The other day I shared a post about starting the year out right and making the first quarter of the new year a time to focus on fine-tuning different areas of your business. I started out comparing many of you to acting like "deer in the headlights."
In my files, I had an image of the two deer above captured with a LUMIX FZ300 on a trip to Maryland last Spring. It's hardly an award-winner, but as an illustration, it was going to make my point just fine. All it needed to tie in better with the expression was a little more impact.
So, into Luminar I went, and minutes later I had what I wanted. I brought down the exposure, changed the highlights/shadows slightly, added in a little vignette and just a touch of sharpening. I also love the Before/After tool allowing me to immediately compare where I've been to where I'm going. It gave me what I wanted to tie in with the blog post - in minimal time and with more impact on the image to better illustrate my point.
Most of you know I'm not a professional photographer. My passion is the business and marketing side of the industry, but I'll match my love for the craft with a camera in my hands to anybody. Hanging out with so many of you my entire career I've learned a lot and know more than I let on. Often, I just want to capture good images, with minimal time in post-processing. Between Panasonic's LUMIX cameras and Skylum's Luminar, it's an exciting time for photography.
With the images Chamira and I have been sharing in Luminar Corner, I'm blown away by how easy Luminar is to work with. It redefines the meaning of fast and user-friendly. So, if I can get great results, imagine what you, as a professional photographer, can do!
If you haven't checked out, the new Luminar isn't time you found out what all the buzz was about?
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