Working with natural light is one of my favourite techniques. Simplicity of the setup allows me to entirely focus on the subject and observe subtleties of the moment. Using only available light when shooting portraiture can be challenging at times, it often brings unexpected results - and that's exactly what makes photography a fascinating playground.
In the following series of videos combined together I will show you how to enhance an image taken with soft, natural light. The techniques I will present are universal - they are simply building blocks of a consistant, non-destructive workflow.
- image evaluation and preparation for the edit
- correcting model's shape with the Liquify Filter
- black & white conversion as part of the color toning process
- contrast adjustments with the Curves Tool
- targeted luminosity adjustments
- final touches & selective sharpening
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Hi, I'm Kasia! I’m a fine art photographer, artist, digital publisher and instructor. I have founded Digital Art Classes - online academy, where through range of photography courses I share my experience, the tools and techniques that help others create meaningful, compelling artwork. Welcome here. Read more
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