Photographing Forests and Processing in Lightroom for A Dramatic Temper


In sure elements of the world, particularly elements of Europe and the Pacific Northwest within the USA, gloomy climate is sort of typically the rule somewhat than the exception. On this video, we discover ways to use these situations to our benefit whereas out photographing forests, and likewise find out how to carry out a darkish, moody really feel from the uncooked information in Lightroom.

Coming to you from panorama photographer Alister Benn, is that this considerate tutorial about photographing woodland scenes, and easy however efficient post-processing utilizing solely Lightroom. Right here, he’s particularly specializing in dynamics and colour, and the way balancing and enhancing colour in a scene can draw the viewer deeper into the expertise he hopes to create. Whereas solely a small portion of the video is devoted to really photographing the woodland, I can respect that that is one thing which may advantage an entire video by itself as a result of extracting a balanced composition out of the chaotic nature of those landscapes may be extraordinarily difficult.

My key takeaway from this tutorial is his pondering behind drawing the attention by way of a scene. He even thinks about flipping one picture horizontally — presumably considering how westerners are inclined to routinely learn from left to proper — however ultimately decides to depart it as is, as a way to create extra stress. It’s this degree of element in thought that each panorama photographer ought to goal to realize. There are some nice modifying suggestions contained inside the video as he take us by way of a number of lovely pictures, so please try the entire thing for a full breakdown of his modifying course of.