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Advice on how to achieve these tones please

Tony Jay

Senior Member
Staff member
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Jun 8, 2012
Brisbane, Australia
Lightroom Experience
There is nothing in those images that is Lightroom dependent....

Those images look like they do because of the light in which they were shot and the exposure settings used - thats all....
May 18, 2017
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Thank you for your input! Puts my effort to rest in trying to figure this out! Will put my camera to use instead


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Jan 9, 2011
Green Valley, Arizona, USA
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Classic 7
Though is it possible to edit photos to have this effect?
First, I am not sure what effect you see that I don't see.
Second, the simple answer is - generally yes; but it will be highly dependent on what you start with. There is subject and background, and most importantly, as Tony says, the lighting. Try a couple of shots yourself of some simple red fruit, or a tomato. Put it on different backgrounds in different light; for instance sunlight and candle light. And move the light direction around a little so the shadows change.
Shoot in Raw.
Then process it to how you want it to look.

Share some results with us, and tell us what you like or don't like.