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3 Cheeky Ways To Make Your Photos More Dramatic In Lightroom

February 11, 2020


So you want your photos to stand out more,
whether it’s for your wallpaper, on Instagram or just to sell your bike a bit faster online. Here are 3 cheeky ways to make your photos
look more dramatic by editing in Lightroom. Now, you might know all of these or you might
even use some. But this is intended for newbies looking for
a way to find their style. And in my opinion the best way to learn is
to copy every trendy and every cliche edit out there and that will teach you how the
layout in Lightrooms and everything that is possible within it. So let’s get to it. Graduated filters are great things to use
on images especially one with lots of lines in them. You might have a great photo already but the
emphasis just isn’t quite where you want it to be. There are still just too many things drawing
your eye away from the subject but you don’t want to crop them out. Like this photo where I want the tail to be
the focus point but I don’t really want to crop more of the lines out or even the tire. So instead I’ll grab a graduated filter, pull
it up from the side that I want to put less emphasis on. Stop on a line so that it’s more natural and
unnoticeable and just decrease the exposure substantially. And then on the opposite side do the exact
opposite. Pull down your filter and raise the exposure. You may have to adjust the photos overall
exposure to get it to look good but fiddle until it starts to look dramatic. The point is to add more contrast to the image,
wherever separation of the halves is necessary or even when detail can be lost. You’ve probably seen this all over the place
where the water looks turquoise and you’ve wondered how an earth the water can possibly
look that beautiful? And the truth is that it usually doesn’t. But you possibly hate this look because it’s
too trendy and over done. But the point is to catch peoples eye, and
some say that the best way to do that is to be unique and use your own style, and that
is definitely true. But to the majority of people with an untrained
eye this cliche and trendy stuff will catch their eye a lot faster than your own style
even if it does require more talent. So grab their attention and then they might
learn to appreciate your style with future posts. But how do you do it? It’s easy. You’ll need a photo with a predominantly blue
tone whether it’s from the sky, water or even lights. Edit it like you usually would and then head
over to the best tab in Lightroom, the HSL tab, where dreams come true. Mute some colors under the saturation tab
that you don’t want in the photo and then head over to the hue section and drag that
blue slider ever so slightly to the left until you get that desired shade of turquoise that
you’ve been looking for. Don’t overboard with it but it definitely
makes your blues look a lot more appealing. Like in this photo where the original sky
now looks pretty bland in comparison to what it could look like. When the sun is out get that radial filter
out. Draw out a radial filter
Pick a decent shade of orange Increase the exposure
And make sure that the filter is inverted. It will take some fine tuning but place it
where the sun could possibly be creeping through. Like int his photo for example, the sun could
be peaking around a wall and shining through the leaves. Get the filter on the subject a bit. It will create a beautiful gradient on your
subject and it will also change the tone of the colors of your image because of that orange
hue. It works brilliantly on whites and greens
and can even emulate that look of golden hour. So if you’ve got any old photos that are just
missing something give these a try. Throw one on or try all three and see if that
can liven them up a bit. And if you know any friends that are interested
in photography, please share this video with them. And be gracious and give that like button
a poke.

14 Comments

  • Reply joshua Barrath February 6, 2019 at 1:09 pm

    Top content all the time bra keep it up

  • Reply Chain_Ring MTB February 6, 2019 at 1:25 pm

    Hey bro, this tips help a lot!!Just a suggestion, can you sometime make a video where you give tips on how to compose a photo of a bike and what elements to have/not to have in the frame?I love the look of your photos but don't get mine close to how great yours look.

  • Reply Themotoguy February 6, 2019 at 1:50 pm

    Those tips were helpful 👍🏻😊

  • Reply Lorens Divjak February 6, 2019 at 1:53 pm

    Is that your real phone number ?

  • Reply Mimo Islame February 6, 2019 at 2:04 pm

    Thanks for those tips it help me allot 😍

  • Reply Mohammad Zain February 6, 2019 at 2:42 pm

    Sick 🔥

  • Reply Mohammad Zain February 6, 2019 at 2:45 pm

    Multi camera setup 👌

  • Reply A.M.K February 6, 2019 at 4:12 pm

    Hi CC! Love your work and really admire it from my heart. Wanna follow you on the same path but a beginner in this field. Can you suggest me a good camera under $300 and a budget lens too? And any free editing software for mac?

  • Reply Ali Salih February 6, 2019 at 7:29 pm

    0:06 – You've got some dusts inside the lens! 😬

  • Reply Péter Dobos February 6, 2019 at 7:57 pm

    You deserve a lot more subscriber🔥

  • Reply Tenaciousdomi February 7, 2019 at 3:21 pm

    Fantastic video dude. Love your hat also! I need to get me something like that.

  • Reply Motomatata February 14, 2019 at 5:21 pm

    love this video so much good information and Technics but as feedback i would say you could improve the sound quality when youre sitting in your studio with a mic for example the ceap Neewer USB Microphone 😀 keep the professionalism and you will be big some time.

  • Reply Mika Kusuma February 22, 2019 at 7:28 am

    Hmm. Needs more subscribers.

  • Reply Jaime DLTV February 4, 2020 at 6:38 am

    Ooooh man!!! All your videos are so Amazing!!!
    This is my favorite motorcycling channel!!!
    You are the master of editing and photography!!
    One day I want to be like you bro!!!!

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