10 Mistakes Beginners Make In Lightroom Are you making these common errors?

Lightroom is an incredibly fun and powerful photo editing program that can help you transform the look of your images! But with great power comes great responsibility, and it’s very (very) easy to start making mistakes in Lightroom when you don’t fully understand it. Those mistakes can actually make your photos look worse (UH OH) so today let’s cover some of the most common mistakes so you will know to avoid them.

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Before / After: Black and White Portraits Lightroom Editing Tips

Creating great looking black and whites in Lightroom is a lot of fun. It’s a rewarding challenge finding the right balance of tones. Here are a couple portraits with black and white conversions and some notes about how I edited them.

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Getting The Shot – Monument Valley Tips on a Roadscape Composition

Monument Valley is an area located on the Arizona-Utah border. It has a road going through these incredible rock formations, and you can stop at the top of a hill and take this iconic photo.

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Staying on a Ranch

We’re currently staying on a horse ranch near Portland, nearly a month into our giant road trip. We didn’t know what to expect when we booked the place, but it’s absolutely incredible.

The boys have really enjoyed exploring the place, and we’ve really enjoyed photographing them!

Today I wanted to share a few of the shots I’ve taken here, with a bit of a twist. Many of them will be straight out of camera – no editing done. I don’t usually do that, since unedited photos often don’t look great. But one reason we’ve switched over to the Fujifilm system of cameras recently was for the look of the out-of-camera files. So I figured sharing a few would be helpful to anyone looking into Fujifilm cameras!

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How to Tell When You’ve Done Too Much Editing Avoid these big editing mistakes with your photos!


Please note: This is too much editing.

Oh do I have a love/hate relationship with editing. On the one hand, it can bring the best out of your images, and help you get that “WOW!” reaction.

But on the other hand, do too much editing, and that reaction can quickly turn to “Um, gross”. Or maybe that’s just my reaction. But too much editing, or poor editing, can do more harm to your photos than if you just left them alone.

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