If you’re just starting out in Adobe Lightroom and would like some guidance on how you can use the software to improve your photographs, here’s a free lesson that may be of interest to you. Photography instructor Tim Grey shares his top 10 tips for optimizing photographs in Lightroom.
The talk runs for nearly 2 hours, so you’ll need to carve a chunk out of your day to watch it, but it could be helpful for anyone in need of a primer on some basic tools.
In case you’d like to jump around in the video, here’s a “table of contents” with topics and the time at which they appear:
- Start with the Basics (1:00)
- Embrace “Presence” (20:00)
- Isolate Colors (25:25)
- Don’t Ignore Noise (33:20)
- Check for Chromatic Aberrations (41:50)
- Correct for the Lens (50:30)
- Crop (Almost Always) (1:05:30)
- Go (Virtually) Black and White (1:17:30)
- Cleanup (and More) in Photoshop (1:27:00)
- Get Targeted (1:42:45)