Tigz Rice is a London based photographer specialising in fashion and boudoir with a vintage aesthetic. An Adobe Community Professional and Wacom Influencer, she originally trained in digital illustration before naturally progressing into the world of photography and retouching. Alongside a client list including Cosmopolitan Magazine, Burlesque On Ice and Paris Burlesque Festival, her work has dominated the European burlesque scene since 2009, which consequently means everything she owns is covered with a fine layer of glitter…

In this tutorial, increasingly high-profile photographer Tigz Rice covers how to correct key issues those photographing artificially low-lit indoor events – such as stage shows, theatre productions and awards ceremonies – will come across during their shoots. These include underexposure, colour spills, distracting backgrounds and noise from shooting at high ISO.

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Using Photoshop and Photoshop Lightroom, she will cover best practice for techniques such as working with Target Sliders, masking and advanced cloning – plus Shake Reduction to add sharpness to the water droplets.

Tigz has created this tutorial in Photoshop CC and Lightroom 5. Her work-flow can be followed in older versions of both Lightroom and Photoshop – but you will need to skip the Shake Reduction in steps 14 to 16.

Time to complete

30 mins - 1 hour

Software needed

Lightroom, Photoshop

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