Posts made in February, 2014

How to straighten images in Lightroom

Posted by on Feb 23, 2014 in Lightroom, Software, Techniques | 0 comments

How to straighten images in Lightroom

When we are taking our photos it is often difficult to keep the horizon level, especially when we are hand holding our camera.  This means we need to straighten those images on the computer in programs such as Lightroom.   The process of straightening images in Lightroom is fairly simply, first you need to locate the image you wish to straighten in the library module of Lightroom and once you have done so take it over to the Develop module.  You can reach the develop module by either clicking on “Develop” from the module choice section along the top of Lightroom or using the shortcut key D. Now the tool that allows us to straighten images is the Crop tool, you will...

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Creating depth in photos with atmosphere

Posted by on Feb 16, 2014 in Techniques | 0 comments

Creating depth in photos with atmosphere

One thing that really makes our photos stand out from the crowd is when they are able to portray a sense of depth to the viewer. It is not an easy task to take the 3D scene before us and present that to a viewer in a 2D format yet still retain that sense of depth. When we get that task right, our images will be memorable and they will entice the viewer look further into the photo. There are quite a number of tools we can use to show depth in our images. Composition for one plays a big part with the use of leading lines. One method that can often be overlooked is using atmosphere to represent depth in the photo. On bright clear days we like to think that the air around...

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Revisiting a Portrait

Posted by on Feb 9, 2014 in Favourite Image, Lightroom, Software, Techniques | 3 comments

Revisiting a Portrait

As we spend more and more time with our photography we learn to take better photos, the tools available for processing our images become better and we learn to use these tool better.  This is an example of how I have used the tools available today to revisit an image I took and processed in 2006. This is a photo I took of my Grandad on his 86th birthday, so it has a lot of sentimental value.  Whilst I processed the image at the time, I had to do a lot of work on the background and I feel it is quite obvious that I have done so and was never truly happy with it.  Now looking at the original image it also looks a bit foggy, so that is something I wanted to fix also. As...

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