Firstly I would like to say a big thank you to everyone for your support with yesterday’s problem. A number of people also emailed me to say don’t worry about 1 star reviews where there is no comment (“no one ever pays attention to these”). Unfortunately the sales data suggests people are swayed strongly by a 1 star review, even with a low priced book. I guess they don’t want to waste valuable time and I can’t blame them. Fortunately the problem is now resolved so thank you.I would like to emphasise that I am always open to new ideas for future books and articles so please feel free to contact me.
Now to the subject of today’s post – Lightroom. Have you noticed there has been a new release of Lightroom over the past few weeks? If not and you are using version 6 (or are a CC subscriber) you might want to take a closer look.
When Lightroom 6 launched there was a lot of publicity about the new merge to HDR and to a lesser extent merge to Panorama. What didn’t receive much attention the new “Dehaze” feature.
Now if you are a Landscape Photographer this is a great tool. It seems to cut through the atmospheric haze that can often occur. But equally and very usefully, it can also introduce the appearance of haze. Unfortunately the slider control (found under Effects) is a global adjustment and so will act on all areas of your image.
What this latest release of Lightroom has introduced is a Dehaze control into the Gradient and Brush tools. This means you can now apply the adjustment to selected areas of the image which opens up a lot of new options. The global control is great for removing haze but isn’t good for introducing it. But make a selection with the Brush tool and you can increase the feeling of depth in your image or even simulate fog.
If you haven’t tried this tool yet you really should.