Even though Photoshop is where the majority of serious editing is done, Lightroom, especially the more recent versions of the application, is also capable of altering. Check out this fantastic video lesson to become more proficient with Lightroom. In it, you will learn three techniques to make your photograph’s subject stand out while using the software.
Presented to you by Park Cameras, this high-quality video lesson will walk you through three distinct approaches to bringing attention to the subject of a photograph while you are editing in Lightroom. It is highly recommended that you spend some time becoming familiar with the application’s new masking features if you have not already done so. I used to utilize the radial filter quite a bit to bring attention to my subjects, but doing so would occasionally leave a tiny amount of accidental exposure bumping near the issue. This was something I had to work around.
Because the new AI masking features are so good, I can select my subject with a quick click 90% of the time and precisely brighten them a bit for emphasis instead of having to deal with the less precise radial filter. However, it is still a useful tool to have at your disposal for something like a landscape photo. You can get all the details by watching the video that’s been embedded above.