I recently started a short course with a local photographer Kevin Ahronson and his school Hampshire School of Photography. A small group of us meet on a Monday evening and Kevin has been walking us through Lightroom and Photoshop. The first 2 weeks have been dedicated to Lightroom CC Classic.
I’ve recently moved from Apple Photo to catalogue and edit my photos to Lightroom as I started to photograph in RAW format. I’ve watched a few videos online about Lightroom but decided some tuition could be fun. It’s been really useful being able to ask questions as Kevin stepped us through the various sections of Lightroom.
Last week the Lightroom portion of the training came to an end and I thought I’d put some of the new techniques Kevin had shared with us. I took one of my shots from this summer taken in Suffolk at the National Trust Dunwich Heath and edited it within Lightroom. I was surprise just how quickly it turned into a shot I thought had potential into one I really like. It will soon be hanging on my wall, my 1st!
A few people had asked what the original shot was, so below you will see the before shot (Unprocessed RAW converted to JPG) and the after following my Lightroom edits. As you can see the sky was blown out a lot, the foreground seemed underexposed and there were some light beams but the photo didn’t capture what I saw. Lightroom enabled me to bring everything to life and add a little artistic licence…. the funny thing is that from memory I actually think the edited version is nearer to what I experienced on that morning, the colour of the shrubs, the sky, the trees and the sun are closer now to how it looked that fine morning!