I got started in photography in 2005 on my first trip out of the country and used iPhoto to organize photos until about 2011 when I upgraded to Aperture. About a year ago, Apple decided to stop updating Aperture. On one hand, this is pretty frustrating because I loved Aperture and now it will quickly grow old. But on the other hand, it had been getting a little long in the tooth and this is a good excuse to move over to Lightroom. Starting in 2014 I started using Lightroom for all new projects but I’ve only recently begun migrating past projects over to Lightroom. Here’s how I did it.
In this episode of Photo Edits – Before and After, I’ll walk you through the large and small edits necessary to turn this photo from meh to WOW. This is one of those cases that occurs from time to time where the photo you take just doesn’t even come close to what you saw with you eyes and you have to alter it considerably in post.
In this installment, I’ll show the big and small changes necessary to upgrade this photo. It’s got your normal adjustments as well as some gradients and brushes.
I’ve recently switched from Aperture to Lightroom and have been forced to learn a little about color spaces because of this. Today, I’m going to keep things simple and only talk about three different color spaces (SRGB, Adobe RBG, and ProPhoto RGB) and which ones you should use at each point of your workflow.
In this installment of Photo Edits I show how I retouched a photo from Sydney to go from ordinary to extraordinary. This was a fun one since I just switched to Lightroom and am working with a whole new workflow.