How to add drama and depth using dodging and burning—plus an awesome six-shot panorama


posted Tuesday, April 3, 2018 at 1:00 PM EDT


Photographer and educator Adam Gibbs often invites us along as he photographs in and around his home base of Vancouver, British Columbia, but in his latest video, we join him in his office as he processes a six-shot panorama.

Not only do we get to learn more about a panorama created from six vertical images -- captured with a Nikon D850 and Nikon 24-120mm f/4 lens at 48mm, if you're curious -- but we also get to watch Gibbs work through Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop as he processes the panorama into his final image.

Gibbs is very talented with dodging and burning in particular, which he uses to help guide the viewer through his scenes and the utilization of lightness and darkness is excellent. It's also a skill which anyone can learn with practice and start introducing into their own workflow. It's important to know what you want your image to look like when you are out in the field to ensure that you are capturing all the information you'll need in the camera.

(Via Adam Gibbs