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Efficient Lighting & Post-Production

with Jared Platt

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About The Class

Efficient photography post-production starts before you ever sit down at your computer. In this photography course, learn how Jared Platt creates the highest quality images with the greatest speed! From the moment you pick up your camera to final delivery of your images, every decision you make can cost you time. Using the correct gear, shooting with postproduction in mind... Jared's efficiency techniques can save you time at every step along the way without sacrificing image quality.

Software Used: Adobe Photoshop CS6, Adobe Lightroom 4

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Lesson Plan

  1. 01

    Introduction: Understanding Light

  2. 02

    Image Quality: Exposure and Color Balance

  3. 03

    Equipment Review

  4. 04

    Shoot: Exposure, Lighting, Lightroom

  5. 05

    Shoot: Client Interaction, Matching Ambient Light

  6. 06

    Client Image Review and Q&A

  7. 07

    Calibration, JPEG v. RAW

  8. 08

    Calibration Q&A and Recap

  9. 09

    Gear Discussion

  10. 10

    Shoot: Dealing with the Sun

  11. 11

    Lighting Discussion and Q&A

  12. 12

    Post Production and Q&A

  13. 13

    Image Review

  14. 14

    Lightroom Efficiency: Library Module, Keywording

  15. 15

    Lightroom Efficiency: Develop Module, Presets

  16. 16

    Moving to Photoshop: Retouching

  17. 17

    Internet Audience Image Critique and Retouch

  18. 18

    Heroic Lightroom

  19. 19

    Lightroom DNG Contest and Q&A


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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100% of students recommend this class.
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  • Deise De Oliveira

    Deise De Oliveira

    December 2017

    Jared is a great teacher! This course is much better than I imagined because it is not only about fotography, but also about passion. I loved it!

  • Benjamin Anderson

    Benjamin Anderson

    January 2018

    Don't you just love it when Photographers, especially successful ones as Jared Platt, throw explanations out w/o any scientific backing to justify them? Jared's explanation of golden Setting Sun is dust and smog in the sky, when the real reason is scattering, the refraction of light by the molecules and objects in the atmosphere, not the smog and stuff much lower. He also defines latitude as a given amount, when it is actually the breadth of light individual camera sensors can record, normally about 5 or 6 stops. Made the rest of what he taught suspect at best. Glad I caught this for $25 rather than the huge first release price.

  • Anjani Millet

    Anjani Millet

    December 2012

    I was in the studio for this workshop and it was so, so much more than just about efficiency. Jared is a fantastic photographer and teacher, and makes everything so accesible. He covered Lightroom, presets, lighting equipment,software, music, artisic development, even, dare I say it, the soul of a photographer. I recommend this to anyone needing to spend a lot less time doing things you don't need to personally do, and/or anyone who needs to improve their artistry or technical skills. Do more. Waste less time. Share your work. Oh... and buy this course. :-)

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