Sick of those oversaturated unnatural photos?
Let’s be frank about this. A saturated photo does give viewers a more impactful impression, but if you overdo it, it can easily causing visual fatigue.
Those are not the kind of photos you would want to hang it in your living room.
But no worry, I’m going to share with you on how to produce a colourful photo while keeping a natural look.
Let’s start with understanding the Colour Wheel first. A Colour wheel is the basis
Are you having difficulty in boosting up the colour of the Milky Way? Enhance the colour of the Milky Way can be tricky, especially if you are shooting at the location with a certain amount of Light Pollution. Here’re some of the methods to enhance the orangish colour of the Milky Way core. The first method is simply using the Brush tool to paint out the colour. You add a Colour Balance Adjustment Layer and add more Yellow and Red to the photo. However, this adjustment applie
I know this may sound a bit unusual to remove the stars in your Milky Way photo, but in fact, there are plenty of pro photographers doing that. There are two reasons why we want to reduce the stars. First, too many stars can be quite distractive. Usually, we tend to increase the contrast of the photo to make the Milky Way “pop”, but this also applies the same to the stars. You would want your viewers to focus more on the Milky Way instead of the “bright spots” that scatter ar
Banding is when there aren’t enough data available between tones /colors, what unable to create a smooth transition. This commonly happens when you apply too much adjustment to a gradation. Banding usually appears on the sky, especially for a B&W photo like below. Although Banding can be a bit less obvious, but you can still notice it on the sky. Compared to a normal Landscape photo, B&W photos required more “push” to add more contrast and darken the sky. Banding on your phot
A minimalism black and white photo can be interesting but the way editing it is quite different to usual photos of Landscape or Astro. Here’re some of the adjustments I usually make when processing a black and white photo, and I hope these tips will help you in improving your photos. If you are interested in capturing the long exposure clouds using ND filter, you can check out the blog post that I wrote previously.
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Recently, I received a question from one of my students regarding what’s the right colour of the Milky Way. I think it is a good question. It also triggered me to share the answer with you all, and how to get the right colour of the Milky Way. We have seen countless photos of the Milky Way in different colour variation, orange, magenta, blue and even white, but which one is correct? From Astronomy perspective, the colour of the Milky Way should be yellow and orange. Like the
On this video, I will talk about how to use the Digital Blending technique to create a better composition. Digital blending can be very powerful. In fact, advanced techniques like Time Blending and Luminosity Masking are also one of the ways of using Digital Blending. With a bit of creativeness, you can combine light trails, adding multiple fireworks into a single photo or removing tourists (Which I will share in the future). Other than Digital Blending, I will also talk abou
Imagine that when you are photographing a scene at a popular location, there are tourists everywhere, and you are not able to get a clean shot without them in your frame. What would you do? You move to another place and change your composition, or you can try to remove the tourist from your photo in Post-processing. In this video, I’m going to share with you a few techniques on removing any unwanted subjects on your photo. 🙂 Join our Photography Masterclass Community & impro
Here’s my end-to-end post-processing workflow when editing a landscape photo. Hopefully, this will give you some ideas in creating your own one too. 🙂 Join our Photography Masterclass Community & improve your photography skill. Subscribe to receive photography tips & tricks and update from Grey Chow Please feel free to share this post if you enjoy reading it! :) #website #highpass #size #luminositymasks #facebooksize #landscapephotography #photoshopcc #luminositymask #sharpe
So that your photos will look great on Facebook, Instagram and your website. Without wasting any more time, here’s the video. Download the Web Sharpening Action for Adobe Photoshop As mentioned in the video, here’s the Web Sharpening action that I created. Installing GreyChow Web Sharpening Action To install the action pack, please perform the following actions Unzip the downloaded GreyChow Web Sharpening.zip file. Double click on GreyChow Web Sharpening.atn file, this will a
On this video, I will share how to blend the lights from photos that took at different times. The video also shows other adjustments that I make to produce the outcome photo. You can download the RAW files that I used in the video. So that you can learn better by following the steps. Download GreyChow LM Action Pack Installing GreyChow LM Action Pack To install the action pack, please perform the following actions Unzip the downloaded GreyChow LM Action Pack.zip file. Double
As promised, here is how to create all the Luminosity Masks manually without using my “GreyChow LM action pack”. *Correction: To subtract a channel, it should be “Cmd + Opt + Click” on Mac not “Cmd + Alt + Click”. To understand the basic of the Luminosity Masking and Exposure Recovery: For a more advanced way of using Luminosity Masking: If you want to download the “GreyChow LM Action pack”, you can get it here. Installing GreyChow LM Action Pack To install the action pack, p
This is the part 2 about how to use Luminosity Masking to edit your photo. This time, I’m going to do exposure recovery using three photos with different exposures. (On the previous video, I was using only two) Also, I will share with you on a better way in finetuning the Luminosity Masks and other methods in using the Luminosity masking to make your photo more Pop. To understand the basics of the Luminosity Masking, you can check out my previous video here: Visit the page Gr
What’s Luminosity Masking? Luminosity Masking is an advanced editing technique that’s widely used among the landscape photographer. In this video, I’m going to explain in detail what’s Luminosity Masking, why is it so powerful and how to use the technique to recover an overexposed sky. Also, I have created a Luminosity Masking Action Pack to ease you in creating all those Luminosity Masks. You can download the Action Pack here. Installing GreyChow LM Action Pack To install th
Do we really need complicated editing techniques to produce a well-edited photo? Well, I’m going to answer that and explain why in this latest Youtube video. Also, I will demonstrate how to produce a pleasant photo using simple adjustment tools in Adobe Lightroom. Join our Photography Masterclass Community & improve your photography skill. Subscribe to receive photography tips & tricks and update from Grey Chow Please feel free to share this post if you enjoy reading it! :) #
Filters or Bracketing? Which one should you pick? Both methods allow you to resolve the overexposed sky issues, which is the common problem that every beginner is facing in Landscape Photography. So, what’s the difference between using filters and bracketing? Which types of filter are useful in photographing the landscape? And is it really necessary for us to get a filter If we can do bracketing? I’m going to answer all these in this article. Let’s start with the filters. Fil
Having an overexposed sky when photographing the sunrise/sunset is a common issue for every beginner in Landscape photography. In this video, I will teach you how to recover the overblown sky using Digital Blending technique. Before get into Digital Blending, you will need to have a series of bracketed shots first, which is a group of photos of the same scene with different exposures. To learn how to do Bracketing, you can check out my previous blog post here: