Join Richard Klein for an in-depth discussion in this video Adjusting the raw deck shot, part of Enhancing Exterior Architectural Photos.
…Here is the Deck 01 raw file in Capture One and as…you can see we had an overcast sky and pretty flat grey light.…So we are going to need to do a little bit…of work in order to bring the colour in the landscape up.…So we'll start with the color.…So we'll go up to our Color tab, and the first thing we're going to do is…change from Portrait to Product 4, and we're…on Aptus 65 Products that were fine there.…going to leave our color balance the same, and now let's take a look at our exposure.…As you can see, we're right on the verge of clipping in the blue sky.…
So, let's grab the Exposure tab and…see how much information we actually have there.…We're actually just fine at almost 0, I was afraid…that we were going to be clipping a little further than that.…We can recover that with the highlight…recovery slider in the dynamic range dialog.…So we'll add some contrast, because we're…definitely going to need some contrast in this shot.…But we have to be really careful.…The more contrast we add the more we wipe out the detail in the sky.…
Want to see where it all started? Watch Richard shoot two beautiful homes, one Zen inspired and one midcentury modern, in Architectural Photography: Exteriors.
- Enhancing details in the raw image
- Sharpening in Photoshop
- Dust spotting
- Processing with the Soft Light blend mode
- Adjusting color and tone
- Removing elements from the final shot
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Zen House: Pier for the Exterior
2. Zen House: Boardwalk Intro
3. Zen House: Arcade Walkway
4. Zen House: Exterior Evening Shot
5. Midcentury Modern: Deck Detail
6. Midcentury Modern: Showing a Grand Location
7. Midcentury Modern: Evening Shot
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