No matter how much you know about camera settings and achieving the perfect exposure, the magic happens in post-production. In Timeless Milky Way Processing Video Tutorial landscape photographer Rachel Ross shows you how to add magic in your night images.
It’s not always possible to capture the full dynamic range of a scene in one single image. This is due to limitations in our cameras, who struggle to capture all the details that we can see with our eyes. For example, when you look through a brightly lit window and shift your gaze to a dark corner, your pupils dilate to let more light in. Our cameras, however, cannot compensate the bright light coming through the window while also capturing the shadows in the corner.
When photographing scenes with a high dynamic range the solution is to capture more than one image with different exposure times and blend them together in post processing. The blended image will then represent what our eyes were able to see.
In Timeless Milky Way Processing Video Tutorial, Rachel Ross walks you through her workflow of creating her iconic image “Timeless”. The video takes you through every step of the workflow including:
- The camera settings
- Noise Reduction
- Processing Colour
- Blending multiple exposures in Photoshop
- How to make the Milky Way pop
Copies of the original images are included so that you can practice the same techniques.
This video covers techniques in Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Lightroom and Nik Softwares. However, you don’t need all these softwares to learn something new from this video. Rachel covers several tips and tricks in the individual softwares.
Instructor: Rachel Ross Jones
Duration: 33 minutes
Softwares: Adobe Lightroom, Adobe Photoshop, Nik Software