3 Lightroom tools you must know as a photographer

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.

3 Lightroom tools you must know as a photographer

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.

I shot the image in the video with my Nikon D800 and my Nikon 14-24mm on my MeFOTO tripod.

If you are looking for an easier way to edit your images, you can check out my Ultimate Lightroom Preset Collection.

3 Lightroom tools you must know as a photographer

What is white balance and how to fix it

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.

To Underexpose or Overexpose?

Lets me start off by saying you would never shoot photos this underexposed or overexposed unless you did it by mistake or you really feel it looks good, after all, it is your creation.

That being said, I created this video to show you that you can get much more information if you underexpose a photo versus overexposing a photo. Once you blow out your sky you can never get it back. (watch the vid)

I always expose for my sky, this will guarantee that I never loose it. All the shadow areas can always be brought out in post.

Best Tripod Hack

When I teach my workshops I always get asked what is on top of my tripod. I decided to make this video so you can see how easy it is to make your tripods match. This makes photography so much easier. Especially when you are running out of time :)

Here is what I used this particular Tripod is good for vlogging and travel. This is a great Quick Release Plate, I have it on all my tripods for ninja like camera changes. Of course no camera is complete without this awesome L shape camera mount. This allows fast changes between portrait and landscape framing on your camera.

Worst photographer in the world

I was at the park walking my dogs when I encountered this “photographer” I’m not sure if he is even worthy of that name. I have never see so much unprofessionalism from someone (in any field) in my life. I felt so bad for this family. Let me know what you think in the comments. Have you ever experienced anything like this?

Here is a list of all my gear:
Camera I shoot with
SD Cards I recommend

Nikon AF-S FX NIKKOR 24-85mm
Nikon AF-S FX NIKKOR 14-24mm
Nikon AF-S FX NIKKOR 24-70mm
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm

Best Gimbal
Gimbal I use for my vlogs

The ND filter I use

MeFOTO Aluminum Globetrotter
Mini Compact Tripod

My Drone
Camera Bag:
My Camera bag

Vlogging Cameras:
Sony Alpha a6500
Sony Alpha a6300

10 tips and tricks to improve your landscape photography Today

Here are 10 tips and tricks to improve your landscape photography right now. Yes, you read that correctly, right now. These are very simple tips you can start implying to your daily photography game right now. I live and die by these. You can apply these to any kind of photography however some are best for landscape photography. Practice these and your photography game will be brought up a notch. 

10 tips and tricks to improve your landscape photography Today


The gear I use for all my photos: Nikon D800 with a Nikon 14-24mm a Nikon 24-85mm a Nikon 70-200 and a Tamron 150-600mm.  A MeFOTO tripod is a must. I edit all my images with my Lightroom Presets download them and give them a try.

10 tips and tricks to improve your landscape photography

  • 1. Shoot at F11 and above. This will guarantee everything is always in focus. 
  • 2. Add a foreground element to the photo. This will help draw the viewer into the ima and make it more interesting. 
  • 3. Use clouds to add drama to your image. 
  • 4. Add the human element. This can bring life into any photograph that would otherwise be boring. 
  • 5. Shoot at sunrise and sunset. These are the best times to get the best color for landscape photography. 
  • 6. Slow down your shutter speed. This will create beautiful effects with surrounding water and clouds. 
  • 7. Add birds to y our photo. This creates a sense of movement and brings any photo to life. 
  • 8. Shoot low to the ground. This creates a sense of scale. 
  • 9. Always make sure your horizon is straight. ALWAYS. This is the number one rule in landscape photography. 
  • 10. Have fun out there and remember to experiment

Follow this tips and with a bit of practice, your photography game will improve. By practicing and experimenting you will be making beautiful images in no time at all.