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Storytelling and Album Design

with Jared Platt

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  •   01 How a Single Photograph Tells a Story


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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

  2. 02

    How an Album Tells a Story

  3. 03

    How to Select Images for Storytelling in Lightroom CC

  4. 04

    Using Collections in Lightroom CC to Build a Story

  5. 05

    Setting Up the Book Module in Lightroom CC

  6. 06

    Building a Layout in the Book Module of Lightroom CC

  7. 07

    Adding Text and Space to a Book Layout in Lightroom CC

  8. 08

    Saving a Book Design in Lightroom CC

  9. 09

    Designing an Album in Smart Albums

  10. 10

    Publishing an Album

  11. 11

    Bringing an Album Into InDesign

  12. 12

    The Value of the Physical, Printed Image

  13. 13

    Storytelling and Slideshows in Lightroom CC

  14. 14

    Storytelling and Blogging With Lightroom CC


Meet Your Expert

Jared Platt

Jared Platt is an international wedding, lifestyle, and portrait photographer and photographic lecturer.  Jared began his studies in photography in documentary and landscapes, but today you will find his images are a perfect blend of the three genres. ... 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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