this next section quite possibly is my favorite post production. So this is the dark room in your hand that really all the magic happens here. I think once you have your image captured, you know what lens you're using. You know what camera app you're using? This is where the real work begins. I think so. We're gonna look at Light Room Mobile as a primary source of editing. I call it editing or processing interchangeably. And also we're gonna look at third party apse, which oh, my magic can happen in there. However, there is a caveat here with these third party APS. Sometimes they don't survive the marketplace. So try to have multiple versions of different party applications you can rely on to get the looks. And when I'm talking about editing, what am I talking about? I'm talking about taking a lovely lake shot and turning it into a dramatic NYT ish dark black and white, um, all with light room mobile. All while you're standing on the shore of the lake. I'm talking about the ability to ...
make multiple versions of a single image. So, for example, this image was exposed for the highlights. So the shadows are very dark, and I played around with taking out all the color except for the orange or putting a kind of greenish patina to a very Matt looking image. All this on your phone with light room mobile Really easy. I'm very much a big fan of doing day for night photography, and what I mean by that is, I don't like to travel at night that much alone. I get a little nervous, so I will shoot in the daytime and then convert the image using light room mobile and or some extra third party APS to make nighttime images. Oh, in your hand. It's amazing. The dark room that's available and what I'm really thrilled about, especially with like the mobile, is the variety of different looks you could get. You could get many, many different versions and play around so you could do kind of Ah, this the center one looks more like a book cover illustration to me, where the blacks have been flattened down quite a bit to your kind of standard black and white again kind of a day for night looking feel. There's all different colors and textures and tones you can add similar looking shots so you could do a standard black and white. You can dio more of a do a tone. The color grading in light room mobile is pretty amazing to taking your image into a program called mixtures and adding textures and light leaks to it. You can go from an image similar to this like a beautiful, foggy fall day at the lake, and create something soft and warm and painterly to it again, all on the phone or on your IPad. Some people like to travel with both. They like the flexibility of being going to Photoshop if you need thio as well. So again, another fall foggy morning, same time I shot that last one and then a more painterly, warm, slightly magenta vibe, all in light room mobile and the versions. I really, really want to stress the capacity you have to do multiple multiple versions and keep them all attached when you're working in light room. Mobile light through mobile is non destructive, which means you can at any moment go back and forth from any from the original to these different versions and keep adding or subtracting and never degrading your image. Look at the possibilities. It's pretty amazing. Cuba. So I like I said, I love Cuba and I ditched the 35 millimeter pretty quickly, and this particular image was shot through light room mobile and then process slightly in light room. And then third party app of flares were added after the fact. So I'm trying to give you some ideas of what to look for. This is really a survey boot camp, and what that means is Aiken touch a bit on all of this. But you know, I don't know your style of photography or what you're looking to create, So I'm trying to really open up the product for you to see what's possible. So again, Jack in the forest, maybe Jack Dark and moody, maybe Jack colorized all sorts of options available. So while we're going through these elements and sections, please keep this in mind. These are the camp possibilities. So, as I've said before, I love doing macro photography, and Aiken taken image captured through captured through light room mobile using a moment macro lens and then create a nice black and white image crop. It get more detail out of it, we'll be going over much of this again with the macro photography. Um, shooting for the exposing for the highlights or shadow details is something we've talked about before, and when you take it into your dark room, as I like to call it on your phone, you can really bring out the critters or the details. You can have some fun. What if you take a pretty standard portrait shot studio and then make it look like an illustration in seconds on your phone? And any more clients are appreciating having a variety of looks that you can give them. You give them a straight studio shot, give a black and white shot, and then you give a illustration look to see what they're how they're promoting themselves, especially on social. You can. I want to be really clear here with light room mobile, and the whole mobile world is, I like to call it. You can take your images, do most of the work in light room mobile and then drop it into Photoshop on your IPad and quickly drop in a new background easily. There's all sorts of antique ing or textures you can apply and again, I'm trying to expand your your thoughts of what you can dio, and you could make something look quite painterly. This is all done on the original capture light room mobile process in light room and then taken into a third party app to add the painterly textures on top of it. So let's start diving in into post production.