This is the second edition of Cooking RAWs series where I ask people to send me one of their unprocessed RAW photos and I would give them a few ideas how to approach the Lightroom editing in the most efficient way.
Myron took the featured photo using Fuji X-T1 with Fuji 23mm 1.4 prime lens. If you remember the last week’s edition of Cooking RAWs, I started editing with the composition improvements then cleaning and the last step was Rapid Editing. Today the workflow is much simpler.
The composition was good and I did not feel it needed any improvements. The cleaning was not required as well. I went straight for Rapid Editing.
Lightroom Rapid Editing
Total time: 10min
If you are not sure what is Lightroom Rapid Editing, please check my detailed tutorial “Lightroom Rapid Editing System“.
Below are six editing versions of the same photo. To show the potential of the Lightroom Rapid Editing I used presets from Landscape and Cityscape (Cross Processed) Collections and in the combination with the TOOLKIT. I didn’t use any of the editing tools from Lightroom right panel.
Under each photograph, you can find the Lightroom Editing Formula which reflects every single editing step.
As you can see it took me between 4 and 8 clicks to achieve the final edits.
Lightroom Editing Formula: Tropical Morning (18, 32, 34)
Lightroom Editing Formula: Sunblast (33, 34)
Lightroom Editing Formula: Natural (9, 13, 15, 32, 34)
Lightroom Editing Formula: Broken Clouds (9, 17, 31, 38)
Lightroom Editing Formula: Hawaii Sunset (11, 15, 21, 32, 34)
Lightroom Editing Formula: End of Summer (17, 32, 34)
Please use the comment section below to let me know what version you like best.