Q: This picture was taken with my old camera gear, but I've never captured as good a pose. How can I perfect this shot? Color? Sharpening? <br> A: Color and Selective Sharpening will help, but you can create focus and punch with the help of a Vignette.Underwater,Photography,Tutorials,Lightroom,Photoshop,Adobe,Imaging,Training,Erin
Go Ask Erin - Creating Focus - Lightroom 5 Tutorial
Q: This picture was taken with my old camera gear, but I've never captured as good a pose. How can I perfect this shot? Color? Sharpening?A: Color and Selective Sharpening will help, but you can create focus and punch with the help of a Vignette. The human eye is drawn to contrast before color, and to light areas before dark ones. Adding a vignette that darkens the edges of the frame can help to create focus and draw the viewer's eye right smack to the subject. Besides the basic Post-Crop Vignette slider, Lightroom provides us with a bunch of bitchin tools with which to build custom vignettes. Don't get carried away though - I've seen plenty of otherwise lovely images ruined by heavy-handed vignetting. The effect should manifest at a nearly subconscious level, or it will create distraction instead of focus. Topics covered include: Custom vignettes using the graduated filter and new radial filter. (Runtime: 7 minutes, 23 seconds)Watch the Quick Fix VideoSoftware Covered in this Video:Topic Time Codes(00:56) White Balance(01:27) Tonal Adjustments(02:01) Clipping Previews(02:30) Detail Panel(02:49) Color Noise Reduction(03:03) Luminance Noise Reduction(03:45) Selective Sharpening(05:20) Masking Sharpening(06:27) Spot Removal Tool(06:53) Spot Removal Time Lapse(07:24) Post-Crop VignetteView Before and After of the Image Click Here to Begin!GoAskErin, is a feature brought to you by Backscatter - Underwater Photo and Video. Erin Quigley, our Lightroom and Photoshop guru, reveals her favorite tips and techniques in our bi-monthly series of online video tutorials, using images chosen from viewer submissions. Erin Quigley is a Adobe ACE certified digital imaging consultant specializing in customized workflows and editing strategies using Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom. She is an award-winning underwater photographer and video editor, and creator of GoAskErin.com, which provides one-on-one instruction, custom video tutorials, and Photoshop and Lightroom resources specifically developed for underwater shooters.
Shooting The Deep Wrecks of Presque Isle with Bradley Sheard
The chilly water off Presque Isle, Michigan is home to a unique aggregation of intact wooden sailing ships, many with masts still standing, resting serenely on the bottom. Hundreds of wrecks have succ...Read More