Classic Car Photography: Get the look
We tweaked the flat and dull looking raw image taken straight from the camera to give it more ‘oomph’. Here’s what we did…
This ‘straight out of the camera’ shot lacks contrast or any punch in the colours. At this stage, it only has the strength of the composition, moody sky and interesting background.
To increase contrast, the Levels sliders were pulled towards the centre of the histogram. We also decided to reduce the slight blue cast by desaturating the blue channel.
To get a moodier look we did some selective dodging and burning, creating that classic ‘vignetting’ look around the car. We also boosted the red colour using the Hue/Saturation Tool.
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