Shutter Release: A focus on workflow and improving your editing in Adobe Lightroom


posted Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at 3:30 PM EDT


Today’s Shutter Release – a series in which we search the web and deliver the most interesting content to you, the readers – is focused almost entirely on workflow and editing. We start with a full start to finish digital workflow video from photographer Jeff Rojas, then look at a quick Lightroom Coffee Break video on gradient filters and finally 20 tips for better noise reduction and sharpening in Lightroom from Amateur Photographer. We finish with an article on Instagram and a video about shutter speeds when recording video. Let’s get started.

Beauty photography workflow from start to finish with Jeff Rojas – ISO 1200

Jeff Rojas gives an overview of his beauty photography workflow in the video below, but he also covers his motivation for beauty photography. Jeff is a talented professional and the video below is pretty short, so I’ll let him speak for himself. Check it out!

Using a brush to modify a gradient in Lightroom – Lightroom Killer Tips

Lightroom team member Benjamin Warde has an ongoing biweekly video series, “Lightroom Coffee Break,” wherein he delivers a Lightroom tip (or tips) in around a minute. Check out the video below about modifying gradient filters.

20 tips for better noise reduction and sharpening in Lightroom – Amateur Photographer

Amateur Photographer has written a comprehensive guide for performing noise reduction and sharpening in Adobe Lightroom. It includes many useful tips and tricks for getting the best out of your images, especially the noisy or soft ones, so give it a read.

A guide to what is really going on behind the scenes on Instagram – DIY Photography

Instagram used to be all about sharing great photos with others. It still has a lot of that, sure, but it also has a lot of advertising and commercialization. With the increase in advertising on Instagram, the developers have changed the rules of the game, so to speak. It can be confusing to understand what really happens on Instagram when you post an image. DIY Photography has written a guide about what’s happening behind the scenes on Instagram and what you can do about it. Check it out here.

Cheating the limits of shutter speed when recording video – ISO 1200

In the pair of videos below, Sareesh Sudhakaran with wolfcrow covers shutter speed in video. The first video is an overview of shutter speed and what the best shutter speed is for video. The second is about how far you can stretch the recommendations when recording video. These are must-watch videos for anyone new to video or interested in learning more.