Having trouble editing your Solar Eclipse shots?
Corona detail lost?

In this video, I dive deep into the post-processing techniques I used for my 2024 solar eclipse photographs taken in Story, Arkansas. I focus on two often overlooked tools in Adobe Camera Raw that proved crucial for enhancing the fine details of the solar corona in my images.

Here’s what you can expect to learn:

1. Highlight Management: I’ll show you how to finely balance the highlights to prevent overexposure while maintaining the intricate details of the solar corona.

2. Innovative Use of Color Grading: Interestingly, I use color grading tools not for adding colors but for adjusting the luminance of shadows, midtones, and highlights. This method allows for precise control over the tonal balance, which significantly enhances the visibility and detail of the eclipse without introducing unwanted color shifts.

3. Texture and Clarity Adjustments: I’ll demonstrate how to use texture and clarity sliders to reveal more details in the corona without making the image look unnatural or overly processed.

4. Blending and Balancing Tones: I discuss how to effectively blend and balance these adjustments to ensure smooth transitions between different tonal areas and maintain a realistic contrast throughout the image.

Try these unorthodox tools in Adobe Camera Raw and Lightroom to bring out all that gorgeous coronal detail!

Blake Rudis
f.64 Academy and f.64 Elite are the brainchildren of Blake Rudis. While he is a landscape photographer, he is most passionate about post-processing images in Photoshop and mentoring others.

For Blake, it's all about the art and process synergy. He dives deep into complex topics and makes them easy to understand through his outside-the-box thinking so that you can use these tricks in your workflow today!
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