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3 Apr

Boost Colors In Lightroom Using This Simple Technique

Photographers must live with the unfortunate reality that nature will often outperform even the most expensive gear. The rich hues of a sunset or the deep blue of an ocean won't always come out on camera the way it looks in real life. Luckily we have post processing to fix that. With the help of Lightroom, you can boost the colors of any image without making it look fake or over edited. Start by opening your image in Lightroom. Click on the Develop tab at the top of the window or use the shortcut 'D.' We're going to start with basic exposure edits. The photo I'm working with is very dark, so I increased the overall exposure, then decreased Highlights and increased Shadows. Removing...
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21 Nov

Boost Outdoor Portraits With Fall Inspired Tones In Photoshop

We're just getting into that deep chill of real fall, come winter. November is characterized by those rich hues that take over the world once most of the leaves have fallen from the trees. Bringing those dark red and green tones to a picture can give any regular portrait a look of late fall. This effect works great with outdoor portraits, especially ones with backgrounds that are already dark, like green plants or a brick wall. If you're using a bright image, you might have to tweak the settings and colors to match the style of the picture and achieve an effect that works. Start by opening your image in Photoshop. Create a new adjustment layer by clicking on the half white, half black circle...
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24 Jul

A Treat from Mother Nature: Whale Exhales Rainbows

Whale exhaling rainbows
Just when you think you’ve seen it all, a clip of a whale spewing out rainbows off the coast of Newport Beach, California, appears online and shakes things up. Mark Girardeau and Jason Anderson caught the rare shot while gathering drone footage on a random afternoon. Whales probably aren’t aware of what’s going on above their heads. When extremely large marine animals come up for air, they expel what they have in their lungs through a blowhole, which causes vapors to appear. As you’re about to find out, this facilitates the actual rainbow. What’s Going on Here? It’s important to point out that the mist does not come from inside the whale. During exhalation, densely humid air from the mammal’s lungs is pushed out quickly....
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