Before/After: Lightroom Processing Video Tutorial

Learning how to post-process your images can make the difference between bland and amazing. Watch step-by-step as 11 images are transformed from bland to amazing. And learn how to makebetter processing decisions that enhance your photos!


Lightroom Image Processing

Learning how to post-process your images can make the difference between bland and amazing.

But how to get there isn’t always clear. It’s not just a matter of knowing what tools are available to you. You also need to know when to use them, and why.

And that’s where this tutorial comes in. You’ll get to watch the transformation of 11 images, and discover the thought process behind the decisions that are made. Not only will you learn a ton of Lightroom tips and tricks, but you’ll also be able to make better post-processing decisions to enhance your own images.

So just what is possible with post-processing? Take a look below at the exact images that will be covered in this tutorial! But first, let’s have some fun with it!


Can you spot the difference?

Great post-processing is often very subtle. It quietly enhances the image, helps communicate the photographer’s message, and directs the viewer’s eyes to the right elements in the frame.

In the images below, much of the post-processing work isn’t super noticable. But once you spot it, you can see how it helps to improve the photo. So can you discover the differences? Take your time, look closely and test your post-processing detective skills!

P.S. they start off pretty easy, but get tougher as you go! Give it a shot!

#1. Grand Canyon

Lightroom Image Processing of Grand Canyon

Shooting the Grand Canyon is a once in a lifetime experience, but the photos don’t always match up with what you see! Thank goodness for Lightroom®. Bland to amazing for sure!

#2. Couple in Field

Lightroom Processing before and after

Golden hour is great to shoot in, but can result in tricky exposures, and flat, washed-out tones. Post-processing is a must to get the full benefit of this type of light.

#3. Gas Pumps

Gas Pumps

Lightroom® can let you get super creative with your images. By playing with colour and tones you can get hyper-realistic, HDR style photos that really stand out!

#4. Family

Family portraot retouching in Lightroom

Even well-exposed, pretty photos need some post-processing adjustments to make them look their best. A few easy adjustments takes this one from dull to stunning.

#5. Dandelion

Dandelion Before and After Lightroom

Learning how to create custom black and white conversions is an essential skill for anyone who enjoys the drama that comes from this type of processing. The default conversion just doesn’t cut it – let’s learn how to make it really stand out!

#6. Wedding Couple

Wedding Photography Lightroom Tutorials

Look really closely here. Do you see the subtle changes in the lines? Check out that disappearing graffiti. Lightroom® is so powerful, you won’t believe how easy it is to make these amazing changes.

#7. Binoculars

Lightroom Color to Black and white Conversion Tutorials

You can even get the popular film-look in your images by learning about all the creative tools Lightroom® has for your post-processing!

#8. Newborn

Lightroom Skin Softening Tutorial

Softening up the tones, and bringing more attention to the subject has a dramatic effect on this image. But you’d hardly know it was edited at all. That’s the power of great post-processing!

#9. Dog

Before and After Lightroom Processing

A great black and white conversion can take an image from snapshot to award-winning. There are a lot of tools you can use to make that happen for your images!

#10. Couple in Trees

Before/After Lightroom IMage Processing - Couple

Being able to control your viewer’s eye is a huge benefit of post-processing, but often goes overlooked. Once you figure it out, you’ll be able to use Lightroom® to take your photos to the next level.

#11. NYC

NYC Lightroom Image Processing Tutorials

Shapes and lines come alive in black and white, but you have to know how to accentuate them.


Ready to see EXACTLY what was done?

Grand Canyon after Lightroom Editing

Post-processing is an essential skill for every digital photographer.

You’ve probably noticed that when you bring your digital photos onto your computer, they don’t always capture the scene the same way as your eyes saw it. With post-processing, you can recreate both the look and the feel of that amazing moment you saw!

And you can do even more. You can help direct your viewers’ eyes where you want them to go, ensuring that they look at the most important part of your photo! That’s pretty essential, right?

Post-processing can also help you correct problems that occurred during capture – it can eliminate distractions, fix exposure errors, adjust lines, and more, to help polish your images to a more professional level.

Before/After Lightroom Video Tutorials

But post-processing is NOT just applying a preset. That’s like randomly pointing your camera at a scene and hoping it looks good. Your images deserve more care and attention than that!

Great photo editing involves studying the image, determining the goal, and then using the right tools, in the right order, to make your vision come to life.

That decision making process can be difficult, even if you already know what tools are available to you!

And that’s why I created this tutorial. I’m going to give you a look inside my head as I edit 11 images, from start to finish, so you can learn how to make those important decisions to transform your own images. To do it, I’m going to share two essential things with you:

• The How: Exactly which tools I’m using, and how they’re changing the photo.
• The Why: The reasons why I’m making the adjustment to achieve my goals for enhancing the image.

Because without that essential “why”, post-processing won’t be able to bring the best out of your images!


Check out this FREE sample video!

Here’s one complete Before/After video for you so you can see what they’re all about, and just how helpful it is to watch as a photo is processed from start to finish! You’ll get 11 more of these in the tutorial!


Here is how this tutorial is going to help you!

Cute Family Photo edited in Lightroom

When you grab this tutorial you’ll get 11 videos, totalling over an hour of content, where I guide you, step-by-step, through the processing of 11 different photos. You’ll watch as I take them from a bland beginning, to an amazing final state, and you’ll hear exactly how and why I make each change.


• How to fix hazy images and make them dramatic.

Three different tools you can use to bring attention to your subject.

• Creative ways to play with colour and create HDR style photos.

• How to fix curved and crooked lines with two clicks.

Even out tricky light by adjusting your levels.

• How to dodge and burn to create more drama.

Recover missing tonal information for a more polished look.

Removing distracting elements (and some graffiti cleanup!).

• Essential Lightroom shortcuts so you can edit faster.

• Tricks for getting that popular film-look.

And best of all, you’ll get to learn it all visually, by watching along in videos as each change is made.

This is by far the best and fastest way to learn post-processing. You can see it all happening right before your eyes and quickly understand how each tool enhances the photo.

Click “Get It Now” and Download Your Copy Now for just for $13.26 (30% off Regular price $18.95)!

Lightroom Image Processing Video Tutorials

Just think. You can improve your editing skills in less than an evening, with enough time left over to try it out on your own photos (and trust me, you’ll be walking away full of inspiration and itching to dig through your photo library to try everything out!).

eBook PriceBefore/After Lightroom Processing Video Tutorials by Lauren Lim

$13.26Normal Price: $18.95

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Attila Kun

Attila is the founder and editor-in-chief of Exposure Guide. He is an avid photographer, graphic designer, bedroom DJ and devoted Mac addict. Attila got his first DSLR camera, a Canon 10D, back in 2003 and he has been hooked on photography ever since.