Learn Lightroom in Less Than 30 Minutes

If you're new to photography and you want to know how professional photographers get their colors looking the way they do, this video will show you how. Lightroom is a powerful photo-editing piece of software and also one of the most used across the photography industry. 

I've used Photoshop for most of my career, and being the early adopter type, when Creative Cloud launched, I downloaded Premiere and Bridge, but didn't want to spend the time on learning Lightroom. This video by Mango Street got me considering making the switch, and there are certain ways photos can be edited in an easier way, which would take a longer process in Photoshop. It's almost as if the abilities are given to you, where in Photoshop, you have to build these effects yourself. 

The team doing the development of Lightroom seems to be listening to photographers, and I think they're on the right track. There is really so much you can do with the application without even having to go to Photoshop. Selections, changing colors, removing distractions, and cleaning up of the image is much better than the last time I used Lightroom, and I think photographers who have stayed committed to Photoshop will feel the same as I do about considering Lightroom as their main photo management and editing tool. 

What do you use? Is Lightroom your go-to app, or are you using Bridge and Photoshop? 

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David Leøng's picture

I knew this was going to be a Mango Street video just from looking at the thumbnail...

Bert Nase's picture

Are they on the run?

John Samples's picture

How about a learn Capture 1 in 30 minutes? I'm done with Lightroom after the upcoming insane price hike.