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comment How to achieve this colored-haze effect in Lightroom?
Looking at the photo again, I think it definitely involves some kind of fill light, I guess a flash light. Otherwise, the contrast would be too great and the background would be washed out. Do you think so?
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comment What does “lifted blacks” mean?
@WarrenYoung: Thanks for your great explanation. I'm using LR3 so there's no way I can lift the blacks using the Black slider. :( Could you please tell me how to use the Curve tool to do it instead? Thanks again.
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comment What does “lifted blacks” mean?
Do you mean to the left? Because in Lightroom, sliding the Blacks slider to the right increases the Black level darkening the blacks.
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comment How to achieve this colored-haze effect in Lightroom?
Can I emulate this in Lightroom?
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asked How to achieve this colored-haze effect in Lightroom?
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comment How to post process in Lightroom 3 to achieve rich colors like this
@Aki: Yes, I've realized the power of RAW and Lightroom! :) You're right that while shooting there's so much to worry about: pose, framing, composition, etc. Now, I've adopted the "expose to the right" philosophy and rely on PP afterwards to achieve the desired effects.
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comment How to post process in Lightroom 3 to achieve rich colors like this
YES!!! I've played around with the Black level slider, and it did help me achieve the desired effect. The trick, I have discovered, is I need to adjust the skin tones first (using WB, Exposure, and Brightness), and then increase the Black level gradually until it looks right. Looking back, it sounds so simple and obvious: Want deep blacks? Increase Black level. Duh!!! But a newbie needs some pointers and guidance. Thanks, Cabbey.
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comment How to post process in Lightroom 3 to achieve rich colors like this
Thanks, yoninja. This is a great resource; I'll download and try some presets. However, as I'm a newbie I'd prefer not to use presets because I think they're like black boxes and will not help me to really learn the nuts and bolts of Lightroom.
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comment How to post process in Lightroom 3 to achieve rich colors like this
Thanks, cabbey. But your editing seems to give a darker skin tone. In the video the skin tones are much lighter. Perhaps, a still photo illustrates what I want to achieve better: k14.vcmedia.vn/Images/Uploaded/Share/2012/01/05/… Please look at the colors of the model's scarf and her dress.
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comment How to post process in Lightroom 3 to achieve rich colors like this
@mattdm: My previous question was about shooting technique not PP. The reason I asked that question was because I thought (perhaps a little naively) that it's possible to achieve vibrant colors like those in the examples without PP. Since then, many people (both in this StackExchange and offline) have suggested that those examples are heavily post-processed. That's why I'm learning Lightroom now. I'm a newbie, so I'm a bit disorientated in my learning process. I'm sorry if it's confusing for you. :(
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