Matt Goudreau's picture

An Austin Summer's Day!

I was shooting portraits the other day and thought the area around where we were was so beautiful I should throw on a 10-18mm and get some wide shots, of this iconic bridge in Austin. Shooting in the middle of the day was obviously not my best idea but would love to know your thoughts and tips to improve on taking landscapes.

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Matt Goudreau's picture

I can't seem to figure out how to properly get the sharpness I want after lightroom editing, so I would also love some tips and tricks on that. thanks for your time!

David Wo's picture

Might be too basic but I do sharpen in Lightroom but I typically just do a high pass filter in photoshop set to overlay and then mask it so I’m not sharpening clouds etc. I like this shot I’m so used to the epic sunrise sunset shots it stands out.

Matt Goudreau's picture

Thank you David, I'm still like a photoshop novice, i feel way more comfortable in lightroom, so even just knowing you can go about it that way is a huge help in figuring out my future style. so thank you! and I couldn't agree more about the sunrise and sunset shots, I wanted something that felt more like an actual day and not something so EPIC it feels almost fake. Appreciate you.

David Wo's picture

Absolutely ! I think I picked that up from a free tutorial on YouTube. Probably photographing the world one sample lesson If you care to look for it.

Matt Goudreau's picture

I absolutely will do that, amazing what you come across on youtube right?