Reaching the limits in photo editing

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Whenever I'm editing a photo, I usually explore until the further limits of the image. There are times that I go to a point in which some of the pixels are almost too bright and or too dark.

In this post, I will show how I progress on my editing. It's going to be a brief explanation of my process.

For the first part of my editing, I usually balance everything. From the highlights, mid-tones, and shadows. At this point, I'm not bothered by the lack of contrast since I will be dealing with it at the last part of the editing (that's just how I work and it might not apply to every photo).

Here's the result.


From here, I then go on distorting the colors to a tone that feels cooler to my eyes. For this image, I went for the darker tone of green. Also, I also boosted the contrast of the image.

Here's the result.


As I get closer to the tone and contrast that I wanted to achieve in this image, the next thing for me to do is manually overlay filters to boost the lighting and shadows of the image. I mostly rely on Linear & Radial filters in Lightroom to create the effects that I want for this image.


As a result, the lighting was emphasized and the shadows became darker; thus giving the image the contrast ~ a cinematic effect.

Have a great day!