Here is a short, yet extremely useful lesson, on Dodging and Burning. I have only recently discovered the power of Dodging and Burning. Essentially, Dodge and Burn are used to lighten or darken areas of the image – Dodge to lighten and Burn to darken. I have found an excellent video tutorial online by A.J. Wood. So far I have found this to have the best effect on my images.
As I use this technique now pretty much all the time I have created an action to speed up my editing.
Thanks for reading.