Everything looks better in fog when you’re trying to shoot epic photography. But the smokey, mysterious images you see on a news feed or a print aren’t always what’s shot on camera. A significant amount of editing is usually needed to bring out the highlights and darken the shadows to get those beautiful contrasts out of the photo.
Here’s a sneak peak into some of the editing I do on Adobe Lightroom. This particular one made it onto Lightroom’s featured front page.
You can follow the edits I made setting by setting using this interactive page on Adobe Lightroom here: https://lightroom.app.link/7WpeEyKg3cb
- You don’t need to make drastic changes to exposure or other light settings to get the most out of your photo
- Dehazing photos taken in fog can go a long way, but dehazing too much can ruin the photo by darkening shadows too much and eliminating highlights from clouds
- Vignetting is great for focusing your audience’s attention to the center subject of the photo. In this case I used a radial gradient to squeeze the focus in to the center.