Friday, June 17, 2011
Lightroom is an amazing piece of software. Think like Photoshop but for the poor(ish). Sure it does not have some of the super spanky features like the absolutely insane "highlight something and we can make it disappear and render what we think would be there" button but for most (normal) editng needs, Lightroom does the trick.
This tutorial on earthboundlight.com shows how to use the sharpening tools in Lightroom. I also found out I can use the 'ALT' key to show a photo in black & white as sometimes color skews your judgement.
Photojojo also had some fun ideas on with shadows. Shadows are one of those things you just can't avoid (yay science!) so why not play with them? Another idea which I find fun is going to your local Science Museum and finding a photo-sensitive wall and photographing your shadows doing some silly things.