Tutorial- Processing- Milky Way
Welcome to a quiet grass airfield outside Maupin, OR. In this tutorial we will focus on:
-Exposure and color balance of the Milky Way
-Bringing detail out of the Milky Way swirls and gases
-Dealing with horizon based light pollution and atmosphere
-Balancing color temperatures throughout the image
-Brightening the foreground
-and, yeahp, much, much more
We will be using Adobe Lightroom 3 for the editing. In my opinion, this program has the most powerful, effective, and easy to use Noise Reduction capabilities along with great, custom editing function and intuitive use- all in one program! If you do not own this program, you can download a free, full function, 30 day trial directly from Adobe. Follow the link below:
As with all the other tips and techniques in these tutorials- this is not an exhaustive collection of all methods to edit astrophotography photos- it is instead a collection of techniques and methods that I use. I have done my best to use the tools available to us as best as possible.
The following videos are sequential recordings documenting my editing process of this image from start to finish. Once you have entered the password into the video- it will be remembered on future visits.