Craft Photography Fundamentals

 

Lesson Info

Batch Editing in Lightroom

So what I wanted to show you then is, we took a lot of pictures during that time period, right, that were all the same basic exposure. So now what I can do is hold down Command and just start clicking on any other image that was from that set that's the same exposure. I'll just pick those for now. And do you see how now it says Sync? I press that and this comes up. So what's cool about that is, let's say I had to fix the lines on that, but then later I fixed the board, right? So if I now adjust them all this way they would all be crooked again. So I don't want to do that, but I do wanna' apply all of the exposure and the color that I did. So I can just take off whatever I don't want to apply to the other images, and leave on whatever I do. So I'm gonna' take off the crop and the lens corrections, because I want to do that individually, and then everything else I can sync. Now watch these images as it goes. Do you see them changing? So now I can go into any of these images and I've adju...

sted for them. And as long as the lighting and the exposure was the same, they're all gonna' be corrected now. And I can keep them selected and go in and save them all at the exact same time. So I can resize them and save them all at the exact same time. It saves you hours of work when you've photographed 10 pieces of jewelry on the same set, and you want to upload those all to your shop. Then I can edit them, resize them, send them to whatever folder I want to, all at the exact same time. And it just makes such a big difference in my work time. And so here's one that we did the selections on and here's one that we didn't. But let's say I want to do it on all the rest of them. Easy, just hit Command again and then start choosing. So whatever edit you want to from one to the other, pick that first, the finished image, and then go and click in all the others and sync. And you can see it just went in and applied those. So I want to go into the very end of these where we sort of decided that we had gotten it right. And so these were at the end when we were kind of playing around, and I think that one's good. It's a little bit off-centered and it was supposed to be centered, So I'm just coming in a tiny bit to keep it centered, and my lines were already much, much better by then, so I don't need to correct those. I would just go in again and do some simple edits. This was already a lot bluer, and do you know why? Because as soon as we finished that lesson, we turned out the overhead lights and I took some more without the overhead lights. So that's why when I applied those edits it went blue, it went really blue, because it already was more blue. But I love it, I love how it looks right now, so I'm not going to adjust that. I'll adjust my contrast a little bit, my shadows a tiny bit. Tiny bit of clarity, maybe a tiny bit of saturation so I get some blue in the marble. Sharpen it up again, and that's it. I feel like it looks super good. This image was like an image that we were just doing to show what apertures were and it's so pretty. I'm really, really happy with how that turned out. So again, just to kind of show you, then I would go in and export it, and the other option is, if I had just exported stuff the way I really want it to be, I can just click Export with Previous. It won't even open up that panel. It will just save it in the same way that I had saved all the rest of them. So same sizing, same kind of name. It'll just give it the next number. And you can just go with it like that. But I want to change the name 'cuz it's not a candle, I don't want to put it in a subfolder of candle. I just want it to go in images, and I would rename it to soap. So original. It's already the size I want it. If you didn't want to resize it, you just wanted to save it full-sized, you would just click that off, save it the full size, and click export and it's sending it on its way. Do we have any questions so far? So we do have a question about, we were talking about lenses earlier and whether it would automatically detect that. A question had come in with five votes. "Can you use Lightroom even when you're using an iPhone "or a point-and-shoot camera? "Does it matter what type of camera?" No, you can bring anything in. So in the same way you export, you import. So you would just click File, click Import Photos and Video. You can also edit video in Lightroom. And then just click on the folder that you want your images from, wherever you've saved them, and bring them right in. And what you're seeing here is a panel that is available when you're shooting raw. So these are raw. It might be slightly different if you're not shooting raw. But it's really close. And that's how I would edit that image.

You need great photos of your craft products if you want them to sell online, but just because you are awesome at making things doesn’t mean you are great at taking photos – until now. 

In Craft Photography Fundamentals with Candice Stringham, you’ll learn everything a craft merchant needs to know to take photos that really showcase the story behind your work. You’ll learn about: 

  • Creating affordable, photogenic backdrops and sets 
  • Capturing all kinds of textures 
  • Shooting with an iphone and DSLR camera 
  • Edits that add polish to your final images 
  • Creating a consistent look that makes your brand stand-out 
You’ll learn the basics of photo staging and you’ll see how a few simple lighting tricks can transform the look and feel of your final image. You’ll also get tips on working with props so you end up with a catalog-quality shot. And Candice will help you take advantage of your camera’s settings, the easy way. 

If you want to produce photographs that are as beautiful as the product you are showcasing, join Candice Stringham for the beginner-friendly class, Craft Photography Fundamentals

 
 
 
 

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  • This class taught by Candice was amazing. She teaches in such a step-by-step, easy to understand pace. She shares so much of her own tips and tricks she uses to create beautiful images without spending a fortune or having all kinds of expensive equipment. Having the DSLR lessons included was really great for anyone who wants to do more than the camera phones are capable of. Learning the basics of how to use a DSLR is confusing for most people, but Candice broke it down in the simplest way possible. Social media is all about imagery, so if you want to put out the most beautiful eye-catching photos, then you want to learn how to use more than the camera phone. I don't have a business where I need to take photos of things I sell and I still enjoyed her class so much. As a photographer, I am going to use her ideas and insight when I photograph things for fun. There is so much to gain from this class. I would highly recommend taking her class. She is a wealth of great ideas and information and has that friendly personality of someone you'd want to sit and have coffee with.
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  • I am so glad for taking this class. Candice is such an amazing teacher. She was able to simplify complicated techniques and give me the confidence that I needed. Next, I am taking her Lightroom course, and hoping to see more of her classes in the future. Thank you so much for sharing so many of your secrets. Great class!