Before/After using lightroom

I knew I wanted to capture the colors in the sunset behind Lynette so I new I had to under expose the ambient light. I set the 430exII flash to High Speed Sync and off to the left with a white umbrella fired at full power.

 

As you can see from the original file, the sky looks blown out. But with the magic of lightroom and the flexibility with the 14 bit RAW file I was able to save a lot of the color and detail. All I did was use the Exposure brush with the auto mask function to bring down the sky and add some saturation.

 

ISO: 800

F: 2.8

1/2500th sec

 

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Before and After: Bridal Portrait Editing

 

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Taken on August 15, 2009