Create virtual copies in Lightroom, which don’t take up space and allow you to try different looks without the overhead.
Lightroom’s Clarity slider increases midtone contrast, and does a pretty nice job of enhancing texture and giving your subjects a gritty look, but if you really want to take it to the next level, jump over to Photoshop and apply this high-contrast, mutli-layer tonal contrast effect. This is a simplified version of a technique I [...]
We all wind up shooting subjects that are backlit (where the light is behind your subject). That’s because our eyes automatically adjust to the situation and we see the subject just fine in our viewfinder. The problem is our cameras aren’t nearly as sophisticated as our eyes are, so you’re almost guaranteed to get some [...]
You’re definitely going to run into situations where your subject has a patch of skin, maybe on their arm, or back, or leg, that is either brighter or darker than the surrounding skin. So, we should do a quick retouch to balance those areas before we start any kind of skin softening or smoothing. You [...]