Today I spent some time working in Adobe Lightroom. What a powerful program that makes life SO much easier! I really enjoyed working in it, and was able to quickly do many things. For instance:
I was able to automate editing several photos at once.
I also was able to work more directly with several of the images.
- Photo 1: Adjustment brush
Zion National Park, 9/26/14, 12:45 pm; Zion National Park, Utah; 1, 1/200 sec; f/10; ISO 100; Canon Rebel T3i
On this image, I brought out the colors on the foreground and then touched up the sky using two different brush layers.
- Photo 2: Gradient tool
Mountains and Sky, 9/26/14, 1:45 pm; Zion National Park, Utah; 1, 1/320 sec; f/11; ISO 100; Canon Rebel T3i
I loved the sky and its contrast against the beautiful mountains here. I added a gradient to the sky to remove the over-exposure and to give depth.
- Photo 3: Spot healing tool
Sisters in the Park, 9/26/14, 1:00 pm; Zion National Park, Utah; 1, 1/320 sec; f/8; ISO 100; Canon Rebel T3i
On this picture of my daughters, we were riding in the shuttle. Unfortunately, they had some chocolate right before that required removal. They also had bruises on legs/arms that I took out.
- Photo 4: Straighten Crop tool
Wagon box, 9/26/14, 11:05 am; Grafton Ghost Town, Utah; 1, 1/800 sec; f/5.6; ISO 100; Canon Rebel T3i
On this wagon shot, I added a vignette, adjusted saturation and lighting, and then cropped on a rotation that straightened out the wagon.
- Photo 5: Sharpening Tool
Storm Coming, 9/26/14, 1:45 pm; Zion National Park, Utah; 1, 1/200 sec; f/11; ISO 100; Canon Rebel T3i
On this image, I wanted to bring out the jagged edges of the rocks- I did this through the sharpening tool.