If you are like me, you may spend way too much time worrying about the lighting when you’re taking a portrait shoot. But, maybe the obsession is understandable and even appropriate. After all, you’re taking a picture of a person.
The Digital Photography School has a great post on this subject, showing a (relatively) easy way to get a great portrait shot by placing your subject in front of a dramatic background and adding a sparkling sun behind them.
It takes the right timing, but the result is very nice.
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It's that time of year again! Time for holiday fun and family gatherings.
And it's a great time to capture your family in a group portrait.
Here are some tips for shooting a great group photo:
One of the biggest new enhancements in the latest version of both Lightroom and ACR (Adobe Camera Raw) is the addition of Luminance and Color range masking.
Range masking allows you to limit the area of your image that is affected by local adjustments based on a range of colors or tones within your image. And, best of all, the masking is totally non-destructive and re-editable.
All images tell a story. But it isn't always the story we want to tell.
Selective focus is a simple but powerful technique that can help you control the narrative by managing which part of your image stands out and which part doesn't. And with that, the story behind your images becomes clearer.