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Underexposed photographs? Here is how we fix that.
Change the natural light and fix underexposed images in minutes. The “Chasing Light” workflow for Lightroom includes 60 stackable Presets and 21 Brushes, and is designed to give you all of the tools you need to be creative and professional, while retouching any photo you may have.
Don’t just take our word for it, watch our videos below on how we use the ”Chasing Light” workflow ourselves to bring out the beauty of these images.
Light is one of the most important aspects of photography. This is because it allows the photographer to not only see his subjects, but to also judge colors and contrasts correctly, allowing them to look their best when the photographs are printed. The problem is that something might go wrong out on the field: the setting on the camera may not be right or the photographer may be unable to judge the light hitting his subjects correctly. The end result of this being that the photographs are underexposed. This is a phenomenon that is known as “bad light” in the photography world and can be a deal breaker, especially if the photographs that you are taking are for a client.
The good news is that if you have some skills using Adobe Lightroom, you may just be able to save your images. The problem with this is that you might spend hours upon hours tinkering with settings and adjustments to make sure that the photographs turn out just right. However, there is a better way. If you are looking to save your work and produce professional grade photographs in a very short time, it is imperative that you learn how to use Adobe Lightroom Presets.
The presets included in the ”Chasing Light” workflow work really well with photographs that are taken in natural light to fix underexposure. These adobe Lightroom portrait presets allow you to get creative with light, contrasts and shadows to produce the best versions of the images that you have.
As their name suggests, these are settings that are saved in small files that can be used to add effects to an image, sometimes as fast as a click and sometimes after a few adjustments are made. The best thing about The ”Chasing Light” workflow is that it comes with both Presets and Brushes. The Presets allow you to edit and add different effects to whole image, while the Brushes let you edit specific parts of the image.
The Presets that are included in this bundle are stackable. What this means is that it is possible to use one, two or more presets on the same image. You see, most presets usually cancel each other out and the images that you produce using such presets will usually end up with the effect that you added last, which isn’t always the ideal result. With the presets included in the ”Chasing Light” workflow, that is something you won’t have to worry about.
It’s true that the use of two or more presets of a single image may produce photographs whose colors or contrasts may be a little bit overwhelming, this is where the Adobe Lightroom Adjustment Brushes come in. These brushes allow you to edit tiny, specific parts of the image as mentioned above. For example, if you find that some of the color, contrasts or even shadows do not look right, you can edit them with the brushes to your satisfaction. This is very important if you are looking to produce professional photographs and images.
As you can see, the ”Chasing Light” workflow bundle contains everything you need to produce high quality images. The one thing that you have to keep in mind is that if you start off with high quality images, you are going to end up with a much better end result. This is why it is very important to make sure that the images that you take in the first place are of the highest quality. Ensure that your camera setting are just right and judge the light correctly because although, Presets and Brushes may help improve your images, they will not be of too much help if the images you have in the first place are not stellar quality.
1. All in one Presets
2. Base Presets
3. Exposure Presets
4. Color Correct Presets
5. Tone Tint Presets
6. Polish Presets
7. Portrait Presets
8. Vignette Presets
1. Color Brushes
2. Eye Pop Brushes
3. Face Brushes
4. Haze Presets
5. Light Presets
Installing the presets and brushes included in this bundle is very easy. Learn how to do it below with our very easy to understand instructional tutorials.
You can also read our written tutorial on how to install Lightroom brushes.
We have included images in all the tutorials too so as to make it as intuitive and easy to follow as possible.