I’ve had quite a few requests for the post production treatment I used on this image I recently posted on Instagram.
This image was taken on one of the Sicilian food and photography tours I run with my fellow Sicilian crazy BFF, Carm Ruggeri.
We were staying in Taormina and I’d gotten up at dawn to watch the city wake up. This is one of my all time favorite things to do when I’m travelling. It’s when I feel I get my best images.
I love to edit images in a style that they look in my minds eye. In this case I have a great deal of nostalgia when I think about Sicily because it reminds me of my childhood and my love of the godfather movies.
So for this image of a Taormina local enjoying his breakfast I wanted to create a faded desaturated and grungy style with a touch of warmth.
The best and quickest way I achieve this look is to use Lightroom.
Adobe® Photoshop® Lightroom 5 is king. I would marry it and have its babies if I could. It’s that good.
I love it because I . . .