How to PROPERLY Sharpen & Reduce Noise in LIGHTROOM


In this video, I thoroughly explain what happens when we reduce noise and sharpen an image in Lightroom and recommend how you should go about doing it to achieve the best possible results.

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Gear and Settings


Nikon D500:
Nikon 70-200mm F2.8 VRii Lens:

Manual Mode with Auto ISO
Spot Metering – Metered on background
Single Point Focus – Focused on Gorilla’s eye
1/160, F8.0, iso 6400 at 200mm

Dock/Cityscape Image

Fujifilm X-T3:
Fujifilm 23mm F1.4 Lens:

Aperture Priority Mode
Spot Metering – Metered on dock
Single Point Focus – Focused halfway up the dock
1/350, F11, iso:200 at 23mm

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