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Tethering to Lightroom: Simultaneous Shooting and Editing

Lesson 12 of 13

Setting up a Second Monitor to Inspire Interaction

Jared Platt

Tethering to Lightroom: Simultaneous Shooting and Editing

Jared Platt

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Lesson Info

12. Setting up a Second Monitor to Inspire Interaction

Lesson Info

Setting up a Second Monitor to Inspire Interaction

Okay, so now let's talk about the idea of showing these images. So we're showing people that aren't at the wedding what's going on at the wedding because they're actually getting a feed. So, like, let's say, you know, someone couldn't be at the wedding. You could literally say, Just tell your friends to go to this and they'll get to see whoever's at the wedding in the V I. P photo line or whatever, or if you have a V I p photo line, a really big event, you could be shooting that big event, and you could be publishing those images up to someone for social media purposes. So all of that's a really good option for you, for tethering these shots. Okay, so but let's talk about getting those images out so that people can see him. So John's over there, and he's having a fun time. Let's grab a couple more of your friends at the party. So you guys, can I take a couple more of my students Just jump up there with John Anybody that wants their photo taken with John right now, I'm gonna unplug So t...

he people on the Web are going to stop seeing my screen right now because I'm unplugging that and I'm plugging in a different line, so I'm just plugging this back in. So we're gonna show you what you would see from the event itself. Hold on. There we go. OK, so those of you on the web are not actually seeing me except for on the camera. Okay, so we want to set this up so that my people on the web are going toe. I'm sorry. The people at the event are going to see a different thing, because if I showed you that, that would be quite annoying. Right? Okay. So instead, what I'm gonna do is I'm gonna show you what's called my second monitor. The second monitor. If we can get over my shoulder, can you? Can you see right here? I'm gonna rotate this. How's that? Okay, So right here at the bottom of the screen and I'm gonna zoom into it, you'll see a two. So there's a one monitor and to monitor the second monitor, if I click on it when I click on it, my second monitor is going to become a different monitor. It's gonna become this one right here. Now, Right now, you can only see it. It's both monitors, air showing on the same monitor. And that's because I need to actually go up here into my monitor settings inside of the ah computer itself, and I'm gonna choose to not mirror. I'm gonna use it as a separate display. So now I have to displays this display and the second monitor, the second monitor. When I turn it on, it's going to show something different. It's two different screens. So I have mine is the grid and all the stuff that I want to work on. So I can I can work on this to my heart's content. You guys don't get to see it until I show it to you so I can work on this. I want to. When I'm, um, in the tethered capture area, I want to make sure that I turn off the auto advanced selection so that you only see what I point to. So now I have an operator here at the computer, and that operator is going to take a picture of you guys. Okay, so remember, we've got all the settings coming over from the developed settings, so I'm gonna click on that. Well, hold on. Are we still awake? Let's wake up our camera here. Okay? I'm gonna take a picture of you guys not awake yet. No camera detected. There it is. Okay, so you probably didn't enjoy that one all that much. Um, so it's changing all the things in there, but I'm going to highlight, because right now, for some reason that synchronization is not happening, which is fine, because we can still we can still fix it from here. All we have to do is going to our develop module. And in the develop module, I can hit the option key and the sink dot, dot dot Right down here. Oh, well, are you still looking? All right. So the sink dot dot dot button Right here, if you hold down the option key turns to a sink. So I'm going to push the option key and just click on it, and it synchronizes everything. And then when I click here, you guys get to see what you look like. All right? And so now are you ready? Let's do a whole bunch ready. Here we go. my buttons. Not working. This is when it would be nice. Toe. Have my ready. 123 And again. Okay, so you got that's firing all the settings, they're going to come in. But this is the one we were looking at Shift click here and hit my option sink. And now all of those air changed getting that all those air changed. And then I just choose one that I want to show them. There we go. I love it. Got the Superman pose going on behind. It's perfect, right? And then I could choose and then they can say, Oh, I love that one. So let's say they say they really, really like that one. Then I can hit pick, right, I can hit two star So now I know those are the best ones. And then while they're changing and it's time for you guys to go away and couple more students to come in, So come on, Come on, students. So while they're doing that, I'll just simply go to the library module and hit publish, and then I'll go back into the develop again, ready to shoot again. So I just hit published, and now we're gonna shoot again. You ready? Here we go. And again and again. Awesome. Okay, so now I've got those three images. Simply click, highlight, sink. Well done. I was trying to sink before they were in some of the option sink. It's gonna sink, rise all the settings over, and then I'm gonna say That's my favorite one. What do you think? You guys like that one? I love it. Okay, so that when I'm in a pick, I'm gonna give it a two star, and then I'm gonna go right back over to the library, hit, publish, and then go back the developed shoot again. You see how quick that is? So even with my auto sync not pulling out these things, it's just a one click button to do that. And by the way, there's a hot key for that as well. So it's very easy to just hit the hot key. And it will move all that over. Yeah, a question. If you could just review again How What were the cables? How did you set that up to the second monitor? So the second monitor is the same as any to monitor situation anytime you have two monitors on your Mac or your PC, and those two monitors are not being mirrored. Okay, so you have to turn the mirroring situation off once the mirroring situation is off. Then if you push this little button, we're gonna show this to our over the camera over the shoulder camera. So there's a one and there's a two, and you choose. Whether you want this one honor off. If I click it off, then you'll notice that this becomes a blank monitor. There's nothing on that monitor, but when I click on that to again, then it comes up. Now the trick is, if you click on this little, there's a drop down menu right next to that, too. If I click on that, it gives me a drop down menu. Let me see if I can scroll out, and it lets you show all sorts of different options. Do I want it and do I want to show full screen? So I'm going to show it in grid doing on a show and compare or survey or our slideshow were showing in loop normal because that's what gives us the full picture whatever picture I'm seeing here. Even if I'm in the grid, it's still showing you well done is still showing you a single image on this monitor. Now, later on in Photoshop week, we're actually gonna talk about interfacing with your clients, and so we'll actually be back on the same topic. But now we'll be showing images, clients, images and helping them select and pick images. So that'll be a really cool discussion as well. Great. We have a question if you want to stand up just wondering in terms of your workflow, Um, because right now you're uploading the small raw files. And so if the clients are gonna go purchase that it's gonna limit potentially. The print says right. So how one win and what would it look like to get the large piles up there? So they're actually ordering the large files or not? The small files you're currently uploading for speed sake. Good. So remember the ones I'm up loading that are small files are actually 12 megapixel files, so they're actually pretty good files. But if I wanted to then update them and put the new ones in, then I would just have to replace these and then republish, and it would take the old ones, pull him down and put the new ones up. But remember, I would have the same settings because it's the same file and they're both raw files, and they're both the same. Yeah, John, did you have a comment was going to say if I was going to SmugMug J Peg so correct on SmugMug they're going. Remember, on when you're dealing With Light from Mobile, the file that goes up is always a small raw. It's never anything but a small rod. In fact, it's smaller than a small raw. It's actually a smart preview, so the camera has a full sized raw and A and a small rock. This only has the small raw and then in in light Ra Mobile. It's sending up a smart preview, which is even a smaller, raw and by the way, a small are a smart preview. Even as small as it is has been tested. To be able to print on 11 by 14 by 20 even a 20 by 24 pretty well I have I have a friend that went to a 30 by 40 on a smart, smart preview. It wasn't great, but it was passable on a smart preview, which is a very compressed, smaller, raw than the 12 megapixel and pulling in here so that you probably don't need to replace the small, raw 12 megapixels. You probably don't need to replace that and put a 50 megapixel online. Probably the only time you get 50 megapixels when someone comes back and say, Hey, could I print that on the side of like a bus? Okay, maybe I want the 50 megapixel now.

Class Description

Participate in a full tethered photoshoot, and discover the powerful efficiency of simultaneous shooting and editing. Follow Jared Platt from start to finish in this step-by-step lesson for both beginners and advanced users. You'll gain new insights in lighting, camera settings, tethering tips and Lightroom instruction, and learn Jared's advanced techniques for streamlining a tethering workflow.  

Software Used: Adobe Lightroom CC 2015.2 - 2015.3


Donna Michele Designs

Mind blow! This was a great course and Jared explained in detail and with great clarity a comprehensive approach to using a Lightroom workflow that collaborates with multiple software platforms. Lots of "A Ha" moments. I think I can actually do this now where I didn't have a clue how to make this all work before.

Renata Caughlin

Awesome class... So glad I got it.... Who knew I could do so much with a cord and my Lightroom... Totally hooked!


Absolutely great class. Lots of useful information. Thank you!