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Photo Editing 101 - The importance of the warmth tool ft before and after examples


I have always maintained that you can attribute a good 50% of photography to the editing side of it, if not more. So many people believe that all there is to photography is bending down and getting a good snap but actually that is so so far from the case.

The power that editing can have over a photo is unbelievable. Obviously you will need a decent photo to begin with, but editing has the ability to transform a photo from 'average' or 'good' to 'magical' or 'amazing.'

As much as I adore taking photos I always say that editing is my 'happy place.' I love playing with colours shadow and light and seeing how far I can go with a photograph. I strangely find it really relaxing, and it's addictive! I want to use this blog to talk about some of the tips and tricks I have learnt about editing photos along the way as I have many 'go to' editing tools that I use on a daily basis and so I thought why not share them.

In today's post I want to talk about the ability of the 'warmth tool.'


For anyone who is wondering I use the Adobe Lightroom editing suite for my photos. It's brilliant as it has every tool you could ever need and more and is easy to work your way around, which is great for someone like myself who has little to no patience! However whatever editing program you use, even the smaller ones that can be used online such as Picmonkey you can guarantee that there will be a warmth or temperature setting available somewhere as it is such a vital tool.

I guess it depends on your style and photo preference but for me I love excess warmth in a photo all season round. In the winter it strengthens the appearance of winter sun which I absolutely adore. In summer and spring it does the same, or if we're having a crap British summer like we usually are then it can give off an appearance of sunshine and warmth that actually isn't even there at all! I like using the warmth tool in Autumn most of all though as it illuminates all those gorgeous red and orange colours you get in the leaves of the trees.

The temperature tool on Lightroom looks like this:




& is seriously simple to use as you just move the slider up and down until you get to your desired amount of warmth. (I often use a cooler tone for indoor photos but that's another blog post entirely) There is no set number or strength that I use because quite simply each photo is different and will require a different amount. You more or less just fiddle with it until you find what works best for you!

Here are some before and after shots so you can see for yourself what a difference adding warmth to a photo can make.


Enjoyed this post? Look out for more photo editing posts coming soon!


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6 comments

  1. I definitely agree that a good photo can be improved by editing. When I use my DSLR I take photo's in RAW and it's amazing the details you can reveal in editing

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  2. Lovely pics. Editing is important but knowing what makes a good pic and being able to take it is just as important as any tools.

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  3. Fab post lovely, I'm going to love all of these photo editing ones! I love fiddling around with the editing settings - this one makes the photos look extra magical xx

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  4. I tend not to add filters as my blog is so down to earth (and I don't have much time!) Your photos look amazing

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