How to use Lights Out Mode in Lightroom

I’ve been super busy this week, but I wanted to share a quick video tutorial and a few updates on our contest with you.

First, the video. I use the “Lights Out Mode” in Lightroom frequently as part of my final editing process, so here’s a quick tutorial on how I do that.

Contest update:

You only have until midnight tonight (Pacific time) to enter the Spring Giveaway, so if you haven’t entered yet, make sure you don’t miss out. Remember, it’s good Karma to share with friends, so use one of the cool built in sharing tools to spread the word to your Facebook buddies and fellow Twitter tweeps.

Travel and Street Photography: From Snapshots to Great Shots


  1. An extra useful feature I use in conjunction with Lights Out mode is to hide the left and right panels (Tab) and make it full screen (F). Especially for horizontal compositions, it makes better use of screen space.

    One place to photograph…hmmm, that’s a tough one. I could cheat and say India because it’s the kind of place that requires you to slow down and is so diverse that it could take a lifetime so experience but that’s a whole country rather than a single place. Honestly, I’m not sure. I’ve always wanted to go to the Mustang region of Nepal and even though I’m heading back to Nepal later this year, I still won’t be able to get up to Mustang, so that’ll be my answer for today.

    Ask me tomorrow and I’ll probably have somewhere different in mind. :)

  2. Thank you for these tips!

  3. That is a tough one! I’m partial to the UK because I’m familiar with parts of England which makes it easy to get around. Anywhere in Europe really facinates me for the history and architecture and the shear ‘oldness’ of it all. I’m with Craig – I would probably have a different answer every day.

  4. Thanks for the tips. It really helped me a lot.

    One place to photograph is a place here in the Philippines named Vigan. It’s cool because the setting dates back to the Spanish occupation and the place looks so vintage. that’s why the place is very interesting.