Image Tutorial – Pop | Honolulu Family Photographer

This week I will be editing another Fall image. Most of the time when shooting with a longer lens, you can get quite a bit of haze if you don’t have a lens hood or position your camera right. Sometimes the particular lens is just known for capturing haze.

This image was taken around 10:00am so the sun was a bit higher and we had a lot of trees to filter most of the light. My goal for this image was to bring back more contrast and enhance the golden colors behind my subject. I will show you how I did it with a few simple steps completed entirely in Lightroom!

SOOC: ISO 320 f/2.5 SS 1/400 85mm

Step 1: I brought back contrast into the image with the Dehaze slider, then did a basic clean edit.
Sharleen Mey Photography, Honolulu Family PhotographerSharleen Mey Photography, Honolulu Family PhotographerSharleen Mey Photography, Honolulu Family PhotographerStep 2: I brightened her eyes while adding a touch of contrast because she was backlit and there wasn’t enough open sky in front of my subject to light up her eyes.
Sharleen Mey Photography, Honolulu Family PhotographerStep 3: I used the Radial Filter, feathered it and enhanced the background to bring out the colors.
Sharleen Mey Photography, Honolulu Family PhotographerSharleen Mey Photography, Honolulu Family PhotographerI added a teeny bit of a vignette afterwards, and that’s it!
Sharleen Mey Photography, Honolulu Family Photographer

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