The pandemic also gave Jennifer the opportunity to try editing her old photos with Capture One 21 – learning new postproduction skills to support her science storytelling.
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“In Lightroom, I would only work with white balance sliders. Capture One’s Advanced Color Editor is a game-changer. I can precisely control every nuance of color – highlights, shadows and mid-tones – and get the colors to look exactly like what I saw in real life.”
“There’s often lot of backscatter in underwater photography – the Heal Brush is ideal for removing it; it’s better than any other photo editing software I’ve used before. Water can also make whites and blacks appear more muted in a photo, so I can increase the intensity and contrast.’”
By perfecting color, Jennifer says she can better transport her audience to the freshwater springs.
“Many people will never see the springs first-hand. I try to capture the beauty in the breakdown – a photo that is sad, but beautiful, may help someone realize an ecosystem is in trouble and inspire them to protect it. A lot of this work happens underwater, but it also takes proper editing of colors and contrast to make an image really speak to someone.”
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