How to Improve Your Images with Dodging & Burning

A couple of weeks ago, we talked about converting your images to black and white. We mentioned dodging and burning to improve black and white images, so today we’re going to explore this topic and how you can do it in Lightroom and Photoshop. The goal of dodging and burning is to brighten and darken […]

Removing Dust Spots in Lightroom

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Ever finished post-processing an image and when you look at it later, you find a dust spot? It’s annoying and if you’re like me, you don’t want to spend your time looking at your image at 100% to make sure you don’t have dust spots. And if you shoot mirrorless, then dust spots are basically […]

Using the transform tool to straighten verticals in architectural images

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If you like taking photos of architecture and cityscapes, you’ve probably noticed that if you angle your camera up or down, the vertical lines of buildings tend to converge. Sometimes (not always), we want them to stay straight. And if you don’t have a tilt-shift lens, then you need to do that in post-processing. Here’s […]