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Ever wish you could get a peek behind the lens of another photographer and watch them work?
That’s how I feel when I see a photo I admire.
In my “How I Got The Shot” series I provide a look into my thought process behind a particular image and share helpful tips for shooting and editing.
I took this photo on the beach. When I saw the log I knew I’d want to get some silhouette shots there at sunset.
I used a narrow aperture of f/16 in order to capture a starburst effect.
I got down low but made sure just a bit of the sun was peeking above the log.
I exposed for the sky so my subject would be thrown into shadow.
Here’s the SOOC (straight out of camera) photo:
Here’s how I decided to crop the photo:
The edit on this photo was simple, done 100% in Lightroom.
I lowered the shadows to enhance the silhouette, raised the highlights and exposure to enhance the sunlight and raised the temperature just a bit.
I used a graduated filter on the sky to add some clarity. This made the clouds stand out better against the sky.
Finally, I increased the vibrance just a bit, and that was it!
Small adjustment can make a BIG difference!