Digital Photography Sunday School Episode 21

//Digital Photography Sunday School Episode 21
Digital Photography Sunday School Episode 21

Another Sunday School Tip.


2016 Los Gatos, CA

In this episode Jack visits a Lexington Reservoir for a sunrise. He has aerial photography on his mind but gets swayed by one of his favorite subjects…….water detail. Join him as he walks you through what he is doing, what problems he comes across and how he processes his images.

Jack talks you through his thoughts while shooting the image. He also gives a special Photoshop tip on how to get the most control out of your vignettes. 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. He then moved over to Photoshop to sharpen up the water detail. He also decided to give the image a bit of a glow at the end.

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Straight out of camera
Final Processed Image

Camera Gear and Settings:

Processing Software & Gear Used:

Video Gear:

photo by: Jack Thatcher

  1. The most important part of this image for me was capturing the still water. I love how you can see the texture of the water.
  2. Second, I wanted a fairly shallow depth of field with an emphasis on the center of the image. Also, I wanted to keep the f/stop in the mid range of the lens to get the best quality.
  3. Third, I let the ISO fall where it did. In this case 1600. To be honest, I didn’t even notice any noise. Canon 6D’s kick ass!

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