Hey! I have many people who are curious about what happens after thier session. Here’s a little sneak peek into how I edit in Lightroom.
Upon importing my images I apply my preset- this helps me expedite some of the editing process and keep my images consistent. This image is technically not what it looks like straight out of camera- but with the preset applied.
Next up I adjust white balance- this is different for every image. It adjusts the warm, cool, green, and pink tones of the photo. In all honesty it’s the trickiest part for me. I probably spend the most time on this step comparing my images and trying to get them consistent with each other.
You can see the difference in skintones now from white balance adjustments- I try to keep skin tones natural and warm.
Next up- some light skin editing. Here is where I will use my spot editing tool to erase fine lines and blemishes. I will also occasionally use my adjustment brush to help out if skin is a little pinker than others- as you can see here. I’ll remove a bit of the redness but we redheads are pretty naturally pink so I won’t do too much!
This is what a completed image looks like unless I need to pull it into Photoshop for a few more complicated adjustments.
Thanks for joining me and checking out this sneak peek into my editing process. It really is efficient and simple but I think it helps me create some beautiful imagery.
I’d love to hear your comments below!