How to Edit High Key Images in Lightroom – From Ordinary to Extraordinary
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Post production is such a large part of the artistry behind the photographic process. While I am always telling photographers to “Get it Right in Camera” knowing post production, and having a vision for your final product, will help you to create shots when you may not have the time and tools needed to get the shot perfect in camera.
In this Lightroom video tutorial, I am going to show you how to create a clean high key backlit image from a simple RAW file that was shot over an unclean background. Prior to editing the image, we will briefly discuss some camera settings that you will need to use in order to achieve this type of shot and effect in post production.
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Full RAW Exercise File (8MB) – This full RAW file will allow you to follow the tutorial while achieving the exact same results as shown.
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