How To Edit A Wedding In Lightroom CC – Start To Finish Tutorial

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Learn how to edit an entire wedding using the new Adobe Lightroom CC in this step by step tutorial. 

If you’re a brand new wedding photographer aiming for the convenience of multi-device editing and an easier to learn program, the new Lightroom was designed for you. The video below shows you everything you need to know to learn how to edit a wedding in Lightroom CC.

p.s – Do you use Lightroom Classic instead? Click here to watch this entire wedding edit in Lightroom Classic!

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In this step-by-step video, we’ll walk through the complete process of transforming raw wedding shots into bangers, all within Lightroom CC.

Wedding Editing Tutorial Contents:

In the step by step tutorial video above, we’ll dive through everything you need to learn how to edit weddings in Lightroom CC:

  • Effortless Importing: I’ll guide you through the process of effortlessly importing your wedding images into Lightroom CC, along with tips for keeping them organized.
  • Swift Culling: Discover how to use Lightroom CC’s tools to swiftly cull and select the most captivating shots for editing.
  • Global Enhancements: Master essential adjustments like exposure, contrast, and color balance to give your photos that professional edge.
  • Multi-Device Magic: Dive into the world of multi-device editing and learn to synchronize your edits seamlessly across platforms.
  • Portrait Perfection: We’ll explore retouching techniques tailored to Lightroom CC, ensuring your subjects shine in every shot.
  • Intuitive Color Grading: Uncover the art of creating consistent and alluring color tones throughout your wedding album using Lightroom CC.
  • Effortless Exporting: Learn how to export your polished wedding photos for sharing or printing directly from Lightroom CC.

Yes, Lightroom CC brings a different flavor compared to its Classic sibling, and it has some pros and cons. Personally, I still recommend Lightroom Classic for people editing a LOT of photos and who do wedding photography professionally. This is because it has a few extra features and keyboard shortcuts… Camera calibration, adjust exposure with the “.” key, a few local adjustment settings and slightly better organization of sessions… BUT the new Lightroom CC has a few advantages of it’s own, which means it comes down to your personal preference.

New Lightroom CC’s Advantages:

Multi-Device Flexibility: With Lightroom CC, the power of multi-device editing is at your fingertips. Whether you’re editing on your computer, tablet, or phone, we’ll explore how to seamlessly transition between them all.

Intuitive Layout: Lightroom CC’s layout is designed for simplicity and ease of use. If you’re new to editing or appreciate a more intuitive interface, you’re in for a treat as we navigate this user-friendly space.

Learning Efficiency: While Lightroom CC might offer slightly fewer advanced features than Classic, its streamlined approach accelerates your learning curve. We’ll focus on the essentials, ensuring you quickly grasp the editing essentials.

Keyboard Shortcuts Redefined: Lightroom CC introduces a fresh set of keyboard shortcuts tailored to its unique features. I’ll guide you through these shortcuts, making editing a breeze.

Let’s embark on a journey that showcases the power of Lightroom CC in editing an entire wedding. From the initial import to the final export, you’ll witness firsthand how effortlessly this tool can elevate your editing game.

After editing this wedding in BOTH Lightroom Classic (Click here to watch it now) and Lightroom CC, I can safely say I’ll be sticking with Lightroom Classic for now. BUT I was pleasantly surprised with the fact that the new Lightroom CC did everything I needed to edit a full wedding (Albeit a little bit slower)

While it may offer fewer advanced features compared to Classic, its approachable nature and multi-device capabilities make it a valuable asset in your editing toolbox.

So there you have it – A step by step tutorial showing you exactly how to edit a wedding in Lightroom CC in just about 3 hours.

After this stage, I’d still do a 2nd pass on all the photos. The 2nd pass is just me finessing things, going through and correcting things I may have missed first time around or stand out. For example, warming up the white balance in a photo by a nudge, adjusting the exposure down by .1 or .2, or if something catches my eye that I missed the first time around (or that I over edited and on 2nd glance is too obvious)

If you have extra questions about the process, leave them in the comments below, AND if you’d like, watch this exact same wedding edited in Lightroom Classic

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