Tip of the Day – Bring back the glow

Tip of the Day – Bring back the glow

Today we’re having a look at an image taken towards the end of Bella’s RealShoots session. The sun was almost about to set and if we were out in the open, there would have been some lovely golden sunshine. But in Bella’s house yard, we weren’t getting any direct sunshine, the yard was mostly in shade and the colour temperature of the light was definitely cooler.⠀

To warm it up, I adjusted the White Balance in Lightroom towards the Yellow end for Temp and a little towards the Magenta end for Tint. The image was also brightened a little – shadows lightened using the Shadows slider and super bright highlights brought back down using the Highlights slider.⠀

In Photoshop, I used a circular gradient layer over the top, originating from the top middle of the image where the sun would have been. I then used a mask for take the colour off Bella. This helped bring back that golden glow to the background.⠀

Canon EOS 1D X, Canon EF 100mm ƒ/2.8L Macro IS, ISO 2500, 1/640 sec, ƒ/2.8⠀

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