How to Edit Photos Using Lightroom Mobile on Your iPad

The ability to edit photos on the go is a valuable asset for any photographer, especially those who capture the fleeting moments of street life. Lightroom Mobile offers a powerful and convenient platform for editing street photography, allowing you to refine your images wherever inspiration strikes. 

Coming to you from Andrew Lanxon Photography, this informative video explores the capabilities of Lightroom Mobile for street photography editing on his iPad Pro. Lanxon showcases several of his own street photos, demonstrating how he utilizes the app's tools to transform raw files into compelling finished pieces. He emphasizes the importance of understanding light and shadow, and how careful adjustments can enhance the mood and story within each image.

Lanxon's editing process highlights the versatility of Lightroom Mobile. He demonstrates the use of built-in black and white profiles to create a variety of moods, from high-contrast and punchy to soft and subtle. He also explores the power of geometry tools for correcting perspective and cropping, ensuring clean compositions that draw the viewer's eye to the intended subject. 

Further enhancing his edits, Lanxon utilizes brushes and gradients to selectively adjust specific areas within the image. This allows for precise control over highlights, shadows, and colors, bringing out details and creating a sense of depth. He also demonstrates the effective use of color grading to add subtle warmth or coolness to shadows, midtones, and highlights, further refining the overall atmosphere of the photograph. Lanxon's insightful approach to editing demonstrates that powerful results can be achieved even on mobile devices, and an iPad is arguably one of the best devices for editing, period. 

Check out the video above for the full rundown from Lanxon.

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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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I have had major rendering and syncing issues with LR on my iPad. I quit using it after I lost a third of my images.

Stopped reading and watching articles especially regarding street photography after Alex Cooke maligned Tatsuo Suzuki. This guy sucks.