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Master Lightroom & Photoshop for Polished Images

Once you are getting fantastic images in camera, then it is time to lift them up into next level status through EDITING. 

The program I recommend for all photographers, hobbyists and pros alike, is Lightroom. But it can be tricky to start with for sure (what isn't in photography!) so be sure to grab your FREE Lightroom Starter Kit below. It's got a import guide, editing checklist and export cheat sheet to help you. 

 

Browse your handpicked collection below! 

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How to Get Started With Lightroom 

We all know that learning a new piece of software can be daunting - this is especially true when we're talking about Lightroom, which has so many modules, panels, buttons and options that you might not even know where to start! 

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5 Reasons to Use Lightroom for Editing Your Photos 

If I asked new photographers to name a piece of editing software, the one that pops into mind most often is probably Photoshop, or even Photoshop Elements. Whist Photoshop is (undoubtedly!) an amazing tool for editing, it’s definitely NOT the one I recommend for new photographers.Why on earth not, I hear you say?I’m so glad you asked 😀…..

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5 Tips to Help You Remain Consistent with Editing 

Tell me, are your photos all over the place when it comes to how you edit them?  Do you like a soft and airy edit one day, and then a dark and moody one the next, and then maybe vintage with a touch of matte?  When you view your images all together does it look as though they have been edited by around 30 people or someone with a serious multiple personality disorder (😁)?

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Should I Use Lightroom CC or Lightroom Classic CC?  

Adobe recently announced that there is now TWO different versions of Lightroom available on its subscription plan, and naturally, that has lead to some confusion about what the differences between the two are, and which one you should use.

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When should I use Photoshop instead of Lightroom? 

One of the most common questions I hear about Lightroom is "When should I take my images into Photoshop when I've been working in Lightroom?" Following closely on it's heels is this question: "I'm not getting the images I want in Lightroom, do I need to learn Photoshop?"  The good news is I can answer both questions in one blog post!  

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How to Fix Your White Balance in Post Processing

Although I always recommend setting your white balance in camera, it's relatively easy to correct your white balance in processing, in either Photoshop / Elements and Lightroom. If you have a neutral tone in your image, then you can literally fix it in a matter of minutes (if you don't, it's a little bit more tricky, but still do-able!)) 

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5 Simple Ways to Enhance Your Images in Lightroom

Once you switch from shooting in JPEG over to the RAW file format, you will notice that your images look a little flat and dull straight out of camera in comparison to how they used to look!So, let's look at some really simply adjustments you can make to give your RAW images a bit of a lift! 

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 4 Reasons You Should Be Editing Your Photos (and how to do it) 

In this post I'm going to share exactly WHY you should edit your images, what you should be thinking about, which software you should use, and the order in which you should learn everything in. 

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One Simple Step to Richer Black & Whites in Photoshop

A quick little editing tutorial for you today, showing you how you can use one simple trick to get a richer black and white conversion in Photoshop.  It's so simple, but instantly gives a much deeper result than simply using the grayscale or the black and white conversion provided by Photoshop. In fact, it's so simple, I'm almost too embarrassed to share it! I'm obviously not quite embarrassed enough, so here's how you do it:

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Which Photo Editing Program Should I Use? 

If you are reading this then you have probably come to the realisation that the taking of the image is just ONE part of the photography process. The OTHER , and equally important part, is post processing your images in an editing program such as Lightroom or Photoshop.

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5 Common Mistakes New Lightroom Users Make (and how to avoid them)

Today, we're diving into just a few of the biggest mistakes that new Lightroom users make when they first start using the program.  Honestly, these are the same mistakes that I have seen so many people make, and of course I've made them all myself!  

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How to Get Organised In Lightroom with Collections

One of the best features of Lightroom, in my humble opinion, is the ability to create Collections with your images, so that's what we going to look at today!

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Behind The Scenes: A Breakdown of One Image 

oday I thought I'd so something a bit different and give you a first-hand, "behind the scenes" look at just one image, from start to finish. I will show you how the image looked straight out of camera, the lens used, which settings I chose and why, and even how I edited it! 

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How to Use The Curves Tool in Photoshop

The Curves Tool must be one of the most versatile tools in Photoshop, and you can do so much with it! It's also looks seriously scary with all those grids, lines, and points - so much so that many people shy away from using it. That is all going to change today my friend! You and I are going for a little walk through the curves tool, and finding out some of the things we can do with it. 

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Creating a Black and White Conversion in Lightroom

For many images, I find myself drawn to the simplicity of black and white – particularly those with good tonal ranges or dramatic light. The good news is you can do an awesome conversion in Lightroom, and I'm going to show you how to do it! 

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