This week, we’re talking about camera support and stabilization accessories that go beyond the traditional tripod. Whether it’s a tabletop tripod, beanbag, or a DIY strap, we discuss how you can get creative with stabilizing your camera in the field, and which of these accessories we use the most. We’ve also started a segment on Lightroom tips; this week we’ll tell you about how to set Levels using the Lr Classic Curves Tool.
I’m pleased to offer online training Monday, February 8th. Mastering Lightroom for Bird Photographyis a comprehensive look at using Adobe Lightroom Classic for managing, keywording, and processing bird and wildlife photos.
When: Monday, Feb 8th, 2021 1-2:30pm US Mountain Time (check the time in your area here) All registered participants will receive a video replay link! Registration closes prior to the class start. You must be registered before the class starts in order to attend.
I captured this image in Arches National Park last spring. I used a 38-second exposure via a 10-stop solid ND filter. I processed the image in Lightroom Classic CC and converted it to monochrome using Skylum (formerly Macphun) Luminar, and finished it off after returning to Lightroom.
Did you know that with a little tweaking, you can extract tremendous dynamic range from single RAW files in Adobe Lightroom without using HDR? The trick is to take advantage of Lightroom’s Camera Calibration panel. There, you set the initial tone curve of your image (contrast & color). By using a low-contrast tone curve, you can recover more highlight and shadow details than by using sliders alone. If you use Nikon DSLRs, you can choose the “Camera Flat” profile to get more dynamic range. If you don’t have a Nikon camera, you can create your own custom profile with a linear tone curve by using the Adobe DNG Profile Editor. My video above will show you how.