Reference Look: Night Street Photography

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One of the most satisfying stages in my color grading journey is seeing my own progression in being able to understand how to recreate looks. One reason I tend to stay away from creative LUTs is because it always felt a little random to me. It was a setting that someone else made that I didn’t have much control or understanding of. Starting from scratch and building a look based on a reference image has been a great achievement for me since it took me a long time to build up skill and understanding of how to blend the technical and creative.