This is a photo I took of Skegss at Miami Shark Bar, and this article will show you my music photography editing process for getting the final result.
I cropped the image to a square to focus the attention on the actual subject.
Transformed the image into black and white
I decreased the highlights to limit the impact of the flash on the roof
I increased the shadows and the blacks to reduce some of the contrast
Increased the clarity to help make the champagne sit as individual droplets
I used the masking tool to decrease the highlights on the roof only
So the highlights the crowd aren’t reduced at the same time
I recovered the shadows along the midsection to bring back some of the details of the crowd.
I wanted it to be roughly a little less exposed than the champagne, which is the primary focus area of the image.
I increased the exposure of the bottom half by around half a stop to balance the lower half to that of the top half.
And that’s how I edited this photo of Skegss.