90 minutes on 10 Tips For Optimizing Photos in Lightroom

Feb 8, 2015

Udi Tirosh

Udi Tirosh is an entrepreneur, photography inventor, journalist, educator, and writer based in Israel. With over 25 years of experience in the photo-video industry, Udi has built and sold several photography-related brands. Udi has a double degree in mass media communications and computer science.

90 minutes on 10 Tips For Optimizing Photos in Lightroom

Feb 8, 2015

Udi Tirosh

Udi Tirosh is an entrepreneur, photography inventor, journalist, educator, and writer based in Israel. With over 25 years of experience in the photo-video industry, Udi has built and sold several photography-related brands. Udi has a double degree in mass media communications and computer science.

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Tim Grey took the time to provide 10 killer tips on enhancing your photos in Lightroom. Unsurprisingly, you can get a lot done to your photo in Lightroom and move from an OK photo (not that Tim’s photos are “OK”) to a much more refined photo.

Since 90 minutes are way too much time for just 10 tips, each tip is broken to mini-tips and those are broken again probably making “10 tips for optimizing photos in lightroom” a more suitable title.

Here are the very highlights of the clip, you can get much more by watching the entire thing.

  1. Start with the basics
  2. Embrace “Presence” (Clarity, Vibrance, Saturation)
  3. Isolate colors
  4. Don’t ignore noise
  5. Check for chromatic aberration
  6. Correct for the lens
  7. Crop (almost always)
  8. Go (virtually) black and white
  9. Clean up and more in photoshop
  10. Get targeted

Working this workflow once learned can almost certainty improve your photos and I suggest that you use it on a few photos and see if it makes sense for you, and if it does, incorporate it in your workflow.

[Top 10 Tips For Optimizing Photos in Lightroom via reddit]

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    I’ve used pretty much the same techniques as he does for some years, so didn’t learn much from that point of view, and spent a large chunk of yesterday doing the self same thing with a set from a sports shoot on Saturday in Lr 5.7, however some of the small details he picks out, or and the background to how the sliders worked or that he uses the sliders in a slightly different order or way to how I use them were interesting to me. He uses the the colour sliders more than I do, and that’s an area I’m working on so it was good to see someone else using them like that. I do use the contrast slider to remove haze in a landscape sometimes and to get a specific effect that I like; I use shadow and highlight clipping adjustments a lot, but again always interesting to see how someone else does it, and it helps me to refine my Lr practice. And he’s got way better excuses than me. And a great sense of humor. Watched it in my lunch break and enjoyed it very much, learned a lot. Thanks for sharing it.