How to Edit Family Photos in Lightroom Classic
Some photographs are all about the people and moments in our lives that matter most. And it’s images like these that require a delicate touch during the editing process.
Join us through four complete edits as we show you how to edit family photos in Lightroom Classic! Learn how to balance exposure, add subtle color toning, draw more attention to subjects, and help those precious memories last a lifetime.
THIS COURSE INCLUDES
- 4 Sample Images
Subtle Changes for Timeless Photos
Edit Family Photos in Lightroom Classic
Family photos stay with people throughout entire lives and generations. Learn how to use exposure, color, and contrast to create images with a fresh and timeless feel.
Lift Shadows, Balance Exposure
We show you the fundamentals of balancing exposure in Lightroom Classic, using the histogram and Lightroom’s adjustment tools to restore detail and help subjects look their absolute best.
Draw Attention to Subjects
Sometimes just taking a photo of a person isn’t enough. We demonstrate some tried-and-true tricks to help make sure the subjects in your images are the center of attention.
Contrast & Sharpening
If you’re editing family photos, chances are you’re working with a lot of smiling faces. Draw more attention to those loving looks by adding subtle contrast to your subject’s most important features, like eyes, smiles, and hair.
Subtle Color Toning
Sometimes dramatic and stylized color can take away from message of a photograph. Learn how to simplify color and exposure, lifting shadows while adding subtle, warm coloring to help your subjects shine.
Unwanted noise can give an image a rough, gritty feel. Learn how to soften a photo by reducing and removing noise with the easy-to-use tools in Lightroom Classic.
Balance Exposure & Correct Colors
You’d be surprised how much small distractions can make a big difference in your images. That’s why we show you how to use the Spot Healing Brush and Clone Stamp Tool in Lightroom Classic to quickly remove unwanted objects, helping the people and moments take center stage.
Vibrance vs. Saturation
What’s the difference between and vibrance and saturation? We’ll show you! Learn how to help colors pop while keeping skin tones warm and natural.
Lightroom Presets & LUTs
If you want even more inspiration on how to edit family photographs, be sure to check out our Family Lightroom Preset Pack and our Family Vibes Color-Grading LUTs!
PHLEARN Founder – Class Instructor
Aaron Nace is a photographer, Photoshop artist and founder of PHLEARN. He is the #1 Photoshop instructor in the world with millions of YouTube subscribers.
Special thanks to Alex Green, Askar Abayev, Ketut Subiyanto, and Anna Shvets. Images for this PRO course were sourced from Pexels.
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Great basics for using Lightroom. Highly recommended and Aaron as usual is excellent.
I’m starting to put together a book of photos of our grandson during 2020 using Lightroom and the Blurb Book section. This editing advice is perfect to help me make this book that much better than the 2019 book of photos. Thanks. Perhaps a tutorial on using the Blurb layouts as well would help me make the 2021 book even better?
I thought it was a quick very informative video. I am not a pro but am working my way up that ladder. These quick 4 examples helped to show me how making subtle adjustments can make significant improvements in ‘Family Photos’.
This is a great beginners class, but definitely NOT a PRO class. As a PRO subscriber I expect something more challenging and worth my money