Adobe Lightroom 5 gives photographers, no matter what our level is, all the tools needed for having a complete workflow with our photographs. From importing, organizing and editing our pictures to publishing them in the form of a book, social networks, web galleries or slideshows.
In this course you'll learn the fundamental concepts and techniques for mastering Lightroom from scratch, focusing on the two most important modules: Library and Develop.
Of course you will also learn the new features of this new version, always at your own pace, and with the warantee of having a professional photographer teaching you.
In this class we'll explain one of the first things before starting to work with Lightroom, creating a new catalog.
00:50 Creating a new catalog.
01:55 Switching between catalogs.
Once we've created our catalog, the next thing is to add images to it, in this class we'll explain how it's done.
00:20 Editing import preferences.
02:00 The import dialog box.
03:05 Copy as DNG, Copy, Move and Add.
04:50 Selecting which images to import.
06:35 Selecting the import destination and importing.
Adding copyright information and keywords to our photographs will help us protect them if they go public and also sort them out easily, and it doesn't take more than 4 minutes.
00:55 Creating a new metadata preset.
03:00 Adding keywords to our photographs.
In this class we'll familiarize ourselves with the grid and loupe view modes, the two first view modes available in the library module.
01:15 Switching between grid and loupe view modes.
02:05 Minimizing all the panels.
The third view type available in the library module is the compare view mode, very useful when we have two similar pictures and want to decide which one to keep.
00:35 Selecting two pictures to compare.
00:55 Working with the zoom in the compare view mode.
01:20 Minimizing the side panels.
02:35 Switching between selected and candidate pictures.
The last view mode available in the library module is the survey view mode, quite useful when having lots of photographs of the same theme and want to decide which ones to keep.
00:45 Selecting which images to show in the survey view mode.
01:15 Dimming and turning off the lights.
As our picture catalog grows, it can be difficult to keep it organized. Lightroom offers us different ways for tagging our images and keep it well organized.
01:00 Applying a star rating to our photographs.
01:20 Applying a flag rating to our photographs.
02:15 Applying a color rating to our photographs.
03:35 Rotating our images.
04:15 Tips for tagging our catalog.
With the collections, Lightroom allows us to go a step further into organizing our picture library, letting us catalog similar themed images in an automatic way.
01:10 Creating a collection set.
01:40 Creating a collection.
03:05 Creating a smart collection.
Once we've created our picture database, finding what we need can become a difficult task, but thanks to the search mode in the library module we'll be able to do so in a few seconds.
01:00 Filtering by using text.
02:35 Filtering by using attributes.
03:30 Filtering by using metadata.
The last step when editing a photograph is usually exporting it. Lightroom 5 gives us many options to export our images any way we like.
00:45 Understanding the export dialog window.
I started in the world of photography and design in 2006, and after graduating in a degree Biology, I decided to undergo an MSc in Biological Photography & Imaging in Nottingham University.
As a photographer I specialise in nature photography and everything which it includes, from landscapes, animals or plants to what can be seen under a scanning electron microscope, as well as studio work, sports photography or social photography.
As a designer I create business cards, scientific posters, as well as books and magazines both in paper and in digital format.
After travelling to more than ten countries both in Europe and America I’m preparing to move to Bristol, UK.
Comencé en el mundo de la fotografía y el diseño en el año 2006 y tras acabar la Licenciatura de Biología, decidí realizar un Master sobre fotografía científica en la Universidad de Nottingham, en el Reino Unido.
Como fotógrafo me especializo en fotografía de naturaleza y todo lo que en ella se incluye, desde paisajes, animales o plantas hasta lo que se ve bajo un microscopio electrónico de barrido, pero sin olvidar el trabajo de estudio, deportes o fotografía social.
Como diseñador realizo diseños de tarjetas de visita, posters para congresos científicos, así como libros y revistas tanto en papel como en formato electrónico.
Tras tener la suerte de haber viajado a más de diez países tanto en Europa como en el Continente Americano actualmente estoy preparando mi mudanza a Bristol, Reino Unido.