In this Lightroom tutorial we’ll learn how to take a flat and boring RAW file of the stars and turn it into a colorful, dynamic photograph full of interest. We will also see all of the techniques, sliders and tools all the way from the RAW file to the finished and fully edited photo!
This simple technique can add punch to your photos. Split Toning allows you to add color tones to your highlights and shadows for creative effect, and it simple to do! Watch as Mark Wallace explains the simple but powerful Lightroom feature.
Light is photography, light is life. It’s light that reveals and hides objects, it can create shadows and depth, or make them disappear and flatten objects. Light is the key to creating vibrant images; so knowing how light changes in intensity and quality very quickly, as well as reflective values of object is one of the hardest things to master. Light can be hard and directional producing well-defined shadows, or it can be soft and diffused producing softer shadows; each will give you a different effect or mood in your photograph. Hard light for example isn’t very becoming for flesh, it tends to create shadows from wrinkles and pores. Back lighting an object can accentuate colors and can also be utilized for creating silhouettes and halos. Side lighting can emphasize textures through shadows, and front lighting flattens a photo.
Every photograph that has ever been created is actually a time exposure. Images may be recorded in a fraction of a second or over hours of time. but many people never realize or they simply forget that time can be used as a creative tool in photography. The shutter speed can be adjusted to any time span you want; from very long (bulb with infinite possibilities ) or instantaneous exposures to freeze time. Take the time to learn about your shutter speed; it will open a whole new world to you and your creative eye.
Pay close attention to what is behind your subject before snapping the first shot, they cause distractions. This is especially true with reflective surfaces that could bounce light from the flash or other light sources back to the camera and cause a distraction from your subject.