Intro and File Management
We're going to go through the entire workflow that is surrounding light room um, light room is just one tool in your box of tools, just like your camera is a tool, just like your computer is a tool light room is a tool within your toolbox, but it really is a central tool. I kind of think of as the hub for all photo things, so things break off of that so I your camera is kind of like a plug in tow light room, so you use your camera to get the images to light room and then light room is the place where everything resides, everything works, everything is broadcast from there, everything has edited, they're so light room is just that central tool around which everything else you know, gravitates eso we're going to be talking a lot about light room, but we're also going to be talking a lot about the workflow involved in making light room the most efficient it can be, so we're going to start with importing images so after we've shot, our images were going to talk about the actual process of ...
importing them all the way through, exporting him through printing them on printers through sending him to, uh, make albums, creating albums in your computer, designing them, we're gonna talk about file workflow. We'll talk about photo shop a little bit will be all over the spectrum when it comes to the tools that we use but in the end the purpose of the whole class is to take you from start to finish from after you've captured your images until you've delivered him to the client what are the most efficient workflow processes that you can put into play surrounding like room and so that's our goal for today but in order to start that we have to talk about file management because there's no possible way for you teo teo have any kind of an efficient workflow um or even to do your job without an efficient and a safe file management program so file management is the key organization is the key to being efficient um and just to being safe with files so we're going to start their um before before we go into that though I want to get a sense at least here in my room how many of us are wedding photographers portrait photographers landscape photographers event photographer's so just kind of give me a show of hands or a bizarre whatever um so how many of us do shoot people okay so what do you shoot landscape travel landscaping travel ok so when youre doing travel are you doing some photographs of people and stuff like that but but not necessarily portraiture right? Okay, all right so is that is that a job or is that a hobby or more hobby more hobby great so just so you know we're going to be talking not only from a perspective of of, uh working professionals but we'll also be talking from a hobbyist standpoint as well, eh? So it doesn't matter if you're advanced user or beginning user or whether you're hobbyist or whether you're professional the workflow needs to stay the same it's all the same we might use a little different equipment based on whether we're a pro or whether or amateur but we will always follow the same process on dh that's going to be the safest, most efficient process that we can follow um you guys shoot people but you travel a bit and you do interesting go for it definitely primarily wedding photography way dealt to do events in portraiture which has taken us all over the world been very fortunate so we are full time awesome so we'll talk a lot to that type of work flow as well and we'll talk a bit about travel workflow because that's pretty kid killer you know I mean when you're traveling it's tough work flow when you're travelling is tough, you shoot portraiture and weddings is that right? I'm trying to break any weddings mostly I'm shooting portage er and action sports things like that got it okay interestingly enough, I have a the first sports portrait I've ever taken we'll look at it it's of my son who now plays baseball, so so I took sports portrait's of my son in a very different way, so I'm sure that you'll look at him and think that's an a unique way to take sports portrait but in my limited scope of understanding of sports, it is what I do, okay, so, uh you are ah food photographer and travel not shooting food. Yeah, not much to know really know, so I now I'm back to my fine arts route and I'm making artist books, so now I'm sure mostly fine art and product and product and people along the way that's part of financing, but but your product and stop okay? So in a very commercial sense and an art sense, you get the opportunity to work on a smaller number of images, which is much more enjoyable and like that's the pleasant way of playing with photos on dh. So really, I think that's why artists are just so like groovy and happy because they work on small number of images on dh, then all of us that shoot weddings and portrait's and stuff and just pulling our hair out, so, um, cool, but we'll talk about that, um and the important thing, and then you shoot people what do you do? A little bit of everything? I shoot motor sports. I've come home with two or three thousand images, and then I do a little product things here and there where I'll have ten or twenty weddings events. A mix is it is it? Are you full time professional, full time? Okay, all right, so great, we got a good mix. So I want you guys to keep me on my toes as we go through this and make sure you ask questions based on what you do because that's a pretty good mix, we've got someone who does travel and landscape. We've got someone who does. Poor teo does art got people to do sports. We got people do weddings, got portrait's, all of you and in various levels of professional vs, you know, personal. So keep me on my toes, make sure that you get the information that you need based on your particular needs. And that will pretty much represents the audience out in the internet.