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Organizing Photos for Efficient Editing in Lightroom

Lesson 34 from: Real Estate Photography

Philip Ebiner

Organizing Photos for Efficient Editing in Lightroom

Lesson 34 from: Real Estate Photography

Philip Ebiner

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Lesson Info

34. Organizing Photos for Efficient Editing in Lightroom

Lessons

Class Trailer

Introduction to Real Estate Photography

1

Welcome to Class! What Will You Learn? Who is this Course For?

03:48

Real Estate Photography Basics

2

What Gear Do You Need as a Real Estate Photographer?

09:36
3

Camera Settings & Modes to Use for Real Estate Photography

07:54
4

Can You Use a Smartphone for Real Estate Photography? Pros & Cons

03:13
5

How to Compose Real Estate Photos - The Basics

04:58
6

Lighting Basics for Real Estate Photography

07:43
7

The Window Pull: How to Make the Exteriors Pop

02:01
8

RAW vs. JPEG Photos - Which Should You Shoot?

00:51
9

Key Lesson: What Photos Do You Need to Capture?

15:04

How to Take a Real Estate Photo

10

Basic Room Photo Demonstration with Flambient Technique, Natural, and Flash

10:54

Real Estate Photography Demonstration I - Full House Demo

11

Introduction to this Demo

00:54
12

What Equipment is in my Real Estate Photography Kit?

02:58
13

Walkthrough of the House - Let's See What We're Working With

07:20
14

The Kitchen - Part 1

12:08
15

The Kitchen - Part 2

04:20
16

The Kitchen - Part 3

03:16
17

The Kitchen - Part 4

02:41
18

The Kitchen - Part 5

02:34
19

The Primary Bathroom

09:48
20

The Primary Bedroom

07:15
21

The Laundry Room

06:03
22

The Living Room

10:28
23

A Small Space Bathroom

05:19

Real Estate Photography Demonstration II - Full House Demo

24

Introduction to this Demo

05:00
25

The Living Room

07:48
26

The Kitchen

06:35
27

Bathroom 1

06:12
28

The Primary Bedroom

07:20
29

Bathroom 2

05:46
30

Front Exterior

03:19
31

Back Yard & Exteriors

06:09

Editing Real Estate Photos

32

Introduction & Basic Editing Process for Real Estate Photography

04:31

Adobe Lightroom for Real Estate Photography - The Basics

33

Adobe Lightroom Introduction for Real Estate Photographers

06:36
34

Organizing Photos for Efficient Editing in Lightroom

07:12
35

Basic Editing Process in Lightroom for Real Estate Photographers

21:12
36

Combining Bracketed Photos in Lightroom + a Comparison of RAW vs Bracketed Photo

04:43
37

Natural Light Kitchen Edit

04:06
38

Exporting Photos from Lightroom

06:23

Photo Editing Skills You Should Know

39

Copy and Paste Settings from One Photo to Another in Lightroom

02:58
40

Create & Use Presets in Lightroom

02:26
41

Sky Replacements in Photoshop

06:50

Flambient Editing Process

42

Step-by-Step Flambient Editing Process

20:56

Full Editing Demonstrations

43

Editing the Kitchen Dining Nook

18:48
44

Editing the Primary Bedroom 1

12:04
45

Editing the Primary Bedroom 2 + Removing Objects in a Photo

17:04
46

Editing an Exterior Photo with Sky Replacement

06:36
47

Editing a Kitchen Photo with a Natural Designer Style Look

05:30
48

Quick Bathroom Edit

05:13

Advanced Editing Tips & Tricks

49

Speed Up Your Flambient Workflow with Photoshop Actions

05:18
50

Replacing Photos, Wall Art, and TV Images in Photoshop

05:04
51

Darken TVs in Lightroom

01:11
52

Clean Up Smudges on Stainless Steel Appliances in Lightroom

02:03
53

Editing iPhone photos vs. Professional Camera Photos

04:41

Virtual Staging

54

What is Virtual Staging? What Tools Should I Use?

02:14
55

Virtual Staging in Photoshop with Generative AI Features

10:56

The Business of Real Estate Photography

56

How to Deliver Photo Files to Clients

03:50
57

Tips for Creating a Real Estate Photography Portfolio

03:50
58

Creating a Quick Portfolio Website with Adobe Portfolio

06:01
59

How to Find Your First Clients

04:06
60

How Much to Charge for Real Estate Photography Services

02:32

Aerial Photography

61

The Basics of Drone / Aerial Photography for Real Estate Photography

06:27

Conclusion

62

Conclusion

01:23

Lesson Info

Organizing Photos for Efficient Editing in Lightroom

All right. So now you should be in lightroom and you should have all of your photos imported. The next step is to organize them so that if you walk away and come back, it's just easy to find the right photos that you should edit. As I mentioned, I've already organized these photos. So these are fairly organized. But if you had imported all of your photos, you would need to be able to quickly find the ones that are your selects. The ones that you want to work with and not lightroom has several ways to organize photos. One is in the library in the folders which we've talked about. The other is by giving your photos a rating which you can see here, the star rating underneath the big window, you also have a flag which can be turned on or off. It's just flagging or unflagging and then there's these color labels that we can give them. My process is typically I go through my photos and I'll just go one at a time using my keyboard, right and left buttons and the photos that I like. I'll give l...

ike a rating four and I can do that with a keyboard shortcut number four on your keyboard. 12345, gives you the different ratings. The ones I'm maybe iffy about, I'll put three and the ones that I know for sure I'm not going to use, I'll put as one or just leave without a rating. These are all my select, so these would actually all be fours or fives, fives are the ones that I know for sure, for sure. I'm going to work with. You can use the rate star ratings however you want. So I would just go through here go 5555. This one maybe is a four, this one's a 3333444 and maybe it's like I know that this photo itself is a really great photo and that's gonna be for sure one of the ones that I send a client back, but this one maybe not. So that's a three for example. And I'm just doing this randomly because I want to show you now, we can use these filters up here in this tray to filter only my five star photos, anything with a four star or above, only three stars or above or you can click this little button to be equal to three stars. So here's my three star photos, here's my four star photos. So this helps us to quickly filter our photos and the ones that we like. The next thing I would do is, I'm going to turn this off because I wanna show all these photos is give it a color label and this just helps visually see which photos should be grouped together, especially for real estate photography where we're doing multiple photos. We're we're doing the Flambe method or just any bracketing option where we're combining photos. So see how we have these four photos of this bedroom, those all go together, right? So I'm going to select all four of these by clicking one and then shift, clicking the next one, right, clicking and giving it a color label. So I'm going to just set red. It doesn't matter really to me what color I'm using. I'm just trying to visually organize these. So when I look at the photo tray, I know they go together. So for example, I would set this next set of three to yellow, this next shot of the kitchen set to green. So now you can see how easy it is to see which photos go together. The last way to rate a photo basically is to turn the flag on or off. I reserved this for later on and I'll show you that in just a second. But some people use this just to show the photos that they like and and don't like. So basically selects or non select and similarly, you can filter by flag down here. I'm going to open up my catalog that has all of the original files and edits to show you what that looks like. So I'm gonna go up to file open recent. And my last catalog that I used is the one that contains all of those original files and a bunch of other projects and photos that I've worked on. So you'll see how I organized there in just a second. All right. So this has opened up and on the left hand side, I can scroll down and you can see all of my collections and I've actually created sub collections or sub folders for some of these fo folders. And to do that, you would first create a collection set, which is sort of like the master folder, the higher up folder and then your sub folders would be collections. And so I have a video school folder for all of my work related to video school. And then I have this real estate photography folder and this is where I put all of the photos from these two shoots, which you can see if I go through and just click through, you can see all the photos from the class and then you'll see that some of them have five star rating down below. Some don't have a rating, some have one star, you'll see some that have a color label as well. But now if I just went through and I clicked the five star filter, it pops up all of the photos that have five star filter. These are all the ones that I know I want to work with and edit with. And I've added all of those five star photos to a separate folder called real estate photography top, which makes it super quick to get to those top photos now. So here they are in this folder. Now, let me turn off that five star rating, not that it really matters, but here you'll also see for this shoot of my current house, how I've given a color label to many of these photos that go together. So for example, this photo here these all go together, these yellow ones, these all go together, right? You'll also notice perhaps that I have a flag. And the reason I use the flag is when I create a new photo using Photoshop, which is a step you'll see in this, in this class. What happens is I'm combining multiple photos and then it creates a new version of that photo and reimport it into lightroom and that becomes this combo photo and I set that as a flag, I flag it. So I know that this is the com combined photo. I know that's getting a little bit advanced. And so you'll see that process later in the course and it'll make a lot more sense. But really what I want you to just know is that you have the four methods of organization, you have your folders over on the left hand side in your collections, you have the star ratings, you have your color labels and then you have your flags. So now you know a little bit more about organizing photos in lightroom. We're going to continue in the next lesson to developing and I'll show you the basics of editing photos in lightroom. See you there.

Class Materials

Bonus Downloads

Practice_Photos_for_Editing.zip
Step-by-Step_Flambient_Editing_Process.pdf

Ratings and Reviews

TONY BARNES JR
 

Hey Philip, Just want to thank you for putting in the time and effort putting this course together. I’ve been shooting for 20 years but never really spent enough time on PS. This course really focuses on what you really need to know. Everything is really straight to the point. Philip provides images so you can follow along and really get a good work flow going. I personally enjoyed the

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Overall, the completeness and depth of this course are excellent. The only thing that needs improvement is during the editing portion. Philip's voice was fading in and out even when the volume on my computer was set at 100%. His voice was excellent during the photo shoot portion of the course.

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