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Photo Editing for Travel Photographers

Lesson 1 of 6



Photo Editing for Travel Photographers

Lesson 1 of 6



Lesson Info


This is a class for traveling photographers. And that doesn't mean you have to be a professional traveling photographer, it just means that you have to have a camera, and you like to go places. Now, some people will travel to the other ends of the earth, and some people will just go on a big hiking vacation this weekend, some people just like to walk around their own city. But, being mobile as a photographer is a pretty big deal. And for the longest time, and I travel a lot, so principally, I do weddings and portraits and things of that nature, but I travel a lot for that kind of stuff. And I really, really enjoy taking a little extra time while I'm traveling and doing landscape photography and documentary photography, stuff like that. So, because of that type of photography, and the things that I like to do, and the places that I am, I'm always in a position where I'm carrying a lot of gear. So, first I'm carrying a lot of camera gear. And then secondly, in order to back up all those ...

photos, because they're really, really important, I have to carry a computer, and hard drives, and all these back-up systems that allow me to secure the files. And then, after I've secured the files, then I want to edit them and share them while I'm on the road. So, I'm typically carrying around a laptop and all that kind of stuff. Well, those days are gone. And so, I want to show you a work flow that is perfect for the traveling photographer. And it's something that is, the future is not even here yet, but it's almost here. So, I'm going to show you how I travel now. All right? And this is a lot of brand new stuff, and it's a really impressive work flow. Something that you can literally take this bag, that's it. That bag will hold all of your gear, photo gear, and everything you need to back up, secure your files and edit your files. Because we're going to show you how to work on, edit, secure, and take care of all your files, without taking a computer with you. Now, a long time ago, there used to be these little devices where you could go on a vacation or whatever, and you could take a card, 'cause cards were really expensive back in the day, back early 2000's. So you would take your card, and you would plug it into, Epson made this thing and it was, you would plug it into the Epson. And then the Epson would suck the images in. And it would show you a picture of what was on it, you could toggle through them to make sure that the photo had made it into the hard drive. But it was a spinning hard drive, it was a very small hard drive, I mean it was very early, early 2000 era. And so, it was not the greatest thing. But now with the advent of iPads and iPhones, and things of that nature, it's easier to put stuff into something and look at it. And so, we're now reaping the benefits of about 20 years of technology infrastructure going on.

Class Description


  • Simplify your photographic travel experience.
  • Better manage your travel gear.
  • Efficiently secure, edit and share your files.


Whether you are working as a professional photographer who travels or a traveler who loves photography, you know how complicated your life gets when traveling. All the photographic gear, the cameras, chargers, cables, computers, hard drives, can get heavy and complicated to manage. Plus, the process of storing, backing up, transferring, syncing, editing your photos and keeping track of the work you have done can make life very complicated. Well, there is a better way. Join Jared Platt and learn how to make your photographic life simple, lightweight and efficient as you travel. Let Jared show you how to secure your files, edit and share them with minimal travel gear and maximum efficiency. You will be astounded to learn how simple your life can actually be.


  • All levels of travel photographers.
  • Photographers who want to travel more efficiently with their gear.


Adobe Photoshop CC 2019, Adobe Lightroom CC 2019


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


Matthew Setright

I have to say that I’m loving photoshop week 2019. I am on a veterans pension, come back to my photography to help my ptsd. Although good few yrs as freelance sport and other photographer under agent. No more of that shoot for myself and maybe sell some prints when I can get a web site to save for new gear. Jared has become my fav teacher. So I took advantage bought the 17 classes. Really impressed. Looking forward to applying so many little things in these days of how good photoshop and Lightroom have become. So Instagram will grow yet not all the good ones lol. Grumpy Digger is my handle but may have to change to my name. Yet creative life courses has been such a great piece to bring me back into how powerful editing has become. As learnt on film owned Lightroom 1 and photoshop. Which where good but nothing like todays versions and the digital sensors have improved. Showing my age lol. Highly recommend even telling other veterans look at creative as photography can help keep mind going and you can repeat view anything u buy. Thanks heaps. Can’t afford yearly to maybe learn money skills better lol. Cheers Matt Australia


As always, Jared Platt's classes are informative and full of fresh concepts. I'm not a travel photographer, so I probably wouldn't have chosen this class on it's own.. and I would've missed out. The beauty of taking classes outside of my area of focus, is that I always learn something unexpected and transferable! The new tools and techniques I picked up in this class will be so helpful when I'm shooting on-location with clients, as well as preserving my personal work when I'm out and about with my family. Awesome class!