Making all your images in a gallery match can be time consuming! Especially if the light kept changing and so that means your settings kept changing, too!
The Match Total Exposure Tool in Lightroom is one of our favorite tricks to use! It is amazing when it works! It doesn’t work every time, but when it does you’ll be singing its praises!
Basically, using the Match Total Exposure Tool in Lightroom serves as a shortcut to match a lot of photos’ exposure to one photo. You edit a photo where you want the exposure, then you can use this shortcut to match other photos exposure to this one!
This works best when you choose photos to match the first image that were shot at the same time and in the same light!
To use Match Total Exposure, edit a photo as usual. While you’re in Develop Mode, select the photo from the slider below, press COMMAND, select any other photos you want to match, then while holding COMMAND still, press OPTION + SHIFT + M and watch your photos exposure change!
This is especially useful when you’re copying or syncing settings and the light changed so much while shooting that the exposure settings when copied or sync don’t match the first photo.