I have just created the best photo editing course on the internet today. I felt the need to do this after doing hundreds of workshops around the world and listening to my student’s needs and struggles.
Photo editing can be a challenge, I know that first hand. When I first started editing I had no idea what I was doing. All the editing programs I was using were very confusing and I was completely overwhelmed and lost.
Photo Editing Course
In this Photo Editing Course, I cover all of the Lightroom develop module along with some awesome tricks. This cool tricks will help you speed up your workflow and develop your own style.
Let me take you back to the beginning. Every time I would go out to take photos I would come back and not have a clue as to what to do with them. I would upload them into Lightroom and I was completely overwhelmed with all the sliders.
I would spend hours behind the computer only to find my self frustrated because my images just didn’t look right. Some looked dull and crappy and some just overdone.
Fast forward 10 years. It took me a long time, but I finally arrived. Once my editing was on point, I started attracting the right clients, such as Nikon, National Geographic, Corona, and Volvo just to name a few.
In this course, I cover a wide range of photography genres. From portraiture to landscape photography and everything in between. I believe it’s important to be a well-rounded photographer and editor, this way you attract high paying clients.
After many years as a photographer and making a great living at it, I can tell you that editing is the other half. Meaning the editing must be just as good as your photography.
Editing takes practice, patience, repetition, and knowledge. With this course, I will have you editing like a pro in no time at all.
How do you use the contrast slider in Lightroom? The best Lightroom tool that almost always gets underused by most photographers especially beginner photographers is the contrast tool. It is an intimidating tool because if used incorrectly, you can potentially destroy your image.
The contrast tool is my favorite tool to finish an image with. Once I edit a photo the way I like it, (landscape, portrait or any kind of image) I always go to my contrast slider to finish it up.
Contrast makes the photo look real, it makes it look like a finished image. If you are ever in doubt of how to edit a photo or what you need to do to an image to make it pop, always go to the contrast slider.
When you watch the video below, you can see that the image above looks really good after I edited it and before I touched it up. However, once I brought up the contrast the photograph came alive. It made it look so much better. Like a suit without a tie, the contrast slider is the tie to finish off the suit.
Contrast is just as important as anything else, but I always give it a bit more love than all the other sliders. Contrast brings the colors of an image together, it darkens the right spots and it makes your sky pop.
When you use contrast correctly in combination with all the sliders in Lightroom, you will see a very large difference in your images.
Contrast should always be adjusted in all of your images. Once you start to do it and getting familiar with it, you will see there is nothing to fear.
In this video, you can see how I use contrast to bring my photo to life and to finish it off before sending it off to print.
In this video, I show you how you can take a flat image into Lightroom and make it pop. By playing with a couple local adjustments and by using the sliders in the basic panel, you can make any image come to life.
I shot this image underexposed on purpose, only because I knew exactly what I was going to do with it in post. I wanted to create drama, not that I need to as the landscape lent itself to such dramatic light.
Lightroom is great in this way, you have so much control over your RAW file you can bring out the colors just as you saw them and create drama just like you have it in your head.
I shot this with my Nikon D800 and my Nikon 14-24mm lens. Drop me a comment below, I’d love to hear your thoughts. Do you ever use local adjustments?
What are the 3 Lightroom tools you must know as a photographer? In this video, I cover 3 must know tools in your Lightroom develop module. Whether you are a beginner or a pro, this tools will help you get the most out of your images. Technology nowadays is so good that with the information you capture in a RAW file you can do a lot. From enhancing the dynamic range to basically adjusting just about everything inside your image.
I use this 3 tools on a daily basis when editing my images. I find that local adjustments are very useful in every image making it unique to your style.
Remember it’s all about the subtle changes, all the small adjustments you do to your image will come together at the end making a stunning photograph.
What is white balance? How do I fix it? In this video, I go in-depth on this topic. It sounds daunting, however, it is a lot simpler than you think.
As humans and artists, we tend to over complicate things. This is true for white balance, we do not understand it because we over think it. It is so simple if we just look at it for what it is. All this technology around us can make it confusing, but I am a believer in keeping things simple. If you look at white balance the simple way, all you need is your eyes to fix it.
What I am saying is that there is no right or wrong way to correct white balance, it’s all a matter of personal taste.
What is white balance? It is making whites look white in the image, as simple as that. Check out the video as I explain and go into detail on how to correct it in post.