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In my opinion, the most underrated tool of Lightroom is “Separate Tinting”. Meanwhile, this is not only a great opportunity to correct many problems in a photograph, but also a great way to develop your own creative style of image processing.
If you are not familiar with “Separate toning”, then its essence is the following – you apply a specific shade separately to the shadows and lights of the picture in order to get the separation of colors without changing the brightness.
Below is a great example of how Split Toning works. This is a standard gradient map, from pure black to pure white, which demonstrates how shadows translate into light: Continue reading
Snow! A great many of us love to watch white grains gently fall from the sky. A day off with children, full of running around and happy sledding and snowball shootout … who does not like that? And when in the evening, after a hearty and tasty dinner, you sit down at the processing of photos, it comes time to be surprised … Wait a second … why is the snow blue in half of the pictures? After all, there was no blue snow on the street!
How to get rid of blue snow; Snow turns blue, because not all cameras “see” objects equally. The human eye and brain are still a thousand times better than the average camera when performing tasks such as determining contrast and color correction. For a healthy human eye, snow looks like daylight, for the most part like snow — that is, white veil of snow-white color. In the sun? White. In the shadow? White. Even in the dark of night, it usually looks white, unless it is painted with city lights. Continue reading
One of the best things about night photography is how much it says goodbye — you don’t need special weather conditions to create truly beautiful images. Night and city lights give you everything you can work with.
But if you are trying to photograph the starry night sky, that’s another story. The reality is that the picture of the night sky is very fastidious. If you are going to conduct such a survey, be prepared that your possibilities will be very limited, as well as to some failures.
For photographs of the night sky you have to go to remote areas, so often you need to travel long distances to get the “same” picture. You also reduce valuable sleep time, so let’s try to avoid some of these same failures. Continue reading