When my friend Christoffer Rosenfeldt (an amazing SA photographer living in Denmark) came over to Dublin we drank too much and discussed photography and editing for hours. He showed me some great tricks and opened my mind to new ideas and methods of retouching. I’ve always tried to get photographs as close to what I want the final image to look like on camera and in recent years my editing process has dwindled to a fraction of what I used to do, which isn’t necessarily a good thing. So we chose a photograph which I normally wouldn’t even bother retouching - one of those where post processing only seems to take away from the picture - and forced myself to do a fairly extreme edit until I was happy with it. I struggled with it for ages until Chris sent me a rough edit, which helped me to see what he’d aim for. This little exercise opened my mind to more post processing and I would recommend other photographers do the same. Very often freelance photography is a very isolated profession, and I find that this isolation can lead to stagnation. I’d advise all my photographer friends to not be stingy or paranoid when it comes to sharing workflow. Very often you learn more than you actually have to share. This photo was taken back in 2010 by myself and Xavier Vahed as part of Our. Styling by Lani Spice and Tessa Mae Hadlow.