When I post a photo online, I often get asked about my post production process. I am a big fan of using Adobe's Lightroom software to edit my photos because it is fast to get in and out of. Regardless of the camera, Lightroom is part of my workflow.
This course will continuously grow. Whether I am shooting a wedding, a conference, a NASCAR race, or quickly capturing a photo of my kids, I will take one photo and create a course video on my post production process. My goal is to do this with at least 2 photos each month.
What to expect from this course:
You will learn my exact process for post processing images. This course will be unique because it will cover a wide range of photo styles. I believe that a diverse photographer is best prepared for any situation. This is why I have always stretched myself to take photos of anything I got the chance to photograph. Learning how to shoot and edit photos of a 200 MPH NASCAR at a night race translates into being more prepared for shooting in the dark at weddings.
My goal with this ongoing course is that you will join me on this journey of stretching outside of our comfort zones to try new things. This will result in us being better, more flexible photographers.
What do you need for this course?
You will need Adobe Lightroom. Though I am currently a Mac user, everything is the same for Windows users. Occasionally I may jump into Adobe Photoshop, so you may want to get access to Adobe Photoshop as well.
How long will I support this course?
This is an ongoing course. I will add video content to this course often. There are seasons of the year where I am busier, so there may be more course content during those seasons than others. I will try my best to make sure 2-3 videos are added each month.
Why take this course?
As a Photographer, it is wise to expand your knowledge and processes. The more we learn about editing photos, the faster and more effective we can be as Photographers. Even though I am teaching this course on Lightroom, I am still learning myself. It is an ongoing process. We may reach a level of Mastery, but we can lose that if we do not continue to cultivate our process and improve on it. This course is a documentation of my post production process in Adobe Lightroom. It will evolve as new features are added to Lightroom and I figure out different ways to improve on my process. Let's learn and grow together.
What photos will I be editing?
I will be editing current photos and occasionally visiting photos from my past. The edits are grouped together into categories around specific types of photography. This way you can watch edits on photos you would be more interested in. I do recommend you watch edit videos from all categories because editing on different types of photos helps you grow and learn new techniques.
Engagement photos at the beach have always been a popular option. Who doesn't like taking photos at the beach? The beach can present many options for distractions in photos and there isn't always the time to take care of them before capturing the photo, that's where Lightroom comes in.
We are taking the Beach Engagement photo to Photoshop to help with some of the more advanced edits.
I was capturing this photo of my daughter in the Almond Blossoms and fell in love with it instantly. The photo was great out of the camera but Lightroom can help give it that extra boost.
We are taking the Almond Blossom photo to Photoshop to help with some of the more advanced edits.
Taking sports team photos can be fun and challenging at the same time. In this image we are going to take a look at some of the challenges that were presented with taking a large group shot with a busy background.
We are taking the Sports Team photo to Photoshop to help with some of the more advanced edits.
This was a photo I edited in an older version of Lightroom and Photoshop and decided to revisit it with Lightroom 5 to see what could be done with it.
I was always very happy with how this photo turned out but decided since I revisited the pushup photo that I should take a look at this one too.
This video really shows the improvements that have been made to Lightroom over the years. The tools that have come make finding problems with photos way easier.
I've wanted to visit these windmills for a long time and finally got the chance to take a drone out and capture some beautiful photos. This was captured using the DJI Phantom 4 drone using manual mode.
Wedding venus can be tricky as the lighting can change from one room to the next. With this photo I wanted to capture the brides' bouquet on the wooden door but the room was a bit dark and the photo needed a little help in Lightroom.
Thank you for taking Adobe Lightroom Editing with Jerad Hill
Hi all, I am a website designer and photographer who has been working for himself since graduating high school. I taught myself website design and development so I could start my own business. In 2005 I taught myself photography and started a photography business as a professional wedding photographer. Since then, I have helped hundreds companies and organizations market their products and services online. As a photographer, I continue to capture photos and produce video for weddings, events, conferences and more.
I teach because I was taught by so many through blog posts, articles and online videos. Teaching allows me to give back and teach others the way I would have liked to be taught. Many of my courses are free because I believe in giving back.
I am a husband and father with three amazing kids. You can learn more about me at my website. I hope to see you in one of my courses. Thanks so much!