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Simple At Home Photography

teacher avatar Aminah Othman, Photographer

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7 Lessons (40m)
    • 1. Introduction

    • 2. Using a DSLR

    • 3. Using a Smartphone

    • 4. Setting Up Your Home Studio

    • 5. Editing in Lightroom

    • 6. Editing on Your Smartphone

    • 7. Final Thoughts and Class Project

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Simple At Home Photography

Hi! And thanks for joining us here talking about Simple At Home Photography! I'm so happy you came! Work with me as I show you guys how to set up easy and simple photos in your house using things you already have.

This class will focus on product and lifestyle photography in a simple and easy way. I'll go through the setup of the item and take photos with my DSLR and my smartphone and then walk through the editing process using Lightroom and a free app on my smartphone.

This class is a behind-the-scenes type course that will teach you how to take photos of products and food, and really anything you want to take a photo of. We will be going over things like:

  • Natural light
  • Using items around my house to make the photography set
  • Basic DSLR settings
  • Smartphone photography
  • Editing software (Lightroom and smartphone app Snapseed)

You will learn how to take photos without having to have an expensive studio set-up, expensive equipment, or expensive editing software.

This class is focused more towards the beginner photographer looking for inspiration or ideas as to what they want to photograph. I will talk about it a little, but you should know the basics on how to photograph in manual mode.

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Aminah Othman



Hi everyone!

My name is Aminah and I am a photographer hobbyist. I've been taking photos my whole life, but have only become serious about photography the last couple years.

For many years I focused my energy on portraits using natural light until I moved to Korea and realized street photography was such an interesting style. I worked on that for a while until taking a class on studio portraits and fell in love with that. After doing that for a while, I started looking more into editing styles. And that's currently where I'm at now. With so many styles of photography, there's no time to waste. Come and explore with me :)


For those of you interested, I have an instagram and Facebook page and have been trying to be more active on my website.

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1. Introduction: I've been taking photos as far back as I can remember. One of my first memories of photography is dressing up my sister in some of my mom's clothes and having her pose well, I took a picture with a disposable camera. I haven't always had expensive things to work with. I didn't always have a DSLR. I didn't always have lights. I didn't always have a nice backdrop word, and I set up to have a studio. I was always missing those things, but I never let that stop me from taking photos. My name is Amina, and I don't think anyone needs expensive stuff in order to take good photos. My photos were really awful back then. But now that I've practiced and technology has improved to where we can have a phone and our camera in the same device, not only is it so much better, it's so much easier Any time you see people taking photos online, they're always saying you don't need expensive stuff. You don't need the camera, you don't need the backdrop. You don't need the model, but then they go and take photos using the model using the backdrop using the camera so it doesn't exactly show you how to do these things. I just think no one should feel like they can't take photos because they don't have expensive things in this course. We're gonna set up our own studio in our house and take pictures of things we already have in our home. I'll show you how to make the simplest set, find great lighting and use your DSLR or smartphone settings in order to take a great photo . I'm also going to walk you through the steps and editing using light room and using a free smartphone app. This class is going to be great for beginner photographers who are just starting to use manual mode or photographers that want a different style of photography. This class will be easy, fun and hopefully get you out there taking more photos. So if you're ready, grab your camera. Let's get started 2. Using a DSLR: There are three important things to know when you're shooting in manual mode. Those three things are ISO shutter speed and aperture. Eso is something that controls light. So if you have a high I s so that's going to let more light in the photo. If you have a low I s O that is going to let less light in the photo. So if you have a really bright set, then you might want to have a lower Aiso in order to make it so that your photo isn't blown out. If you have a darker set, you might want to have a higher ISO in order to let more light in. So your photo isn't completely dark. My photo set up is actually on my bed. That's right next to my window. So I usually get a lot of afternoon sunlight for this. You could probably just set eso to auto. It really depends on the lighting in your room. I happen to have mindset to anywhere from 100 to about 200. I try not to go too high because I don't want my photo look grainy, which is what can happen if you set your eyes. Oh, too high. The next thing to talk about a shutter speed. I think most people know what shutter speed is. It's just how fast you can take the photo, because my subjects are not moving because their food, I tend to keep my shutter speed at a ground 1/60 of a second any lower. I'm worried about my hand shaking too much, and I don't need it any higher. If I raise the shutter speed, I'm going to lose a light in the photo. So the higher the shutter speed, the faster it goes, the less life that's gonna come in. The last thing I want to talk about is aperture. Aperture, I think, is one of the most important things because it's what gives your picture a lot of drama or makes the picture look a little bit more interesting. Aperture controls the clearness, or blurriness of the background of the photo, so those pictures you see where there's something in the front and it's very clear, but the background is blurry. That's someone using aperture in order to make that photo. So if you have a low aperture setting, you're going to get that blurry background effect. If you have a higher aperture, maybe at like seven or 11 everything is gonna be kind of clear in the image. Some product photography looks really good with having a blurred background. Others you don't necessarily want something to be out of focus. For example, flatly, you don't want the tallest thing to be clear, and then the background is blurry. That doesn't make any sense. You want everything to be visible in that photo. Other things like if you're taking pictures of Candies, you don't necessarily want everything to be clear because it's kind of a boring photo. If you want to add a little bit something extra to that photo, you can lower the aperture and make the back on a little bit blurry. Focus on one candy or maybe the corner of a candy, and then it kind of adds a little bit something. Another thing that aperture will effect is the light in the photo. So if you have a lower aperture where the background is kind of blurry, the you're going to be letting more light into your photo. If you have a higher aperture where everything in the picture is very clear. You're going to have less light coming through the photo, so you're gonna need to kind of balance between shutter speed aperture and eso in order to balance out the the light in the photo. I personally really like messing with aperture because I enjoy as I'm taking pictures of kind of small things and products and things that normally wouldn't really look that great sitting on a table. When you lower that aperture and you blur out that background, it kind of adds a little bit, and I really like that. But that doesn't necessarily work for every photo. Not everyone really likes the blurred background. So it's really up to you just need to make sure that you balance out those three things. So my camera is a canon rebel T to I, um I got this camera like, 10 years ago. It still works really well for me. The lens that I'm going to be using today is the 50 millimeter lens. I recently just bought this lens. I know it's a lens that a lot of people by as their first lens. The great thing about this is that it has a low aperture so I can shoot at 1.8, which I really like doing, especially with product photography. Have another lens that I'll use occasionally because it shoots a little bit wider. The 50 millimeter one. You can't zoom with it at all, so you're kind of stuck. So if you want to get farther away, you have to actually physically move your body, which when I'm taking shots of food or other products like that, it doesn't really matter. I just back up a little bit, but 3. Using a Smartphone: So here is my phone. I have a Samsung Galaxy s six edge. I bought this three years ago while I was living in Korea. There are much newer phones on this now, even if you have an iPhone or maybe you have a different model of this, that's still okay. Most phones do basically the same thing as faras cameras. In fact, about this phone because of the camera it has. And most phones have these features now anyways, so I think I'm gonna go ahead and switch over, so I'll record what my phone sees, So that way you guys can see what I'm doing. So the first thing we always like to do is open up our camera. So I'm gonna go ahead and click that, Um, here is just the regular camera mode. If you tap the screen, a little light bulb will pop up and you can either decrease exposure or increase exposure. I tend to like a little bit of a darker photo, so I'm gonna go ahead and decrease it. Just take a picture there. You can see that picture itself isn't too bad. All right, so if you swipe your screen to the right, you'll get a menu that pops off and we're gonna click pro Now, this is promote so we can change different things that we wouldn't normally be able to change in auto mode like I s so you can edit I s so you can go ahead and change the shutter speed. Uh, increase it or decrease it or set it to auto. So these things are going to affect the light, which is why it's getting brighter and darker. You can change the white balance if you click that W b. But I usually leave white balance on auto. But it is actually interesting to look at. If you're interested in changing white balance yourself, we can also adjust auto focus. I'm not going to do that, though. So, actually, before we go into tone, I'm gonna go ahead and take a picture like this just to see what it looks like. That made a pretty interesting photo. If we go ahead and we click Tone one now, this comes with preset filters in your phones. You can go ahead and click through those, but the one I actually like the most are tone one in tone to at the end because that is a custom filter. You're actually able to edit the photo before you even take it so you can change color temperature at the top. That will make it either like bluer or warmer. So I tend to like a cooler photo. So I'm gonna go towards blue Tent. I don't really like green, so I'm gonna keep that on the purple side contrast. I am gonna go ahead, leave that a little bit saturation. I tend to like less saturation in my photos. Um, and highlights usually decrease the highlights. And then I raised the shadows so you can take a photo already edited just like that. So it actually is a pretty cool feature to use on your phone, all right? And then swipe right to get back to that screen. All right, Next is selective focus. So you'll see a screen that pops up like this. You can tap the image you want to focus on, and when you click the capture button, it's going to kind of take a while to load up. And then when you go visit the gallery after it finishes, you can see that adjust background blur. Now this will let you choose between your focus, far focus or full focus, and then you can take the photo from there and save that. I think for iPhone users, this is called portrait mode. So I want to show you guys an interesting app that I have. It's called a huge gap. It's free. You can go ahead and download that in the upper left is the viewfinder. You just tap that to make the screen bigger. The only bad thing about this is you can't really zoom, so you have to move your body forward and backward if you want to make it bigger, smaller. But go ahead and click that big button and it will develop the image in the upper left. If you click lab, you get to see the image that you took. So it gives it that cool vintage e feeling. Another issue that I have with the APP is that you can take the exact same photo two times in a row and it will not come out the same at all. So it is a very interesting feeling to it, but yeah, you're never gonna get the same photo twice, which is good or bad. 4. Setting Up Your Home Studio: all right? Just to give you guys an idea of the things that, uh, you might want to take pictures of the main things I have here are just some peanut butter cookies I made this morning. I had this in the fridge, just a drink, some chocolate, and then my husband had this in the freezer. So I have to wait for the condensation to come off. But anything like that is something that you can take a picture of. So that's what we'll be doing today. I have some extra things to add in the picture just to give it a little bit. I have these sunglasses. Ah, this planner that we could throw in. I have different colored napkins. Just if we want to put it on top. I have this on old newspaper, this book, which I thought had some cool not so much pictures, but just an interesting design. And then I have different Candies and stuff back here to add to it as well as faras my background. I have two different things. We'll start with the bottom. So the bottom I have this extra just wood planks kind of my husband and I were doing a project, and so I saved some. One side has the sort of barn door color to it, and then the other side I stained darker brown as faras backgrounds go literally. I have two T shirts, one is more of like a blue gray. And then I have a black one that I can just lay on top of a box on that I have in my apartment. And then I also have this table. It's just like a TV dinner type table. Uh, I have not cleaned it, so it has a lot of nice texture to it that hopefully will show up in the picture. But yeah, that's about it. Just some different things to photograph today. So here is the window I have in my house. I have about two windows that I think are usable one in the bedroom, which is where I am now and then one in my living room. That one doesn't really let in much light as much as this one. So I prefer to use this window also is very convenient having my bed here as sort of stand . So I'm just going to show you how I set up my my background. We'll go ahead and do that. You don't need to use wood planks. I just like the feeling gives. Plus, I happen to have them. If you don't have it, you can just use Ah, coffee table. I have a coffee table, but it's, like £80 I don't want to carry it in here. So? So this table was not gonna hold itself up, obviously. So I'm just gonna grab anything heavy that can set behind it. So it stands up. That's basically it. Now, I mentioned you could use a T shirt if you have what? So here I literally just have a T shirt and hang it over the laundry basket. I usually hanging over a box just because the photos I take can be tall and this would be too short. Could do the black one. Um, I already have a black background. So, um, if I wanted a lighter background, I could go ahead and just add this gray shirt. Let's take some pictures and see what it looks like. - Now I'm getting kind of dark shadows. I don't necessarily want them on this side. So I'm gonna find a piece of paper, and hopefully that will lighten it up. 5. Editing in Lightroom: All right, so we're going to edit using light room. Now, if you look at the screen, you can go ahead and see a couple things. 1st 1 here's all the information about my photo. Um, there presets usually over here. I'm not going to use any presets today, But if you do have any, they're gonna be on this side. And then here's what we're gonna be working with. Say this part over here. Now, if you remember when I was using my smartphone to take the photo, they had buttons similar to this so temperature intent kind of changes cooler or warmer, or here 10 green or purple. Now, I'm not gonna really mess of those today. I just want to show you that there there, I think most people can usually at it using these. I am going to go into a little bit more detail. But that's because I really like post editing. So yeah, so let's get started. So the first thing is exposure. Now I am going to raise the exposure just a little bit because I think this photos kind of dark. Plus, it's probably gonna get a little darker when I edit it, so I'll probably leave it at 25 for now. Contrast. I am also going to increase, which I'll probably go back and increase some more just because when I edit, I tend to flatten out the image a little bit. And the night Riyadh contrast after that, so highlights now the way I use this section. Usually I will decrease highlights and I will raise the shadows and that's because in here it's quite dark and I mean it is gonna be dark. But I want to try and lighten it as much as I can just cause it's kind of like a hole that I made with this chocolate. So if I increase the shadows, then I need to decrease the highlights. If I do both. If I increase both, it's just way too bright. So I usually try to flatten the image out a little bit by decreasing highlights, increasing the shadows just to balance it out. Then I increase the whites and I decrease the blacks. So I did flatten the image a little bit more, which is now I will go back to contrast, just to give it a little bit more so next step is clarity. Now. Clarity is interesting. If you just you negative 100 it's softens the image up. I mean, it looks gross, but it softens the image up to the point of it. Looking gross. If I increase it to 100 it's so sharp. So we don't want to do either of those. I'll probably want to increase as opposed to decrease. But I don't want to increase too much because I don't want to go overboard. I mean, I guess I could look kind of cool, but that's not a look I'm going for in this 11 of the things about clarity that I think would look good with negative is probably portrait. I mean, I would never go this far, maybe, but like negative 10 just cause it gives a softness to kind of the face, and I think that can look nice. I spent six years living in Korea and all of the photos that they take they have that kind of soft look to the skin. So it's just reducing the clarity in order to get that. But all right, vibrance, I'm going to increase vibrance and decrease saturation. Now, I don't like my pictures to be supersaturated most of the time, sometimes ideo. But for this one, I don't want it to be supersaturated. And I'm trying to get rid of that, like reddish tone to the chocolate. I mean, even though the chocolate has that reddish tone, I just kind of want to reduce the amount of it. So if I'm going to reduce saturation than I want to increase vibrance just to keep it a little bit balance tone curve I really like tone curve tone curve is basically like this part, but deeper so it does a little bit more of a change. Uh, I'm going to show you how to use this on the smartphone app, but on a smartphone up, unfortunately, they don't have these nice, easy little scroll bars that they have here. Instead, they just have this graph, and it's really hard to do with your fingers, especially me, because I have big hands. So but you'll at least get to see in here how the bar is changing, even though I'm using the little tool down here. So, like I said, tone curve, it's very similar to what we just did. It just goes a little bit deeper. So highlights again. I'm going to decrease the highlights. And then I will increase the lights and then I will decrease The darks might be a little bit too much and increase the shadows. Increase the shadows quite a bit, just cause Still trying to lighten this area So you can see here just how it changed that her So I'm not gonna mess with the curve. You guys will see me do that in the smartphone editing. If we continue on down the line, I'll stop here. So this color section now, I do like this because, like, I don't want to be really saturated in that color. For example, I've already said I don't want there to be a lot of red in this chocolate, so I'm going to decrease that saturation. And again, in order to balance it out, I'm going to increase ruminants just a bit. Same with orange. I'm gonna try and get rid of that as well. Just a little bit. Think I may have gone overboard on the red a little bit back and yellow. I don't want to change too much because you know these nuts if I make some like completely black and whites. Wonky chocolate bar. So now split. Toning, I think, is one of the I can see a significant change when I use split toning. Now, if you edit on instagram Andi, I think it's somewhere towards the middle. It's color. They just call it color in that. It's exactly what I'm doing here. So you're changing the color of the highlights in the shadows of the photo. So right now, I don't have any saturation of any color in the highlights of the the Shadows. So if I change the Hugh, you're not going to see any difference in this photo. It's gonna say the same because there's already no saturation to it. So before I do anything, I have to add saturation, and I know it looks a little bit strange, but now we can scroll through and you'll see the color change, so I tend to again. Always. I usually have a cooler tone photo. I just like the purples and the blues. So if you like the warmer colors, I mean, that's fine. You'll probably stick with here or closer to the end. I'm usually somewhere from two 22 to 40. Maybe. I think that's usually around where I hit. If you're not sure where you want it to go, sometimes I just look at the photo and just scroll until I'm like, Oh, I like this and then I just stop so, like now, like, that's little to purple. I kind of like this. So to 23. So then going to reduce the saturation just a bit. I kind of really like that tone. So I'm gonna leave that same thing with shadows. Nothing is gonna happen if there's no saturation. So I have to increase the saturation first and then go ahead and scroll through. I think it like that and then reduce the saturation. So I think that looks good. Uh, if you want to see a before and after I'm on a Mac, so I just click that back slash. But I'm not sure if it's the same on a PC, though, honestly. So you just hold that Here's the before. Here's the after. If you're not sure, you can always just click this because it just does, like so many different before after photos, so you can just see the different ways they have that. So we have changed it quite a bit. Um, next thing is the detail. We're going to sharpen the image a little bit. Now, you just click on this and we're just zoom in or out. It's just one tap. We need to make sure we focus on a picture. That's the part of the picture that have sharpness. Now. I used my aperture was at an F stop of 1.8. So the background is blur. You can see this chocolate is not in focus. If I try and sharpen it. Well, I'm on this part that's not even in focus. That's not gonna help me at all. So I need to focus somewhere here where it has the most sharpness of the picture. So I'm going to try to go here. Yet you can see here think I focused on this part. Now you can just go like this. Whatever you want, sharpened. That's great. But if you add a little a little sharpness, you don't have any idea where it's going, right? So I'm asking. You need to adjust that in order to pick where you want your sharpness to go so if you hold down option again. I'm on a Mac. If you hold down the option key and then you adjust masking. So this is what the sharpness we were adjusting before. Now we increase it here. We can just select the part that we want to be sharpened so you can go ahead and see. Now we will sharpen just the part that we want to be sure. I want to go overboard, have a tendency to do that. All right, The next thing is lens correction. I never used to use lens correction until recently. I'm not sure why. I guess maybe I felt intimidated by it. I don't know. It's really easy. You just click enable. Now. Sometimes when you use lenses, there's some sort of there's like a distortion to it. Um, so this kind of helps get rid of that now. I used a canon that was the lens I was using a cannon. 50 millimeter. If I were to get confused, maybe and click another one like let's say sigma, it does this now. I wasn't using a signal. Obviously you can completely see this is not the distortion it's supposed to be correcting So you really need to make sure you have your lens to make sure that it does not do this. All right, so anyway, cannon and then 50 millimeters what I use now, the distortion. You can't really see it all that well. But if you look over here, so here, take a look at this part of the chocolate. So if I move it back and forth, you can kind of see the chocolates, like, sort of waving. So that's the lens distortion being fixed. It doesn't really matter too much with this, but other photos that actually makes a significant difference then. Yet I love vignette. I use it on every single photo, even if it's just the slightest tiniest amount. I think it adds like a nice little border. I personally think it looks great. Not everyone likes it. That's totally cool, but I am going to add a 2nd 1 Since that 1st 1 didn't really add how I wanted it, we'll just add a little bit. And then last thing is camera calibration again, I said I tried to get rid of the greens of the photo, so I'm gonna decrease that. I don't want to go overboard. My photos like black and white now, so we're gonna just a tiny bit get rid of it. Ah, saturation with the blue. Now, this wood is probably going to affect the background because I use that sort of blue gray T shirt as my backdrop, If you remember. All right, and then the red we can go ahead. I don't want to take too much away. Think I'm just gonna leave it? I did a lot with the red so far. All right. I think we are done. Let's take a look at the before and after one more time, so before, After? 6. Editing on Your Smartphone: wait. So we're going to go ahead and edit on our smartphone, so the up we're going to use is called snap seeds. We're going to click the button so we can upload our photo. The photo I chose to use down here. All right. Now, the first thing we want to do is rotate the photo because we don't want it to be sideways. So if you go ahead and click tools at the bottom, you can see there's rotate. So I'm just gonna click that, and it's gonna try to auto adjust it. So at the bottom, you just click that blue undo. If you miss that, it's OK. You can straighten the angle later or just click the X and then go ahead and go back into it and then try and catch that undo button. So we're gonna click, rotate at the bottom there, go check and then tools again because I think we need to crop. This image didn't kind of see that white paper that I had on the side when I was reflecting that light. So if you open up tools, you can see crop click crop and then just cut edges off a little bit. I think that's good. And then you're gonna click the check. Now, actually, start with the color editing of this. If you look at the bottom instead of tools, we're gonna click looks. And this is kind of like the initial filters that they offer so you can click last at it. I like that it saves the last at it because if I want to edit multiple things in kind of a similar way, I don't have to go through the whole process of editing. I could just use the last edit for this. I don't want to use my previous at it so you can go ahead and look through this stuff at the bottom. Um, I usually stick with pop just cause it has a little bit of brightness. So I'm gonna go ahead and click pop, and then I will quit the check at the bottom. Now we're going to go to more manual style tools. Eso quick tools of the bottom. And the first thing is the first part. Words as tune image. So we're gonna click tune image. Now there are two things you could two ways. You can do this the first way you can click those kind of those three bars on top of each other at the bottom, and that will pop open the menu or what I usually do just cause it's kind of convenient. If you hold your finger on the screen and you swipe up or down, the menu will pop up and you can just kind of scroll that way. So if we start with brightness, the way to change it. If you look at the top of the screen, there is kind of that bar. You just put your finger on the screen and then you swipe right or left, and then it will change for you. So I do want a little bit of brightness in my photo cause it's kind of dark, even though usually I like it that way on. And then we're going to go ahead and change the contrast. I usually add quite a bit of contrast. Try not to do too much saturation. Usually I will lower the saturation. I don't know why. I just tend to like less saturation in my photo. Certain photos. I prefer more saturation. Other photos I don't more lifestyle e type photos. I just prefer less saturation. That's just how I like it. Because I lower the saturation. I usually raised the ambience. I don't know. I have a very distinctive style that I like doing when it comes to certain kinds of photos . And this just happens to be one of those. So, um, highlights. I usually lower the highlights and raised the shadows. This is very similar to how it was taking photos with my smartphone. The same style. Not much. Not very different as far as that. The warmth. I'm gonna decrease it. Don't go too far. Do you think that's good on? Then we're gonna click the check at the bottom. Now, if you want to look at your image before you just put your finger on the picture and hold and it will show you how your photo started. So this is where I began. This is where we are now. So I go ahead and click tools. Now we're going to do something that's a little bit similar to tune image. We're gonna go to curves now. This is exactly like how I did it in light room. The only difference is now you have to trust that your finger can move very lightly. So if you click that circle at the bottom, the menu kind of pops up of what you are editing. So I usually just started the beginning that little I at the bottom is just gonna get rid of the graph. Push that so we can see it. And then those little cars that you see if you click that that's just kind of like a preset at it. So if you want, like, soft contrast, it'll do it brightened. It'll do it. So it kind of shows you how to get each of those things. I'm just gonna go ahead and do manual. I usually prefer to do things manually anyway, so make sure, right? We're in. So I'm going Teoh, adjust this now I think I do want it a little bit brighter. Just like that I do. The first time I used this sort of tone curve, I was really nervous because, as you can see, there's a lot of ways to make mistakes. Um, but I honestly prefer it because you could do a whole lot more to the photo than just editing with, Like the tuning like the basic stuff like saturation, contrast. Like all of that, you could do a whole lot more with the tone curve. But you really have to be careful that you don't go overboard, and I have a tendency to quote overboard. So you just need to make sure that you kind of go back and forth a bit to decide which one looks best and try not to do too much. Because by the end of the photo, by the end of the editing, the photos gonna look really weird. If you go too much. So all right, and then the last one will add a little bit, right? I think this is good. So I'm gonna go ahead and click the check. Let's go check our before and after Image again. So here's before. Here's after very different right now. Um, let's go ahead and go back into tools. Now there's a lot of different filters that you can go through on here before we do filters . I noticed the photo. I have this really ugly reflection from my bedroom window, and I really don't like it, so I'm going to see if I can use the selective tool and try to let darken it a little bit so it doesn't take away from the actual bottle. So if I click tools in the first column, the third row, it's a selective. It's like a little bull's eye. You just click that. This one's really nice, cause all you have to do is just hold where you want it to go, and then it kind of zooms in and shows you what's gonna be changed. So if I go like that, you see that b will that be is going to be brightness, contrast saturation structure. So that's what we will be able to edit. The problem is, I don't want to edit the kind of default size that they give you. If you see if you pinch to zoom, I'm gonna go ahead and do it and you'll see. I really don't want to edit that much of the photo. I just want that tiny little bit here, so I'm gonna pinch it until it gets the amount I want. Looks good. And then I'm going to adjust the brightness from there, so I'm probably just gonna go down all the way because it was really bright I click that eyeball at the bottom that's going to get rid of it so I can kind of see what it looks like . Um, I think that's good. I don't want to make it too dark because it's gonna start looking weird. I would say pretty good. Yeah, it definitely. It definitely ingested the brightness. So I have one more thing that I want to do with the bottom. We're going to add a filter so they have things like the general theme. HDR escape, glamour, glow, tonal contrast, retro looks ground. All of those things really great for adding a kind of post filter because we already did the filter before, but the one that I think would work best with this photo is vintage, So I'm in a click vintage. Now they give you a ton to choose from. So if I click at the bottom 123 they go. They alternate between warm toned ones and cool toned ones, and I've already I think I said, like what, three times now I really prefer cooler toned photos, so I would definitely want to choose a cool tone one, but for this one, because I already took away so much warmth. I think I'm going to just stick with 12 which is more neutral. You can see in that little some nail that they have. It's just black and white, but they did make this photo pretty dark. So I'm gonna go ahead and change that same thing as all the other editing. You just put your finger on the screen and then you scroll up or down. So the brightness I'm going to increase because I kind of lost in that photo. Uh, saturation. Let's take a look. I don't want to make it black and white. That kind of runs the photo, But I don't want to put too much saturation. So let's put it in a negative nine style strength. I mean, you could go all out, Just do the whole thing. But I think I'm gonna stick to, like maybe 25 looks good. And then the vignette, I been yet everything. I don't know why that's just something I haven't been able to stop. I think it looks really good. Even if it's a bright image, I will still add the tiniest bit. I just It's a really nice border. I think, and I really like using it totally up to you. Honestly, I mean, I'm not gonna do that much, but it's up to you what you like, and I just happen to like the vignette. So I think I don't want to go overboard, which I'm about to do. So we'll stick with 25 then go ahead and click the check. Now, if I hold my finger will look at the before image and then we'll let go and look at the after. So it definitely changed a lot. I really wish I could get rid of this little window better. I think it's just something that I am seeing because I was here in the editing process. But when you're finished editing and you've done everything you like and you're done, you can just go ahead at the bottom and click export and then save it will save your image for you. So all right, we are done 7. Final Thoughts and Class Project: All right. So I hope you guys had a lot of fun with this course. I hope you were able to learn a lot. Learn new things. And I hope you're able to continue using this information later on something to really keep in mind. When you continue taking photos, you really, really do not need expensive things. I know. I used the wood planks. That was just something extra happened to have around the house. You can literally pick up a blanket and put that down. If you have wood floors, you can set it on the floor. If you have really interesting countertops, you can put it on a counter. You really don't need to make sure you have all these expensive things. You can take great photos without those things. The other important thing I want you to keep in mind is everyone at its their photos differently. Everyone has a special style that they like. I happen to like really darker photos. Sometimes I like very little saturation, and sometimes I like a lot of saturation, even just for me. The photo style. I like the editing style I like ends up changing a little bit I just want to make sure you guys are able to pick your own editing style and sticking with that. So that way you can take the great photos you really like, and then edit them in the way you really want to. So for this class project, I want you guys to take three photos for me. The 1st 1 is take a picture of your set up. I want to see how you guys took things around your house and made it into a photo studio. Uh, the second picture, I want you to take the before photo. So your best photo that you liked take the before picture and post that completely unedited . And the third picture, I wanted to be your best photo and edited. I want everyone to be able to see how you were able to set up your photo and how you're able to breach that end result step by step. So please make sure you had your photos to the project. If you guys have any questions, you can definitely send me a message through Instagram or Facebook or any of the links I have in my profile. I would be happy to answer any questions. I'm just excited to see your projects