Contrast And Clarity In Lightroom
And then go to light room and do some quick global adjustments like contrast and clarity. And I'll show you what I do there real quick. So that's just very simple stuff. Here's our finished file from Photoshop and all I do is to finish it, I add a little bit of warmth. I bumped the shadows just a bit, I thought it was a little too dark. Highlights were fine. A little bit of a clarity adjustment down here. You can go overboard with it very easily but I think a little bit just gives it a little extra special sauce, a little vibrance, a little saturation. And that's it, I don't really sharpen or do noise reduction, I'm always at ISO 100 f/11. I think I've sharpened an image twice in my entire life. Again, makes some people faint but when you're on a tripod with tilt-shift lenses, you don't really need to go overboard with it. And that's pretty much the finished file and I can show you again where it came from. I can just select these two and go back and forth. And that was, you know, prob...
ably two or so hours on location and then I probably spent a good 3 to 5 on that in post. So, there you have it. And that's all my, all my techniques kinda wrapped into one. You can't get it all but hopefully you understand the whole painting with light aspect of it and what it can do for your pictures.