Join Mikkel Aaland for an in-depth discussion in this video Looking at the post work done on some of the food photos, part of Travel Photography: Portrait of a City Neighborhood.
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Male: I would like to show you a few of the…things that I do to improve my images using post-processing software.…So, I'm going to look at this picture here…and see right away that it's a little flat.…It's lacking some contrast.…So, in Lightroom's Develop module I'm going to…come over to the basic panel, and I'm going…to move the clarity slider to the right,…and that's going to bump up the mid-tone contrast.…And right away there's an improvement.…I'm also going to move my black slider to the left.…
going to darken the blacks, give it more contrast.…But by doing that I've also closed down the shadow areas and lost detail there.…Now, Lightroom has a wonderful shadow recovery capability, by just moving the…shadow slider over to the right I'll open up the shadow areas.…And also I can recover details that are lost in the highlights…by moving highlight slider over to the left, which I've also done here.…And then finally I've moved the exposure value slightly over…to the right, increasing the exposure and brightening the image slightly.…
In this course, photographer and teacher Mikkel Aaland explores one of the oldest and most beautiful neighborhoods of San Francisco: North Beach, home to iconic architecture, beautiful vistas, delicious food, and more than a few interesting people. He explores the area on foot over a three-day period, taking you up hills, inside restaurants and shops, and into encounters with people on the street. Along the way, learn how to take advantage of natural light, shoot a city at night, pack and prep for travel shoots, and enhance your images in post-production.