Thankfully my study is over for a couple of months and I now have TIME to do the fun things like One Four Challenge – Details here if it is new to you
Except, well today I managed to sucessfully sign up for the AWAKE course, the next stage in my beloved Photoshop Artistry course, but my time will be taken up with learning even more about PS so thats very exciting!
On that note, this month I have chosen to do something different, this month this is NOT an image I have taken. This is from a colleague in Wellington who is bravely stepping on the path to learn photography and she and a friend have fortnightly dates to go out and have fun with their cameras. An awesome idea, a friend to share my experiences with would have been fun 🙂
She is new to the concept of post processing, so lovely T, I hope you don’t mind but my challenge image for this month is your great night shot of Wellington waterfront.
This is so I can show you how easy and effective post processing can be, and also FUN!
Post Processing Steps:
1. Original image is straight out of camera jpg, and I believe handheld (pretty good for a night shot!)
2. Imported into LR6, applied perspective tools and straightened horizon a bit. Cropped the extra bits of the lefthand side to focus on the buildings, lights and steps.
3. Here I cheat outrageously and use a night time preset out of a set I bought ages ago but never got around to installing and it worked brilliantly!
4. Applied a subtle vignette to the edges and WALLAH!
Here is the BEFORE image for comparison
My plan is to take this image through several stages to show T how it can look with the right software and some time spent playing 🙂
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