Make ISO 12,800 Look Like ISO 400: A Lightroom Denoise Master Class

A Master Class On Lightroom Denoise!

This video is a master class on Lightroom Denoise! If you want to see my techniques for making ISO 12,800 look like ISO 400, you’re gonna love this! It’s the BEST way to fix a noisy photo! 

In fact, I think the advanced techniques at the end of the video allow you to make your images look better than any third-party app – just using Lightroom!

 In this video, we’ll take a really deep dive, and I’ll show you everything you need to know to get the most from Lightroom Denoise. We’ll talk about the kinds of images that work best, how the Donoise tool works, and some advanced techniques beyond just the simple Denoise dialog. 

In fact, in my experience, the advanced techniques featured towards the end of this video preserve detail better than any third-party software I’ve tried while giving you the best possible noise reduction. 

It’s the best 45 minutes you’ll spend on post processing!

PS – If you enjoyed this post, I think you’ll REALLY like my e-books and video workshops! Thousands of pages and hours of videos filled with tips, tricks, and techniques – all my best content! Check ’em out – click here (hey, it’s free to look).

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Tom Egel
Tom Egel
3 days ago

Thanks for putting this together Steve! I’ve used some of these techniques, but it was helpful to understand the correct order in which to apply them. I sometimes shoot JPGs using the Nikon Pre-release Capture feature. Since the LR DeNoise feature does not support JPGs, you have a recommendation on how to use the manual noise reduction for this case?

Matt Huras
17 days ago

Great video ! One comment : I find lightroom/ACR masking can not only miss large areas (like the tail in your video), but also get a little confused on fine areas around boundaries of a subject – like individual hair/feather detail around the boundaries of a bird or mammal. I find unless you are very careful to look for this and deal with it, adding noise reduction or reducing texture, to what you think is the background, can mush up some of these fine details. In general, I find dealing with this too much work, so generally avoid using lightroom/ACR… Read more »

Matt Huras
16 days ago
Reply to  Steve Perry

Thanks !

Patricia Vishnevetsky
18 days ago

I would be interested to know if any of your techniques can be used in PS as I am not a Lightroom user. Have to admit I have not finished your video yet but have noticed so far that there is no masking or the ability to enhance in PS. I really like what you are doing in Lightroom and would love to be able to apply it in PS. Thank you for sharing your tips they are always extremely helpful.

Patricia Vishnevetsky
17 days ago
Reply to  Steve Perry

Yes I use ACR but when I was watching your video I looked there but as I said I didn’t see the masking for enhance features however thanks for replying and thanks for all your wonderful videos.

Patricia Vishnevetsky
16 days ago
Reply to  Steve Perry

Yes it is.

ray lazanik
ray lazanik
19 days ago

Steve-your impact on my photographic journey remains overwhelming. Thanks again for everything. And my thanks again to the magnificent Rose who helps you find the cameras.

Ken Wilcox
Ken Wilcox
20 days ago

Thanks, Steve. This was very good and useful!

Steve Hugghes
Steve Hugghes
20 days ago

Thank you , Steve! As always I have learned so much from all you share! You are so generous!

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Debbie
Debbie
20 days ago

Thank you Steve! This Denoise masterclass was exactly what I needed – and was excellent as is all of your training. Thank you so much.

Pierre Ménard
Pierre Ménard
21 days ago

Great! More on Developpement in Lightroom. Small chunk of that 100 hour material.

Art
Art
21 days ago

Will have to watch this a couple times but it was great

Lorraine Wright
Lorraine Wright
21 days ago

Steve, this is wonderful. I was very close on what you taught, but a key difference will make the improvements I am looking for! You are the best! Also…I am curious about Focus Shift, and I have a Nikon D610–is that ‘long’ for D6? (as put in the description)
Thanks again for another wonderful video!

Lorraine Wright
Lorraine Wright
21 days ago

(I meant your Focus Shifting video)

Lorraine Wright
Lorraine Wright
21 days ago
Reply to  Steve Perry

Thank you. Stuck with old equipment LOL.

Barry Arnold
Barry Arnold
21 days ago

Excellent video. Thanks Steve.