Whenever I meet someone who is a photographer or is interested in photography, I always get asked this question: what do you edit with? In a world of wedding photography, the best thing to do is utilize your time and editing wiseley. To do so I use Adobe Lightroom to batch edit and create all the m
Something I will be doing through my educational blog is provide #LightroomHacks.
In the Adobe Suite, Lightroom was created for digital photo processing and editing. Lightroom gives you the ability to import an entire folder of images and view them individually. Once you have mastered your style and created your custom preset, eventually upon import, you’ll be able to import your images with your preset automatically placed on it. This is so much more efficient than Photoshop because could you imagine opening 300+ files into Photoshop without it slowing down your computer? Not only that, you then eliminate having 300+ tabs at the top of the program screen. Lightroom just rocks and here’s hack #1 that makes it rock even more!
D E H A Z E !
This is the magical bar located at the very bottom of the Effects tab. You can find all this on the right side of the program screen. Dehaze hasn’t always been around. It was introduced into Lightroom and Photoshop in 2015 and since then has changed the game.
What does dehaze do!? Have you ever gone to take a photo and the sun casted a weird sheen over the image? Or you’re in an area that is extremely foggy? The goal with dehaze is to eliminate that fog and haze to help the subject stand out and/or the image seem clearer! You can also use the slider bar to add fog if you’ve taken a photo where it would look epic if the fog was emphasized, like on a mountain or rocky cliff. It truly is a magical tool and has saved so many great images from looking too contrasted or dark.
Here is an example where I used dehaze after applying my preset to make an image come to life!
As you can see a little dehaze can go a long way! By taking the slider a little to the left, you can see I went to +13, I was able to eliminate the sun’s haze and make Joe and Kat pop! This also helped the details of the stone stand out more too!
Here is a before and after of how increasing and decreasing dehaze can effect an image. The left is DEHAZE -62 and the right is DEHAZE +62! These examples are complete raw files and do not have any additional editing applied! Just dehaze!
I hope this little trick can help change your editing game too! I’d love to see and hear about how you have utilized dehaze or if this is the first time you've heard bout it!