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How to Capture and Edit Landscapes in Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop

Lesson 18 of 27

Lightroom: Contrast, Exposure and Saturation

Jared Platt

How to Capture and Edit Landscapes in Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop

Jared Platt

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Lesson Info

18. Lightroom: Contrast, Exposure and Saturation
Jared models how to adjust contrast, exposure, and saturation in the HDR landscape photo. See which elements he chooses to highlight and the tools he employs to bring them out.

Lessons

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1 Introduction Duration:01:02
2 Finding the Light Duration:01:12
3 Crafting Composition Duration:00:49
4 Histogram and Spot Metering Duration:01:50
6 Taking the Shot Duration:02:12
7 Capturing an HDR Image Duration:02:23

Lesson Info

Lightroom: Contrast, Exposure and Saturation

If I wanna continue working on this HDR, I would simply come back into my light area and I would start adding a little bit more contrast to it. But I can also come in and bring the shadows up a little bit more. So I can come over to the brush, click on the brush, and grab the exposure, bring it up a little bit, and I'm going to paint a little bit of brightness into the rock itself, so that I get a little bit more detail in there. So I'm going to just brighten up this rock just a little bit so that we see it a little bit better because I like it. And then I can actually play around with that rock. I can play with the exposure, I can add a little bit of extra contrast to it, and I can come in and add some saturation so that we see some more of that moss in there and stuff like that. So you can see that I've created a mask on the rock with the brush. And I've brightened it up so that I have enough detail in the rock to match the rest of the photograph.

Class Description

AFTER THIS CLASS YOU’LL BE ABLE TO:

  • Understand how to use your camera in manual mode
  • Observe your setting, time of day, and whether to apply appropriate settings on your camera
  • Shoot and edit images in HDR
  • Make quick adjustments to take your photos from good to great
  • Navigate within and between Lightroom and Photoshop with ease

ABOUT JARED’S CLASS:

Nature photography can be awe striking - a seemingly impossible combination of serendipity, expensive gear, and finesse. However, you don’t need to have to be Guy Tal, Gary Hart, Frans Lanting or a National Geographic photographer to capture beautiful images in the natural world.

In How to Capture and Edit Landscapes in Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop, professional photographer and educator Jared Platt gives you a jumpstart into the world of outdoor photography. In practical and focused lessons, Jared takes you on location to shoot in natural light and back into the studio to learn simple adjustments and tricks to make your images truly stand out.

WHO THIS CLASS IS FOR:

  • Beginners
  • Photography enthusiast
  • People who want to take better pictures on their travels

SOFTWARE USED:

Adobe Photoshop CC 2019, Adobe Lightroom CC 2019

ABOUT YOUR INSTRUCTOR:

Jared Platt is a professional wedding and lifestyle photographer from Phoenix, Arizona. Jared holds a Masters of Fine Arts in the Photographic Studies and a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Photography from Arizona State University and has been a professional photographer and college educator for the past 12 years. His attention to detail and craft make him a demanding photography instructor. Jared has lectured at major trade shows and photo conferences as well as at universities around the world on the subjects of photography and workflow. Currently, Jared is traveling the United States and Canada teaching and lecturing on photography and post-production workflow. Join him online for monthly "Office Hours" at www.jaredplattworkshops.com.

Reviews

James Kitt
 

I wish more people would present this way! Each step from beginning to end demonstrated in short, concise and useful actions. Every tool and technique is something that I either use, (now better) or will start using because I now understand how to use it efficiently. I highly recommend this course!

Fauzan Pojam
 

Finally, a video tutorial that taught me what I've known on basic level and truly explore how to use it properly and what everything means. I've been waiting for something like this for awhile now. Greatly improves my technique now so thank you for this!

Angie Purcell
 

Great class wi with tons of helpful hints for both Lightroom and Photoshop.