The light, composition and pose of Bijou in this semi-candid portrait was just begging for a dramatic and moody edit.
But with this backlit image so cool and flat, it really needed some work to correct the white balance and bring back some contrast to the background and the subject.
Lightroom’s new masking tools made this process much easier, allowing precise selections and edits that could be applied selectively to the image. A few tricks in Photoshop helped to complete the edit, before a little more local tweaking after the crop in Lightroom.
Instructor: Charlotte Reeves
Video length: 34 minutes
Software: Lightroom and Photoshop
Skill level: Advanced
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Charlotte is an award-winning Australian pet photographer based in Brisbane. Addicted to creating lightbulb moments for students, Charlotte has been teaching pet photographers since 2013. She relishes simplifying tricky concepts, and helping people achieve their goals by making the learning fun, practical, and positive.Meet Charlotte
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