Digital Photography Sunday School Episode 20: Keep Going

//Digital Photography Sunday School Episode 20: Keep Going
Digital Photography Sunday School Episode 20

Another Sunday School Tip.

Keep Going

2016 Santa Cruz County, CA

First of all, Happy Mother’s Day to all of the Mom’s out there!!!! You are the best!!!

In this episode Jack visits a place he has never been to before. He is short on time and doesn’t exactly know where he’s going all the while the sun is going down. Take the trip with him over some hills until he ultimately finds an amazing location right on the side of the road. It’s all part of being a photographer.

Jack talks you through his thoughts while shooting the image. He also gives a special Photoshop tip on how to quickly give your images a nice boost. Make sure to watch through to the processing part to catch the tip.

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Editing Process

Jack processed this image using Lightroom & Photoshop CC. He started in Lightroom to make basic color and contrast changes to both the foreground and sky images. He then moved over to Photoshop to manually blend the layers using luminosity masks. He also used some cool tricks to boost the color in the image and sharpen up the foreground.

Click here to watch this weeks Sunday School and see exactly what we are talking about.

Foreground – Straight out of camera
Sky – Straight out of camera
Final Processed Image

Camera Gear and Settings:

Processing Software & Gear Used:

Video Gear:

photo by: Jack Thatcher

  1. First and foremost I wanted the best quality so I went with ISO 100.
  2. Second, quality was still on my mind so I decided to shoot at f/8. I knew that with my wide angle lens I would have everything in focus at f/8 while getting a super sharp image.
  3. Third, I was on a tripod so I didn’t care what my shutter speed ended up being. With the light that day I ended up at 1/30th of a second for both frames. They were taken about 20 minutes apart from each other.

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