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Urban Exploration Photography: A guide to creating and editing images of abandoned places by Todd Sipes

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Nine. Making Adjustments with Lightroom

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No matter whether you’ve created an HDR image to start with or you’re just going to use a single raw exposure, this chapter describes how to make your image come to life.

If you’re using an HDR image or raw file, both images probably look pretty flat and lifeless so far. If you’re starting with a JPEG file, it won’t need as much post-processing, but you will be limited in your post-processing options since you won’t have access to the dynamic range of HDR and raw files. Regardless of your file type, I’m going to walk through all the adjustments, effects, and filters you have to choose from. I’ll also give ...

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