Lightroom is a amazing tool, and using it as a new photographer should become part of your learning experience. Post processing can separate you from many in the industry. Nothing replaces a great shot out of the camera but a RAW workflow can make a huge difference to so many aspect of your photography.
A friend went to Alaska and said to me – "Hey – check out this photo, got any pointers…." So I went for it and gave it a whirl via Lightroom as I know that is what he has to use for the time being and many times Photoshop can be overwhelming…..
All I can say is RAW gives you access to a massive canvas of options and opportunities. I made about 15 different versions of the same base image from subtle to over the top in less that 10 minutes.
The Result: He is now amazed by what can be pulled from what in the beginning might be considered more of a snapshot to something he can share with friends and family to show the beauty of Alaska.
Weather you agree or disagree with heavy or light editing or manipulation – Feel free to post some comments below of how you like to do things….
Have you helped your friend learn photography and editing?
Have you had good luck in teaching others your skills or learning with others on photowalks and get togethers?