare in my portraiture. I also focus more on the eyes than I have in the past.

      The thing that continues to wow me about this photo is that the composition of the photo is identical!

      I would love to see you do a similar experiment with one of your own photographs.

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