Episode 38: Levels and Curves with Nik Bhatt

PhotoActive show

Summary: <p>We welcome back Nik Bhatt, of Gentlemen Coders and RAW Power fame, to pick his brain on editing photos using levels and curves: what the differences are between the two tonal adjustment tools, and how to use them. We also talk about understanding the histogram, and touch on editing white balance and why we may be using the eyedropper tool wrong.</p> <p><strong>Sponsor</strong></p> <p><strong>Masters of Photography</strong>, online masterclasses with the greatest photographers in the world. Get 5% off any course with the code PHOTOACTIVE. <a href="https://mastersof.photography/ref/27/?campaign=PhotoActive" rel="nofollow">https://mastersof.photography</a></p> <p><strong>Hosts:</strong></p> <ul> <li> <a href="https://jeffcarlson.com" rel="nofollow">Jeff's website</a>, <a href="https://jeffcarlson.com/portfolio/" rel="nofollow">Jeff's photos</a>, <a href="http://instagram.com/jeffcarlson" rel="nofollow">Jeff on Instagram</a> </li> <li> <a href="https://www.kirkville.com" rel="nofollow">Kirk's website</a>, <a href="https://photos.kirkville.com" rel="nofollow">Kirk's photos</a>, <a href="https://instagram.com/mcelhearn" rel="nofollow">Kirk on Instagram</a> </li> </ul> <p><strong>Show Notes:</strong></p> <p>(<a href="https://www.photoactive.co/home/episode-38-levels-curves" rel="nofollow">View show notes with images at PhotoActive.co</a>)</p> <p><em>Production Note: We’ve decided to change the frequency of episode releases to fortnightly (every two weeks) due to current commitments we both have.</em></p> <ul> <li><p><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/photoactive/id1391697658?mt=2" rel="nofollow">Rate and Review the PhotoActive Podcast!</a></p></li> <li><p><a href="https://rawpower.app/" rel="nofollow">RAW Power</a></p></li> <li><p><a href="https://www.photoactive.co/home/episode-26-raw-power" rel="nofollow">PhotoActive Episode #26 - RAW Power 2.0</a></p></li> <li><p><a href="https://www.dropbox.com/s/ncsfvjjyzi1v9l5/DSC01192.ARW?dl=0" rel="nofollow">Download the RAW file we used as an example in this episode</a> (21 MB)</p></li> <li><p><a href="https://www.kirkville.com/batch-processing-in-apple-photos/" rel="nofollow">Batch Processing in Apple Photos</a>, by Kirk</p></li> </ul> <p><strong>Our Snapshots:</strong></p> <ul> <li><p>Jeff: <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/whitewall-ar/id1401291671" rel="nofollow">White Wall AR</a>, iOS app</p></li> <li><p>Kirk: <a href="https://amzn.to/2UBe9VD" rel="nofollow">White Balance Gray Cards</a></p></li> </ul> <p><strong>Subscribe to the PhotoActive podcast mailing list</strong> at <a href="https://photoactive.co" rel="nofollow">the bottom of any page at the PhotoActive web site</a> to be notified of new episodes and be eligible for occasional giveaways. If you’ve already subscribed to the mailing list, you’re automatically entered.</p> <p>If you like the show, please <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/photoactive/id1391697658?mt=2" rel="nofollow">subscribe in iTunes</a> or your favorite podcast app, and please rate the podcast. And don't forget to join the <a href="https://www.facebook.com/groups/photoactivecast/" rel="nofollow">PhotoActive Facebook group</a> to discuss the podcast, share your photos, and more.</p>