My partner in crime Desley form Musings of a Frequent Flying Scientist runs every second week of the month, the Image Reboot Challenge, where she shares her knowledge with post processing photos in LightRoom.
She posts both in her blog and in this blog, as a feature of the Photo Rehab. And I assure you that Desley knows how to masterfully transform frog photos into princes!
I have selected one of the frog photos that I had rejected, when shooting at a busy crossing at Amsterdam city center. I was trying to use low shutter speed and have utterly failed. Here is the proof.
Here is my frog’s rescue operation:
As a first step I decided to improve the photo in RAW mode, still in color, by doing the following in LightRoom:
- exposure to -0,25
- contrast +61
- highlights -77
- whites -100
- blacks +35
- clarity +100
- vibrancy +30
Here is the result, which didn’t make me yet happy, as it still looks dull and colorless.
I then edited the photo in Silver Efex Pro2 to make it monochrome. I applied a High Contrast and Structure Filter. I have also increased structure and reduced the soft contrast. It looks more dramatic and I liked it better, not just because I love drama!
What do you think?