A simple tree - experimenting with editing styles!

A simple tree - experimenting with editing styles! - student project

A simple tree - experimenting with editing styles! - image 1 - student project

ORIGINAL (No edits)

A simple tree - experimenting with editing styles! - image 2 - student project

EDIT ONE
For this edit my goal was to add drama to the scene. I did this by greatly increasing the contrast in the tone curve, as well as darkening certain parts of the photo using graduated filters. I also slightly brightened the sky. Lastly, I added color depth using the Split Toning tool, resulting in a warmer and moodier photo.

A simple tree - experimenting with editing styles! - image 3 - student project

EDIT TWO
For this edit, I wanted to really play with the colors. I used the color calibration sliders to get this orange & teal look (like the lesson in this course shows). I also darkened the image to once again increase drama. 

A simple tree - experimenting with editing styles! - image 4 - student project

EDIT THREE
For the last edit, my goal was something more minimal. For this, I used one of my more subtle Lightroom presets, resulting in a softer and more desaturated look that is easier on the eyes. 

 

Which one is your favorite? :) 

Sean Dalton
Travel & Lifestyle Photographer
Top Teacher