Easy Editing Tips: Lightroom and Snapseed Applications

quick edit blog

This week I wanted to demonstrate some quick editing tips to show you how a great image can turn into an amazing image.  I recall one of my photography school instructors quoting Ansel Adams “You don’t take an image, you create an image”, which struck a cord with me because I believe most people click the button, download and share with family and friends.  Editing an image enhances what is already there.  So before you hit the share button, take a few minutes and edit.

The image below was taken by a friend of mine, who is not a professional photographer, but has been shooting for a number of years and is always working on improving his photography skills.  When he showed me this image I thought it would be perfect for this edit demonstration.  I knew the image would benefit from a few simple adjustments.  My goal was to bring out the texture of the back wall, decrease the highlights on the toddler, since it was a bit overexposed, and a simple crop to remove the grass and straighten out the composition.  Watch the video below to see the step by step edit!


Original Photo Taken: f 2.8, 51mm, ISO 800 1/400sec

LIGHTROOM (full desktop version used)


Editing Image from Lightroom

Finished Lightroom Edit


Snapseed is an app I often use to edit images taken on my phone.  I wanted to use the same image to demonstrate the simple edits one can make to enhance a photo.

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Finished Snapseed Edit

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