How to Edit "Night" Photos using Lightroom

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It's been a while since my previous contribution to the #blurtutorials initiative and so I made a post that shows how I edit my photos using Lightroom. I like editing my photos using this software because it's a lot easier to organize my photos through the Catalog. Also, the functions are much simpler and it also allows me to create a preset for every edit style that I do.

For this post, I will show you the workflow that I follow when using this software.

Here's the original photo:

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The first thing that I do is to correct the perspective of the image.

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Under the Lens Correction Menu, I chose the Vertical correction method which I feel is best suited for photos of buildings as the subject on it.

Also, tick on the following settings:

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The next thing I did is to correct the White Balance. The safest option for this part is the use of "Auto" which basically allows the software to be a better judge in improving the White Balance of the image.

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As you can see, the overall tone of the edited image is warmer than the original.

At this point, I'm editing the settings through the Basic Panel. Here's the result:

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These are the settings that I did:

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Also, please note that the values I used for my photos don't necessarily apply to every other photo since each of them requires a unique value.

From here, I went on editing through the HSL Panel. This part is highly subjective and the values could go crazy on your photos so be careful.

I started changing values under the Hue settings:

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And then I went on editing the Saturation values of the image:

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And then, the last part will be for the Luminance settings:

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For the last part, I want to bump up the contrast of the image and so I went to Tone Curve panel to adjust the Lights, Darks, & Shadows sliders. Again, the values are highly subjective.

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And the final result...

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