Adjusting Photos in Lightroom
Photo processing in Lightroom is both an art and a craft all in one. Trending now is post-processing and adjusting photos in the Lightroom after the shooting. Of course, you can use presets to make this process faster and easier. But sometimes, depending on the lighting and other conditions, little adjustments must be necessary.
Taking the same source photo, the beginner could get a completely different result than a PRO. And how should you process photos in the Lightroom, if you're new to this? We've picked up some tips that will help you decide how to use Adobe Lightroom at the initial stage.
White Balance and Color
Adjust the white balance whenever you want. Modern cameras perfectly cope with the natural white balance setting. But you can make the white balance slightly higher than the natural one. People like warm colors. (Even if you don't like it).
Learn how to work with HSL
This is a very useful tab. If you really want to get good photos, get used to customizing your skin color. By the way, you should be careful with group photos. For example, for a couple in a photo the skin tone is different — do not forget to take this into account.
Sharpness and Details
If there are no big changes in exposure, and the photo is planned to be used only for Instagram accounts, do not adjust the Sharpness tab (Details), it will save you time.
Don’t process photos for a long time
You can't process one photo for too long. The eye becomes blurred and it gets more and more difficult for you to make a decision. If you are still undecided after 5-10 minutes, go to another captured plan and return to the problem photo in an hour or two.
Use RAW formats
There is a tip, try to process photos that are captured in RAW format. Basic advice, but beginners do not always understand its importance. It is also impossible to extract parts of what the RAW format allows from jpg. Shoot in RAW and use it instead of jpg processing.
Avoid watermarks on your photos
Do not put a watermark on the photo. If you are not a professional photographer, try to avoid watermarks, especially huge letters. Watermarks for beginners usually look absurd.
Black and White images in the Lightroom
In the Lightroom you are able to convert the palette into b / w in a single click. But we recommend you to convert your images into black and white only if you have a well-shown rhythm in the photo, visually built lines and logically the composition complements itself.
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