What is vignetting?

In this tutorial, we will learn what vignetting is in photography.

Vignetting is the progressive darkening of the angles towards the boundary of a photograph. These dark areas appear most often because of a medium-quality lens. Vignetting may also depend on the focal length you used during the photo shoot. Most lenses that enable vignetting are either wide-angle or telephoto lenses. Vignetting is more likely to occur when you fully open the aperture. It may also be that your lens is not adapted to your sensor format.

Types of vignetting:

Photo edited in Lightroom.

How to avoid it

The simplest way to avoid it is not to open the aperture too much. Vignetting should completely disappear if you close the aperture by a few notches. You can also use a higher quality lens, but here’s a cheaper solution: There are many software programs that both easily and quickly correct vignetting: Lightroom and Photoshop are two of them. Besides, you can easily find Lightroom and Photoshop Tutorials.

Artistic vignetting

Many photographers use vignetting as an artistic effect for the purpose of drawing attention to a subject in the center of the image and highlighting it. This effect is very easily achievable in Lightroom or in Photoshop.
Contrary to what many beginner photographers think, it is essential to use software such as Lightroom or Lightroom Classic, so you can save time while processing and filing your photos. Lightroom training is available on the website in case you want to master the Lightroom software and manage effects like vignetting, i.e., darkening the angles. You will also have access to 67 detailed videos for becoming an expert in Lightroom… “The Ultimate Lightroom Course”.


The darkening of the angles can occur in four ways:
Vignetting can be either avoided or added by using various software, such as Photoshop or Lightroom. Don’t be afraid to use it in order to improve the quality of your photos and for more professional rendering. 
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