The Power of Lightroom 4
Yes I know I keep harping on about how fantastic Lightroom 4 is, but to prove how good it is I decided to process a photograph I took in Paris in August 2007. The camera used was our first digital camera and was a Samsung Digimax 420… with a whopping 4 megapixels.
At the time we thought it was a good camera, and to be honest, we weren’t into this photography lark. So today to show you how good Lightroom can be I processed this photo that was shot in jpeg.
As you can see, Lightroom, in my opinion, did a fantastic job. Apart from straightening the photo, I could also bring up the highlights and the shadows and set the white balance.. as well as sharpening up the picture and get rid of the noise that sharpening created.
With thanks to Serge Ramelli (a French Photographer) for his tutorials on Lightroom, I now start off by processing my photos the way he does his. I admire his work and he really knows how to add drama to a picture. Myself. I am not as bold as him, with the drama yet, but it won’t be long before I start to add more drama to our pictures.
Some people say that it is wrong to process photos, everything should be done with the camera.. but to enhance a picture, to bring out qualities and details in my opinion, is making the best of your photos. I don’t agree with airbrushing people so that they look like supermodels and nothing like they would look normally, but every photographer, whether they be professional or amateur, wants to create a masterpiece.
I would like to end this post with a retouching video by Serge Ramelli and how he processed a picture his wife took of Tower Bridge in London.