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7 Deadly Lightroom Photo Editing Sins (and how to avoid them)

7 Deadly Lightroom Photo Editing Sins (and how to avoid them)

When I first started learning how to edit my photos, I followed a few different tutorials online, patched them together, and studiously applied them to each and every photo.

The result?

Eye blindingly bright, overly contrasty and saturated images, that looked like they had been edited by 10 different people.

(My eyes hurt just THINKING about those early edits 😎😵)

But you don’t have to make those mistakes too, because you’ve got me, and I’m not gonna let that happen!

So without further ado, here’s 7 deadly photo editing sins - and most importantly, how you can avoid them.

How to Create Your Own Easy Lightroom Workflow Routine (and stick to it)

How to Create Your Own Easy Lightroom Workflow Routine (and stick to it)

Have you ever found yourself wondering exactly WHERE an image that you’ve taken is?

Why you seem to have about 5 different copies of the same file kicking about?

Or you’ve been sat looking at your image for the last ten minutes wondering exactly what adjustments you should be making? Whether you’ve done enough?

If that’s you, then a) you are not alone and b) the chances are you’re missing something incredibly crucial - a Lightroom workflow.

For photographers, the taking of the image is only the beginning. You then need to transfer them to your computer, back them up, edit them, and get these into a form where they can be used, viewed and shared.

Without a workflow in place, you’ll be doing different things at different times, which leads to images being scattered around in 5 different locations, all with different file names (or helpfully called IMG2068.CR2), and all with different editing styles applied.

The key to not getting into this mess is to get yourself an efficient workflow, so you’ll always know exactly what to do, when to do it, and how to keep it the same each time.

5 Ways to Save Yourself Countless Hours Each Week with Lightroom

5 Ways to Save Yourself Countless Hours Each Week with Lightroom

Let’s be honest, the one thing that most of us have in common is that we struggle with not having enough hours in the day!

That’s why trying to find an extra hour or two to edit and manage your photos when you have about 874 OTHER things that need to be done that day can be trying to say the least.

I know this from experience: after I was a few years into photography I had gotten myself in a huge mess when it came to my photos, and I was spending hours each week trying to get them into some sort of order, not to mention carrying out long winded editing on all my photos.

One thing that made a huge difference to how much I could get through in less time was Lightroom, so today, I want to show you 5 ways that Lightroom has saved me countless hours each week…

The Six Essential Steps of a Lightroom Workflow

The Six Essential Steps of a Lightroom Workflow

Confused about exactly what your Lightroom workflow should look like? Then this video is for you!

As a photographer, the actual taking of the image is only half the work - the other half happens back at your computer. This is when you will upload your images, organise them, rate them or choose your favourites, edit them, then get them off your hard drive and into the world where you belong.

Lightroom Classic CC is simply an amazing tool, because it allows you to do all of that with complete ease!

But you do need to have a good Lightroom workflow in place, so you know exactly what you should be doing, and when to do it.

In this video tutorial, I break down the six main steps, or phases, of a standard Lightroom workflow, so you can use this as a baseline for creating your own. Check it out:

Do I Really Need To Edit My Photos?

Do I Really Need To Edit My Photos?

You know the feeling.

You look at your images, and just can't help but notice that they are missing something.

That special "x" factor, or "oomph" that other peoples photos have, but you can't quite seem to get on your own images.

The chances are what they are missing is quality EDITING.

Check out this week's video where I talk about WHY editing your photos is so darn important, plus the different ways you can use editing to lift your images up onto next level fancy pants status ❤️

My 5 Favourite Lightroom Tricks & Tools

My 5 Favourite Lightroom Tricks & Tools

If you’ve been here a while, you’ll know that I am a HUGE Lightroom fan. Not only it is a fantastic photo editor, but it saves me so much time each week!

I want YOU to love Lightroom too, so that’s why in this week’s post, I’m going to go over 5 Lightroom tricks and tools that are worth their virtual weight in gold, so that you can experience them too.

How to Export Your Photos From Lightroom For Facebook and Instagram

How to Export Your Photos From Lightroom For Facebook and Instagram

So you’ve beautifully edited your images in Lightroom, and you’re ready to share your fabulous images with the world…….

But when you upload your image to Facebook, it looks either too soft, too crunchy, or simply a pixelated mess, and nothing like the gorgeous image you saw in Lightroom!

The problem’s not you (or at least not only you) as Facebook and Instagram will compress our images when we upload them if we make them too big, simply to reduce the file size, and save on their bandwidth space.

We want to do all we can to avoid that happening, so in this post I’m going to go over step by step how you can export your images from Lightroom to make sure your images look fab on all social media platforms!

5 Tips for A Faster Editing Workflow

5 Tips for A Faster Editing Workflow

Time is without a doubt our most precious resource - because no matter how much we might want or need it, we can't fit more than 24 hours into our day!

And I for one don't have time to spend a couple of those precious hours sitting at my computer desk trying to manage, edit, and otherwise keep on top on my images.

So if you feel like you are drowning trying to get everything done, have a quick read of these 5 simple tips that will have you spending less time at your computer desk editing AND creating better images as well. 

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