Lightroom – Lens Correction


Lightroom – Lens Correction

Now I don’t know about you, but I know for a fact I still have far much more to learn about photography.. If I have got off of the novice rung, I would be surprised.  Photography isn’t about going out with a point and shoot camera and clicking happily.. Mind you sometimes even those shots can turn out quite spectacular.

Photography is about light, composition, drama, content, camera settings and knowing your camera.

But when you are a novice, like me, honestly, the whole thing at times whooshes over your head and it takes sometime to sink in.  I suppose this is when people do give up, simply because they think they can’t do it.. but that in my opinion is wrong… as they say practice makes perfect… well some of the time anyway.

Well I know, here she goes, on about Lightroom 4, but one of the things that Lightroom 4 does have is Lens Correction.

DSCF0934-3This picture was taken at Tonbridge Castle, on a Fuji FinePix S5700 camera, and it was taken when we first decided to take up Photography, early 2012.  And taken when I didn’t have Lightroom and I knew nothing about processing photos…. All I had was Picasa, (which isn’t bad).

As you can see it looks as if someone has pulled the rug from under the building and it is going to fall over.. Well this is where Lightroom comes into it’s own.. Lens Correction, by playing with the Lens Correction sliders you can straighten your pictures up.

DSCF0934-2This was done by just sliding the sliders in the Lens Correction panel until I got what I wanted.

Lens CorrectionAs you can see by the slider panel, on the left, I didn’t have to move the sliders too much before I started  to make the building appear straight.

My picture was was just a small adjustment before I got something I was happy with.. I suppose I could improve it even further if I wanted to.

But you see, there are so many good photographers out there, and if you are like me, you feel a right numpty in asking them questions that you should already know.  And therefore I am really grateful to all those photographers, who freely, give you their time, their experience and are willing to help you out, if you don’t understand.

The photographer I learnt the lens correction tips off of was Serge Ramelli, a French Photographer in Paris.  And it is by watching his many videos that I learnt how to do Lens Correction. As I said, sometimes when you are a novice, you feel too embarrassed to ask.

So today I will end this post with a video from Serge Ramelli, and he starts talking about Lens Correction at 8 mins  7 seconds.

Thank you Serge xx

3 thoughts on “Lightroom – Lens Correction

    1. All these technical terms take some getting used to.. don’t they? First of all they just whooshed over my head and there was not a hope in hells chance of them sinking.. gradually getting there now though. Have a nice weekend MrsDawnP.


      1. I’m kind of getting the hang of it now, Most of the time I know what I’m doing even if I don’t know the technical term for it. Hope you a good weekend too Bren & lots of happy snapping..


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