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Hey guys! I decided to continue my series, Watch Me Edit! My first post in this series was all about how to convert to black and white. It seemed like a hit, so I thought I’d continue it.
If you’d like to see me edit a specific image, please be sure to comment and let me know! I’d be happy to show you how I edited it.
I decided to go with an artificial light image because those can be difficult to edit. During the winter months I am really drawn to using artificial light because it helps push me. This instance was no different! I wanted to get a good image even though my lighting wasn’t amazing.
And as you see in the video, my straight out of camera is quite the sight….crooked, white balance all over the place, and exposure wasn’t right. But I show you how I fix that and my thought process on this image.
what editing program I use
I wanted to talk a little bit about what editing program I use: Lightroom! I really love Lightroom and it’s easy to use features. As you can see in the video, it was really easy to transform a not so great out of camera shot into something worth keeping.
That being said, I am a huge advocate for getting it right in camera! But, it’s important to know how to use your editing program in situations where you just can’t get it right in camera.
Like the image I’m editing below, I had to act fast. My toddler wasn’t going to sit still for very long so I just had to go with what I had set originally.
Back to Lightroom, though, I really love this editing program because of it’s user friendly features. It might seem a little daunting at first, but I promise you it doesn’t take long to get familiar with everything.
My other posts about Lightroom:
- Lightroom shortcuts you should know
- Why you should be comparing your images in Lightroom
- Watch Me Edit: Black and White
Well! Let’s get started!
Watch Me Edit: Artificial Light in Lightroom
I really love the final image here! It’s probably one of my favorite images ever.
I hope to hear from you in the comments!
Alyssa (sometimes going by Aly) is a hobbyist photographer who loves to teach. Her love of photography started before she ever had any kids. Now a mom of two, she loves to photograph her kids, flowers, and landscape. She specializes in capturing her everyday life. She loves to teach fellow beginner photographers how to take control of their cameras and get the images they dream about getting.