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How to Color Grade a Cinematic Portrait in Lightroom

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How to Color Grade a Cinematic Portrait in Lightroom

In this Lightroom tutorial, Nathaniel Dodson will talk about how he likes to use the Curves, Details, Split Toning, White Balance, and Camera Calibration features in Lightroom to quickly transform an evening portrait into a dark, moody, cinematic image.

We’ll talk about balancing the colors in the photo, cooling off shadows, toning down highlights, working with the Curves adjustment, working with color channels inside of Curves, and much more! If you’re a photographer, you’re going to love this tutorial!

The model used in this tutorial is Natalie Egenolf. Check out her Instagram:

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I’m Nathaniel Dodson and I’ve been running since September of 2006. I am a young web designer and celebrity-style portrait photographer. Let's Get Connected: 

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