Editing Your Photos in Lightroom 2023 Episode 1

March 26, 2023
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Lightroom is a powerful tool for editing and organizing your photos. It offers a wide range of tools that can help you transform your photos into stunning works of art.

Editing Your Photos initiative was my goal long before I first asked you to send me your photos. And I asked you in the second week of March (2023). Editing Your Photos is not only about checking how my presets work on other photos. It's also a way to show off. And I show you how I edit your photos one by one, treating presets as a base. Although sometimes, the preset is so well chosen and the photo is well taken that you don't need to do many adjustments.

In this edition, I chose 6 photos. You sent over 50 RAWs. There were also a lot of JPEGs. The choice was very hard. However, as soon as this episode was made public, I started working on the next one. And that means that some of you will see your photos edited by me. The next Editing Your Photos episode should be out around Easter. I don't know exactly when, but I will definitely inform you about it on Instagram.

When it comes to editing in Lightroom, here are a few tips:

  • If your photo needs cropping or straightening, Lightroom has tools to help you do this. Use the Crop and Straighten tools to make any necessary adjustments.
  • The second step in editing your photos is to adjust the exposure. You can do this by using the Exposure slider in the Basic panel. Dragging the slider to the right will increase the exposure while dragging it to the left will decrease it.
  • The color temperature of your photo can have a big impact on its overall look and feel. You can adjust the color temperature in the White Balance section of the Basic panel.
  • The Tone Curve panel allows you to adjust the brightness and contrast of different parts of your photo. Use this tool to create a more dynamic image.
  • Adding clarity can help make your photos look sharper and more defined. You can adjust the Clarity slider in the Basic panel to achieve this effect.

This is just my basic checklist when it comes to Editing Your Photos. See more details in my video.



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