Monday, September 16

Day to Night Enhance in Lightroom

Before I adopted my current low-light passion, most photos shot were daylight photos, capturing scenes like a travel log. As I began to explore photography more, I gained an interest in capturing a mood, telling a story and attempting to put 'emotion' or trigger a memory in my viewers. Low-light photography does it for me. The challenge now is how to post-process mood or emotion in photos I already captured. Below is an attempt. Perry Farm House or Out-Building photographed taken in daylight and modified to Golden hour. 

My general process includes: 
1. Import image file into Lightroom 
2. Test Edit in Nix Color Efex Pro Polarizer (found it too green) 
3. Back to Lr used Develop > HSL and softened or lowered green saturation muted all colors except for the roof rust color(red) 
4. Experimented with Lr Texture and Clarity 
5. Added Warmth 
6. Considered Luminar Sun Rays but elected to use Lr Radial Filter to add 'spot' sun lighting 
7. Applied Exposure, Highlights, Shadows to achieve a darkened scene -  and adjusted the lighting to give a setting sun