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Tutorial- Processing- Orion

March 6, 2011

Welcome to a cold night in Maine. Special thanks to Rich Worell for sending in this picture to use as an example for this processing tutorial. I wanted to use this picture from Rich for a couple reasons- all of which I explain in the first video. In this tutorial we will focus on:

-Adjusting color hues in the starry sky

-Finding and drawing out color and light information from dark silhouetted shadows.

-Working with images from older generation DSLR’s.

-Noise reduction

-and plenty more

As with all the others, 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:

https://www.adobe.com/cfusion/tdrc/index.cfm?product=photoshop_lightroom

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.

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