Lightroom Mobile Step by Step
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Whether you are just starting off in the beautiful world of photography or are one of the professional gods, there is a very high probability that you are using Lightroom.
Now Lightroom is of two types:
1. Lightroom Classic
(The full-fledged desktop version)
(Also known as Lightroom Mobile)
It is the cloud-based lightweight on the go version which can be downloaded on any mobile device and offers tons of features for free.
I primarily use Lightroom classic for my workflow and currently am testing the inexpensive nifty fifty or the 50mm prime lens on my Sony Alpha 6400.
Will be covering why i am absolutely loving the 50 mm prime lens in a later episode.
However coming back to the topic, I absolutely love mobile photography and some of my favorite works have resulted when I did not have my camera around, and at that moment my cellphone managed to capture a truly spectacular scene. And with the quality of cellphone camera’s increasing day by day, they are just a joy to use.
Or you may enjoy the versatility and mobility of just editing your RAW images on your Ipad using the Premium version of Lightroom.
So whether you are using the full-fledged lightroom classic or the on the go variant lightroom mobile, it is an integral part of every photographer’s repertoire. If it is not, then you definitely need to give it a try. It is that good, period. With mobile photography on the rise and preferences shifting to on the go, easy to do editing, lightroom mobile has fast become the go-to solution for editing needs for the hypermobile generation.
The best part: Lightroom Mobile is Free.
Yes, some features are locked in the free mode but you can produce amazing work using the free version itself.
So in this series we will be covering lightroom mobile step by step.
In this episode will be covering the “Light” tab in Lightroom Mobile.
So when you open Lightroom mobile, the first setting that comes up is “Light” Tab.
“Light” Tab in Lightroom Mobile has following settings:
Now I will be explaining the settings in the order I work with them.
Depending on whether your photograph is over or underexposed, you can change the exposure setting. Sometimes it really helps to dial down the exposure to recover detail’s in an image.
The white slider can be used to adjust and set the brightest point of your image.
Move it to the right till you are happy with the brightest point of your image.
The black slider is used to adjust the point of maximum darkness of your photograph.
Move it to the left to adjust the point of maximum darkness.
The highlights slider is used to recover details in the brightest part of your image.
Move it to the left to recover detail in the highlights or the bright parts of your image.
The shadows slider is used to recover detail in the dark parts of your image.
Move it to the right to recover detail in the shadows or the dark parts of your image.
In the end, move the contrast slider to the right to increase the contrast between the bright and dark parts of the image. The more you move the slider to the right, the more accentuated the difference will get.
The Curve section I will be covering in a separate episode as I want to keep this episode simplified.
The next episode will be covering the “Color” Tab in Lightroom Mobile. So stay tuned.