Post Processing in Lightroom

The ultimate guide in post-processing your images using Adobe Lightroom after a photo shoot. Processing images can take time however learning each tool will enable you to expedite the process of adjusting your photos.

Here is a sample original photo of a soup where the image is bare in color, clarity, temperature and brightness.

Raw Photo

Original Photo

Warm Temperature

The temperature range is from 2000˚K to 50000˚K . It is classified as Cool and Warm in color.

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Warm Temperature

A warm temperature is more on the yellow side of the image. When you move your settings to the right, you will see immediately that the photo becomes more warm.

Lightroom Warm Setting +20

Cool Temperature

The temperature is usually blue in color.

Cool Temperature

A cool temperature is more on the yellow side of the image. When you move your settings to the left, you will see immediately that the photo becomes more cool.

Cool Temperature

Tint

The tint range can give you an output of green and violet. These settings needs to be adjusted whenever a color cast takes place during a photo shoot.

Tint Setting Green

Moving your settings to the left enables you to adjust the green color of the image.

Green Tint
Tint Setting Violet

Moving your settings to the left enables you to adjust the violet color of the image.

Violet Tint

Under Exposure

An overexpose image is a likely to have less light in the photo. The reason behind an underexposed image can be simply be explain as the lack of light reflecting in the image. It can also be the wrong setting of ISO, shutter speed or aperture.

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An underexposed image has lower brightness, shadows and mid-tones making the image dark.

Over Exposure

An overexpose image is a likely to have more light in the photo. This happens when the settings of your camera is not properly adjusted in terms of aperture, shutter speed and ISO sensitivity.

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An underexposed image has higher brightness, shadows and midtones making the image dark.

Contrast

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A contrast photo is an image that adjust the depth of the light and dark of an image making the image pop out.

Lightroom Contrast

Clarity

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Adjusting the clarity makes the image details more clearer, the setting has higher adjustments in depth detail of the image.

Lightroom Clarity

Before and After

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Before and After

Here are the final results of the image that is post processed using lightroom.

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