I love using Lightroom. I organize and edit all of my photos using Lightroom 4. I’ve recently upgraded to Lightroom 5, so expect updated videos soon!
If you’ve struggled with organizing photos and want a quick way to edit, Lightroom can work for you.
Was it easy for me from the moment I installed it? NOT AT ALL. Yes, there’s a learning curve, but you can do it!
Here are my top free resources to get you started with Lightroom.
Make Lightroom Work For You
Getting started in Lightroom can be the most difficult part. Learn how to create a catalog and import your photos into Lightroom.
In this video I show you my method to flag and keyword all of my photos so I can find them quickly in the future. See how I pick my photo of the day.
See how smart collections can help you speed up finding your special photos including your photos of the day.
Once you’ve got your keywords set up, how do you find your photos? This video takes you step by step so you can quickly find the photo you need.
Daunted by all of the options? Learn how I quickly work through the edit panel to get results I love.
In this video, I share my favorite tools for editing. Learn how to crop, straighten, and add a vignette to your photos. Ready to create a preset? I cover that too.
Learn how where to find preset on the internet as well as how to install, use, and alter presets.
In this video, I share how to use the Crop Overlay tool and how to export a RAW file to a JPG image.