Remix Revisit

Is a digital file ever finished?

The quick answer is that it doesn’t need to be.

An interesting thing about digital photography is the ability for an old file to get a new life via “modern” software enhancements.

Pictures created in 2003 can be improved in almost unimaginable ways by using today’s digital tools.

In the same vein, my circa-2012 Nikon is even more capable than the day it shipped out from the factory in Japan.

Earlier in the week, I was testing some new software techniques. Rather than brave the sub-freezing weather, I pulled a file from the archive that I shot last year.

When the test concluded, I kept the file open and eventually gave it a slightly different rendering.

A musical producer might call something like this a remix. In this case, it’s more of a revisit.

About the author: I am Stephen Kennedy, an experienced photographer with more than 2500 completed sessions in all 50 US states.

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