Generally, the word photography comes from the Greek words which stands for drawing and light. In photography, good lighting is very important. Good source of light helps photographers emphasize the subject and the story of the picture. It is no doubt that without good lighting, the image is useless.
In this article, we will talk about the best approach in modifying low-light images in Lightroom.
Before we start, it is always important to keep in mind to maximize the quality of the images taken from the camera. And did anybody try Lightroom presets from Sleeklens? If not, please take the time to visit their site. They have tons of good lightroom tutorials and preset package.
So, what is low-light? As what I understand, low light images are those taken from places with poor lighting. It is also about an image where you’ll have a hard time viewing it. Photographers often consider low light images as a great challenge.
Basically, there’s no exact way and method on how to modify low light images, but, I believe these three steps can help you enhance the quality of your low light images.
You can actually check the shadows and highlights in two ways:
- Press and hold the ALT and click the shadow slider
- Move the cursor over small triangles in the image
Image noises are common to most low-light images, especially those captured on low quality digital cameras. The noise adds a dull, grainy and unwanted pixels on the image. You need to reduce the noise of the image by adjusting the sliders on the develop module in Lightroom.
Enhance the contrast level
This step requires a trial and error process to achieve the desired effect on the image. You have to adjust several sliders appropriately to avoid destroying the quality of the image. Contrast slider can be viewed and adjusted in the tone curves panel in the develop module.
Overall, these three basic steps are my approach to dealing and modifying with low-light images. Although this may not be the best process, but it surely will make a big and good difference to your image.