Photography: Lightroom Digital Workflow
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Photography: Lightroom Digital Workflow

Struggle to choose your best photos? Stress about deleting your worst? This course will teach you confidence to do both.
4.3 (4 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
161 students enrolled
Last updated 3/2017
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Includes:
  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 8 Articles
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Confidently choose their best photos
  • Confidently delete photos they will never use, saving space on their hard drives.
  • Find their photos easily.
  • Apply basic tone and color balancing and other simple edits to their photos to improve them.
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Requirements
  • Have a camera! (even a phone cam will do)
  • Have a computer with Image Management Software installed (preferably Adobe Lightroom. If you do not have Lightroom you will find some benefits as I am mostly teaching about the workflow invovled in selecting your best photos.)
Description

Photographer Kevin Landwer-Johan teaches the digital workflow he has developed over many years to give you the confidence to choose your best photos and to identify the ones you will never use.

Using Adobe Lightroom he walks you carefully through the processes of:

  • importing your photos,
  • Basic keywording
  • Familiarizing yourself with the software interface
  • Culling your photos
  • Comparing and choosing your best photos
  • Refining the selection method
  • finalize your selection
  • applying basic balancing an editing
  • the use of presets.

Also included is teaching about using a beginners set of keyboard shortcuts. Lightroom contains so many keyboard shortcuts it can be overwhelming to know where to start, so Kevin has introduced the ones he uses the most frequently to give you a good foundation to build on.

This course teaches the essentials of the workflow Kevin has developed over many years, beginning in the 1980s when he first started working in the newspaper photography department. He understands the difficulty many people have in recognizing and selecting their own best images and so clearly teaches you how to overcome this difficulty.

Over time the content of this course will be added to with more teaching, so please watch for announcements in your Udemy mail box.

Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone who struggles to select their best photos
  • Everyone who is running out of storage space on their hard drives because they do not delete enough of their photos.
  • Anyone who wants to gain confidence in being able to share their best photos.
  • Anyone with an Instagram account
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Curriculum For This Course
20 Lectures
01:57:35
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Digital Workflow - How To Choose Your Best Photos
20 Lectures 01:58:01

Introduction and overview of this course in which student will learn about

  • importing your photos,
  • Basic keywording
  • Familiarizing yourself with the software interface
  • Culling your photos
  • Comparing and choosing your best photos
  • Refining the selection method
  • finalize your selection
  • applying basic balancing an editing
  • the use of presets.
  • and more!
Preview 10:47

For this exercise you will need to give yourself some time to go out and shoot a good number of photos, at least 100, to best experience the work-flow I teach in this course.

Taking the Photos To Use in This Course
02:31

Getting started and learning some basics about the Lightroom interface, importing and backing up your photos.

Lesson 01 Become Familiar with the Lightroom Interface, Import, Backup.
10:03

This is the exercise that accompanies Lesson 01 and gives insights into the Lightroom interface and how to begin culling your photos.

Preview 02:18

Lesson 02 teaches about having a positive attitude about your photos as you take a general look over the photos you've just uploaded and begin to consider which ones to keep and which to discard.

Lesson 02 Be Positive About Your Series of Imported Photos.
07:00

This is the exercise that accompanies Lesson 02 and teaches more about having a positive attitude about your photos as you take a general look over the photos you've just uploaded and begin to consider which ones to keep and which to discard.

Exercise for Lesson 02 Be Positive About Your Series of Imported Photos.
01:20

During Lesson 03 you will begin to learn how to cull your images and why it is important to do so.

Lesson 03 Culling Your Photos - Choosing the Best
07:11

This is the exercise that accompanies Lesson 03 you will learn more on how to cull your images and why it is important to do so.

Exercise for Lesson 03 Initial Cull – Selecting Photos to Discard
02:09

In Lesson 04 you will learn more about culling your photos and how to compare them with each other and see the differences which will help you to choose your best photos.

Lesson 04 Comparing Similar Photos and Choosing the Best
08:09

This is the exercise that accompanies Lessons 04-08 you will learn more about culling your photos and how to compare them with each other and see the differences which will help you to choose your best photos.

Preview 02:23

In lesson 05 you will learn to refine your selection and seee the advantages of beginning to cull out the photos you will never use.

Lesson 05 Refining the Selection and Culling Process Part 1
07:07

In lesson 06 we continue to teach about choosing which are your best photos and how to recognize elements of some of your photos that make them better than others.

Lesson 06 Refining the Selection and Culling Process Part 2
08:24

Lesson 07 is further teaching about seeing the differences between images and what makes one image better than another.

Lesson 07 Refining the Selection and Culling Process Part 3
04:57

In Lesson 08 you will learn to look over the photos you've decided to include in your selection to process and to further discard some of them.

Lesson 08 Finalizing Your Selection and Adding More Keywords.
07:13

Lesson 09 introduces Lightroom's Develop Module and begins to look at how you can use it effectively to enhance your RAW image files.

Lesson 09 Introducing the Develop Module
13:15

This is the exercise that accompanies Lesson 09

Exercise for Lesson 09 Introducing the Develop Module
02:53

Lesson 10 looks in more depth at various important features and tolls within the Develop Module.

Lesson 10 Digging Deeper into the Develop Module
11:23

This is the exercise that accompanies Lesson 10

Exercise for Lesson 10 Digging Deeper into the Develop Module
02:17

Lesson 11 teaches the basics of using presets in Lightroom and how they can help you become more aware and more creative in your image post processing.

Lesson 11 Exploring Lightroom Presets
05:42

This is the exercise that accompanies Lesson 11

Exercise for Lesson 11 Exploring Lightroom Presets
00:56
About the Instructor
Kevin Landwer-Johan
4.3 Average rating
498 Reviews
10,040 Students
4 Courses
Pro Photographer, 30+ years experience,Workshop Instructor,

I am a New Zealand professional photographer and film maker based in Chiang Mai, Thailand. I have over 30 years experience. My background is in newspaper and commercial photography. The past 10 years I have also been producing short documentary films for non profit organizations.

My wife and I also run a photography workshop business - Chiang Mai Photo Workshops - teaching what we love to do to all levels of photographers. I have genuine, real world experience teaching, not just in creating video courses.

I am flexible to shoot in different styles and genres and am most passionate about portraits and documentary style.

I sell stock photos and video through various online agencies. The video production company I manage, Acts Multimedia, provides services for non profits at affordable rates.

I am always interested in constructive feedback and would love to know student's ideas on other photography course you would like to see me produce.