A big part of capturing a great photograph also relies on the editing process to retouch, colour-correct, sharpen and boost colour.
Sometimes with event photography, I have to photograph under extremely difficult coloured lighting. There is a some detailed correcting that goes into these images to remove that often bright red or yellow lighting.
As well as editing my own photographs, I am often asked to colour correct and edit other photographers works.
See the before and after shots below – Some are subtle changes and other quite different from the original image.