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Customizing the Lightroom Toolbar

Lightroom users who have fast workflow generally take advantage of one of Lightroom's handiest features: Is it a secret? No, but many Lightroom users don't know how to best utilize it. Here it is: Customizing the Lig...

Exporting Images for Print, Web and Facebook

You have successfully imported images into Lightroom and edited them. Awesome!  Now you need to get those precious little files OUT of Lightroom and off to the printer, or onto a thumb drive for your client or upload...

A Photography Journey Is Different For Everyone

"Maybe the journey isn’t so much about becoming anything. Maybe it’s about un-becoming everything that isn’t really you, so you can be who you were meant to be in the first place." -Paulo Coelho   Journey. It’s a...

Backing Up Your Pretty Presets for Lightroom

I love my Lightroom presets and brushes!  I use them everyday. I never want to be without them. So I give them a little TLC and choose to back them up so they will always be there for me when I need them.   Here are ...

How to Create a Haze Effect in Lightroom

Lightroom Dehaze Tool Thanks to Photoshop and Lightroom, images can be processed in a variety of ways: clean, urban, matte, high contrast, etc. One of my favorites processing formats is the hazy look. It's perfect fo...

Moving Image Files and Folders in Lightroom

Don't Move Image Files or Folders Outside of Lightroom One of the most repeated mistakes that new and even experienced Lightroom users make is to move files or folders outside of Lightroom. The problem it creates is ...

Using Your Presets in Lightroom's Mobile Apps

Adobe recently released a NEW Lightroom update that included a new Lightroom CC app for desktop and mobile devices.  This release has led many of you to ask if these mobile apps allow you to use your Pretty Presets....

NEW Features in Lightroom Classic (2017 release)

Adobe announced some new changes to Adobe Lightroom yesterday.  And, while Lightroom had received regular updates in the past, this one was a little confusing so I thought it would be worth it to break the changes cl...

How to Fix Under Eye Circles With the Clone Tool

When editing people, one of the things fixed more often than not are under-eye circles. Some people have more significant circles than others, and that is okay. Every time I teach a webinar or workshop I encourage at...

4 Tips for Managing Wedding Images

I don't proclaim to be a professional wedding photographer, however I have personally photographed three weddings and a wedding reception, and I can promise you that those events produce a high volume of images to so...

Five Ways to Add Contrast in Lightroom

If you shoot "raw," meaning you use the raw file format instead of JPGs, then your images come out of your camera a little "blah." Raw files are naturally void of contrast, extra color, sharpening, or noise reduction...

How to Update Your Lightroom Program

Recently a participant in my Lightroom workshop (at Pretty Forum) mentioned how her Lightroom CC did not look exactly like mine, that it was missing some tools or abilities that were showing on mine. Thankfully she f...