Using Graduated Filter In Lightroom

Hey! I’m back again with another small and quick tutorial on how I sometimes edit my photo’s. Graduated filter in Lightroom is such a good tool to use. I made a video new Youtube video about it, I will link it somewhere here in this post.

But let’s check out this photo! I took this a couple weeks ago. I was walking home when I noticed this really strong and beautiful sunset. Luckily I had my camera with me (as I most of the time do), so I ran to this little bay area with all these boats. Took out my camera, set the settings right (ISO, shutter speed etc.), placed it on a leveled surface (because I didn’t have my tripod with me) and set a timer to reduce camera shake.

Here’s the photo I ended up taking and right next to it is the edited version 👇🏻

The original, unedited photo is okay. It’s not a wall hanger or anything, but it could fly by without being touched at all. Now the edited photo on the other hand is something I would consider to print out on canvas and hang it somewhere around my house. All that split effect is done with the graduated filter tool in Lightroom.

I know, I know… I’m here just tooting my own horn again, but I’m really pleased how this photo turned out! Tell me in the comments, would you hang a photo like this on your wall or do you like it in general? ✌🏻

Oh, and here’s the video I made on how I edited this photo by using graduated filter tool in Lightroom 👇🏻

With graduated filter you can make such a big difference and edit the parts you really want to stand out, or make something appear out of place like I did by making the other half of this photo a lot cooler. If you’re using Lightroom to edit your photo’s, you should really try using graduated filter! Go ahead and experiment with it and see what comes out! Like I always say at the end of my posts, get creative! 😉

Also, all my photo’s are made with these really entry level lenses and an entry level camera. It really doesn’t matter what kind of gear you have as long as you’re creative and try to seek out ways to make it work with the gear you have. I have links to my gear I use, so if you’re interested check them out at the end of this post!

That’s all for today folks! Feel free to share that video or this post if that’s something you like to do. I will see you next time! ✌🏻

Get creative, follow, like and share!

My prints 👉🏻

Gear I use 👇🏻

Canon EOS 200D:

Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM Lens:

Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens:

Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM Lens:

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