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Using Lightroom to Fix Bad Lighting

with Matt Kloskowski

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About The Class

What to Do When the Lighting Isn't Working for You

It’s an all-too-common occurrence: You head out for a well-planned shoot, but the light just isn’t cooperating. That’s when you need a little help from Adobe® Lightroom® to transform your less-than-perfect photos into the images you originally envisioned. In this class, Matt Kloskowski will show you some simple techniques to add sun, flare and light to your scenes, so you can take a flat image and make it shine.


Adobe Lightroom Classic CC

Lesson Plan

  1. 01

    Class Introduction

  2. 02

    Start With the Basics

  3. 03

    Using the Brush Tool

  4. 04

    Using the Radial Filter to Add Light

  5. 05

    Masking with the Brush Tool

  6. 06

    Using the Range Mask to Create Dimensional Light

  7. 07

    Using Exposure and Whites Sliders

  8. 08

    Black and White Profiles

  9. 09

    Using Radial Presets


Meet Your Expert

Matt Kloskowski

Matt Kloskowski is a Tampa-based landscape photographer who loves teaching and photography (in that order). Because he feels that enjoying photography, Photoshop®, and Lightroom® can get way too complicated, his personal mission is ... read more

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  • ValeriaArdiyants


    June 2018

    Matt is a fantastic instructor who males it feel like a joy to learn. It was very interesting to see his take on how to fix uninteresting lighting. This course delivers on its promises and it's well worth the price.

  • Maureen Daly

    Maureen Daly

    February 2019

    This is a great class. Matt is a fabulous teacher who explains things very well and in a very likeable manner. With only using a few sliders and basic tools in Lightroom, Matt is able to totally transform an image. I have lots of old photos I didn't think it was worth doing any editing I'm sure I can save quite a few!

  • JennMercille


    May 2018

    Matt Kloskowski is funny, humble, and totally knows his stuff! He doesn't just show you how to use Lightroom to fix undesirable lighting conditions, he walks you through various ways to recognize and work around them in camera/on-location, to make your post-processing even better. I am so flipping glad that I took this class when I did! My shoot last night started a half hour later than I needed it to, and the planning and processing techniques I learned here totally saved it! In fact, this class, combined with Caroline Tran's film class and Blake Rudis' landscape class made the shoot into more than I was expecting, even though everything went wrong on-location! I can't wait to show off my finished image. Thank you Matt for an awesome class!

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