Photo Critique – Global vs Local Adjustments


Sometimes when processing a photograph one can get carried away with global edits that actually hurt the final product more than help it.

In this photo critique I’m going to share the benefit of using the local adjustments within Lightroom.  More specifically, the brush, gradient and radial tools.

As you can see, using local adjustments meant that I could bring out more detail in the tunnel while leaving the rest of the scene untouched.

When I asked the photographer for feedback on the critique this is what I received.

What I take away from the critique is to use more local changes/improvements rather than just using the global method.

Mission accomplished.

I hope you walk away also learning to use local adjustments more than global changes.

Thanks for reading and happy shooting,


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