Join Ben Long for an in-depth discussion in this video Editing the contrast and color for a snowy lakeside shot, part of Travel Photography: Mountains and Snow Landscapes.
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…Earlier we took a look at how to edit snow, and by that, I mean…how to adjust snow totally so that you can get more detail out of it.…You saw me, in Lightroom, use the whites and…highlights slider to really expand that upper quarter-tone range.…Of the histogram to pull all of the…detail that I could out of those bright highlights.…Snow is a drag to work with if there are dark things in your scene also because…you end up inherently in this really high dynamic…range situation that can make editing a little tricky.…It's great though, because that means you get an image with lots of contrast.…
Unless you're in a blizzard, where there's not a…lot of contrast, like we were the other day.…But take a look at this.…I got this scene with, with all this snow mixed among all these dark rocks.…I have already done a lot of work on this image in Light Room.…I've adjusted my tones and so on and so forth.…I moved it on in here to Photo…Shop because I wanted to do some selected editing.…And I just don't like the brush tool in light room.…
In this course, photographer, author, and educator Ben Long takes a trip to Lake Tahoe to explore winter shooting at various times of the day. He also shows techniques for post-processing winter scenes to make them look their best.