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Adobe Lightroom 2020: The Ultimate Guide Bootcamp

Lesson 65 of 116

Gnar Box Disk Backup


Adobe Lightroom 2020: The Ultimate Guide Bootcamp

Lesson 65 of 116

Gnar Box Disk Backup


Lesson Info

Gnar Box Disk Backup

This is the NAR box. It's a little tiny SSD drive, so this is a SSD drive. It's a one terabyte. You can get him in different sizes of of of terabytes, but you can get 500 gigabytes if you like. But the NAR box is an SSD drive has a small interface here that allows me to do a few things. But most of the stuff that's done in the Nahr boxes actually done via WiFi. So it has its own WiFi network, and it's actually running it right now. So there's a WiFi network emanating from this little box, and the other thing that it has is a card reader and a USB C slot. So I can either just take my card from my US are and plug it directly in. Or I can plug in any card reader into the U. S. B C slot, and I can read the card that way as well. So if I have an SD card, I can stick it in. If I a CF card, I can use a card reader to plug it in. Not only that, but I can also plug another disc in it so If I have, say, a secondary hard drive that I want to use or I want to get images from this drive to hear, I ...

can plug it in or I can actually, once I've put my images in this s d are into this SST. I can actually make a secondary backup by plugging this into here, and it will just automatically transfer everything from here to here. So it's a little backup machine is what the NAR boxes. And so the first thing that I do as soon as I finish a card in the camera I pulled this out of my bag. It fits in my backpack with all my camera gear, and I simply just shove it in like that and close this and then I'm looking here on the menu and it says back up now, like it knows I just put that in and I click on this button and it says back up now and it just shows me it's a 2% now and it's just gonna keep going. So it's It's saving all of the information from the card into my SSDI. Once it's finished saving it, it actually does a zero sum check to. So it looks at the card. It looks it's a copy and it checks everyone and zero to make sure that they're exactly the same. So that knows that it made it perfect backup of whatever it was that was on the card. So I'm gonna finish backing up this and then once I finished backing it up, everything that I want to look at in there is either on my IPad or even on my IPhone. All I need to do is install the safe keep and the select app from NorBAC. So I've got to applications. One of them is to kind of look in at the files themselves, and the other one is to do selections. And for those of you who are used to looking at Photo Mechanic, which is a review program that's on your laptops and your desktops, photo mechanic actually is the basis for the select application. So they're using that kind of ST that same engine. And so it's a really fast, easy way to select through your images on. I'll show you that in a minute, but we just have to finish downloading all of our images onto this from this card onto the NAR box, the beauty of having a hard drive that's rugged like this, That's an SSD. There's no spinning nature to it, is that and it's It's also very weather sealed, so everything has gaskets on it so that it's completely sealed. I've dropped it several times. It still runs just fine. Um, the beauty of that is that you always have an entire terror by of backup space, and it doesn't require anything. It doesn't require any peripherals that doesn't take require any kind of chords. Um, but that being said, if you want to, you can actually connect this via USB C chord to a U S B C outlet on the new IPads. And it can. It can work the accord if for some reason, the WiFi is not optimal for you, Um, and it's almost done. So it's a 98% and then it's going to do it. Zero sum check. But the advantage of having a backup with you at all times means, especially if you're shooting with two cards, you can separate the two cards, put one of them safely away, take the other one and put it in the Nahr box. So now you'll have 1/3 copy in the nahr box. So you have one card on you, one card in the safe. And now you have all of your images in the Nahr boxes. Well, if you put that somewhere else now, your triple backed up and you can just go. You could keep going with this, and by the end of this experience, you'll find that you have so many copies of it. There's no chance that you would ever lose or misplace or have them disappear on you because we're completely backed up. The key is to go from camera, tune our box and then the NAR box is going to allow you to select right on the NAR box. Now, a lot of people want to just take an IPad with them, which is great. But if your IPad se has, you know, 256 gigabytes on it, that's not enough space to hold your entire trip, and you're gonna fill up your IPad and you probably don't want to do that. And especially if it's your phone, you could still fills things up your phone and your IPad and your mobile to any mobile device can actually take the raw imagery from your camera card, and you could put it right in there. In fact, I have a little dongle that has a card reader on it, So I can I can directly plug this into my IPad, and I can bring all these images into light room on my IPad. But if I bring an entire terabyte onto my IPad, I don't have space for that. So the beauty of the NAR boxes that you have an entire terabyte here, but you can access that terabyte from your IPad and you can look through the images on here as though they were on your IPad. So now I'm going to eject this digital card so soon as it's done backing up, It says, Do you want to eject this? I say, yes. Click on that and pull the card out. And so that is how I take my images from my camera while I'm traveling and I put them into the NAR box. So I am now backed up completely. I have one camera card and I have an exact duplicate on the NAR box, and that's how we back up within our box

Class Description

All lessons are also available here for individual purchase.


  • Efficiently cull and retouch photographs
  • Manage your files to enable seamless and immediate recall
  • Get your computer and software to run faster
  • Create impressive photo books and slideshows
  • Take advantage of global adjustments
  • Improve your mobile workflow with both your iPhone and iPad
  • Deliver and share your images directly from Lightroom


Adobe® Lightroom® is the industry standard for post-production workflow and in Adobe Lightroom: The Ultimate Guide, you’ll learn Jared Platt’s gold standard for retouching and managing files quickly and efficiently.

Jared will show the ins and outs of Lightroom Classic, Lightroom Mobile, and Lightroom Desktop. He’ll demystify the difference between each and demonstrate when to use each one for maximum output.

Jared will share tips on improving every phase of your workflow – from shooting to archiving. You’ll learn how to take advantage of the latest Lightroom tools and features and become faster and more skilled at adjusting your images.


  • Beginner, intermediate, and advanced users of Adobe Lightroom
  • Those who want to gain confidence in Adobe Lightroom and learn new features to help edit photos
  • Students who’d like to take ordinary images and make them look extraordinary with some image editing or Lightroom fixes


Adobe Lightroom Classic 9.2
Adobe Lightroom Desktop 3.2
Adobe Lightroom Mobile 5.2


Jared Platt is a professional wedding and lifestyle photographer from Phoenix, Arizona. Jared holds a Masters of Fine Arts in the Photographic Studies and a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Photography from Arizona State University and has been a professional photographer and college educator for the past 12 years and has been a speaking, debating and lecturing for the past 17 years. His attention to detail and craft make him a demanding photography instructor. Jared has lectured at major trade shows and photo conferences as well as at universities around the world on the subject of photography as well as workflow. Currently, Jared is traveling the United States and Canada teaching and lecturing on photography and post production workflow. Join him online for monthly "Office Hours" at


  1. Differences Between Lightroom Desktop and Lightroom Classic
  2. Hard Drives
  3. File Organization
  4. 30,000 Foot View of Workflow
  5. Importing into Lightroom
  6. Building Previews
  7. Collections and Publish Services
  8. Keywords
  9. Hardware for Lightroom
  10. Searching for Images
  11. Selecting Images
  12. Organizing Images
  13. Collecting Images for Use
  14. Develop Module Overview
  15. Profiles
  16. Basic Adjustments
  17. Basics Panel: Texture, Clarity, and Dehaze
  18. Basics Panel: Saturation and Vibrance
  19. Tone Curve
  20. HSL
  21. Split Tone
  22. Lens Corrections
  23. Details
  24. Transform Tool
  25. Effects Panel
  26. Synchronizing for Faster Editing
  27. Spot Tool
  28. Skin Softening and Brush Work
  29. Range Masking
  30. Dodge and Burn
  31. Working with Specific Colors
  32. Edit Quickly with Gradient Filters
  33. Making Presets
  34. Preparing Image in Lightroom
  35. Content Aware Fill
  36. Skin Repair
  37. Skin Smoothing
  38. Expanding a Canvas
  39. Liquify
  40. Layers and Composite Images
  41. Sharing via Web
  42. Exporting Files
  43. Sharing with Slideshows
  44. Archiving Photos and Catalogs
  45. Designing
  46. Making Prints
  47. Color Management and Profiles
  48. Archiving Photos and Catalogs
  49. Using Cloud Storage
  50. Adding Images to your Portfolio
  51. Collecting for Your Portfolio
  52. Publishing Unique Websites Per Project
  53. Sharing to Instagram
  54. HDR
  55. Panorama
  56. HDR Panorama
  57. Making Presets
  58. Creating Profiles
  59. Maps
  60. Setup for Tethered Shooting
  61. Sharing with the Client
  62. Watched Folder Process
  63. Second Monitor and iPad
  64. Backup at the Camera
  65. Gnar Box Disk Backup
  66. iPhone and iPad Review
  67. Importing to Lightroom on iPad
  68. Cloud Backup
  69. Adjust, Edit, and Organize
  70. Using Lightroom Between Devices
  71. Lightroom Desktop
  72. Removing Images from the Cloud
  73. Profiles
  74. Light
  75. Color
  76. Effects
  77. Details
  78. Optics
  79. Geometry
  80. Crop
  81. Adding and Using Presets and Profiles
  82. Local Adjustments
  83. Healing Tool
  84. Synchronizing Edits
  85. Editing in Photoshop
  86. Finding Images
  87. Sharing and Exporting Albums on the Web
  88. Posting Images to Social Media
  89. Overview of Lightroom Desktop
  90. The Workflow Overview
  91. Organizing Images
  92. Albums and Shared Albums
  93. Lightroom Desktop Workspace Overview
  94. Importing and Selecting Images
  95. HDR and Panoramics
  96. Light
  97. Profiles
  98. Tone Curves
  99. Color
  100. Effects
  101. Details
  102. Optics
  103. Geometry and Crop Tool
  104. Sync Settings
  105. Making and Adding Presets
  106. Healing Brush
  107. Brush Tool
  108. Gradient Tool
  109. Edit in Photoshop
  110. Finding Images with Sensei
  111. Sharing Albums on the Web
  112. Print through Photoshop
  113. Exporting Images to Files or Web Services
  114. Connecting with Lightroom Classic and Mobile Devices
  115. Archiving Images for Storage
  116. Review of the Workflow



Thorough but very easy to follow. I've noticed a significant improvement in my work since starting this course a couple weeks ago, and I'm also spending noticeably less time editing my photos. I appreciate that it's up-to-date as of October, 2020, so the info is current (I wish CL would take down some of the older courses, since software changes make some of them obsolete).

Kayode Olorunfemi

I have been using lightroom for upwards of 6years and I still found this course incredibly useful. It can be useful learning through desperate tutorials online, but having a course that ties everything together, coupled with foundation principles, is invaluable.