One thing I always do to an image when processing, is add a vignette. But sometimes I have a tendency to go a little overboard… especially on flowers. Landscapes, however, need a subtle vignette and not a heavy one, unless you are deep into woodland and want to draw the viewers eye to the centre of the image, to the end of a path or a light source.
On saying that, sometimes it just is too hard to judge what you should be aiming for. Going back a couple of months, I watched a fantastic tip from Scott Kelby on Lightroomkillertips.com
And boy does it make a difference.
That magic number used by Scott and now me is in the Effects Panel in the Develop Module of Lightroom Classic and with Highlight Priority mode is -11.
I know I was thinking the same -11 is going to do nothing.. but believe me it does a whole lot.
Camera: Canon EOS 700D
Lens: Canon EF-S10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM
Focal Distance: 10 mm
Shutter Speed: 1/80 sec
Photograph Date: 29.08.2018
Location: Fountains Abbey, North Yorkshire
Software: Adobe Lightroom Classic and On1 Photo RAW 2023
I hope this little tip helps you out… like it did me. I am using far more in my landscape photos. And now with the superb masking of Lightroom Classic and being able to select background I can darken, blur and add other adjustments, like increased exposure/contrast etc. And then add the -11 Vignette. It really is a wonderful number to remember.
Hope this helps you as it has helped me! Many thanks Scott!
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