It’s rehearsal week for Huntsville Ballet Company again so I’m shooting pictures when I’m not moving props or backdrops around. I love the dramatic lighting and color you get on stage. Not quite as good in the early rehearsals as it is in the later ones with full costumes and with the lighting set to what it will be in the show but it’s still pretty.
It’s really amazing what a little bit of post processing can do with pictures, especially when you are shooting in raw. These are the before and after shots of the blue heron I shot last night.
All were shot hand held on a Canon T5i with a Tokina AT-X 400AF 400mm using manual focus.
Nothing major in the post processing but huge differences.
I cropped just a bit to improve the framing since I was shooting a moving animal and didn’t always have the time to do it in the camera even if it was moving slow.
In Lightroom, on most I increased the clarity +26, vibrance and saturation +17, contrast +2 and exposure +0.24. The other one was fairly close to that. Continue reading “Before and After Post Processing of Last Night’s Blue Heron Pictures”