Creating Selection for Wildlife Photos

When it comes to post-processing your wildlife photos, the first step is the ability to use a selection to isolate your subject from its background. This isolation allows you to apply different post-processing strategies for your subject and your background. It also requires complex selection techniques that are best implemented in Photoshop. In the following video, Gaurav Mittal gives you some hints on how to create these selections.

To be continued in Part 2 – Selective Noise Reduction in Photoshop

About Author Gaurav Mittal

Gaurav Mittal is a professional bird photographer and a blogger who grew up with a passion for nature and wildlife in his native birthplace of New Delhi, India. Gaurav migrated to the U.S. at the age of fifteen. After completing his college, he pursued a career in tax consulting in the Washington D.C. area. It was, however the love for the birds that eventually brought the focus back in his life and a determination to follow his heart, to be a bird photographer. Gaurav’s passion for photographing birds began in 2011 in Bosque Del Apache, New Mexico where observing the Sandhill Cranes brought a sense of harmony and a new vision to him. A moment he captured and fondly calls, “Kissed in The Mist” left him with a vision to continue on further and explore and learn about birds and how he can present their beauty through photography. His desire to be a top class bird photographer has led him to places such as Bharatpur, Bosque, Alaska, New York, Costa Rica and Florida.

  • Lee Sutton

    Can’t hear it, volume on full

    • Jay Patel

      Hello Lee,

      I just played the video and seem to work well for me including sound.

      • Lee Sutton

        Its just a little to quite and I can’t turn the volume up anymore, it plays fine tho.

      • Jay Patel

        I will pass on the feedback to the author for his next video series.