Bring the FIRE back into a sunrise

They say that cameras don’t lie.  But I think they lie all the time.  Anyone with a camera has faced that dreaded moment when the sky looked amazing in real life, but just pure white in the photo.  No camera is as capable of seeing as much color and contrast as the human eye.   Thankfully, there are some techniques to address this.  I’ve created a short tutorial video on the manual exposure blending (luminosity masking) techniques I used to create bring color and fire back into the sky in my image “Horseshoe Dawn” (Horseshoe Bend, Page, AZ).   This technique allows you to combine several exposures in Photoshop in order to capture all of the color and detail you saw in real life.


Greg Benz Photography