Tip #1 – get an alarm clock so you don’t have to shoot in midday light. 🙂 In all seriousness, when capturing photos in midday light, the harsh and intense sunlight can often create challenges in achieving the desired look and feel in your photos. However, with the powerful photo editing software capabilities of ON1 Photo RAW 2023, you can effectively enhance and adjust your images to bring out their full potential. This lesson discusses tips for getting the most out of your bright day photography.
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8 comments on “Tips for Editing Photos Shot in Midday Light”
On May 26, 2023 at 10:57 am Martial Fournier wrote:
Thank you so much
On May 27, 2023 at 6:51 am Michelle Pujols wrote:
Love your tips. I always either learn something new or reminded of something. Thanks
On May 27, 2023 at 7:15 am Kent Vaughn wrote:
Very helpful for brightly-lit images! Thanks for the ideas!
On May 27, 2023 at 8:48 am Myron Gochnauer wrote:
Another technique that I have recently found helpful with high contrast, direct sunlit scenes is to start with Develop / Camera Profile / ON1 Neutral or Camera Neutral.
That makes it easier to build up the look of the image with less backtracking. This is particularly helpful when an important area is easily lost in blocked shadows or burned-out highlights.
I probably end up in essentially the same place when starting with the ON1 Standard camera profile, but it just seems easier to start from a base that isn’t designed for any specific type of scene.
I assume that this is what “neutral” is supposed to do: present the image without any particular scene or style in mind. If nothing else, it is informative to first look at the “neutral” presentation before deciding what to do with the image.
On May 27, 2023 at 10:52 am Alvaro Ferreira wrote:
Thank you, very helpful
On May 28, 2023 at 8:05 am Antonio Stracqualursi wrote:
Grazie ! Utili consigli pratici.
On May 29, 2023 at 1:46 am Cris Davis wrote:
Hi Good examples Dylan. One question–is there a reason that you don’t use Curves for dealing with blownout highlights? I use it sometimes and am often amazed at how small an adjustment is needed to deal with a blown out sky.
On May 29, 2023 at 10:34 am James Stripe wrote:
Thank you Dylan for these tips. I especially appreciate that you offered 2 or 3 different ways to approach a modification. I appreciate the time and preparation you put into these sessions. Many thanks! Jim