In this tutorial video they will demonstrate how to prepare images in Lightroom for achieving the Brenizer method to enhance shallow depth of field, and how to finish off the merged image with stylized editing in Lightroom after the “heavy lifting” is done.
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Understanding Highlights and Shadows in Lightroom
Highlights/Shadows: recover details, create 3D effect (contrast)
Whites/Blacks: adjust brightness
Did you know there are three different ways to edit your white balance in Lightroom?
White balance is something that many photographers select with their in-camera settings and its function is to correct too warm or too cool colour casts as a result of the lighting in your scene. For example, fluorescent lighting is very ‘cool’ lighting and your images will take on a cold colour cast if not corrected with a warming colour balance in the camera settings.
However, if the images are shot in RAW and the files remain open to total in-computer control, the while balance can be better-altered in computer editing programs. This means you can either alter an incorrect balance or employ changes to achieve a more creative interpretation of your scene (exe: to add a warm, golden hour glow). You can make these changes in a JPG, but the options aren’t as large as those for RAW files.