Entering Metadata in Lightroom®
Let's continue along, and go into entering metadata. So, you know, we did basic metadata when we imported our images. But, let's say it's more specific, and I'm gonna expand this and get rid of some stuff just so we can see the metadata. So let's just say all these images of Tony, I'm gonna go in here and maybe I'm gonna add more specific stuff like sub location Creative Live Studio and city of Seattle and you'll notice it's writing it out to the images pretty fast, there's not that many images. But, it's still pretty fast, and it's the United States of America. Enter. And you see I've already got all this copyright stuff in there. And I can actually, this is an idea, we can share my copyright template with everybody, so they can download it and import it, into lightroom or Photoshop, and use it. It's just a something, you know, it's got my email in there it's got my website info. I actually, also, enter my website copyright info in the camera as well, that can't be deleted out of the ...
camera, out of the image file. Cause this can be deleted And then I might add captions here, so, posing for a portrait at Creative Live. It's nice to spell things correctly here. In Seattle, Washington. So this is like who, what, when, where, basic photojournalist stuff. So something like that. And this way, this is searchable as well. So down the road, if I am looking for images and I am looking in my entire hard drive of images, I can go up here to the metadata or the attributes, or the text, and I can select the Creative Live and only the images I've shot for Creative Live This is something we did last year with Kye Latner for Red Bull. You know, Tony's here, I could type in Tony, I could type in, so other images are showing up now. These are all shot last year for Creative Live. So, I can find really quickly. And I can even type in, like, Washington oops, I hit the caps lock key there. So these will be the images at Creative Live in Washington. I can go up here to Attributes and I can find only the three star images, and I can even go up here to metadata and find only the images shot with the certain lens or even at a certain aperture or shutter speed if I really wanted to get deep into it. But this is really, I mean, it doesn't seem like a big deal when you only have a few hundred or a few thousand images in your catalog, but when you start to have ten thousand or twenty thousand or a million images in your catalog that extra five to ten minutes you spend putting metadata in can really make your life a lot easier and for a lot of my clients, when they ask me like I was saying earlier, images of Hawaii at Peyat Pehayi. That's what I do, I just select the entire catalog search for those, and I might even look just for tiffs, because I don't want to look at all the raw files I want to look at the master tiff files and just look at those and I can pick and choose and in five minutes I can have a submission made to that client, so that they see what's going on, or what the images I have of that subject matter.