While digital cameras allow you to see your shot immediately after it’s taken, unlike film that you have to develop, what you see in the viewfinder still may not be exactly what’s exposed to the image sensor in a DSLR camera. That’s because DSLRs rely on the mirror for some of their focusing, something which photographer Derek Boyd points out can be problematic. You might not get a good look at exactly what your camera captured until you’re editing your shots.
With a mirrorless camera, you get what you see — the image you see is exactly what is exposed to the sensor. That allows you to fine-tune camera adjustments better in the moment. While you can still adjust in the moment with DSLR, there may end up being more issues to clean up in editing, due to the discrepancy between the viewfinder and what is exposed to the sensor.
When it comes to editing, becoming accustomed to what your DSLR does can come with a learning curve. “Preparing a raw file before retouching or color editing took some adjustment when I moved to digital,” says DSLR photographer Stephen Klise. “All the light and color reacted differently from what I learned — you get a lot of pronounced reds and that was very new for me.”
With Adobe Photoshop Lightroom, there are many ways to edit and enhance your photos, as well as photo filters to help with your camera’s unique color correction issues.
Adjust light and color: See how to fine-tune white balance, color saturation, and make other tweaks to your photos using Lightroom’s Light panel.
Remove photo tints: You can remove a color cast on a photo, made by the lighting conditions of your shot, in a few quick steps with Lightroom.
Make colors pop: Use the Vibrance and Saturation sliders to increase color intensity in your photos.