Lightroom

Lightroom

Lightroom should be the first step in your post-shoot workflow.

In these tutorials, Gina shows you how to get started in Lightroom and how to use it to the utmost potential.

Catchlights

Healthy eyes are bright and shiny surfaces and will reflect their surroundings. It’s this highlight that gives the eyes life and depth. Without a catchlight, eyes can look dark and flat.
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Lighting headshots 101

In this tutorial, Gina dives deep into lighting specifically for headshots. You don't need a lot of fancy equipment, you just need to understand how to work with light to create beautiful headshots that bring out the best in your model.
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How to create a Vignette in Lightroom

Adding a Vignette is just a really fancy way of saying adding a darker border to your image.
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How to use the Adjustment Brush in Lightroom

This technique will completely revolutionise the way you process your images because it allows you to selectively adjust areas of your images.
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How to make eyes in portraits pop using Lightroom

The first thing you notice about a great portrait is the eyes. Flat dull colourless eyes can really diminish the impact of a portrait.
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Knitting Ladies Last Supper inspired group portrait

Learn the secrets behind devising, lighting, posing and directing this extraordinary photo.
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How to replace skies in two minutes

Retouching skies just got a whole lot easier! 
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How to export images for print, web and email using Lightroom for optimum quality

It's so easy to ruin the quality of a photo by exporting it. Whether you're sending it to your mum or a client, you want your exported file to look its best.
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How to create soft daylight in harsh sunlight

Harsh sunlight can ruin a photo. You can pray for a cloud, or learn to make your own.
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Fashion Look Tutorial

Discover how to create a fashion look portrait for any model in any situation.
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How to use a light meter with speedlights

Take the guesswork out of lighting. Learn how to use a light meter and stop monkeying around.
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How to pose and direct an anxious person

Some people experience fear or anxiety during a photoshoot. Most of these people can be easily calmed with some basic direction but others will need a slightly different approach.
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How to remove noise in an image using Lightroom

Digital noise can ruin an image but can easily be reduced with a few simple steps in Lightroom.
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How to light, style, pose and direct a corporate headshot

In this tutorial, Gina shows you how to light, style, pose and direct a corporate headshot.
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Three ways to light headshots using daylight

Get ready to change your photography (and your life) by being able to SEE light.
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Lighting with Gridspots

Don't underestimate the gridspot. This light modifier will make portraits pop without modifying your background.
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How to Photograph Art

Shooting art is surprisingly tricky. It can be hard to line up the shot and capture colours in all their original vividness. Learn the tips to overcome these common hurdles. 
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How to change the colour of lips and eyes in Lightroom

Changing the colour of items in a photo is a useful technique you can use across all your photography.
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How to edit multiple images with one click in Lightroom

The ability to copy and apply the edit settings from one image on to multiple images is one of the reasons why Gina loves Lightroom.
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An introduction to editing images in Lightroom

Learn the essentials of Lightroom and make the most of this amazing software.
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How to create contact sheets in Lightroom, Capture One and Photoshop

You’ll learn how to watermark images, add your logo and annotate images.
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Flash vs Daylight Skater Boy Shoot

Wondering whether to use daylight or flash for your portrait photography? Why not use both?
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An introduction to photographing portraits using window light

A window light source can be very adaptable. It can be shaped to create flat even lighting or dramatic mood lighting simply by changing where you position your model. If you're keen to use window light in your portrait photography but not sure where to start, then this is the tutorial for you.
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How to create amazing corporate portraits in average locations

In an ideal world, yourclient will invite you to photograph them in their beautiful 10000 square ft loft with polished floorboards, an abundance of daylight and gorgeous furniture . The reality is usually a tiny windowless office filled with grey filing cabinets and green walls.
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How to control flash focal length using speedlights

Did you know that you can control how wide or narrow your speedlight flash will be? This is a very handy tool to use when shooting portraits.
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A beginner’s guide to colour profiles

Discover the best colour profiles for printing and web and why it matters.
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What’s the best focal length for shooting headshots

Wwhen it comes to shooting headshots or profile pictures, what is the best focal length, and why?
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How to remove flare from glasses in a portrait using the clone stamp and layer mask

Photographing a model wearing glasses can be problematic. Glasses are highly reflective and can cause flare or reflections of the light source.
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How to get correct white balance using Lightroom

There are several ways you can nail white balance, depending on your equipment.
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Moody portrait Edit in Lightroom and Photoshop

Creating mood in your photos can be done while shooting or later in post-production.
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