How to Create Your Own Export Presets in Lightroom to Speed Up Your Workflow

How to Create Your Own Export Presets in Lightroom to Speed Up Your Workflow

Hey fellow Lightroom users!

As you are no doubt already aware, in order to use a photo for something we can't do from within Lightroom, such as sending to your favourite print lab, or maybe making a copy to post on your blog, we need to EXPORT it from Lightroom. 

Although it's pretty darn quick to export photos from Lightroom anyway, we can speed up this process even more by creating our own export presets, and that's what I'm going to show you how to do today! 

5 Myths about Learning Photography You Should Ignore

5 Myths about Learning Photography You Should Ignore

Hands up if you'e ever thought to yourself.....

"oh, well, that person shoots with a professional grade camera, that means I need to invest in gear to get good photos"  

or

"Well, this photographer I met in the park only shoots in AUTO so I don't need to bother to learn manual mode" 

or even

"I can learn this all by searching Google - it knows everything"   (😉)

Did you put your hand up? Yes? Well, don't worry, a few years ago I would have been right along with you!

That's why today we’re talking about all the myths that people believe about learning photography - and why you should ignore them! 

Photography Project For Summer: The Summer Scavanger Hunt

Photography Project For Summer:  The Summer Scavanger Hunt

Welcome back for another creative challenge! If you are new to the blog, every month for 2017 I will be posting a creative exercise / mini photography project for you to do.  So if you like the idea of a monthly flex of your photography muscles, come back at the first Tuesday of every month for your assignment.  You can of course do these at ANY time, so at the bottom of this post you will find links to the previous challenges too!

For this month's creativity exercise, we are going on a Scavenger Hunt!

Photography Case Study : Audrey Ann of Live Snap Love

Photography Case Study : Audrey Ann of Live Snap Love

Yes, it's time for me to share my photography journey with you!

I realised that I have all these wonderful guests on the blog, sharing their stories, and I've never really shared mine.  So, I've taken the exact same questions I ask everyone else, and answered them!

Yep, I sat there and spoke to myself.

It was worryingly pleasant.

12 Lightroom Before & After Photo Examples

12 Lightroom Before & After Photo Examples

The headline says it all! Today, I wanted to show you 12 Lightroom before and after examples of images that have been edited exclusively with LIghtroom.

Why?

Because one common  misconception about Lightroom is that it is mainly for image management, or for making simple editing adjustments like exposure and white balance, but that you really need something like Photoshop to edit your images creatively.

Nothing could be further from the truth! 

Once you get to know what can be done in Lightroom. you will be amazed at just how much you can do in this program. So, yes image management is a HUGE benefit to using Lightroom, but don't make the mistake of thinking that is ALL it can do.