There’s no way around it folks. Sometimes your subject is in the harsh light of the bare-bulbed sun…and there’s nothing you can do about it. Maybe it’s a ball game. Maybe it’s an outdoor event (2pm outdoor weddings).
Do you just snap and hope or do you have a plan? After this lesson, you’ll have a plan. We’ll highlight 3 critical keys to keep in mind while shooting. If you do these, you’ll be amazed at just how much you can salvage these images in the editing phase.
Actually, here’s the quick before/after preview so you can see where we’re headed:
Of course, I’ll take you through the edit too.
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3 Musts During the Shoot
Okay, the video points out the first two musts. I’ve thrown in the 3rd below:
- Shoot at your lowest native ISO (100).
- Nail your histogram! Keep it in the middle. Don’t “expose for highlights.” Nor for shadows.
- Shoot in RAW (this is crucial to be able to push shadows and pull highlights in the edit phase)
I’ll talk through these first 2 in the video. I’ll show you my histograms. And I’ll fire away and you’ll see every…single….shot (took FOREVER to edit this video 🙂 ). Then I’ll show you step-by-step how to make the most of the images in Lightroom.
Okay, pipe up with questions, suggestions, and other tips!