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How to Edit the Milky Way in Adobe Lightroom

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Do you want to learn how to edit the Milly Way in your photos, so it really pops? Good! Because this is exactly the content of the video I just published on YouTube!

I went with my friend Robert to Stonehenge, UK, for a night out, hoping to get some good shots of Comet Neowise again. And also the Milky Way and all we could squeeze in one night. My photo of the Milky Way that I then posted in my Instagram Stories received good feedback, so I thought I’d make a video about how I edited it.
And this is that video.

Here, I show you how to edit the Milky Way in Adobe Lightroom Classic, but everything is achievable in the same way in CaptureOne, and probably in Affinity Photo, too. Lightroom CC (the cloud-based version) lacks one feature that is only used to fine-tune the final result, so most of this is also achievable in the CC edition.

If you have any further questions about editing the Milky Way, let me know in the comments, and I’ll be happy to answer to the best of my knowledge.

The Video

And here is how to edit the Milky Way (with a little intro about gear and how to shoot Astrophotography):

How to Edit a Milky Way photo to make it POP! | Lightroom (or CaptureOne)

If the embed doesn’t work, you can always use this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8jQnUXjwQes

Now, I should probably be less lazy and create a full tutorial post on this blog rather than a link to my YouTube video. Not just about how to edit the Milky Way, of course. Perhaps something focused on the moon. But YouTube is sucking a lot of my time at the moment (no complaints, I’m happy to do it) and leaves me little room for everything else.

But yeah, I’ll definitely add more tutorials to this blog, so stay tuned! If you’re looking for Astrophotography workshops, you can head to my store for all the offerings. For example, I regularly host a full moon photography workshop in London.

I’ll see you in the next one!
Cheers!


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fabienb
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Creative. Nomad. Photographer. (he/him) /// formerly: Creative Director, UX Lead, DesignOps Manager, Web/Graphic Designer, Photographer, YouTuber, DJ, Public Speaker, Content Creator, AI-enthusiast, Food-Blogger... /// Award-winning Designer and Photographer, published and exhibited worldwide /// also known as Koan (DJ, Design)

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