Join Abba Shapiro for an in-depth discussion in this video Portrait challenge 1, part of Up and Running with Studio Strobes.
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I've opened up this first image into Adobe Camera Raw.…You can make similar adjustments using Lightroom.…Now looking at this image, it looks pretty fantastic to start.…There's only a small handful of things I want to deal with.…Let's start by zooming in to 100% and just check some of the critical focus.…The image looks good.…In fact the pores read pretty well, but I…just see a few blemishes that we'll touch up.…Looking at the hair there it's good, but…I'd like a little more separation from the backdrop.…Let's go ahead and zoom back out and make some of our initial default adjustments.…As I play with Exposure, you see the image moving over in the histogram to the right.…
I don't want to overexpose this image too much.…But I am going to lift it up just a little bit.…Similarly, I can independently adjust the Highlights.…I'll pull those back down to maintain the…skin tones while lifting up the overall base exposure.…As I toggle that off and on, you see it's much…easier to get the dark brown hair separated from her black shirt.…
- Why shoot with strobes?
- Buying a lighting setup or parts
- Mixing brands
- Understanding the components of a studio strobe kit
- Getting to know your lights
- Triggering a light
- Setting up your lights effectively
- Testing your strobes
- Modifying strobe lights