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Storytelling and Album Design

with Jared Platt

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  •   01 How a Single Photograph Tells a Story

    30:50

Class duration: 5h 28m

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About The Class

create compelling photo books.

Photographs are one of the ways we tell stories – assembled together they paint a picture of a time and a place. In Storytelling and Album Design, Jared Platt will teach you how to tell better stories using innovative, easy-to-apply design and compilation techniques.

In this class, you’ll learn how to create compelling photo books using Smart Albums and InDesign in conjunction with Lightroom. 

 You’ll learn how to:

  • Apply the art of storytelling to an album
  • Design a workflow to make the process fast
  • Ensure the album looks great printed
Jared will cover the best methods for designing a wedding album, senior album, and documentary book. The techniques he’ll share will help reduce the time you spend on albums from hours to just minutes.

Don’t let albums overwhelm you or your time – learn fast, effective techniques in Storytelling and Album Design with Jared Platt.


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Lesson Plan

  1. 01

    How a Single Photograph Tells a Story

    30:50
  2. 02

    How an Album Tells a Story

    34:09
  3. 03

    How to Select Images for Storytelling in Lightroom CC

    25:45
  4. 04

    Using Collections in Lightroom CC to Build a Story

    19:08
  5. 05

    Setting Up the Book Module in Lightroom CC

    09:01
  6. 06

    Building a Layout in the Book Module of Lightroom CC

    29:27
  7. 07

    Adding Text and Space to a Book Layout in Lightroom CC

    25:20
  8. 08

    Saving a Book Design in Lightroom CC

    07:35
  9. 09

    Designing an Album in Smart Albums

    16:34
  10. 10

    Publishing an Album

    51:04
  11. 11

    Bringing an Album Into InDesign

    07:58
  12. 12

    The Value of the Physical, Printed Image

    16:39
  13. 13

    Storytelling and Slideshows in Lightroom CC

    33:02
  14. 14

    Storytelling and Blogging With Lightroom CC

    21:55

Meet Your Expert

Jared Platt

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 ... read more

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  • Tanya Lillie

    Tanya Lillie

    February 2016

    I'm pretty proficient with LR Develop module, but I have not delved into the other modules. This class was introducing those modules and teaching how they can add value to your photography. Jared is a proficient and effective instructor.

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