Viktor Elizarov


By Viktor Elizarov

“Lightroom Organization in 3 Simple Steps” is part of my Lightroom Tutorials series on PhotoTraces. You can find the rest of the tutorials here: Lightroom Tutorials.This post was inspired by one of my readers from Europe. Felix recently switched from Aperture to Lightroom and now he is struggling to find the right organizational system for […]

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Lightroom Organization in 3 Simple Steps


By Viktor Elizarov

It is impossible to overestimate the importance of light in photography. Regardless of whether you treat photography as a hobby or you are a seasoned professional, you are chasing the light and trying to capture it.Even the word “photography” has its origins in combining the two Greek words “photo” and “graphia” that translate as “Drawing […]

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Low Light Photography Tips


By Viktor Elizarov

“RAW vs JPEG – The Only Guide You Will Ever Need” is part of my Photography Basics series on PhotoTraces. You can find the rest of the tutorials here: Photography Basics.I did not plan on writing a dedicated article on RAW vs JPEG. Why? I thought this ship had sailed long ago and the time […]

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RAW vs JPEG – The Only Guide You Will Ever Need



By Viktor Elizarov

“HDR Lightroom Workflow” is part of the HDR Photography series on PhotoTraces. You can find the rest of the articles here: HDR Photography.Sunset at Moonstone Beach (California)USA. California. Moonstone BeachLoc: 35.5866718, -121.1225215488I took the featured image three years ago on the same evening I took photo below. I published it three years ago immediately after […]

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HDR Lightroom Workflow


By Viktor Elizarov

“How to Get Perfect Exposure With Every Shot You Take” is part of my Photography Basics series on PhotoTraces. You can find the rest of the tutorials here: Photography Basics.If we remove an artistic aspect of photography from the equation, photography is simply a process of capturing light.The exposure in photography defines how much light our […]

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How to Get Perfect Exposure With Every Shot You Take


By Viktor Elizarov

Understanding how to shoot into the sun and managing to produce technically sound and artistically interesting images is an advanced photography technique. Even so, I always encourage people—especially those recently getting involved in photography—to learn this skill.When you master the technique of shooting into the sun, you will be able to create photos that are […]

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How to Shoot into the Sun




By Viktor Elizarov

"Sunset Photography Fundamentals and Actionable Tips” is part of the Photography Basics series on PhotoTraces. You can find the rest of the articles here: Photography Basics.When you read or hear the expression, “Photography is all about light,” you clearly understand the definition of each word; however, the true meaning from a photography perspective can be […]

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Sunset Photography Fundamentals and Actionable Tips


By Viktor Elizarov

“Exposure Triangle” is part of my Photography Basics series on PhotoTraces. You can find the rest of the tutorials here: Photography Basics. How important is exposure in photography? What are the components of exposure? What is the “Exposure Triangle”? These are the questions I will attempt to answer in this introductory post about ISO, Aperture and […]

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Exposure Triangle: Making Sense of Aperture, Shutter Speed & ISO



By Viktor Elizarov

"Lightroom Shortcuts Cheatsheet" is part of my Lightroom Tutorials series on PhotoTraces. You can find the rest of the tutorials here: Lightroom Tutorials.This is the second part of the Lightroom Keyboard Shortcuts article. If you remember in the original post, I outlined my approach for using shortcuts in Lightroom and listed the ones I use […]

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Lightroom Shortcuts Cheatsheet


By Viktor Elizarov

"Top Lightroom Keyboard Shortcuts" is part of my Lightroom Tutorials series on PhotoTraces. You can find the rest of the tutorials here: Lightroom Tutorials.Using Lightroom keyboard shortcuts allows us to speed up our photo editing workflow. Not only do the shortcuts save us time, they also make the entire editing process more fluid by eliminating unnecessary […]

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Top Lightroom Keyboard Shortcuts


By Viktor Elizarov

"10 Second Lightroom Skin Tone Fix" is part of my Lightroom Tutorials series on PhotoTraces. You can find the rest of the tutorials here: Lightroom Tutorials.Today I want to share my favorite technique for adjusting skin tone in Lightroom when editing portraits. For years, I used photoshop for editing all my photos. The process of […]

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10 Second Lightroom Skin Tone Fix



By Viktor Elizarov

"Lightroom Portrait Editing in 10 Minutes or Less" is part of my Lightroom Tutorials series on PhotoTraces. You can find the rest of the tutorials here: Lightroom Tutorials.Retouching portraits is an important subdivision of photo editing. Typically a complex and time-consuming process, it requires an intimate knowledge of Photoshop with some unique techniques specific to […]

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Lightroom Portrait Editing in 10 Minutes or Less


By Viktor Elizarov

After I completed the development of Lightroom Rapid Editing PLUS for Landscapes and Cityscapes it was time to take care the People Collection The Lightroom Rapid Editing PLUS concept addresses the shortcoming in Lightroom functionality. Due to the nature of RAW processing, Lightroom does not have one of the most useful functionalities of any editing […]

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Lightroom Rapid Editing PLUS for People


By Viktor Elizarov

“My 5 Favorite Tips to Navigate Lightroom Like a Boss” is part of my Lightroom Tutorials series on PhotoTraces. You can find the rest of the tutorials here: Lightroom Tutorials.Although Lightroom is by far my favorite photo editing tool, I have to admit that it has quite a few shortcomings that take some effort to […]

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My 5 Favorite Tips to Navigate Lightroom Like a Boss



By Viktor Elizarov

When I edit landscapes, I always follow a specific structure in my processing workflow.I always start by evaluating the exposure. If I see it needs correction, I use the exposure slider to make the necessary adjustments.In most cases when we shoot landscapes, the dynamic range of the scene is extreme, which means that the sky […]

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5 Second Lightroom Editing for Landscapes


By Viktor Elizarov

​After completing the development of Lightroom Rapid Editing PLUS for Cityscapes I would like to share with you the workflow I use with the new editing approach. In my original post, I revealed the concept of a new editing approach where I found the way to emulate or hack the opacity functionality that does not currently […]

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Lightroom Rapid Editing PLUS for Cityscapes


By Viktor Elizarov

In today's Lightroom tutorial I want to show you how merge Lightroom catalogs functionality helps me to mange multiple catalogs when I travel. As an early adopter of Lightroom, my editing workflow has gone through a series of evolutions over the years. When Lightroom’s beta version was released, there were no tutorials or guides, which […]

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How to Manage and Merge Lightroom Catalogs for Travel Photographers



By Viktor Elizarov

"6 Tips to Speed Up Lightroom Performance" is part of my Lightroom Tutorials series on PhotoTraces. You can find the rest of the tutorials here: Lightroom Tutorials.In today's Lightroom tutorial I am going to share with you my favorite tips and techniques on how to speed up Lightroom performance, the ones I use on a […]

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6 Tips to Speed Up Lightroom Performance


By Viktor Elizarov

"6 Tips to Speed Up Lightroom Performance" is part of my Lightroom Tutorials series on PhotoTraces. You can find the rest of the tutorials here: Lightroom Tutorials.Today, I want to share a feature in Lightroom that saves me an enormous amount of time but is often overlooked by many photographers. Effective organization is the most […]

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Automating Photo Organization in Lightroom