Saturday, February 7, 2015

Let's get away from the new FF Pentax and lenses for a while and look at what we can do to improve "not-so-good" images.


Hi Photographer friends,

Color images are great, but sometimes they lack punch and no matter what you do, you can't make them project what you had in mind.

I like Black & White images but they are more often than not very cold. I found that turning some images to antique looking in Photoshop Lightroom often save some bland images. There is a little more to it, but the process in most Imaging software is about the same.

When you turn an image to basically a Black & White (or antique or sepia which renders warmer images) in Lightroom, the color saturation section can be used like the old Black & White film filters. Playing with blue, red, yellow, green and orange filters, you can change the intensity of the shadows and contrasts of your image. 

You ought to try this on some of your images you find flat. You might be surprised. The images below looked flat to me and now I believe they have more punch and project more of a 3D look.

All images were taken a while back using the Pentax K-5 or K-7.

Thank you for reading,

Yvon Bourque

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