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Lightroom Tutorials

Lightroom tutorials and tips for beginner and advanced photographers who are learning photo processing.

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Here is a detailed guide with tips for shooting and processing bracketed images using Lightroom's Merge to HDR function. It also includes some examples of processing just a single raw file for comparison.

Are you guilty of these 7 processing sins that might be ruining your photographs? Read this and find the solution, which is often moderation. Add your own thoughts in the comments.

If you've ever had the frustration of losing your photos in Lightroom, this video will help you recover them and learn how to take steps so it never happens again.

Before and after sharpening picture of a coastline

We all spend a lot of time and effort to make our images as sharp as possible. We invest money in equipment to capture the sharpest images possible. We also use a variety of shooting techniques to make sure that our pictures are crisp. Even after doing all that, however, most of the time our ... [Read more]

how to install lightroom presets

How to Install Lightroom Presets - this written and video tutorial will walk you through how to install LR presets you've bought. It walks you thorough all the steps one by one in easy to follow directions and screenshots, or you can watch the video and follow along.

This video tutorial takes you through all the sliders in the basic panel in LR's Develop module. Learn which to use first, last, and how not to overdo it and go too far. Learn tips and tricks to make your images pop.

In this tutorial Darlene takes you through her workflow and process for retouching a portrait using Lightroom in under ten minutes. Watch as she goes through basic edits, global adjustments and more specific things like brightening eyes and smoothing skin imperfections.

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