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Best Lightroom Photography Workflow

Learning Lightroom Photography workflow speeds up image processing

Lightroom is the best program for organizing and editing photographs. It is also very important to learn a correct workflow to not only speed up the process, but also take advantage of all the different features Lightroom offers to photographers.

What is Lightroom photography workflow?

I’ve been a photographer for many years and as one of the early users of Lightroom, I realized the potential for saving time with the tools in this wonderful software. As new versions of Lightroom were introduced by Adobe I continued to appreciate what a systematic workflow could mean for all photographers, from hobbyist to professional. This Lightroom Photography Workflow covers many popular tools and settings in Lightroom so your time spent editing is efficient and orderly. Because wouldn’t we all rather be out shooting? Lightroom is designed to help us do just that; this software shines when used with a logical systematic workflow.

Lightroom Photography Workflow

Lightroom Photography Workflow
Copy and Paste or Sync Function in Lightroom can speedup post processing.

What is covered in Lightroom Photography workflow class?

During many years of teaching photography and editing the main question I hear is: “Where to start and where to finish?” The Lightroom Photography Workflow answers these challenges. You will learn how to start your projects and where to finish them with correct outputs. For more details please visit the Lightroom workshop page.

Lightroom Photography Workflow

Lightroom Photography Workflow
In Lightroom Metadata search you can search for many different Exif data, such as dates, camera, aperture, shutter speed, etc.

Who is Lightroom Photography Workflow for?

Lightroom Photography Workflow is developed for beginners to advanced users of Lightroom. You just need a Laptop installed with Lightroom (Mac or Windows) to join the class and experience the power of Lightroom.

Lightroom Photography Workflow

Lightroom Photography Workflow
Lightroom Collections are very useful to organize photography projects by names, dates, topics, etc.

What is taught in the Lightroom Photography Workflow Workshop?

You will learn how to create a new Catalog and Library, create your own Presets, apply keywords and ratings, searching for photos using different built in Filters, creating Smart Collections with different filters, applying Global or Local adjustments, and much more.
Adobe Lightroom is your best assistant for efficient post processing work. Plan to join us in this workshop and take Lightroom to its full potential.

Ted and the Omnilargess Team

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Best Lightroom Photography Workflow

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Learn Lightroom this Winter

Lightroom Class Fraser Valley

Why is Winter the best time to learn Lightroom?

I often hear that the winter season is not a good time for photography. Although it is true the days are short with not much to take pictures of, there are plenty of other photography projects we can do. For example you can learn Lightroom this winter, stay busy with your photography hobby and focused on expanding your photography techniques.

Why do you need to edit digital photos?

As you already know, digital photography has two major parts: taking photos and then making your images ready for presentation, whether for prints or sharing on line.

I always consider my year as divided into two main parts with my photography projects. During Spring, Summer, and Autumn I am quite busy taking pictures with not enough time to edit all of them. So I actually appreciate Winter because it gives me time to edit and finalize all of my photography projects.

A comprehensive workshop to Learn Lightroom

I have scheduled the next Learn Lightroom Workshop for Winter 2017 and it is called Lightroom Photography Workflow. Please  CLICK HERE for details..

Learn Lightroom and expand your photography knowledge!

While editing my photos I am able to recognize areas for improvement within my pictures and learn how to avoid them. The long dark Winter nights are a perfect opportunity to review and edit your pictures from Spring, Summer and Autumn, while keeping your connection to the wonderful world of photography.

What is my Lightroom workflow?

I take pictures all year long, load and organize them in Lightroom and edit a few of my favourites for different uses. My main editing process and fine tweaking starts in late Autumn and continues through the Winter months. This allows me to be ready for the new shooting seasons.

Lightroom helps you stay in shape in photography world!

Being active is very important in almost all of our activities such as sport and exercise. If you don’t exercise for a while, your muscles get weaker and you lose your flexibility. The same is true with photography. If you don’t exercise your photography techniques, you can lose the connection and then getting back into photography shape takes longer. By using those long Winter nights for editing photos in Lightroom, you keep your photography skills in great shape and are always ready to perform creatively when the time comes!

Ted and the Omnilargess Team

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Learn Lightroom Workflow

Lesrn Lightroom Workflow in this 4 part workshop.

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ExpiredLightroom Workshop – Start to Finish
  • Lightroom Workshop part 1
    November 8, 2017
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Lightroom Workshop part 2
    November 9, 2017
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Lightroom Workshop part 3
    November 15, 2017
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Lightroom Workshop part 4
    November 16, 2017
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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A complete Lightroom Workshop from start to finish. This 4 part Lightroom class assist you to start a right workflow in Lightroom for organizing, editing, and output.

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Evening Lightroom Classes

Four evening Lightroom classes with lots material to cover!

Learn Lightroom this year

Let’s make the new year a productive one by learning fundamental features of Lightroom.

Lightroom is the best photo editing and management software, especially once you understand the program. There are many specific steps to setting up and using Lightroom to its full potential. Our Lightroom Workshop can help you gain a solid understanding and give you the skills to make your Lightroom experience productive and enjoyable.

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Lightroom classes

Lightroom classes for beginners. Learn Lightroom to improve your photos!

Four evening Lightroom classes with lots material to cover!

Learn Lightroom is a four part program that equips you with concrete fundamental knowledge as we work our way through an established workflow.  This dynamic four part program is suitable for both beginners and more experienced users of this powerful, exciting software. Read on for info about program outlines and plan to join us in February 2017 to take your Lightroom experience to a whole new level.

Learn Lightroom Part 1 February 2nd 7-9 pm 

Introduction:

Setting up, Lay out, Import (to internal, external, or network drive), Organize, Collections, filter, Folders, Smart Preview, and Quick Develop.

Learn Lightroom part 2 February 3rd 7-9 pm

Global Adjustments:

Basic, Tone Curve, Crop/Straighten, HSL, Detail, Effect, Virtual Copy Vs History, Batch processing, Presets, Exporting for Social Media/Web and Prints.

Learn Lightroom Part 3 February 16th 7-9 pm

Local Adjustments:

Brush, Gradient, Radial, Understanding Panorama and HDR.

Learn Lightroom Part 4 February 17th 7-9 pm

Start to Finish Assignments:

In this class students work on assignments from start to finish and instructors will supervise their projects to assist with corrections and answer questions. This class is where we put it all together by working on specific projects to produce a beautiful finished result.

Pre-requisites:

 Must have basic computer skills, either Mac or PC; all participants must have and bring to the sessions a laptop computer with Adobe Lightroom installed.

 A trial version of Lightroom is available for download for PC and Mac from the internet. Check system requirements first. Omnilargess cannot provide computer support. If you are having any difficulties with your computer or the installation of software, please contact your local computer support before the workshop.

 Bring your own image files to Lightroom class sessions. Your instructor will guide you through establishing a solid workflow in Lightroom with practical skills you can use for all of your future projects.

Limited spots are available for this popular series; register now to secure your seat. Visit our Upcoming Classes for information on this series, as well as many other interesting workshops.

As always, contact me if you have any questions.


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Learn Lightroom this year

New Year, New Resolution:

Learn Lightroom this year

Let’s make the new year a productive one by learning fundamental features of Lightroom.

Lightroom is the best photo editing and management software, especially once you understand the program. There are many specific steps to setting up and using Lightroom to its full potential. Our Lightroom Workshop can help you gain a solid understanding and give you the skills to make your Lightroom experience productive and enjoyable.

Four evening Lightroom classes with lots material to cover!

Learn Lightroom is a four part program that equips you with concrete fundamental knowledge as we work our way through an established workflow.  This dynamic four part program is suitable for both beginners and more experienced users of this powerful, exciting software. Read on for info about program outlines and plan to join us in February 2017 to take your Lightroom experience to a whole new level.

Learn Lightroom Part 1 February 2nd 7-9 pm 

Introduction:

Setting up, Lay out, Import (to internal, external, or network drive), Organize, Collections, filter, Folders, Smart Preview, and Quick Develop.

Learn Lightroom part 2 February 3rd 7-9 pm

Global Adjustments:

Basic, Tone Curve, Crop/Straighten, HSL, Detail, Effect, Virtual Copy Vs History, Batch processing, Presets, Exporting for Social Media/Web and Prints.

Learn Lightroom Part 3 February 16th 7-9 pm

Local Adjustments:

Brush, Gradient, Radial, Understanding Panorama and HDR.

Learn Lightroom Part 4 February 17th 7-9 pm

Start to Finish Assignments:

In this class students work on assignments from start to finish and instructors will supervise their projects to assist with corrections and answer questions. This class is where we put it all together by working on specific projects to produce a beautiful finished result.

Pre-requisites:

 Must have basic computer skills, either Mac or PC; all participants must have and bring to the sessions a laptop computer with Adobe Lightroom installed.

 A trial version of Lightroom is available for download for PC and Mac from the internet. Check system requirements first. Omnilargess cannot provide computer support. If you are having any difficulties with your computer or the installation of software, please contact your local computer support before the workshop.

 Bring your own image files to Lightroom class sessions. Your instructor will guide you through establishing a solid workflow in Lightroom with practical skills you can use for all of your future projects.

Limited spots are available for this popular series; register now to secure your seat. Visit our Upcoming Classes for information on this series, as well as many other interesting workshops.

As always, contact me if you have any questions.


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Lightroom Smart Collection

Lightroom Smart Collection as an Assistant Part 4

Lightroom Smart Collection is truly smart 

Previously we looked at Lightroom Folders, Quick Collection, and Collections. In this article I’m  going to discuss Lightroom’s Smart Collection and how it can be very useful for all types of photography assignments.

What is Lightroom Smart Collection?

Lightroom Smart Collection is in fact a collection that we looked at in a previous article, with the added power of setting specific rules for each group. Generally speaking, you make rules for each Smart Collection and Lightroom will search for those rules and gather the pictures which have all or some of the rules into a designated collection. Without duplicating the pictures!

How do I create a Lightroom Smart Collection?

Creating a Smart Collection is very easy. Just go to Collection tab and click on the (+) sign to add a collection. From the drop down menu select “SMART COLLECTION”. In new window, name your collection and create rule or rules that you want to apply and click CREATE.

Lightroom Smart Collection

Lightroom Smart Collection is truly Smart!

Lightroom Smart Collection

Name the Smart Collection, apply some rules and sit back. Lightroom Smart Collection will take care of the rest!

Can you have more than one rule for a Smart Collection?

Absolutely! You can set one or more rules and ask your new assistant (Lightroom) to apply all or part of the rules to your photo Library.

Lightroom Smart Collection

You can create as many rules as you like and Lightroom Smart Collection will apply the rules.

Do these rules apply to existing photos only?

The genius behind Lightroom Smart Collections are that the rules are for existing images as well as photos that you are going to import in the future! How’s that for a time saving feature?

Can you provide a real life example for how to use Lightroom Smart Collections?

As you all know I teach many photography classes. I have created a Smart Collection and created two rules for this Smart Collection: 1) Must have “Workshop” keyword, 2) Must be rated 4 stars or better. Lightroom Smart Collection not only gathers all existing photos, but from now on whenever I import photos to Lightroom Library, if the picture has key word “Workshop” and is rated 4 or 5 stars, Lightroom will add them to this collection. Lightroom Smart Collection makes it really easy for me to find the photos that I want to use for my workshops.

Lightroom Smart Collection

In this example I created 3 rules that one of them is about the Date Range!

Can you change or modify the rules?

Absolutely! This is another hidden Lightroom gem: just right click on the Smart Collection and select “EDIT SMART COLLECTION…”.

Lightroom Smart Collection

You can modify the rules

I hope you enjoy using Lightroom Smart Collections as much as I do. Stay tuned for more exciting articles. Meanwhile check our Upcoming Classes and let me know if there is workshop you’d like us to add to our lineup.

Ted and the Omnilargess Team

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Lightroom as an Assistant

How you can use Lightroom as an assistant to organize your photos? 

Lightroom has become a very essential part of the workflow process for many photographers, including myself. I cannot imagine managing my photo catalog without Lightroom and I use it every day for my photography needs. In fact, 95-98% of my post-processing work is done in Lightroom and I only occasionally use Photoshop for advanced photo editing / retouching, which not only simplifies my workflow, but also decreases the amount of time I spend on post-processing. Over the past few years of using Lightroom extensively, I have come up with efficient ways to store, organize and access photos on my computer, so I wanted to share a few tips with our readers on how I do it for both personal and professional work. As matter of fact I use Lightroom as my assistant and secretary on a daily basis and am very happy with its performance! Read on for how you can utilize this wonderful software and simplify the organization of your photos with Lightroom.

Tip 1

Choose where to store the images

When using Lightroom, you can assign a drive (external, internal or network drive) to store your photos. Lightroom will remember this location until you change it again. It is very important to choose the storage properly.

Tip 2

Move or delete the photos in Lightroom

It is very important that you use Lightroom for moving or deleting the images. If you move a file or photo directly from the storage device without using Lightroom, then Lightroom cannot find that image anymore. This is a very important point when using Lightroom organizing power.

Tip 3

Creating a new Folder or Subfolder

One of the significant features of Lightroom is the capability of creating a new folder or subfolder in the storage device. I use this feature quite often, but the most important step is moving the files inside Lightroom. It means that I create a folder in Lightroom and move the pictures into the folder and Lightroom will update the database automatically without copying or duplicating the pictures.

Tip 4

To organize by date or not

By default Lightroom creates and organizes the pictures by date. It can be useful but most people don’t remember things by date. When looking back at a folder named 2009-06-08, you really have no idea what’s in that folder. Sure, it signifies that the photos were taken on June 08, 2009, but if you’re like most people you won’t remember what happened that day. This is why I create new folders in Lightroom with a descriptive name and move certain photos to these folders. Here is an example.

Lightroom as an assistant

Use Lightroom as an assistant by creating a folder with a descriptive name and drop the photos in this new folder. Lightroom will track the images for you

In future articles I will show you how to search for your photos by date regardless of which folder they are located in.

That is all for now. Stay tuned for more tips on Lightroom’s Organizing Power coming soon!  Check our UPCOMING CLASSES for new Lightroom Bootcamp starting September 17. This four part workshop series covers many of Lightroom’s Hidden Gems.

Ted and the Omnilargess Team


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Lightroom Print Module part 3

Creating Custom Print Package in Lightroom Print Module

Lightroom Print Module Part 3

In previous articles I discussed some common settings in Lightroom Print Module and how to create a simple preset. In this article I am going to talk another useful features in Lightroom Print Module that can benefit pro photographers a lot.

Lightroom Print Module Picture Package

As a pro photographer you want to always impress your clients. Although many people do not print hard copies of their images, everyone loves to look at prints. Here is how easily you can impress your clients by showing them the picture packages you offer by simply using Lightroom Print Module Picture Package. By showing your clients a custom designed Picture Package you may be able to increase your sales as well! Let’s take a look at how to create a custom picture package in Lightroom Print Module, using your creativity and inspiration to come up with new and fresh designs which will separate you from other photographers.

  1. Go to Lightroom Print Module and select Picture Package. Lightroom is loaded with some picture packages, but you can also create your own. In this example I am going to create a Picture Package with one 5×7 and four wallet size images.
Lightroom Print module

Customize the picture package in Lightroom Print Module

2. I selected one of the ready packages and will modify it to my liking.

Lightroom Print module

You can Customize Lightroom Picture package to match your needs

3. Under the Image Settings on the right panel check the Photo Border to add a border to the images. I selected 4 points which matches this image.

Lightroom Print module

Adding border is a nice touch

4. Go to right panel again and under the Page section check the Identity Plate to add text to the image.

Lightroom Print module

You can add a short text on pictures for your clients to remember you.

5. Click on the default text, in the new window type your choice of text, select the font, colour and size of the font.

Lightroom Print module

Or you can write something like “PROOF” to show that it is not the final job

6. Click on “Render on Every Image” to have the text on all photos.

Lightroom Print module

You can the text to the main image or to all of them.

7. Adjust the Opacity and Scale to your liking

Lightroom Print module

Job is done and you created an awesome impression!

That is all there is to it. You can show this picture package to your client and/or give it to them as a gift. People love to receive printed pictures; it shows them how much you care about them.

That is all for now; stay tuned for more hidden gems in Lightroom Print Module. Please check our UPCOMING CLASSES and register for our Lightroom Bootcamp to learn more about how Lightroom can save you lots of time.

Ted and the Omnilargess Team 

 

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