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5 Helpful Tips for Working in Lightroom

Lightroom is a more powerful and versatile program than a lot of photographers realize, and you can accomplish quite a bit in it without ever having to switch to Photoshop. This excellent video tutorial will show you five helpful tips for getting more out of Lightroom.

Coming to you from Matt Kloskowski, this great video tutorial will show you five tips for working in Lightroom. I generally like to avoid heading into Photoshop whenever I can, simply because it is less tedious to keep everything in one program if possible. Lightroom has come quite a long way in recent iterations, and in particular, I am a fan of the new color tools, which make it easy to intuitively grade your footage. One tip that is especially useful is using the option key for making proportionate changes to targeted adjustments. Often (especially if you are making color adjustments), you will use several sliders at once, and if you want to keep the look but adjust its overall intensity, it can be a pain to try to change all the individual sliders individually while maintaining the correct proportions, which is exactly what this function is designed for. Check out the video above for the full rundown from Kloskowski. 

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Alex Cooke is a Cleveland-based portrait, events, and landscape photographer. He holds an M.S. in Applied Mathematics and a doctorate in Music Composition. He is also an avid equestrian.

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Five good tips, thanks for sharing.