Applying New Tools and Skills to Older Images

The introduction of digital imaging came with a learning curve for experienced film photographers. Or at least it did for me. I can remember the great disappointment in looking at my first batch of RAW images. Then again, I recall some great disappointments in the traditional darkroom, too. Whether shooting digital or film, images must be processed  and printed (or otherwise presented), and learning how to do that well is challenging. Like most photographers, I'm still testing new tools, experimenting with different approaches and learning a great deal in the process.


Among the things I try to do from time to time is go back to some of my early digital images--those produced when my processing skills were quite limited--and re-process them using newer tools and skills. This week, I revisited a shoot from McLeod Plantation in Charleston, SC, that I produced for The Jaeger Company--a landscape architecture and historic preservation firm. Here are three images from that shoot.