Photographers don’t always have the luxury of taking pictures in perfect light. I took this photo of a blue jay in a bird bath, but it was facing into shadow. It wasn’t like I could say, “Hey, can you turn in the opposite direction?”
So we resort to software to move the light around. This is the original shot, with basic adjustments already made. Pretty bad, right? Can’t see his eye and overall, it’s just too dark on the right. So I went to Luminar. Big difference, right?
I did the same thing with a pic of Salem. I liked the backlighting, but it left her face in shadow, so I used Luminar to add light to that area. I also lessened the intensity of that lighted window behind her so it wouldn’t detract from the subject, which was Salem. Here’s the original. And here’s what I did with it.
See you next time.