Very nice video, I like how you created the "vignette" for the image, I haven't seen that done before. Split toning is awesome and I am starting to use it now as well. There are just so many tools to learn in each program, it can be overwhelming, but fun. I'm looking forward to the next videos in the series as I love seeing how professional photographers have improved over the years, it helps me not be so critical of myself, so thank you for sharing your journey.
Great video Brian. Makes me want to hit up the archives tonight! I appreciate how you're showing that even with the bad rap of HDR that endures to this day, it can still be a tool (though minus the dailed up to 11 tone mapping) in the toolkit. It might be less necessary with our newer cameras and we can pump the brakes a bit on bracketing EVERYTHING, but it's still there.
This series is going to be a lot of fun. I cannot wait for the next episode. I LOVE your setup. The standing desk, the camera angle, the entire workspace is killer. Stay well my friend, and I'll see you on the other side of PR 002! ~Lee
Such a good practice to do! Amazing the difference, and I don't look at it as BAD to GOOD as just then and now. All of what was once done led you, all of us, to where we are now and who we've become! Really good stuff!
Great idea Brian to re process your old images. I really loved this and hope you have many more for us. I am only a beginner but learn so much from you. I am looking forward to using the Tone Curve and Split Tone sliders now. Also the Tilt Shift – not seen that used before, thanks. Funny how fashions change, even in photography. Today’s vintage looks are so cool.
Hi BrianI am with you on this in fact I am also boing back over brackets taken on a world trip and using LR HDR in the first instance then PS CC 18 and Luminar to process Great Minds and all that. Keep it up
Great to see the process of making changes to the older images and also the way we "thought" our images should look when they were originally produced. Not only have the tools changed and been improved, but our eyes have become "sharper" as well. Thanks for the new series and especially like the title [Photo Redux].
What a great idea to go back and do a retrospective of older photos you’ve processed. Most of us evolve our styles and there is no reason to not redo some post processing. Your explanations are clear and helpful. Keep them coming. Thank you!
That is a really great video Brian. I love seeing how you have grown as a photographer and revisiting old images is really important. We don't realize how far we have come until we go back and look at where we were.
Hi Brian. What a great idea and tutorial! More please…..Thanks
I like the idea of seeing how you changed the pp for this image. New ways of doing things now than before and what is popular now is different too. You are opening up a big can of worms though as now we have to go back and redo a lot of photos that were supposedly done😀.
Great video Brian. I finally understand the Lightroom HDR mode and why NOT to use Auto Tone. I too have been editing old photos. I took 6000 photos over December 2014 – January 2015 on our Southeast Asia trip. I never finished editing them all and am finding that I am not editing the rest in a completely different way. Will make for an interesting final gallery. Looking forward to more videos in this series. Thanks!
Great video, a new subscriber here.
Indeed, we all grow with our art and our styles and the way we see the world are almost always in flux. Personally, I was never much of a fan of "over-baked" HDR craze of the early '00s'. That said I do use HDR, but only in small doses. I grew up in the 70s and played with my father's Pentax K-1000 SLR, and I "now" fondly recall those faded colour prints (back then I cursed them) that came back from the chemist. It is funny how back then we thought that these terrible prints the result of poor printing techniques and they largely were, but the consumer grade colour print film, paper of that era was not exactly top spec either. Now some 40 years on, the "faded" looks is hip as evidenced by its frequent use on Instagram and other databases. You have to wonder if in some 10 years, if 2027 Brian will look upon this image with the same feeling that 2017 now looks on that HDR version from 2008.
Hey Brian, Thanks for sharing and comparing the "old and new " Brian. I learned a few more things about Lightroom and Photoshop. The tilt shift filter looks pretty cool, I like the effect. Keep up the great work and I will do my part by watching!
This made a big difference. Here I really like the new photo better. Great series! Thanks!
Never thought of using the graduated filter from the sides. Great idea.
Great video, love this Photo Redux series, outstanding work. Thanks for sharing.
Awesome tutorial Brain. Really like the approach and how you take the time to explain how and why you are doing things. I feel this is a very easy lesson to fallow along with. Thanks again and keep the awesome tips coming.
Wow what a difference between the two finished photos. I never cared much for HDR as it tends be over done and look cartoonish. Love the redux video idea. Keep them coming.
I like the old Brian HDR;s. I know you went over the top back then, but you may be coming back to far.
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