April 2021 // The Travel Edition

Editing Travel Photos with Lightroom: Tips & Tricks | Clifford Pickett

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Let’s talk about how you can recognize the potential in your photos. I’ve developed a recipe. That’s the real meat and potatoes of this article. Alright, enough of the food analogy. Here’s the real question: How can you make an image better if you don’t know what makes a better image? We all know when we see the before and after versions of images that the after looks better, but why? The best image is the one that is the most effective. Every time. Does it say what you wanted it to say? It all starts here: What’s my subject? If you showed your image to 100 people for less than three seconds, then asked them what the image was about, would they all agree? Three seconds is pretty generous in the world of social media. So how do we make our images look better? How do we tap into the potential of our ingredients and cook something spectacular?

It’s helpful to know what the sliders do.

• The exposure slider makes the exposure brighter or darker. • The contrast slider makes the brights brighter while it makes the darks darker. • The saturation slider adds more saturation.

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