Goal and Vision

In this Lightroom 4 video tutorial, we will be showing you how to enhance the detail and expand the dynamic range of a single raw image using the Lightroom 4 Preset System and techniques that we teach on the Lightroom 4 A to Z DVD.

As always, for those that may not have the LR4 Preset System, we will show you each step of the process as we walk through this Lightroom 4 edit.

The goal and vision with this image is to create an image with enhanced detail, contrast and dynamic range without crossing over into the “overdone HDR” territory. Watch the full video tutorial below.

Original RAW 5D Mark III Image

Final LR4 Edited Image

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We hope you all enjoyed this tutorial! For more information on SLR Lounge Lightroom 4 educational products and software, please read below.

Learn More About the Lightroom 4 Workshop Collection

For those interested in mastering Lightroom 4, we have developed the Lightroom 4 Workshop Collection which contains all of the education, resources and tools that one would need to operate an entire studio using Lightroom 4. This 3 DVD collection can be purchased together for $249 or separately for $99 per DVD. The Lightroom Workshop Collection is composed of the following:

Lightroom 4 A to Z Tutorials DVD – Photographers around the world have been raving about the Lightroom 4 A to Z Tutorials DVD. With nearly 14 hours of A – Z video instruction, this workshop on DVD is designed to turn anyone at any experience level into a Lightroom 4 expert. (more info)

Lightroom 4 Preset System + DVD – 218 Presets, including 186 Develop Presets, 32 Brush Presets and 30 Mixologies make up the most comprehensive, intuitive and powerful Lightroom 4 Preset System ever created. Color correction, vintage fades, black and white effects, tilt-shift effects, faux HDR, retouching, detail enhancing and virtually any other effect can be created with just a few simple clicks. (more info)

Lightroom 4 Workflow System DVD – For advanced Lightroom 4 users, the Workflow System DVD features 7 hours of HD video tutorials teaching exactly how we can cull and process images at over 1,500 images per hour using just Lightroom 4, your keyboard and mouse. The goal is to help you spend more time shooting and working on other aspects of your business and less time in front of the computer. (more info)