Using vignette and brush tools in Lightroom, join Natalie Fobes as she demonstrates how to draw attention to the subjects in group photographs.
- In the days of darkroom printing … it was common to darken the edges of a print … to draw attention to the subject. … Three ways to do this in Lightroom … are Vignette presets, the Vignette effect, … and the radial gradient tool. … The Vignette presets are all at the very bottom … of the edit module. … Select light, medium, or heavy. … This is a good solution … if you want something quick. … For a bit more control click on effects, … also in the edit module. … Darken or lighten the edges of an image … by moving the vignette slider right or left. … The effect is applied evenly from the edges. … I've made this very heavy so you can see it. … To customize it click on the triangle. … This gives you more options. … The mid point slider changes the spread of the vignette. … The roundness slider shapes the vignette. … And the feather slider controls how fast … it fades to the edges. … The highlight slider effects the bright areas … in the vignette. … It's a subtle change in most butter graphs …
Learn how to plan for a portrait photo shoot and how to make stylistic decisions regarding props, clothing, and makeup. Next, explore the essentials of posing women and men, starting with a single subject and working up to large groups. The course demonstrates how to pose and compose a group portrait in ways that highlight the relationships between members. To illustrate the time constraints photographers often face, Natalie works against the clock to shoot a group of people she's never met. She also covers post-processing techniques for portraiture, such as working with wrinkles and skin textures.
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Before Shooting: Planning the Portrait
2. Posing and Working with a Subject
3. Photo Shoots and Strategies
4. Post-Processing for Group Portraits
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