A beautiful, sunny autumn afternoon may seem the perfect time to get out your camera to capture those amazing fall colors.
Unfortunately, bright sunlight can make photographing rich fall colors difficult because that bright light can tend to make those colors look washed out in in your images.
In the video below, RC Concepcion of KelbyOne talks about using a diffuser when shooting fall colors in open sunlight. The diffuser softens the light and lets you capture the colors so that they look rich and lush in your images.
The video shows the difference that the soft light of a diffuser can make as RC photographs his daughter in a pumpkin field. But a diffuser can be useful in lots of other situations when shooting fall colors. I like to use one when photographing leaves and other small details up close because it gives me the soft, diffuse light that lets me capture those wonderful colors in all their saturated glory.
That’s why a diffuser is one of my most important accessories when photographing fall colors.
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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.