Editing Without Presets – How to edit moody cafe style photos in Lightroom

Editing can be tricky, especially if you're going for that moody look. In this short guide I teach you how to edit your photos in Lightroom, without presets!

Editing can be a tricky thing, especially if you are new to Adobe Lightroom. Using Lightroom presets definitely makes editing faster and easier, but learning to edit on your own is important for establishing your own unique style as a photographer.

I created this video to help educate you on my Lightroom editing process, and I take you through my entire editing workflow for one of my Instagram posts (this one!). My feed is popular for its deep blue tones, and I will show you exactly how to achieve this look using the tone curve and color adjustment tools. Whether you are new to Lightroom, or an experienced editor, there is definitely something to learn for everyone 🙂

Check out the video below, and feel free to ask any questions afterward!

If you don’t already, follow me on Instagram (@seandalt), and like my Facebook page for a more diverse image workflow.

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Hey! I’m Sean, a professional photographer, content creator, and world traveler. I’m glad you’re here reading my blog, and I hope you can learn a thing or two. Have a look around, and feel free to check out my other content via my blog, Instagram, or YouTube channel.

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