Ever wish you could get a peek behind the lens of another photographer and watch them work?
I raced for my camera.
The overhead lights were off and I noticed how my husband and daughter were standing in a pocket of bright light shining in from the window.
I knew if I set my camera to expose for the bright, direct light shining in on them from the window the rest of the scene would be rendered darker, putting them in the “spotlight.”
If you don’t understand the term “expose” check out this post: How To Use Your DSLR Camera.
Here’s the SOOC (straight out of camera) photo:
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I edited this image 100% in Lightroom, It needed a bit of work to bring it in line with the “spotlight” vision I had in mind when I shot the image.
Lightroom is the perfect photo editing program for beginners. It allows you to make simple adjustments to your photos that make a HUGE difference in your images without breaking the bank.
Related: Basic Photo Editing Tips
Check out the editing video below: