Sunset in Kruger

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The short version of the answer to your question is that you do it both "in camera" and in post-production. A longer answer breaks out into a few thoughts: In Camera Light the subject correctly. I really recommend using an incident light meter (a decent hand held one) to calculate the correct exposure for the subject rather than relying on the reflective ...


You can also use an median blending (create image stack and apply the "Median" stack mode) File > Scripts > Load Files into Stack Select all layers and use Edit > Auto Align to align them (if necessary) Layer > Smart Objects > Convert to Smart Object Layer > Smart Objects > Stack Mode and choose Median Discussion of this and other methods here: Does ...


Adding some info to Akram's answer. You could use try some of the filters from G'mic (a "plugin pack" for the Gimp which has a lot more filters than just noise removal ones). Here's its website and download page. For a tutorial: Noise reduction with G'Mic . An excerpt: Anisotropic Smoothing is the best solution for pure noise reduction, it can be found ...


Although you can't capture the true beauty of sunset light you can do a somewhat realistic effect in Lightroom. You need to scroll down on the sidebar until you reach split-toning. In there you should see sliders. You then set the highlights to a gold-ish colour (you can tweak this) change the balance to something in the region of 60-100. and the shadows to ...


Warning: long meandering, speculative "answer" (and it may not even directly translate to Lightroom). In addition to the already described good practices for portrait photos, there's another subtle aspect that pertains to situations "in the wild" where the white balance you want for the image as a whole doesn't produce very pleasing skintones. I find this a ...


When you stack images for the purpose of noise reduction, you shouldn't use blending. Use opacity to mix the layers to get the average: Layer 1 50% Layer 2 100% For more layers you use an opacity of 1/3, 1/4, 1/5 etc.: Layer 1 20% Layer 2 25% Layer 3 33% Layer 4 50% Layer 5 100%


I am using a Nikon D7000 and have found that using the "Daylight" preset produces a far too orange color cast. I have switched to using a custom temp of about 3300 that works rather well.


The Wavelet denoise GIMP Plugin might be interesting for you. See for example this video tutorial and Post processing on low light/fast shutter photo. I think RawTherapee also has wavelet tools (I'm no expert, though), see and ...

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