Lightroom Classic CC for the Underwater Photographer
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Lightroom Classic CC for the Underwater Photographer

Underwater Photography with Lightroom CC
4.0 (14 ratings)
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43 students enrolled
Created by Thomas Robbins
Last updated 8/2018
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This course includes
  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • You’ll learn techniques that turn an ordinary underwater photo into an amazing work of art
  • You’ll master the tools in Lightroom Classic CC to improve your underwater photos
  • You’ll learn specific editing to correct problems encountered with underwater photography
  • You’ll learn to organize and find files in Lightroom in a way that makes sense
  • You’ll learn how to approach editing underwater photos that will save time and produce quality results
Requirements
  • PC or MAC
  • Lightroom Classic CC (at least version 6)
  • No previous Lightroom experience is required
Description

It’s never been easier to bring along a camera on your next dive. Once you’ve taken the shot and identified the cool critter, what can you do to improve, store, and share the shot? 

In this course you will find out what Lightroom is and how it can help you edit and organize images. In the Lightroom Class CC for the Underwater Photographer, master diver and underwater photographer Thom Robbins will offer an easy to understand introduction to this program.

If you’ve been avoiding Lightroom as something that seem overly complex or confusing, then this is your opportunity to explore its interface and find out how it works. Thom will teach you an entire workflow from start to finish.

  • Import and organize

  • Adjust and correct photos with the most common underwater photo errors

  • Export your photos for web, print or social media

Even if you have never used Lightroom before, Thom will help you develop a deeper understanding of the program and how it can play a role in your creative process for your underwater photos.  Adobe Lightroom was designed to make post production easier, not more confusing. In this course for beginners, Thom will show you exactly how it can help.

Who this course is for:
  • Any diver that takes pictures and wants to learn the basic Lightroom workflow quickly
  • Divers interested in improving the quality of their photos
Course content
Expand all 17 lectures 01:30:51
+ Introduction
4 lectures 18:53

A quick introduction and why I built this course

Preview 02:51

There is a record number of people scuba diving and enjoying the wonders under the water. Regardless of whether you are diving in a lake, ocean or off a live aboard in the most remote destinations, with a camera in your hand, a whole new set of possibilities open up when you dive. This ability to capture and then share your images means you can remember and show people the wonders that we as divers often see and take for granted. In this video we will cover some of the most common questions and a few key principles I teach in my local underwater photography courses.

Preview 05:33

Shooting RAW vs JPEG is a question that every photographer faces at some point. In this section we look at the differences between RAW and JPEG from a pragmatic real-world point of view   

Preview 06:57

We take pictures underwater to capture beautiful images, but that’s only half the battle. Whether you have one or ten thousand images, you need a smart workflow to import, choose favorites, edit and deliver pictures to friends, social media or even clients. Lightroom is designed to help solve that problem and provide an easy to follow workflow. In this section we look at the Lightroom interface, so we can familiarize ourselves with the tools and module workflow we will cover in later sections.

Overview of the Lightroom Interface
03:32
+ Importing, organizing and finding
5 lectures 30:43

In this section we will cover the basics of the Lightroom catalog.

Understanding the Lightroom catalog
10:53

In this section we will look at how to import your photos.

Importing photos
06:10

Creating a workflow that makes sense is an important part of using Lightroom. In this video we will look at using the folder panel in Lightroom to organize your images

How to use the Folder Panel in Lightroom
05:06

Keywords are customer-added image metadata that describes the contents of a photo. They help you identify, search for, and find photos in the catalog. Metadata is a set of standardized information about a photo, such as the author’s name, resolution, color space, copyright, and keywords applied to it. In this video we look at how this is used within Lightroom

Keyword and Metadata
04:41

Collections are a virtual file system for organizing your photos. In this section we will look at how they can be used.

Collections
03:53
+ Editing
7 lectures 36:39

The Develop module is where you can edit your images in a non-destructive way. In this section we will look at the basics of the Develop module.

Understanding the Develop Module
05:12

In this section we will look at some basic editing techniques you can apply to any of your underwater images.

Basic Editing Techniques
07:01

In this section we look at using the cropping tool to improve our images.

Cropping Tool
04:29

In this section we will look at the Spot removal tool and how it is used to remove unwanted aspects of a photo (like backscatter) in a few simple steps.

Spot Removal Tool
04:34

For underwater photographers we think about these tools for repositioning our strobes. In this section we will look at how we can use these tools to allow us to fix issues in post processing.

Graduated and Radial Filters
06:22

The big brother to the Graduated and Radial filter is the adjustment brush. It allows us to do the same things we will with the other two filters just using a brush. In this section we will look at how we can use this tool on a fish portrait.

Adjustment brush
04:12

Every underwater photographer has shot that picture that’s either all green or blue. In this section we learn why this happens and how we can use the white balance to correct the problem.  

Selecting White Balance
04:49
+ Exporting
1 lecture 04:36

In this section we will apply all of the changes we have made to a photo and then create a JPEG that we can share.

Exporting Photos
04:36