I can’t describe how i really love backlighting. When I travel around, I always scout the best place for backlighting. There are actually countless good backlighting spots between Kota Belud and Kudat. Most of the spots are located just by the road site, but we still need to enter locals compound to be able to get the best composition. Kota Belud offering backlight with paddy field and chances to get some nice reflection too. When i drive back and fourth to Kota Marudu from Kota Kinabalu, I always want to stop by and take some picture. Time constrains, bad weather and most often is to pass this route not at the right time are the reason why i still have no photo of it until today.
Anyway, these are some backlight shots i managed to get recently at Kg. Indrason, Matunggong.
About the pictures above, all are taken with available light. The trade off for backlighting is we can’t really preserve clouds detail and it will appeared clipping highlight in our histogram. Those images then post-prosessed in Lightroom with VSCO Film Pack 04 presets.
After done working on our images in develop module, we might want to share it. Be it in prints, or to upload it on any website.
To go to export dialog, hit CTRL + Shit + E / CMD + Shift + E.
As we scroll down the menu, theres a title “Image Sizing”
This feature is pretty useful for us to determine what are the appropriate output for different usage.
Let’s say you and to export and share it on Facebook
Click on Resize To Fit and select dimension
I choose 2048 x 2048 pixel with resolution of 72.
Make Image format is set to JPEG sure in the “File Setting” and select sRGB as your color space because most of the website recognize sRGB rather than AdobeRGB (1998). But if you do, the websites will automatically strips down the color space and change it with sRGB and there you will see the image might look slightly different than it suposed to be when the image are uploaded.
Hit the export and now the image are ready to be uploaded to any website
Some stock images requires us to submit at least 4 megapixel image. In this case, go back to the Image Sizing in Export dialog.
Check the Resize to Fit and select Megapixel. And you know what to do after this step. 🙂
Just in case you want to export multiple image with different types of layout (landscape & portrait). It is a total mess to play around by specifying sizes in dimension, width & height. The trick here is to key in the long side for example 10×10 inch or you can try Long Edge or Short Edge, and this is going to put your nerves away.