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From Capture Through Edit Using Lightroom

Lesson 27 of 27

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From Capture Through Edit Using Lightroom

Lesson 27 of 27

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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 Description


  • Read your histogram and light meter to get the perfect exposure in the camera.
  • Make Panoramic and HDR images that look natural
  • Take your images from good to great in Lightroom.
  • Organize and find your images quickly anywhere, anytime.
  • Share your images with the world and even make a website to share your photography.
  • Retouch and enhance your images with targeted adjustments, sky replacements, removing and replacing distractions and much more.


No matter what camera you use or what you photograph, your images will always pass through the post-production process before you share them with the world. Taking a photograph at the camera is only the first step in the process of photography. It takes a great image capture and great editing to make a great photograph but it also takes great organization to keep track of it so you can share the beauty you have created. Jared Platt is here to teach you how to create high-quality images and edit your images in Adobe Lightroom to make them even better.

In this class, you will learn how to get better captures with the camera and learn how to use Adobe Lightroom to edit and organize your images. You will learn how to organize, adjust, retouch, and share your images from your computer or your mobile device. You will learn how to add and retrieve your images from anywhere, create whenever inspiration strikes, and share your creations anytime you like. You will be amazed at what you can do to your images in seconds. You will even learn how to create panoramic and HDR images for those complicated landscape shots and how to replace a sky to make your images more dramatic. Jared will take you through each and every step of the process of capture and post-production in Lightroom.

When you are finished with this course, you will have the knowledge that will set you free from your desk.

Lightroom is Adobe’s answer to simple and powerful image editing and organization. Lightroom is always connected to the Adobe Creative Cloud so that your images are available on your desktop and laptop computers, your smartphone, iPad, and even on any internet browser. It is a cloud-based service that gives you everything you need to create, edit, organize, store, and share your photos across any device. Lightroom is much more approachable and simple than Adobe’s Lightroom Classic (the professional level industry workhorse). Whether you are new to Lightroom or are using Lightroom Classic, this call is indispensable in your photographic education.


  • Photo enthusiasts.
  • Photographers who want to enhance and perfect their images.
  • Landscape and travel photographers.
  • Photo artists.
  • Anyone who wants to organize and edit their photos.
  • Bloggers and influencers who post photographs.


Lightroom 2021
Lightroom Mobile
Lightroom Web
Photoshop 2021
Adobe Creative Cloud
Adobe Portfolio


  1. Class Introduction

    This lesson is a quick introduction to Jared Platt, your instructor.

  2. Outline

    This is a brief overview of what you will learn and why.

  3. Creative Cloud Overview

    This lesson is an overview of the creative cloud, how Lightroom connects to the Creative Cloud and how that will help you in your photo workflow.

  4. The Camera

    In this lesson, we discuss the important settings in your camera for capturing the best images and for making your workflow safer and easier.

  5. Perfect Exposure

    In this lesson you will learn how to get the very best exposure from your camera by learning how it talks to you and what your camera is capable of doing.

  6. Exposure Test Comparison

    You will learn how to compare and contrast what your camera tells you with the truth in the RAW data in Lightroom.

  7. Lightroom Overview

    This is a comprehensive introduction to Adobe Lightroom with a special review of the most important settings and preferences. You will learn how Lightroom functions, where and what Lightroom does with your photos and how to navigate within your Lightroom catalog.

  8. Importing Images

    Learn how to import your images into Lightroom and what happens to your images when you do.

  9. Image Review, Organization, and Selection

    In this lesson you will learn how to use the tools in Lightroom that will make the process of reviewing, organizing and selecting your images. You will also learn how Lightroom’s connection to the Creative Cloud and Adobe Sensei will make your tasks even easier.

  10. Image Editing and Enhancement

    In this lesson you will learn how to use each and every tool in Lightroom’s edit panel to adjust and edit your images. You will learn how and why to use each and every slider in Lightroom.

  11. Profiles and Presets

    This lesson is all about getting the look you want in your photo fast! You will learn how to do that with Profiles and Presets. You will also learn how to import and manage your exhaustive collection of Profiles and Presets.

  12. Local Adjustments

    Learn how to use the Gradient and Brush tools in Lightroom to further enhance your images.

  13. Black and White

    This lesson will take you through the four tools that every Black and White photographer needs to know.

  14. Retouching

    In this lesson you will learn how to use the healing brush and the local adjustment brush to beautifully retouch a portrait without ever going to Photoshop.

  15. Synchronization

    In order to speed you along in your post-production work, this lesson will show you how to synchronize the work you have done on one photo to hundreds of images with just the click of a button.

  16. HDR (High Dynamic Range)

    This lesson will teach you how to shoot and edit RAW HDR images to get the very best exposure in very challenging conditions.

  17. Panoramas

    Learn how to stitch fully RAW panoramic images in Lightroom.

  18. Photoshop

    This lesson will not only teach you how to round trip your images to Photoshop, as a bonus you will learn how to use the all new Sky Replacement tool in Photoshop.

  19. Sharing

    This lesson is all about sharing your images with others. Learn how to share your images will speed and ease, from Lightroom.

  20. Sharing Via Connections

    Learn how to use the Connections portal in Lightroom to deliver your images to professional photo services like SmugMug, White House Custom Color, and Blurb Books.

  21. Adobe Portfolio

    Learn how to create your own beautiful website for free with Adobe Portfolio right from your Lightroom images.

  22. Printing

    Learn how to print images from Lightroom even if Lightroom doesn’t have a print button yet.

  23. Lightroom Mobile Overview

    Learn everything you need to know about Lightroom on your mobile device so that you can get the most out of your images on everyone of your devices!

  24. Lightroom Mobile Camera

    Learn how to use the Lightroom Camera on your mobile device.

  25. Tips and Tricks

    Learn additional tips and tricks in Lightroom, including: keystrokes, stacking, versions, enhanced details, date and time change, find your best photos, viewing videos, and using target collections.

  26. Archiving

    In this lesson you will learn how to archive the bulk of your images so that they are not tying up valuable space in your Creative Cloud. Learn how to finish your workflow with the proper archiving techniques that fit into your Cloud based Lightroom system.

  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.


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