Lightroom Creative Edit – Detail Shots
Today I’m going to talk about how to edit detail shots using Presetpro’s Premium Lightroom collection, The Creative Flow. I’m a writer/photographer with a style blog Style by Clark Martin where I share my passion for interior design, travel and photography. I use the Creative Flow when I want to add something special to my photos. First, let me tell you a little bit about this particular shot. Mondays on my blog I share what I like to call “My Weekend Notes.” Which is essentially a recap of all the fun festivities that happened over the weekend. This week I did a small shoot in my home of a bouquet of flowers that I received. In the world of blogging, we call this type of shot, the details.
The secret to getting amazing detail shots is having the correct lighting and using an f-stop between 1.8 and 2.5. I arranged the flowers, a coffee table book, a candle and a brass table lamp. I took the shot on an angle from above for a more interesting look. I used my Canon 5D with a 50mm lens and natural light from the windows. My settings were ISO 500, f/2.0, 1/30sec. I also used my go-to camera setting, aperture priority. The shot was slightly dark out of the camera, but I was happy with the focus and composition. I uploaded it into Adobe Lightroom and used The Creative Flow for my editing process.
Here are the steps that I took using The Creative Flow
Step 1. I used the Dynamic –Skin Desat ii preset as my base. The Dynamic collection presets are fantastic for balancing out your highlights, shadows, whites and blacks
Step 2. Next, I scrolled down to the Temperature folder and selected “Auto-temp” which is a neat preset that auto corrects your white balance.
Step 3. Finally, I finished off the shot by doing some fine-tuning with The Creative Flow brushes. I used the “Basic-brighten i” to eliminate some of the shadows in the flowers and the “Color Brush- Gold i” to warm up the brass lamp.
Like many other photographers, I’m always under a time crunch to produce edited photos. The Creative Flow makes my life easier by giving me the tools that I need to quickly and efficiently edit my shots. For more demonstrations of how The Creative Flow can give you the editing freedom you’re looking for, see the video below.
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