Hello & welcome to my Lightroom Workflow Made Easy System. I've been a photographer for 27+ years and have 10+ years experience with Lightroom.
I've created this Lightroom workflow course based off the same system I use to edit 500 photos per hour. You'll learn exactly what I do and use the included worksheets + checklist to create YOUR own Lightroom workflow. Plus, I'll provide pro tips for editing faster, streamlining your Library module workflow and much more.
Your Lightroom workflow will be completed via 5 simple steps...
The most important part of any workflow consists of a solid Data Management workflow. Without one, you risk losing ALL your photos, metadata and edits!
Imagine losing ten's of thousands or hundreds of thousands of images. Or losing edits you've done on thousands of images over the years. This can be avoided by creating a Data Management workflow. This is the first step for creating your workflow. Do not pass go, do not collect $200, do not go to Step 2 until you've completed this step!
Already have a Data Management workflow in place? You may want to do the risk analysis before moving onto the other steps. The risk analysis is designed to find any "leaks" in your current Data Management workflow. With this data, you can then fill in the gaps for a complete Data Management Workflow.
In this step, you'll learn how to configure Lightroom for a fast and productive workflow. Plus, you'll learn the tools required for your Color Management workflow.
Not creating a Color Management workflow can slow down your productivity. Oh, and you'll be throwing money out the window too. You'll learn the pitfalls of skipping this step and the tools needed for your Color Management workflow.
This step provides you with everything you need for increasing your productivity in the Library Module! Learn how creating your file and folder naming structure BEFORE using Lightroom is the key to your sanity.
Plus, you'll learn how to use tags, like; stars, flags & labels. Tips and suggestions for using each is provided. Then, use the worksheet to develop your Library module workflow.
Did you know adding keywords can help your images be found in Google images? It's true. I'll show you my images on the first page of Google, for keywords that I applied to my images. Use keywords to be found by prospects and drive more traffic to your website.
Then, you'll learn about 4 awesome presets to help streamline your workflow. Imagine applying your favorite edits, that you apply to all images, and then let Lightroom apply them for you automatically during import! I'll also share 2 types of edits every photo should get, regardless of your personal style, and how to create/apply this preset during import.
This is the step you've been waiting for your entire life! Well, maybe not that long. But, this step will help you streamline your creative process to edit faster than you ever have before. Once you're done with this step, you'll know all my pro secrets for editing 500 images per hour. Take the 3 different editing workflow options (worksheets included) and use as a baseline for creating your own workflow.
Plus, I'll share tips on all the editing panels and tools. Learn what each panel does and my recommendations for when to use in your workflow. You'll also learn why it's important to edit in a specific order (if not, your productivity will take a hit).
1 of the most often asked questions by my students; Where do you start the editing process? Hint; it's not in Lightroom, Photoshop or any other editing software! Hmmm... the secret is revealed in this Lightroom Workflow Made Easy course.
The last step involves streamlining the process of sharing your images with the world; Exporting. You'll need to export your images to post online or to place orders for print enlargements.
You will need to export your files for use on Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, your blog, for print and much more. Each of which requires different settings prior to exporting.
You'll learn how to create export presets. This is a HUGE timesaver! We'll go through all the different settings and create a preset for use on Facebook. Then, you'll know how to create your own for any type of output.
Once you've completed this course you'll have a solid, fast and productive workflow for Lightroom!
Skip this step at your own peril. This is THE most important workflow of them all. Avoid losing all your images, metadata and edits by implementing this workflow.
Start your Data Management workflow by doing a risk analysis of your current setup.
Learn my setup and implement your own.
Learn my recommended storage devices for a fast and productive workflow.
Learn my recommended software choices for a fast and productive workflow.
This step is vital to your overall Data Management workflow.
Learn how many Lightroom catalogues you should have and why.
Oh boy! A corrupt Lightroom catalog could be catastrophic. Learn how to avoid this catastrophe.
Setup your Lightroom preferences for a fast and productive workflow.
A Color Management workflow is vital to a fast and productive workflow. Oh, and it will help you avoid wasting money too. Watch to learn how.
More tips on a Color Management workflow.
Take your Color Management workflow to the next level!
Do this before you start using Lightroom!
Learn how to use tags for a fast and productive workflow. Tips and suggestions on using flags, stars and labels.
Keywords are a vital element of a fast and productive Library workflow.
Adding keywords is boring (but essential)! Create this Keyword Preset to make this part of your workflow more enjoyable and easier.
Learn how to create a Copyright Preset.
Learn the 2 types of edits ALL photos should get regardless of your editing style. Plus, learn how to create a preset that can be auto applied during import!
Create a file naming preset to streamline this part of your workflow.
Chances are, you already know how to import your photos into Lightroom. But, I'll provide tips for improving productivity... directly from the options in Lightroom's Import section.
More tips for increasing productivity via the Import options.
Learn additional pro tips for a fast and productive workflow via the Library Module.
Learn one of my favorite tools in Lightroom. Learn all about Collections and how to use to streamline your workflow.
Learn how to edit in the Library module. Then, you'll learn why you shouldn't.
Learn my thoughts on the editing process. This is an insight into the mind of a professional photographer. Learn from my experience and more.
Learn 3 different workflow options and choose one that fits your current needs.
A brief overview and discussion on the editing panel. Plus, where I recommend using this in your workflow.
A brief overview and discussion on the Tone Curve. Plus, where I recommend using this in your workflow.
A brief overview and discussion on the HSL panel. Plus, where I recommend using this in your workflow.
A brief overview and discussion on the Split Toning panel. Plus, where I recommend using this in your workflow.
A brief overview and discussion on the Details panel. Plus, where I recommend using this in your workflow.
A brief overview and discussion on the Transform panel. Plus, where I recommend using this in your workflow.
A brief overview and discussion on the Effects panel. Plus, where I recommend using this in your workflow.
An introduction to the Local Adjustment Tools.
A brief overview and discussion on the Crop tool. Plus, where I recommend using this in your workflow.
A brief overview and discussion on the Spot Removal tool. Plus, where I recommend using this in your workflow.
A brief overview and discussion on the Graduated Filters. Plus, where I recommend using this in your workflow.
A brief overview and discussion on Adjustment Brushes. Plus, where I recommend using this in your workflow.
A brief overview and discussion of the Histogram panel. Plus, where I recommend using this in your workflow.
Learn one of my favorite tools for quickly editing multiple photos. For example, edit 20 images in 30 seconds!
Streamline the Export workflow by creating presets.
As a photographer and graphic designer for 27+ years I've learned one important thing; A productive workflow will allow you to earn more. All my courses are structured in a way to maximize your learning and retention.
A lifelong user of Photoshop (since 1991) and Lightroom (since 2007).
Helping photographers achieve their creative vision since 2010.