Watch Me Edit Photos


If you’ve always wanted to know my secrets, here they are! Just don’t tell anyone. 😉

I was pretty happy to be able to get a real holiday break. For two weeks in December, I was “off”; I’m using quotation marks to show that I still had to check emails and manage campaigns that went live during that time. However, I didn’t have any meetings or any huge projects—it was great!

During that time, I was able to see my friends. With Omicron going around, we weren’t able to do a big group like we did during the summer (where vaccinations gave us some notion of safety), but a few of us were able to hang out within reason. And when there’s a hang out, there’s always an Ethan snapping outfits.

Since December was also our break from the podcast (we do episodes for three months then break for the the fourth one), I thought it best to give out some extra content via our Twitch channel. You guys know that I’m an avid hobbyist photographer of both digital and film varieties, so naturally I livestreamed my editing process (which is something I’ve always wanted to do). Again, I’m a hobbyist and not a professional or a true artist—I just take photos of what I like and edited them in my own way.

I’ve included the three streams here for you to watch. You’ll note that I don’t really have a true guiding principle other than personal taste of what I think looks right. I’m very particular, but I also don’t like over editing; perhaps you’ll have to tell me if I’m trying too hard (I almost certainly am). I actually toyed with making this an actual essay but after multiple drafts, I realized that I was probably better to show by doing. Here you’ll see photographs taken by beloved Canon 6D, my nifty point and shoot digital cam (that I used for my fancy dinner). I even had a night where I show how I edit my scanned film, emphasizing just how tedious it is! In fact, most of this is quite tedious already (perhaps it would be less so if I just shot my photographs properly), so I apologize if I run out of steam near the end of each livestream.

Hopefully you’ll be able to get a bit of my photography/editing philosophy by watching these videos! If you like them, I’ll try to do more in the future, though it will most likely be me editing the fit pics I take with my tripod (also known as glorified selfies).

I also added the final edited photos below the videos so you see them in their full glory.


Thanks for reading! Don’t forget that you can support me (or the podcast) on Patreon to get some extra content and access to our exclusive Discord. I also stream on Twitch and upload the highlights to Youtube.

Always a pleasure,

Ethan M. Wong

Big thank you to my top tier Patrons (the SaDCast Fanatics): Austin, Philip, Audrey, Shane, Jarek, and James.

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