Aspect Ratio-the proportion of the width of the image to the height of a 2D image
Clipping-the intensity of the light falls outside of what can be recorded by the camera and there is a loss of detail.
Color Profile-the data for a digital device, such as a printer or monitor, which describes its gamut, or range of colors. Used to match the gamut from one device to another.
Exif Data-information stored by the camera in the file.
Gamut-range of colors
Histogram- a graphic representation of the tones in an image. A spike of data on the left side indicates underexposure, on the right overexposure.
Neutral Value-RGB values are equal or gray
Non-destructive Editing-adjust the image without overwriting the original image data. Instructions are written to a sidecar file that tells the software how to interpret the image.
White Balance-the setting that adjusts for the color temperature of the light and that will make a white object appear white or a gray object a neutral value
Workflow-the tasks to be performed and the order of those tasks. When working with Lightroom to optimize the appearance of your photos, the order of the steps makes a difference.
- Lens corrections. Rotate, crop and straighten.
- Transform-Use auto to straighten architecture or horizon lines.
- Crop. Keep the lock on to maintain aspect ratio.
- Set white balance.
- Read the histogram to set exposure. Most images should have the widest possible dynamic range, meaning that there should be data across the entire histogram.
a. Exposure slider-use to adjust the overall tonality
b. Set black point-shift double click.
c. Set white point-shift double click.
d. Use shadows slider to brighten mid tones.
- Adjust clarity (mid tone contrast)
- Adjust vibrance.
- Use saturation with care: +10 at most
- Sharpen-amount at least 50
Lightroom Resource: Lightroom CC – Create Stunning Images using the Basic Panel