How To Modify Seascapes In Lightroom?

Most professional photographers know that seascapes are one of the most common image themes. And as an amateur photographer, I have learned from the expert that our goal in producing images is to use both the features of the camera and the software we are separately using to edit images.

Adobe Lightroom also known as one of the rising software in the market provides what most photographers need to help us in our editing workload. Therefore, as I continue with this article, I want you to join me understand and figure out how to modify seascapes in Lightroom.

ss1Before anything else, let us acknowledge that working with seascapes in sunny condition is very different from working with other normal and smooth weather condition like gloomy, foggy, rainy and night photography. Taking images during the sunny season can be daunting and tiring. Moreover, before taking the next step, it is best to gather information and guidelines about taking and editing seascapes images.

Once you have the image, it is best to view the original file settings to know the basics. If you happen to work with RAW images, you have to import it into Lightroom’s program to view it. Having the basic idea of the image normal settings such as color tones, white balance and etc. will help you modify the images carefully.

Basic Seascape Modifications

Modifying image with the seascape theme is quite simple. Initially, you have to start adjusting the amount of the image’s white balance. Depends on your taste and style, navigate and adjust the image using and moving the sliders.

Lightroom Presets and Seascapes

As we all know, Lightroom presets are one of the main features of the program. Unlike any other photo editing tools, presets can be used over and over again since it is reusable and modifiable. It can also be applied to one or more images at once. Moreover, Lightroom users can create their own and customized presets and use it to their images.

There are a lot of popular preset designers scattered online. Their work of art is usually downloadable for free or paid. If you really want to have the best outcome, take the time to download seascapes in Lightroom preset package. It’ll be a big help in your image editing tasks.

Creating Lightroom Presets

ph9As a photographer, I have a specific style of post processing for images. This style of mine is a signature that defines my product as a photographer. And I spent less of time in editing my photos because of the help of my best lightroom presets for portraits.

Lightroom is capable with handling presets that can save you plenty of time and energy during your editing process.  And one of the coolest and awesome thing about Lightroom is the ability to store develop settings as presets so you can use them again and again. With little more than just click of your mouse you can both use and create presets.

To start with, simply select an image in the “Develop Module”. Take note; be aware of any settings you have already applied to the image as these will be included in the preset if you don’t specifically exclude them. Then, export a copy and re-import it back into the catalog – you can see an option in the export dialog.

Once you’re ready to work on a creative image, you can start by increasing the contrast in the image and reduce the brightness a little compensate.  You can select Shadows in the “Split Toning” options.

To save the settings as a preset, just locate the presets panel on the left of the Develop Panel. And click the plus sign to the right of the word presets to open the dialog. You can give the preset name that can define what it does.  And then click “Create”.

After clicking the create button, you can find your preset in the “User Presets Collection” and click it to apply to any image in the future.

With Lightroom, you can speed your presets and select the best one for your photo.

The Best Lightroom Presets

pre5Adobe Lightroom is one of the most well-known photo editing programs in the market today. It helped a lot of professional photographers in processing massive numbers of images every day. Moreover, it helped them save more time and effort thus giving them the opportunity to take more fascinating photographs. One of the great feature of lightroom that allows user to enjoy it is the use of presets or filtered images applied on images.

With the use and help of lightroom presets, the application of effects and filters on images makes it easier than ever. Presets can be applied to one or more images at once. Lightroom contains default preset collection, however, it is limited. If you are too lazy to create new ones, you can download presets for free or purchase it on a certain amount depending on the quality of presets.

In this article, we will talk about some of the best lightroom presets that is available in the market.

Listed below are some of the few famous lightroom presets:

  • Lightroom Presets Starter Pack
  • Aged Black & White Print Preset
  • onOne Free Lightroom Presets
  • 10 Free Vintage Presets
  • Warm Fog Lightroom Preset
  • Elegant Fade Lightroom Preset
  • Basic Colour Enhancement Lightroom Presets
  • Fall Colors Lightroom Presets
  • Black & White Lightroom Presets
  • Caramel Lightroom Preset
  • Fashion Lightroom Presets

One of the advantages of lightroom presets is that users can modify it anytime they want since presets are reusable and modifiable. You can simply apply preset on the image and make some minor adjustment to suit the emotion of the image.

Conclusion

Adobe lightroom presets is the greatest foundation to process and modify an image. I’ve used a lot of presets over the years; it has different styles and adjustments. However, I still prefer creating my own presets since I have enough time to do it. Photography is my passion and lightroom helps me simply the editing process.

 

 

Useful Shortcut Keys in Lightroom

If you have been using adobe Photoshop for a very long time, then you are fully aware that there are a lot of ways and methods to do in every photo edit task. The program is powerful that you can make the perfect outcome. However, in 2007, adobe system created another tool for the benefit of photographers called lightroom. The new program is basically similar with Photoshop, but it has a lot of unique and new features to explore on such as the presets. If you are planning to have the latest version of lightroom, here’s a video on how to install it on mac devices:

lr12Adobe lightoom is mainly responsible in helping photographers with their daily editing process. It is a flexible and non-destructive tool which preserves the beauty of original images from the camera.

In this article, we will talk about some useful shortcut keys that are applicable in lightroom alone. These keys will also help photographers in all levels to perform their task easily. Basically, lightroom has a lot of keyboard shortcuts and some of it is listed on the program. However, some keys were not included in the given list. So, let’s check out some of the rarest keys in lightroom that can help in simplifying things to save time and effort.

Resetting Sliders

To reset sliders in lightroom, holding down ALT in the develop module will reset all the control titles. In addition, users can also double click a certain slider to reset to original setting.

Viewing Library

Press G for grid view, C to compare, D to edit and enhance image, E for Loupe view and N for survey.

Moving Sliders

To move sliders in the program, use the four arrow keys to control it upward, downward, left and right and hold down ALT to shift to other tools.

Slideshow Edit

Some users want to show images a little bit faster. In order to control it easily, go to the grid view and choose an image that you want to start with and hold down Crtl+Enter to start the show.

Straightening the Tool

Use the crop tool easily by holding down Control (Crtl) to straighten the tool and drag the line anywhere you want.

New Reality Show for Style Photography

LONDON, United Kingdom, September 25 — A new reality show for style photography is announced today by Back to Front TV – a creative first for Britain the global capital of fashion, and therefore, of fashion photography.

The 9-episode series developed by Back to Front TV will take the form of a progressive elimination show that will celebrate the essential relationship between style and photography. Casting for the series will be conducted through a call for contestants, inviting anyone with a keen interest in photography to submit their best image and describe their motivation for participating in this exclusive first series.

The idea for the series came from a meeting with a legendary photographer, whose work has a special creative meaning in the world of fashion.

“The entertainment platform is already established – at the intersect between still and moving images” explained Haider Mannan, creator of the concept and principal of Back to Front TV.  ”We would like to create something special and there is unprecedented demand for original unscripted TV content. The audience is the photographer inside all of us and this will enable the world to watch as our real-life photographers reveal if ‘great photographers are born, or made’.”

The show will break down the process with a mentor briefing and tasks being set for the contestants – managing their own shoot against a deadline – the contestants will entertain from behind the camera on real-life photo shoots. Each shoot will be a thrilling challenge for contestant and audience alike and there is a blind-judging process by which the contestant photographer’s work is selected or rejected.

“Style photography is an art form – one that has given us countless iconic images – providing both a reflection of our culture and times, and a demonstration of how to be successful,” explained Peter Bonisch, commercial director of Back to Front TV. ”This program represents the first step for us in this space, hence the working title for the series, and we are very excited to help realise it for the UK viewing audience.”

The show will be executive produced by Back to Front TV, a firm that develops content among other production related activities; and is advised by Mannan Capital Partners.

About Back to Front TV

Back to Front TV develops innovative original entertainment properties for production and distribution across all forms of media, traditional and emerging. Using a hybrid approach, concepts are developed in close partnership with a creative collaborative before commercial validation.

Back to Front TV is a company of Mannan Capital Partners.

About Mannan Capital Partners

Mannan Capital Partners is an early-stage heavy lift partner for projects in the emerging technology and media space. The firm follows a strict philosophy in bringing together investors and sponsors onto a single platform to support capitalisation and development of entrepreneurial ideas.

Royal Photographic Society Supports Britain’s First Reality Show for Photography

RPS-Poster-Web-01-1080x590London, United Kingdom, 3 October — The Royal Photographic Society today announced support for Britain’s first reality show for photography and has become the headline supporter of the project.

Founded in 1853, The Royal Photographic Society is the world’s longest established photography society. It was granted its Royal patronage by Queen Victoria in 1894, and a Royal Charter in 2004. It remains one of the most prestigious and well-respected societies to this day, counting members from over 80 countries in the world. The Society exists to support photography and to help individuals improve their own imaging skills.

The 9-episode series developed by Back to Front TV will take the form of a progressive elimination show that will celebrate the essential relationship between style and photography. To be produced in Spring 2014, the executive producer will make an official call for contestants in October 2013, inviting keen photographers across any level of skill to submit their best image and describe their motivation to participate in this exclusive first series. Each episode will be produced into an educational and thrilling challenge for contestant and audience alike.

The Society’s Director-General, Dr Michael Pritchard commented: “The Royal Photographic Society exists to help individuals develop their own skills and the use of a reality television series, led by a respected photographer, marks a new way of realising this long-established aim for The Society. The Society hopes that those photographers taking part will enjoy the experience of learning new skills and testing them against their peers. For viewers, the series should be both entertaining and an opportunity to learn new techniques to support their personal photography”.

The announcement of the show could not have come at a more auspicious time, as 2013 marks the centenary of the birth of Norman Parkinson, one of the all-time greats of British fashion photography with a career that spanned seven decades – in 1981, he was awarded the Royal Photographic Society’s Progress Medal, which carries with it an Honorary Fellowship of The Society.

Commenting on the collaboration, Haider Mannan creator of the concept and principal of Back to Front TV, said: “This is a creative first for Britain and we are wholeheartedly committed to supporting The Society’s endeavour of promoting photography. We hope this collaboration will deliver tremendous value for the creative arts in Britain through the contemporary medium of photography. We would like to inspire a new generation of photographers.”

The show will be executive produced by Back to Front TV, a firm that develops content among other production related activities; and is advised by Mannan Capital Partners.

For further information:

Back to Front TV
Peter Bonisch, Commercial Director
peter@backtofront.tv
+44 (0) 20 3586 3344

About Royal Photographic Society

The Royal Photographic Society is an educational charity. It was founded in 1853 ‘to promote the Art and Science of photography’ and was granted the use of the title ‘Royal’ in 1894 and it’s Royal Charter in 2004. With a membership open to everyone The Society is the UK’s largest organisation representing photographers with over 11,000 members in the UK and abroad. The Society publishes the RPS Journal and Imaging Science Journal and it holds over 300 events around the UK and abroad. Its world-class collection of historic photographs, equipment and library is housed for nation at the National Media Museum, Bradford. For more information see:  www.rps.org

About Back to Front TV

Back to Front TV develops innovative original entertainment properties for production and distribution across all forms of media, traditional and emerging. Using a hybrid approach, concepts are developed in close partnership with a creative collaborative before commercial validation.

To find new creative meaning and explore the essential relationship of style and photography Back to Front TV has developed an exciting new concept, Back to Front (working title) a reality production backed by an award-winning team – the shoots and stories influenced by iconic images and legendary names in photography – each episode will be produced into a thrilling challenge for contestant and audience alike.

Back to Front TV is a company of Mannan Capital Partners.

About Mannan Capital Partners

Mannan Capital Partners is an early-stage heavy lift partner for projects in the emerging technology and media space. The firm follows a strict philosophy in bringing together investors and sponsors onto a single platform to support capitalisation and development of entrepreneurial ideas.

Legend Willie Christie to Direct New Reality Show for Style Photography

WC_BTF_PRESS_FINAL-1080x717LONDON, United Kingdom, October 10 – Legendary 70s and 80s fashion photographer Willie Christie has today been announced as the Executive Director of Britain’s first reality show for style photography.

With a career spanning four decades, Christie was given his first break in photography by David Anthony and went on to work as an assistant to the great Clive Arrowsmith. He worked extensively as a photographer with British Vogue, working closely with both Grace Coddington and Liz Tilberis. He shot 10 Vogue covers and many inside spreads with them. Christie’s portfolio includes award winning advertising campaigns, fashion and portrait work for international icons, notably Cary Grant, Grace Jones, Douglas Fairbanks Jnr, Sir John Mills and Catherine Deneuve; and Rock ‘n’ Roll album covers and portraits for Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, David Bowie, Bryan Ferry and Lou Reed, among others.

“Photography is now ubiquitous but more doesn’t necessarily mean better by flicking a switch to get a cool effect,” explained Willie Christie. “It will be fun to stop the clock, strip away the layers and rediscover timeless images that have ‘a point of view’.”

Christie has been showcased in Vision Gallery (Arizona), the Little Black Gallery, The Ivy Club, the RA’s Summer Exhibition 2011 and his Mick Jagger portrait of 1969 was selected for the international tour of Les Recontres D’Arles 2010 exhibition. His work is featured in a wide selection of books including: People in Vogue by Robin Derrick & Robin Muir, Wonderful Today by Pattie Boyd, Inside Out: A Personal History of Pink Floyd by Nick Mason and more recently, Grace, a Memoir by Grace Coddington.

The 9-episode series developed by Christie and Back to Front TV is a first for Britain and will celebrate the essential relationship between style and photography. Back to Front TV counts the Royal Photographic Society as a headline supporter. Casting for the series will be conducted through a call for contestants in late October 2013, when Back to Front TV will invite anyone with a keen interest in photography to submit their best images and describe their motivation for participating in this exclusive series.

“When I first met Willie Christie, I knew then there was something special about him,” explained Haider Mannan, creator of the concept and principal of Back to Front TV. “We quite possibly have one of the only remaining true greats of old-school photography. Willie will win the hearts of our viewing audience, he has a delightfully warm personality and is a master of the craft and the art of style photography”

The show will be executive produced by Back to Front TV, a firm that develops content among other production related activities; and is advised by Mannan Capital Partners.

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For further information:

Back to Front TV
Peter Bonisch
Commercial Director
peter@backtofront.tv
+44 (0) 20 3586 3344

Notes to Editors:

About Willie Christie

Willie Christie’s profile and selected images on the Back to Front TV website.

About Back to Front TV

Back to Front TV develops innovative original entertainment properties for production and distribution across all forms of media, traditional and emerging. Using a hybrid approach, concepts are developed in close partnership with a creative collaborative before commercial validation.

To find new creative meaning and explore the essential relationship of style and photography Back to Front TV has developed an exciting new concept, Back to Front (working title) a reality production backed by an award-winning team – the shoots and stories influenced by iconic images and legendary names in photography – each episode will be produced into a thrilling challenge for contestant and audience alike.

Back to Front TV is a company of Mannan Capital Partners.

About Mannan Capital Partners

Mannan Capital Partners is an early-stage heavy lift partner for projects in the emerging technology and media space. The firm follows a strict philosophy in bringing together investors and sponsors onto a single platform to support capitalisation and development of entrepreneurial ideas.