Lightroom 5 Photographer Workflow
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Learn the latest techniques made possible in Lightroom 5 while learning a fast workflow from import to export. In this course, I teach you my complete process which includes importing photos, organization, editing and exporting images for print.
This course is an in-depth look at my post production workflow with an additional look at basic Lightroom features and new Lightroom 5 features. Learn how to process your images in a fraction of the time it would take you to process them in Photoshop.
The first step is importing and organizing your photos. A good workflow starts with organization. The next step is editing your photos. This is where most of your time gets consumed. In this course you are taught how to manage your photos quickly. If you are like me, you want to get back to shooting or better yet, your life. Lightroom was created to enhance the post production process.
Lightroom 5 is just one more step toward freedom from the lengthly post production process. Join me as I share what I have learned since I started with Photoshop Lightroom when it reased in Beta in 2006.
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|Section 1: Introduction|
|Introduction to the Lightroom 5 Photographer Workflow course. I am a wedding and portrait photographer. I have been using Lightroom since it was first released in beta and have never looked back. Lightroom allows me to work through photos quickly and effectively. What used to take me 5 days now takes me hours to do in Photoshop Lightroom. This course reflects my personal workflow now that Lightroom 5 has been made available.|
|Section 2: Organization|
|The first step to working quickly through your images is starting out with them organized. When you import your images, you have control over organization. In this video I will walk you through my import and organization process. You are free to organize in a way you feel works best for you, this is simply my process for organization which makes it easy for me to find photos later and organize hundreds of shoots.|
|Quiz 1||2 questions|
Basic recap questions for lecture 2 on importing photos.
|Section 3: Editing|
|Selecting and Organizing your images can become a major workflow bottleneck. Working through your images as quickly as possible is important and can save you a lot of time. In this video I discuss my process for images selection and deletion.|
|The updated spot removal tool in Photoshop Lightroom 5 is AMAZING! The spot tool did a decent job at healing spots in your photos but now offers the ability to paint over an imperfection. The spot removal tool also adds cloning both with spot and paint options. Learning how to use this tool will save you hours of time you would normally have to spend in Photoshop.|
|Lightroom makes it easy to adjust your images. I spend time tuning the color and lighting of my images so that they have the look I am going for. Once I have achieved this look for each set of photos I use the Sync feature which I describe in the next video.|
|The key to speed in Lightroom is the ability to sync your settings across multiple photos. When editing a large amount of photos you often have multiple photos that will end up needing similar settings. After working on one photo, you can sync your settings across multiple photos which will put your workflow into hyper speed!|
|Not much has changed in Lightroom 5 when it comes to exporting your photos but it is important to understand the process. Exporting photos for your client, for printing and for your portfolio can be done quickly using Lightroom's Image Export feature.|
|One of my favorite new tools in Lightroom 5 is the Mask Adjustment Tool. This tool allows us to create a shape mask over our image and apply adjustments to that mask. This mask can be feathered and fine tuned to apply an additional light source or a variety of other adjustments as well.|
|A general overview of other settings and options Lightroom 5 has to offer. Many of these options I do not use often, I simply wanted to outline them for you.|
Editing & Export Quiz
|Section 4: Closing|
|A few closing thoughts as we end our Lightroom 5 Photographer Workflow course.
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|What to expect next out of this course.|
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!