One of Lightroom's Lesser-Known Useful Features

Learning how to apply batch edits to your images is one of the best ways to increase the efficiency of your workflow. This great video tutorial will show you one such Lightroom tool for doing that. 

Coming to you from Signature Edits, this helpful video tutorial will show you how to use Match Total Exposures in Lightroom. The Match Total Exposures tool is incredibly useful for streamlining your workflow. When shooting in aperture priority or manual mode with auto ISO, small variations in exposure are common due to the camera's metering and slight changes in light. Rather than tediously adjusting every photo in tiny increments, you can set your preferred exposure on one image and have Lightroom automatically match the rest. It analyzes the EXIF data and dials in the right settings across different shutter speed, aperture, and ISO combinations. The important thing to understand is that it is not adjusting exposure based on the image content. Rather, it is relying on you to set a standard exposure based on a certain photo, then it will make all the other images have the same exposure by cancelling out variations in aperture, shutter speed, and ISO. It's a tremendously useful tool for the right situation. Check out the video above for the full rundown.

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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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