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Lesson 27 from: From Capture Through Edit Using Lightroom

Jared Platt

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27. The End

This lesson is the end! It is where we wrap up all the loose ends, remind you to write, and say goodbye.

Lesson Info

The End

now to close up this workshop. I want to go over our workflow. I want toe talk to you about the path of your photograph through the light room ecosystem. So really, we're just doing an overview so that you can then put all of this stuff together and know exactly how your images should travel through light room. So when we're in the field, photographing or in the studio photographing, we have images on a card and those images are going to be ingested into light room and they're going to go into light room either on a computer laptop or they could go. They could go into our IPhone, they could go into our IPad. It doesn't matter where they go in, they're gonna go into light room, and by going into light room, they're going to go up to the cloud. Which means that we will now have three copies, will have a copy on the card. We'll have a copy on the IPad and we'll have a copy in the cloud. And then those images in the cloud are going to be sent to all of our devices, meaning that will now ha...

ve an extra copy somewhere else, especially if we're on our IPad and we have a copy on the card, the IPad, the cloud, those images air all going to go down to our desktop computer at home. So we'll have another copy on the desktop computer at home. So we have multiple copies everywhere just by putting them in tow light room. So that's the first step, which is get them into light room so that you could work on them and also get them backed up, does it all at once, which is fantastic. Our next step is to edit those images, and we went through a lot of that throughout this workshop. We went through and talked about adjusting them and working on them. We talked about turning in black and white. We talked about working on them individually when it comes to adjusting them, burning and dodging smoothing skin. Whatever it is that you're going to do to him, you're going to use all the tools inside of light room and you're going to do is much as you can inside of light room because it's a raw work environment. So it's gonna be the best possible quality when you're adjusting those images, but we also covered the ability to round trip to Photoshop. So if you need to, you go from light room to photo shop and then back toe light room, and it's important that you do that so that light room knows where everything is because we also talked about organizing our photographs into those albums so that you can find your images easily. We also talked about adding a couple of key words, which nowadays is not as important as it was before, because now we have up in the cloud we have sense a adobe sense is doing. It's the artificial intelligence that's doing all of the heavy lifting and work in order to be able to find those images. So Aiken sort and find images based on when they were shot, what album they happen to be in. Or I could do it based on visual information that the AI system in the cloud is finding on those. So I could look for a man wearing a hat next to a lake, and it will find those images for me. So that kind of power is really important in being able to find an image really quickly that now you want to share. And we talked a lot about sharing. How do we share? We either share by printing to a local printer or we share by exporting J pegs and sending them somewhere. Or we share through those connection points that we're sending out to vendors like White House custom color or blurb books with just a fantastic way to share your images. Or we can share through the Web. Now, remember, we talked about several different ways that you can share to the Web. You can share an entire album of images to the Web through either the proofing option, which is really cool because your client could go back and forth with you on them or through an actual stylized one off website. And I love that because you could just show a set of images and it looks like you worked really hard on this beautiful website. But really it took you just a few seconds to make. And then we also talked about sharing to your Adobe Portfolio website, which is fully functional website, and that is awesome. I love that capability that you can create a website with almost minimal effort. I love how easy it is to add images to it so that you can constantly keep that website updated. Now, remember, you're Adobe Cloud is going to fill up with full high resolution images. So we also talked about the idea of archiving images. You don't need to keep every image that you've ever shot inside of adobes light room and inside of the cloud. You only want to keep the ones that you really like. And so you need toe archive the rest of them if you want to keep him, just in case you ever wanna go back to him. Remember, we talked about that process of archiving those images by simply clicking on an album highlighting everything and exporting him as the original images to an archive drive. And of course, you could take that archive that you just made onto a drive and you can put it into, say, Google drive or back blaze or, uh, one driver, any kind of drive that's up in the cloud. That would kind of hold those Amazon s three account whatever, um, send your images somewhere else to be archived and backed up. And then you can get rid of those images and Onley. Keep the few images from that travel or from that job that you want to keep everything else. You don't need to keep it. Um, pare down your portfolio, not Adobe Portfolio, but just your general portfolio so that you're not keeping every single image you ever shot. That's really important. So remember toe archive. So we import, we edit, we share and we archive, and that is the process that your photos will take. They will go from your card in tow, light room up to the cloud toe all your devices. You'll edit them there. You'll share them there and then you'll archive them from there. And the ones that you really love are going to stay ever present on every single one of your devices inside of light room, and any time you work on them, anytime you do something with them, all of the changes that you make are going to get updated everywhere on all of your devices. It is a beautiful, beautiful system that adobe is created over the course of this workshop. I have not only taught you how to expose images better at the camera, but also to import your images and organize your images, edit them better inside of light room and share them with absolute ease. And I hope that all of that gives you some confidence extra confidence in working on your photographs because in the end, it's about it really is about taking the tools and getting them out of the way. We don't want tools that get in the way of photography. We want our creativity to flow and be ableto work on images without having to think about all the tools that we're using. So practice the tools, get out there and practice those exposures. Play with light room and get used to it. Make sure that you understand those sharing options that you have at your fingertips. But more importantly, make sure you're using the cloud to your advantage so that anytime creativity strikes you Any time that you feel creative and you fill the creative juices flowing, pull up whatever device happens to be next to you and start working on an image. Start planning out something that you're going to share. Use those albums as a way of collecting images so that you can tell a story. So organize your images through albums and make sure that you're sharing them on a regular basis. Because what is photography if it isn't about sharing stories with others until we meet either online or in person sometime in the future? I hope that you keep your passion alive for photography. Get out there and photograph, no matter what and enjoy the simplicity of working inside of adobe lighter. Um, I hope that everything that we've taught you here today is valuable. Please connect with me and thank you for joining me on this workshop.

Class Materials

1. Lightroom Presets and Profiles

JP Color Pro

2. RAW Images To Follow Along With


3. Lightroom Creative Cloud Schematic

Lightroom Creative Cloud

Ratings and Reviews

Teresa Piccioni

Great great great class: Jarett explains the Lightroom workflow clearly and thoroughly. I am not a native English person and my English is quite poor but Jarett explains in a very simply and clearly way everything and I understand all chapters perfectly. Thanks guys, great job. I highly recommend this lesson to everybody,


I have watched each and everyone of Jared's classes on Creative Live and they are first class. I've waited a long time for a new one and now we have it and it's another gem. This is a wonderful overview of Lightroom and will repay watching sections (or all of it) several times to absorb the wealth of information presented. For anyone new to Lightroom, this is just what the doctor ordered.


Really in depth, so helpful! Thanks

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