5 Common Mistakes Beginners Make When Using Lightroom

Lightroom is an intricate program, and for many photographers, it serves as the central hub for their images, making it crucial that you develop good habits in how you use the application. This excellent video discusses five common mistakes beginners make when using Lightroom and what you can do to improve your workflow.

Coming to you from Nigel Danson, this great video talks about five common mistakes beginners make when using Lightroom. Personally, the biggest mistake I made when I was new to the program was ignoring good organizational practices. For the longest time, I just relied on the date system to find my photos, but of course, over time, as I built up a larger and larger catalog, it became more and more difficult to find what I was looking for. I finally bit the bullet after a few years and spent a weekend watching movies and keywording my images, rating them, and putting them into collections, and nowadays, I can actually find what I'm looking for and easily pull up a client's images if they need them again at some point. Check out the video above for the full rundown from Danson.

And if you want to continue to learn about Lightroom, check out "Fstoppers Introduction to Adobe Lightroom: The Ultimate Crash Course With Pye Jirsa!"

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Jim Bolen's picture

One thing lots of beginners miss is horizon lines. See many landscape shots where they aren't level.