The Professional Photographer’s Digital Workflow
with Michael Clark
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01 Class Introduction08:17
Class duration: 9h 58mSee all 47 lessons
About The Class
Know how you want to edit before you take the image
Setting up a practical and efficient workflow with your photography feels like a daunting part of your business. Internationally recognized photographer Michael Clark introduces you to techniques to allow you more time to shoot the images you want. His workflow philosophy is that you must first know how you are going to edit the image in post production to know how you need to shoot it.
In this class Michael teaches:
- Best practices for a shooting workflow from setting up your camera to histograms and exposure
- How to clean the sensor on your DSLR camera
- Color management workflow including your work environment and monitor calibration
- An overview of Lightroom® and multiple ways to speed up your workflow including file folder and batch naming as well as metadata and archival processes
- Techniques to finalizing your images in Photoshop® with basic adjustments and retouching
- Making fine art prints, choosing your printer, paper, understanding ICC profiles, and much more!
Michael covers everything you need to know in order to streamline your post production workflow in Lightroom® and Photoshop® and best practices for printing your art at home. Digital photography is far more complicated than shooting film ever was. Knowing the best practices for a digital workflow will make you a better photographer.
Shooting Workflow: Set-up The Camera15:43
Shooting Workflow: Histograms and Exposure18:14
Shooting Workflow: Sensor Cleaning32:50
Overview of Color Management17:31
Color Management: Monitor11:49
Color Management: Workspace03:40
Color Management: Monitor Calibration25:52
Color Management: Do I Need This?03:42
Introduction to Lightroom®05:44
Download & Import Images With Lightroom®06:32
Six Ways to Speed-up Lightroom®14:02
To DNG or Not to DNG?06:47
A Logical Editing Process in Lightroom®08:56
File & Folder Naming in Lightroom®08:39
Batch Renaming in Lightroom®05:51
Entering Metadata in Lightroom®03:35
Managing Images in Lightroom®07:39
Introduction to the Develop Module in Lightroom®04:45
Lightroom® Develop Module24:01
Sharpening, Chromatic Aberration & Vignetting in Lightroom®12:34
Graduated Filters & Spot Tool in Lightroom®09:59
Converting images to Black & White in Lightroom®13:01
Creating Panoramas in Lightroom07:46
Creating HDR Images in Lightroom®09:29
Lightroom® to Photoshop® Workflow07:04
Export Images to Photoshop®08:54
Finalizing Images in Photoshop®: Basic Adjustments36:49
Finalizing Images in Photoshop®: Retouching15:16
Finalizing Images in Photoshop®: Saving Master Files09:45
Make Fine Art Prints: The Cost15:37
Make Fine Art Prints: Ink Jet Printers05:23
Make Fine Art Prints: Ink Jet Papers10:14
Make Fine Art Prints: Understand ICC Profiles08:44
Make Fine Art Prints: Sharpen Image18:26
Printing From Photoshop®09:11
Printing From Lightroom®05:07
Compare Monitor to Physical Prints06:33
Printing Black & White Image09:10
Extended Workflow: Back Up Images35:19
Extended Workflow: Storage Options18:32
Extended Workflow: Archiving Images15:55
Submitting images to Clients28:32
Prepping Images for Social Media08:44
Michael Clark is an internationally published outdoor photographer specializing in adventure sports, travel, and landscape photography. He produces intense, raw images of athletes pushing their sports to the limit and has risked life and limb on a variety of assignments to bring back stunning images of rock climbers, mountaineers, kayakers, big-wave surfers and mountain bikers in remote locations around the world. ... read moreSee instructor's Classes
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Michael is a true professional and readily explains all of the nitty gritty issues of a photographer's digital workflow, including important things like Color Management, Lightroom workflows, Printing, and more. He is eager to answer your questions and has a thorough knowledge (after all, he worked with the original engineers at Adobe and wrote a book on it) and passion that he loves to share. He can get way deep into the subject, which I found fascinating. You can tell Michael has great experience in teaching and also likes to learn from his students. He is very authentic, honest, and direct. I highly recommend this class, and look forward to another one of Michael's courses in the future!
This is an excellent course. It reinforced what I already knew and enhanced my spotty skills with new knowledge. I really like Michael's explanation of saving the document for print and web and the importance of doing these differently. Using the histogram to show this was terrific. Each session there is some valuable gem.
Michael covers the postproduction workflow in a simple and easy to understand manner. He includes some wonderful tips while explaining his methods. It’s nice to learn from an experienced photographer who breaks things down for both the professional as well as a novice. I have watched this course several times and get something each time. Michael is a great instructor.
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