Drone Photography Post-Production Basics

Drone Photography Post-Production Basics


hello guys We Talk UAV here and in this tutorial we will be showing you how to improve your aerial images just a few simple steps in Lightroom so as an example we took this image on X5S camera and 15 millimeters standard lens so before we start with improvements we will have to know what parts of this image have to be improved so let me point out 4 reasons why we need to work on it in Lightroom reason number one is this spot here which is overexposed it’s not a good looking.its unsharp and overall it’s just not how it’s supposed to be the second reason why we want to be recovering this image why we want to be improving that this image is the amount of the haze over the mountains here because some kind of stuff was smoking in there as you can see here and also on a long distances you tend to get unclear images which is normal but we have to fix it anyways the third problem with this image is shadow shadows in here or in here are pretty dark i would say even too dark and we’re losing a lot of details in there so we’re going to be recovering all those shadows in order to get more details and improve our overall look of the image and last but not least we want to improve the color because color straight out of the camera they are not beautiful at all day just basic so let’s just start with that and first step I want to do is pull the highlights a little bit down like that so the spot is now fixed and it’s pretty clear it’s pretty pretty sharp and good-looking smart and also we didn’t lose a lot of details in shadows or highlights anywhere else so why don’t we just pull this all the way down here so the sky is looking good gnome so the second thing that I will be fixing is the shadows over here and for that reason I will be going shadows slider to the right somewhere about fifty percent so now we’re getting a load more detail some shades from the branches and sun rays that are going through the branches some pieces of light and now it looks beautiful at the next thing is clarity and we going to be putting this up a little bit in order to get rid of this haze over here we will not be able to completely get rid of it but just an improvement just a slight improvement in that area will be visible and noticeable ok you can see it’s getting better now but of course you don’t want to be too hard on a clarity you don’t want to go all the way to 100% so it will make your image look unreal and over overdone over photoshopped so you don’t want this kind of look so i would like to keep it somewhere somewhere or fifty percent for the six is alright prove the colors of our image will have to pull the vibrance and saturation up a little bit by about ten points 10 to 15 points you don’t want to over kill it and make it look like that which is just awful so just pull it up a little bit and also pull up the separate colors like yellow and orange to get this kind of look I found it pretty beautiful so the next step we want to do is to increase the sharpness because sharpness is very important for landscapes no let me increase it by 85 points know you can see that the sharpening here it looks a little bit too harsh so that is why i want to add a little bit more masking and I don’t think that noise reduction is necessary in peace situation because as you can see it’s iso 100 and it’s sunny day so there is no much noise in this image moving on so basically that is good and those are the results you’re going to get in five minutes very simple very effective and you can apply the same techniques to your arrow shots just remember never overkill it never over photoshop it and your images will be looking great let’s compare the results know so we got from this kind of looked at this kind of look and I think it’s pretty knowledgeable improvements anyway guys thank you for watching like this video if you find it helpful share it with your friends and make sure you subscribe for next episode of we talked EV x

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