Art Wolfe, Post Processing Night Photos, The Old Seminary at UChicago: OOC Episode 6

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Post Processing for Night Photography

  • White balance is critical (make sure you were shooting in RAW!)
  • As with any image, it is absolutely essential that the black areas of your image are true black. Lower the black slider in Lightroom if you need to
  • If you want detail in the highlights, you may need to lower the highlights slider
  • Boost saturation selectively using the HSL toolbar in Lightroom
  • Eliminate distractions
  • HDR can bring out detail in shadows, but it can really mess with a night scene
  • Dodge and Burn

Interview with Art Wolfe

Art Wolfe will be presenting at Loyola University on July 12th. Don’t miss it! He must have thought that I was such a nice guy that he’s giving us a 20% discount off admission! Use coupon code “Chicago2014” for 20% off.

In this interview, Art gives us tips for photographing architecture and urban scenes, talks about what he does to improve as a photographer, and he talks about the seminar he’ll be giving on July 12th.

 

Photographing the old Seminary Building at the University of Chicago

If you like shooting the University of Chicago, then I’m sure you know that the old seminary building has been under construction for the past couple of years. It is almost complete and I found my way inside to give you sneak peek into what you can expect. I think that you’re going to like it, but it’s not going to be without some controversy.

Thank you to Matt Frankel for first showing me around to all of the amazing places at the University of Chicago. Check out his images on Flickr.

 

Pick of the week

I received a request to go through my current camera gear. Here it is!

Canon 6D

Sigma 15mm fisheye, Canon 17mm Tilt Shift, Canon 24-105mm, Canon 70-300L

Gitzo 3541LS tripod with Arca Swiss Z1 Ballhead and RRS clamp

Olympus OM-D E-M10, 17mm 1.8, 40-150mm

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