Lightroom Tips for Photographers

12 Easy Steps to Editing Portraits in Lightroom

Infographic stating 12 easy steps to editing portraits in Lightroom

You may not edit all your photos in Adobe Lightroom, but editing portraits in Lightroom could be another skill to add to your portfolio. It’s a relatively simple process in Lightroom, but you still have to be extra cautious while editing portraits. Even though it’s a part of most post-production processes, these images may sometimes look unnatural and altered. The key is to balance the way you edit and not go overboard. Since editing in Lightroom involves a non-destructive workflow and your actual photos never get altered, you can always go back to any editing stage. And even though it may be a simple process, we narrow down editing portraits in Lightroom to 12 steps in this blog. 

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How to Rotate a Photo in Lightroom

how to rotate a photo in lightroomTake a minute to think about your current editing workflow. Chances are, you have needed to know how to rotate photo in Lightroom more than a few times. Of all the potential issues that could distract from the quality of your work as a wedding photographer, a crooked or badly rotated image can be one of the most challenging to identify and correct.

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How to Crop in Lightroom

how to crop in lightroom

Cropping is one of the most basic functions of any post production tool, yet it is one of the most complicated tasks to truly master. While there are many suggested guides and tools for effectively cropping a given image, knowing how to crop in Lightroom to make the perfect crop to your work as a wedding photographer can be very subjective.

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How to Batch Edit in Lightroom to Speed Up Your Workflow

how to batch edit in lightroom

As a photographer, your post-wedding workflow is one of the most time-consuming areas of your photography business. This is especially true when it comes to editing images. Editing every single image after a wedding shoot is a huge endeavor best taken on by digital photography editing services, like ShootDotEdit. And since we believe in creating a fast and efficient workflow, knowing how to batch edit in Lightroom can save a tremendous amount of time.

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How to Backup Your Lightroom Catalog

how to backup lightroom catalog

When it comes to skills that can take your wedding photography to the next level, there is plenty to learn. Effectively cropping your wedding images, removing unwanted objects, and touching up skin tones are just a few of the essential elements for complete photography packages. Yet there is one skill that is even more important than any of those for making your business and workflow fast: knowing how to backup Lightroom catalog.

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How to Make a Collage in Lightroom

how to make a collage in lightroom

As a wedding photographer, there are certain expectations you know you must meet to have satisfied clients and even great referrals from those clients. There are several skills you can develop in Lightroom to increase the value you provide to your clients. One of the services you can add to your portfolio is providing a collage of related, expertly edited photos can make for a very special bonus for your clients to commemorate and share their special day. We’ve put together how to make a collage in Lightroom to add this service to your photography business.

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Where Does Lightroom Store Photos?

where does lightroom store photos

As a photo editing company, we spend a lot of time chatting with wedding photographers worldwide about their workflow and why we use Lightroom as a part of our professional photo editing services. Many photographers choose Lightroom over Photoshop thanks to its convenient photo organization and storage flexibility. One question we are asked quite often is: “Where does Lightroom store photos?”

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How to Use Spot Removal in Lightroom

how to use spot removal in lightroom

While wedding photographers strive to generate picture-perfect photos in the raw and then import them into a post processing software to work on, it is not always possible to control how an image will turn out. Before concluding that a photo is ruined, consider using one of Lightroom’s features: Spot Removal. Below, we dive into how to use Spot Removal in Lightroom to salvage various types of eyesores in images.

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How to Undo in Lightroom

how to undo in lightroom

If you are accustomed to working with photos in Lightroom, you are bound to hear yourself say, “Oops!” from time to time. Lightroom makes the job of undoing a breeze, whether you make a mistake or do not like the results. A basic understanding of how to undo in Lightroom can save you hours of time you would otherwise lose by starting over and redoing your work.

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