You’re the boss — and maybe the producer, art director, model, and client.
Tools of the trade.
Tips for great DIY photos.
Fix it in post.
Use editing software like Adobe Photoshop Lightroom to elevate your DIY photos. With customizable presets, you can get exactly the look you want, though Pumphrey suggests you fine-tune your filters to be subtle. “You can create all sorts of moods, but if you want photography that’s going to stand the test of time, you’re more likely to love it forever when it looks real,” she says.
Watch tutorials to learn how to remove distracting objects from photos or make colors pop with saturation adjustments. “Lightroom has a whole section dedicated to controlling the hue and brightness of specific colors,” says Dorei. “Bringing out the color can really elevate the photo.”
Whatever your photography ideas, stretch your imagination and craft skills to try to bring them to life. And if at first you don’t succeed, see what you can do in Lightroom.
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