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Photo Tip Friday November 8,

Adjusting Levels in Lightroom for Super High Key images

Sometime creating a Super High key portrait is not that easy. As photographers we always try to capture the photos right in the first place, but there are times that we can not nail it down whir taking the image. Here comes the advantage of Raw format and a good raw convertor software such as Lightroom.

Gary K. took this super high key photo in our October Model photography workshop. No matter how hard you try you can not reduce the haze while taking the photo. Now let’s see how easy it is to do it in Lightroom.

I want to thank Gary K. for his contribution of the photo.

Open photo in Lightroom

 

Lightroom Develop

Lightroom Develop

 

Adjust the Basic adjustments (White balance, Exposure, Contrast, and Clarity). Now you need to adjust Highlights, Shadows, Whites and Blacks.

Basic adjustments applied

Basic adjustments applied

 

Now it is time to adjust the Curves

 

By adjusting the curve you create a nice density

By adjusting the curve you create a nice density

Here is the Before and After

Before and After

Before and After

And Before and After in 100%

Before and After at 100%

Before and After at 100%

 

It is all done. Now you can go to details tab to adjust the sharpness and noise reduction.

That is all for this Friday. See you all again next Friday with new Photo Tip. Enjoy the tip and be sure to register for Lightroom Bootcamp class.

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