Lightroom Workflow Digital Photography Management & Editing.
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Lightroom Workflow Digital Photography Management & Editing.

Lightroom Classic Workflow to streamline your photo selection and editing process for digital photography!
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Last updated 9/2018
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This course includes
  • 3 hours on-demand video
  • 3 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Students will be able to setup a new catalog with their workflow in mind
  • Students will be able to locate specific photos quickly and easily, even if the images were shot a long time ago
  • Students will learn how to quickly edit multiple photos in a short amount of time
  • Students will learn by watching my workflow, selection, and editing process. Images will be included for specific sections
  • Students will learn how to share their images for web and print
  • Students will need Adobe's Lightroom Software, and it doesn't have to be the latest version
  • Students will need to be willing to be creative
  • Students will need some of their own photos to experiment with.
  • Students will need a Windows or Apple Computer
  • Students should be motivated to improve their digital photography.

Welcome to the Digital Photography Editing Workflow with Lightroom Classic.  I've been working with Lightroom for over a decade now as a professional photographer, and I've got to say that developing my workflow has saved me immense amounts of time over the years.  Lightroom is not only a powerful editing solution for your digital images, it is the best photography asset management system out there to date.

In this course we'll talk about setting Lightroom up from scratch if this is your first time using it.  We'll review the core interface and spend almost all of the course time in the Library Module and Develop Module.  For most digital photographers, professional or amateur, the Library and Develop Modules are everything.  And for most photographers using Lightroom, you won't need any other software beyond Lightroom to make compelling edits to your photos.

Over the course of the lectures in this class you'll learn how to import images properly, including Keywords and additional Metadata applying your copyright to all of your images.  We'll walk through navigating the Lightroom Interface together.  And we'll also walk through the Develop Module as well.  We'll spend some time editing a few images, and taking a few poor quality images and breathing some life into them.

By the time you've completed the course I believe you'll have a firm grasp of how to navigate Lightroom, find and catalog your images, and you'll have a level of comfort with editing that will allow you to start being more creative with your images.  With Lightroom you'll feel confident about making minor edits all the way through creating heavily edited works as well.  And throughout the course I want you to remember, these are your images and you should be as creative as you like while working on them in Lightroom.

Who this course is for:
  • Anyone interested in improving their skills with Adobe's Lightroom
  • Digital photographers who want to streamline their editing process
  • Digital Photographers who want to learn how to improve their images in post processing easily
  • People interested in Drone Photography and editing as well.
Course content
Expand all 17 lectures 02:59:10
+ Getting to know Lightroom Classic - The Library and Develop Modules
4 lectures 43:15

In this lecture we'll talk about importing images to your Lightroom Library.  We'll look at the import workflow, and talk about making sure you're consistently putting your images in the right location.  Included in this lecture are some images for you to import and work with throughout the course.

Preview 11:22

In this lecture we'll take a look at the user interface that Lightroom provides.  The library module will help you streamline your image processing as you get more familiar with it.  For most digital photographers, the bulk of your time will be spent in the Library Module and the Develop Module.

Taking a look at the Lightroom Interface - Designed for a good workflow

When switching between the Library and Develop module students will find some variations in the layout of the Lightroom interface.  Develop tools are conveniently located on the right had side of the User Interface, and all of the editing tools you'll need can be found there.

Lightroom's Develop Module - A streamlined layout will help with your workflow.
+ Lightroom Classic Workflow for Digital Photography & Image Editing
6 lectures 01:09:11

The first 4 lectures have introduced Lightroom and its overall interface.  In Lesson 5 we start working on our Lightroom Workflow.  Selecting images, flagging images, keywording images, and more will help you speed up your "after shoot" workflow.

Starting into the Lightroom Classic Workflow - Speed up your post processing.

As you grow with Lightroom you'll find your libraries expanding.  Hundreds if not thousands of photos in your library.  How do you find a single image from a shoot months ago?  Easily!  Lightrooms filters and smart collections will help you find images fast no matter how large your library is!

Finding Images - Filters, Collections, and more!

Over the course of a year you can accumulate a lot of images if you're shooting often.  In my case, I make a new library every year.  And even breaking libraries up by year, some of mine are pretty large, yet I can still find the exact image I'm looking for in moments.

Finding images in a very large library - More than 8000 images in a library?

Bad photos happen.  Hopefully you shot multiple frames while on location, so you have some images to work with.  But what if all of your shots of a scene you really want to work out yields poor results.  Can anything be done?  Can you turn a bad photo into an okay photo?

Preview 11:00

When we take our photos we want to share them as well.  Our images aren't meant to be hidden away in our Lightroom libraries.  Fortunately Lightroom gives us powerful export features so we can prepare our images for print, our own websites, social media sites, and more.  This lecture covers creating your own image export presets.

Exporting images from Lightroom - Export photos for web, print, social media

Not only is Lightroom a powerful workflow and editing tool, it can also tie together with many of today's photography editing software.  Launch Photoshop, Aurora, Luminar, and more from Lightroom and when you're finished your edits you can save the final product back to Lightroom.  It is the ultimate photo management tool!

External Editors - Work with Photoshop, Aurora HDR, Luminar and more!
+ Let's Edit! A few samples of editing images within the Lightroom Workflow.
5 lectures 48:13

Photographers can create Panoramic images and HDR images from within Lightroom itself.  There are many other photo editors out there for Panoramas and HDRs, but it's nice to have the functionality built into Lightroom as well.

Panorama and HDR Image merging within Lightroom.

The editing features found within Lightroom are robust enough to allow most digital photographers to work exclusively in Lightroom.  In this lecture we talk about a few additional editing tools available to us.

Dust spots and other edits from within Lightroom

In this lecture we walk through a single photo edit together and see what we can make out of an image.

Preview 10:34

Another image editing walk through together.  Often less is more.  You don't always need to spend a lot of time editing, especially if your original image is a good one.  Slight adjustments may be all you need!

Let's Edit Number Two - 2 quick image edits that we do together.

Bulk editing photos is another way to streamline your workflow process.  But be careful!  Bulk editing images might leave you skipping over images that need a little more attention.  Lightroom speeds up your workflow immensely, but sometimes it can leave you overlooking glaring issues when you're just focusing on speed!

Bulk Edits - A powerful feature for making quick corrections on multiple photos.
+ Miscellaneous Items - Additional Modules and Library Settings
2 lectures 18:31

We've spent almost all of our time in the Library and Develop Modules for a reason.  That's where almost everything happens.  But we've got some other modules as well.  The Map, Book, Slideshow, Print, and Web modules are also available.  This lecture is a quick overview of what each does, and why you might be as underwhelmed as I am when it comes to these modules.

The "other" modules we haven't used - Beyond Library and Develop

Back to the beginning.  Many courses start off with your catalog setting and preferences.  This course jumped into playing with our images almost immediately (because we're all impatient sometimes).  So, what do we need to know about the preferences?  We'll take a look in this lecture!

Library Preferences and Catalog Settings