While going through the photos from Taiwan for yesterday’s monthly “throwback” post, I inevitably saw a couple of unedited photos that I liked enough to work on them and in this particular one, it was possible to show a few useful techniques in a very simple photograph, so I recorded a video of the process.
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Video: Basic Exposure Blending to Eliminate Lens Flare
A simple example of batch-processing two exposures in Lightroom Classic before blending them in Photoshop to remove detrimental lens flare.
Video: Developing a Bird Photo in Lightroom
Developing a bird photo in Lightroom (Classic, but applies to Cloud just as well) and showing a couple of techniques that I use often in the Develop module, and of course not just for bird photos! :)
Video: Tone Curve as Local Adjustment in Lightroom Classic v12
Adobe Camera Raw (ACR) version 15 added the possibility to use the Tone Curve as a local adjustment with the Masking features. Since Lightroom and ACR share the same rendering engine, Lightroom can render those edits* even though it’s lacking the UI to add/edit them. Here’s how to use them, if you’re really, really desperate. 😉
Here’s To Clear Skies
In landscape photography, epic sunsets are often considered to be the ideal — clouds in the sky, ablaze in orange, pink, red, magenta, yellow. An empty clear sky is frowned upon as boring but guess what… I beg to differ. ;)
I just stumbled upon a news bit in which images, made by the Hubble and James Webb telescopes respectively, of the Eagle Nebula (M16) gas pillars known as the Pillars of Creation are shown side by side. I remember when I first saw the original image, with its unbelievable shapes and colors. It captivated me and fired up my imagination, of “space, the final frontier”, and all that. :)