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We’re talking about the ethics of software like Photoshop and Lightroom and whether it’s right or wrong to edit your photos as well as discussing ringflash options for creating that beautiful circular catchlight in your portraits.

Below are the links discussed in the video and all the questions.

Reuters guide to standards, Photoshop and captions
DIY Ringflash
Fotodiox Ringlfash Softbox on

“OK.. so here is where I need some help. Is it cheating if I use LR to change/alter a picture. I LOVE the result.. but is it right?” – BD Richards

“Second time using photoshop. Guess who doesn’t know what they are doing? Me…. How do you know what to fix or not fix in a photo? How can you “make sure” that what you are editing is going to be similar on a phone, a different screen etc. because everyone has different color and brightness settings, I’m not sure where to stop or what to change. Please help…” – Charlotte Moon

“Spyros, I have a request for help please :0) I would like to buy a ring flash or ring light. Since you helped me with my yongnuo flash maybe you could help me with this. I seen the yongnuo ring light its led I believe it also can be used off camera. I want it so I can get that ring light in my subjects eyes. most of them say for macro photography I just want to make sure if I buy it that it will do what I need it for. any suggestions will be so helpful. also let me know if you tried that PS filter. thanks have a great one. “ – Eddie Gonzalez

Lightroom is a powerful photography tool, but the problem with powerful tools is they’re often complicated and intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be that way.

If you want to learn how to use Lightroom to quickly and efficiently manage and edit your photos so that they look as amazing as you envision them, check out my Mastering Lightroom Video Course.