I’m getting into travel photography. Here to promote travel, living your life to the fullest, and inspiring others to escape the 9-5. I've done photography for many years on and off, but I'm here trying to get your advice so I can get serious!
Type of photography I will be doing:
I will be in most of my photos “modeling” one way or another, rather than just showing off the location or landscape. I want to show my life as I travel and participate in activities but, there will be a times when I can’t or do not want to be in the photos, such as landscapes.
I am a nature person, I love camping and the outdoors. I will try to feature the nature as much of that as possible but, a lot of traveling and sightseeing is done in cities so, it’s going to be a mix of everything.
My Grading Style:
I know the style I want to implement, but I can't get the grading look in my photos!
I use lightroom & photoshop but I do not have or use any LUTS as I can't seem to find what fits my needs. I have listed a few examples below. I would love to hear your input on how I could achieve similar looks. From taking the photos to grading them.
I love this because of the use of colors. Each one has so much colour that it just pops. If you are scrolling through Instagram these photos will just pop out at you. There is a lot of color depth with the orange and teals.
Most of these look as if they were taken during the sunset/sunrise. But others have been taken in clear blue skies. Even those that have overcast and nearly blown out skies still have lots of bright colors in them.
How would I go with grading such pictures?
There doesn’t seem to be a single type of grade as each photo is different. It appears the saturation has been pushed high.
The colors here are awesome too! The photos have that creamy look, and have that minimalism look.
The colors are not as vibrant, and there isn’t as much contrast, but the photos still stand out a lot.
How are the photos so creamy looking? Its so nice! (Even though that arent long exposures)
With this one, I like the grade, but I love her nature photos even more.
There will be times when instead of being in a city or somewhere where there is lots of color, I would be out camping or in the outdoors. I would like to try to capture photos like these but, implement the grades like those above.
I've attached 2 sample photos of mine. Looking at them, they dont "pop" as much as I would like.
Not enough saturation? More contrast? What could I do?
How do I get that grade as those examples above -- Not only in these two photos I linked, but in general
**These were taken on my phone in RAW so the quality isnt the best