I Critique and Process YOUR Image – Episode 26: Konstantin

by Anthony Morganti

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I Critique and Process YOUR Image – Episode 26: Konstantin

This is episode 26 of the video series where I critique and process your image.

In this episode, I process an image from Konstantin. This is the first image in the series where I don’t believe that I can create a compelling image without using Photoshop — specifically, exposure blending.

I process the image for the sky in Lightroom then create two virtual copies of that processed image. I increase the exposure of the first virtual copy so that the midtones look to be exposed properly then for the second virtual copy, I increase the exposure so that the shadows appear to exposed properly then I blend all three images in Photoshop.

I finish the image in Lightroom then for comparison, I take the image to On1 Effects 10 and finish a second version there.


 Here is the original unprocessed image:



Here is the image processed in Lightroom, exposure blended in Photoshop then finished in Lightroom:


Here is the image processed in Lightroom, exposure blended in Photoshop then touched up in Lightroom then sent to On1 Effects 10 to finish:


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If you would like me to critique and process your image:

I have hundreds of images submitted to me for this series and definitely will only be able to do a fraction of them but if you’d like to send your image in for consideration:

  • I only will accept one (1) RAW file per person — no JPG’s, Tiff’s or any type of image file will be accepted.
  • You must upload and share your RAW file with me from Dropbox.
  • The email address you’ll be sharing it to is: PostProcess@AnthonyMorganti.com.
  • If your image has any recognizable people in it, you must include a signed model release for each person.
  • I will critique the image for it artistic merits and technical attributes.
  • I will post process the image using the software I feel will do the best job. The choice of software I use is up to me but will include Lightroom and may include Photoshop and any number of plugins.
  • I make no guarantee that I will process your image and apologize in advance if it turns out that I don’t. I’m receiving about 30 images for every 1 I can do.
  • Leave your RAW file on Dropbox until you know for a fact that I used it in a video. I may download it to look at it but not use it for a couple weeks, then download it again the day I do the video. After a month, if I still didn’t do a video on your image, I probably won’t so you can remove it from Dropbox.

How to share a file that’s on Dropbox:

  1. Hover over the file or folder that you wish to share.
  2. While hovering, you’ll see a “Share” button appear to the far right of the file listing.
  3. Click on that Share button and share the file or folder with the email address: PostProcess@AnthonyMorganti.com.
  4. If you’re sharing a folder, make sure I can edit the folder.
  5. Don’t forget to share any required model release.