I am periodically asked how much differs a raw file from my camera from the final image I send to a customer? When an interested person is amazed to learn that shooting itself isn’t even half of an interior photographer’s work, the second question often appears: How much time do I spend on post-processing?
First of all, I’ll reply to the second question: about 60-70% of the total time spent. Why so? There are many reasons. One of them is the task to show the light drawing of the interior truly as much as possible simultaneously not sacrificing the beauty of colours, especially in cases when the daylight from windows is mixed up with the lights of different artificial light sources such as tungsten or fluorescent lamps, LED-lights of different colour temperature and so on. As an illustration, the photo below is straight out of the camera, without any processing:
Well, what turns out after the thoughtful and laborious processing of the photo? That’s what: