I had the pleasure of giving another presentation at the B&H Photo Event Space last week to a full room, and it was fun and enjoyable. This was a part II of my original talk on creative developing in Lightroom, and I really wanted to focus more on advanced uses of the Develop module including local adjustments and tonal control. I think many photographers are not totally aware of how much potential there is in Lightroom to edit images on a local basis, and I wanted to give some examples of what’s possible.
I also want to re-emphasize that it’s only when you understand the essential elements of strong composition that you can truly take advantage of the tools in Lightroom to interpret your images. That’s not to say you can’t use them effectively otherwise. But the better your understanding of composition and visual design, the closer you will get to conveying your intent and emotions with your photography.
No part of photography works in isolation, each component adds to the next to build up a work that gets closer to meaning and relies less on subject matter and location. That enables the photographers vision to be seen and felt, which is what we should all be striving for.
Enjoy the video, and feel free to leave any questions and comments below. thanks for watching!