The Lightroom Tutorials section on PhotoTraces is one of the most popular parts of the site. Why? Regardless of whether you are a professional photographer or an aspiring beginner, Lightroom is the best tool for the job and you need to know how to use it.
Lightroom is only 10 years old but, in such short period of time, it has become the most important tool in photography. Its biggest advantages are its easier learning curve compared to Photoshop and its ability to edit a larger number of photos in a very short period of time.
The Truth: Lightroom covers every aspect of modern photography: image organization, photo editing, and publishing. Lightroom is like the Swiss knife of modern photography.
Over the years, the list of editing tools I use in my photography has drastically changed. In the beginning, the center of my workflow was Photoshop. Plus, I used a variety of plugins and dedicated applications to perform specific tasks (HDR, for example) in my photo editing. Since the introduction of Lightroom, I have noticed a great reduction in the number of tools I use in my photo editing because Lightroom has replaced most of them.
Even my use of Photoshop is minimal. If 100% of my editing was performed in Photoshop 10 years ago, I now use it in less than 10% of cases because the rest of my editing is covered by Lightroom.
The Lightroom Tutorials section of PhotoTraces.com covers different aspects of the program starting with general concepts like organization and progressing to more advanced topics like portrait retouching.
If you are a beginner, I suggest starting with my very first tutorial titled “What is Lightroom?“