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How many times have you been out and about and seen people attempting to take photos in the dark? I encounter this all the time at bars and restaurants.
You see people trying to use their cell phones but can’t get focus and can’t figure out why their photos are turning out terrible.
Many times I walk over, flip on the LED from my Iphone, hold it up and they end up with a much better image.
This Quick Tip is about getting out that LED light and using it as fill. What you can see in the video is when Mike holds up the LED’s toward Stephen it fills in his face. When he moves them away you can see how dark his face really is.
Generally speaking showing this during the day may not have been the best idea but you can see in the video the difference between the two.
It’s pretty simple really, break out your cell phone, pop on the LED light and you have instant fill.
I had the opportunity to get my hands on the Zeis Otus 55mm F1.4 not to long ago from AllensCamera.com. As some of you know I have already done a comparison review of the Outus vs Sigma 50mm F1.4 and you can find the results right here.
What would you expect when unboxing a $4,000 lens? Amazing packaging, quality sniff test or simply a lighter wallet. Like I said during my review, I personally can not see spending that much money on such a specialized lens.
But as is my goal with everything I post on the site, it is up to you to determine based off the information I present whether or not these items are right for you.
Please check out AllensCamera.com
I will be spending two full days walking around the show floor at Photokina on Tuesday 9/16 and Wednesday 9/17. If you see Stephen or I feel free to stop and say hello, we would love to talk with you.
There wont be a RAWtalk this time around but there will be a FREE Meetup on Wednesday evening at 8pm. We will meet at the Kolner Dom on the stairs facing the train station.
The plan is to meet there with you guys and than make our way to a bar for some drinks.
The last time we were in Colgne we had a fantastic time, I hope we can match it this time around.
I look forward to meeting you all.
In this video, I take you thru my portrait photo editing process from start to finish. I share with you tons tips and tricks and unlock so many excellent nuggets in Lightroom!
So much of what can make a good image great happens in post processing. I firmly believe that it’s essential to edit your RAW photos. It’s one thing to take a great photo and another thing to do a great edit and I feel an image isn’t finished until it’s properly edited.
In this video, I start by using a Lightroom Develop preset as my baseline. I love presets and often start with them and tweak from there. Not all presets work well just as they are, but can provide a great starting point for an edit. I then go thru the Develop module and show you guys my process for editing and retouching an image all in Lightroom every step of the way.
Lightroom is incredibly robust and full of amazing features. There is no right or wrong with editing, but I feel that less is more and when editing it’s about a gradual progression. My goal is to elevate a photo without making it look overly processed or surreal. This is a fine balance and takes some practice and the great thing about shooting RAW and editing in Lightroom, is that you can always revisit and re-edit a photo as your editing process progresses.
I hope you find all the Lightroom tips, tricks and nuggets I share in this video helpful to your workflow.
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