I have returned from Coronado/San Diego with 10 gigabytes worth of raw photos. I am as giddy as a school girl since I received Lightroom 4 from Santa! And I have been itching to get some solid time in on some Youtube how-to’s, editing, and experimenting.
After getting THIS many photos in one outing (I didn’t have space to pack a laptop,) I wanted to establish my Lightroom as neatly as possible. By following some simple techniques I found online, I quickly discovered the gems from my trip. I always struggle as to which shot should be deemed worthy as the first…or save the “best for last.”
That being said, I found some really lucky captures and took some risks on their post-editing.
I really appreciated the comments on my post asking for a future lens, and I hope to get some level of detailed feedback on this as well
My question is for any Lightroom users: I de-saturated all the colors in HSL after I found out how much I wanted the eyes to be saturated. I found that out by clicking the eye and increasing the saturation, then took those numbers and applied it to the orange and yellow. The remaining orange and yellow in the picture had to be removed for it to be black and white without splotches of yellow and orange. So I used the brush to de-saturate the remaining picture (for the most part, but I bet you can find some color in there pretty easily.) Thus, the actual question is, what is a more efficient way of doing this? I feel like I could somehow cut out the eye, leave that colored, and then B+W the remaining picture…