Lightroom® for Portrait Photographers

Lesson 1/9 - Class Introduction


Lightroom® for Portrait Photographers


Lesson Info

Class Introduction

I do a lot of portrait retouching. And I do portrait retouching on like the end, where you only have 90 seconds to retouch a portrait all the way up to retouching portraits to where I'm working on it for, you know, like two hours, three hours, that kind of thing. So, you know everybody loves to ask like, "Well, how long does it take "you to retouch an image?" That's such a subjective question because it really depends on, you know, it really depends on you. Are you a retoucher? Are you a photographer? Are you getting paid for this retouching? Are you not getting paid for the retouching, and you're only getting paid for the shoot? Are you outsourcing your retouching? There's all these, you know, these things that kind of apply to that question, when people ask it of me. So it's important for you to kind of think about those things when you think about retouching. And so I'm guessing that since you guys are in this class you're looking for ways to save time when it comes to your portrait...

retouching, right? Is that what everybody's in here for? Well that's great because there are some amazing, amazing things in Lightroom that a lot of people aren't even aware that is actually possible in Lightroom when it comes to doing retouching in Lightroom.

Class Description

If you want to be a financially successful photographer, you need to use every second you have as wisely as possible. That means you don’t have two hours to spend retouching a single image in Photoshop®. Fortunately, there’s Lightroom®, which offers so many amazing tools you can skip Photoshop® altogether. In this class, Kristina Sherk will show you all the incredible portrait retouching you can do in Lightroom® in just seconds, which is great news for your bottom line.


a Creativelive Student

I am so glad I've gotten this class. I've been using Lightroom for several years but had no idea about so much of what I learned in this class. Kristina also has a great teaching style that gets the information explained in an easy to follow manner while also not spending a lot of extra time repeating everything. Her content is easy to follow and she also explains some of the "whys" to the techniques or settings. Looking forward to more classes from Kristina!

Amy Vaughn

I was in awe of how much retouching Kristina was able to do in Lightroom alone. This is a good class for portrait retouchers who are trying to get as much done as possible as quickly as possible before switching over to Photoshop.