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How To Use Graduated Filters & Radial Filters in Lightroom 5

I made a short video tutorial on how to use Graduated Filters and Radial Filter to balance pictures and add colors. Hope you like it.

Sorry that I sound bit weird, but I have the flu. :) 

Things I'll go through in the tutorial.

  • Balancing photo with Graduated Filter
  • Adding color with the Radial Filter
  • Using the Radial Filter to add Vignetting
  • Basic adjustments


Sunset - Before

Sunset - After Graduated Filters and Radial Filter

I have also gathered my favorite Lightroom settings to presets and provide those here:

Lightroom & Camera Raw Presets

Print Giveaway Winner XII

This was my twelfth Print Giveaway, and now is the time to reveal the winner.
Drum rolls... 

Sofie Løve Forsberg

She will be getting a limited edition, 50 cm print of one of my photos printed with high quality Hahnemühle PhotoRag paper. Thanks to everyone who participated. 

Congrats to the winner! I will send shortly email regarding the print. :)

Mikko Lagerstedt - Still Standing, 2012 - This is a single exposure, taken in Kanta-Häme Finland

Mikko Lagerstedt - Still Standing, 2012 - This is a single exposure, taken in Kanta-Häme Finland

Summer Night in Finland

A couple of weeks ago I spent an entire night driving around and searching for something interesting to photograph. I saw some fog in the field and stopped to see if I would see anything else to make the photo more interesting. These four cows were half asleep and I sneaked to take the shot and didn't bother the cows more and drove away. 

There was something quite traditional about this place as a Finnish landscape. All of the things: the field, the trees, the fog and the cows were just as in some painting I had seen years ago. I hope you like the picture. It's something different yet very traditional Finnish scenery. 

I hope to make more trips like these in the near future. I love to take pictures at night and in foggy situations. As you have probably guessed! :) 

 

And the winner of the print giveaway is....

Dan Holmström

Congrats to the winner! I will contact you via facebook, so check your inbox!

Summer Night in Finland