How to Match the Exposures of Multiple Photos in Lightroom

Nancy Messieh 21-12-2016

If you’ve taken a bunch of photos in one day and want to create a series out of them, you’ll want to make sure they have a similar feel. You can use the same post-processing steps, use the same filters, and adjust them for consistency. The first thing you’ll want to do is adjust the exposure.


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Step 1

Open up all the photos you want to use in Lightroom. Open up one photo with the exposure settings you want to use as a guide. You can also adjust the exposure settings in Lightroom in the Quick Develop panel.

Step 2

With your master photo open in Lightroom, select all the photos you want to adjust. If you’re using Adobe CC 2015, go to Photo > Develop Settings > Match Total Exposure (or use the keyboard shortcut Alt + Shift + Command/Control + M). If you’re using an earlier version of Lightroom, go to Settings > Match Total Exposure. Then just sit back and let Lightroom do all the work for you.

To see the process in action, check out the video below:

Do you have any quick Lightroom tips and tricks? Let us know about them in the comments. 


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