April 2021 // The Travel Edition

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

MAKE IT BRIGHTER

Our eyes will ALWAYS go to the brightest part of the image. Pick your subject and make it the brightest part of the image. Now the exposure slider, and many others, have a purpose. Keep in mind, you don’t need to make the subject brighter. Huh? Simply make whatever isn’t the subject darker. Picture this: You’re at the theater, the house lights are on, everyone’s jabbering away as they find their seats. Chaos. Then, the house lights dim, someone walks on stage, the room goes completely dark and bam, one spotlight falls on that person. In an instant, every single person in the room is looking at the same thing. That’s effective. Editing with intention is nothing more than picking your subject and then saying, “look here,” not there. The human eye will simply disregard anything with no information. Have you ever read a blank piece of paper? Digital photography is simply gathering light and turning it into information. Not pixels. Information. The more light, the more information. A lack of light, therefore, less information. Our eyes go to where there’s information. Our eyes go to the light. Make your subject the brightest part of the image and you have yourself a more effective image.

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settings: f2.4 @ 1/460 iso 20

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settings: f1.8 @ 1/60 iso 25

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