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- Total File Size: 5.5 GB
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Introduction to the Organization and Workflow Workshop
The Organization and Workflow Workshop is the first part in the Lightroom Workshop Collection and it is the sequel to the popular SLR Lounge Lightroom 4 Workflow System.
For Lightroom 4 and Lightroom 5 users, this first workshop in the collection is designed to give photographers a ground up foundation in the Lightroom catalog system, image management and organization, Lightroom customization and much more.
In addition, this workshop provides photographers with a complete post production workflow system that is customizable to a photographer’s workflow given their specific needs and preferences.
Chapter 1 & 2 – The Basics of Lightroom, Importing and Exporting
For those that are completely new to Lightroom, we start out in Chapter 1 and 2 with the basics of the Lightroom image management system, how to import images into Lightroom, edit in external editors such as Photoshop, and then export the files into finished formats.
Chapter 3 – Customizing the Lightroom Interface, Preferences, and Functionality
Once we have gotten you familiar with the Lightroom interface, in Chapter 3 we move into showing you how to customize Lightroom to make it your own. From customizing interface components like the Identity plate and Panel End Marks, to creating image watermarks and customizing interface functionality.
Chapter 4 – Key Library Features for Image Management and Organization
In Chapter 4, we dive deeper into Lightroom’s core organizational and management features. From utilizing Folders, Collections and Keywords to organize your images, to different methods of rating and culling your images.
We also show you just how powerful Lightroom can be in image organization when you pair keywords, attributes, and/or image metadata with Lightroom’s powerful filtering menu.
Chapter 5 – The Importance of Mastering an Efficient Workflow
After completing Chapter 4, users will have a strong foundation in Lightroom Library Module functionality. In Chapter 5, we will build upon this knowledge by showing you our entire Lightroom workflow.
The Inspiration and Background
To give you a bit of background, the Lightroom Organization and Workflow Workshop (Digital Download) was developed by Post Production Pye (professional photographer, Lightroom and Photoshop expert) after he spent several years setting up the workflow system for Lin and Jirsa Photography, a wedding photography studio that now processes over 1,500,000 images per year.
While it is a part of photography that is often overlooked, Pye quickly realized the need for an efficient workflow as mere seconds saved per image equated to hours saved per week. From the moment of import, all the way through production, export and archival, it became crucial to optimize and document every step of the workflow.
Using this system, Pye can cull and post produce at the rate of nearly 1,500 images with just a mouse and keyboard, and up to 1,800 images per hour with simply a mouse, programmable keyboard, and the SLR Lounge Preset System.
The goal of Chapter 5 is not only to show you an efficient workflow system, but to also give you the tools and ability to customize that system to your own needs and preferences. For this reason, we have also included a customizable workflow checklist for your reference and customization.
Chapter 6 – Advanced Image Management Functionality
Beyond everything covered to this point, Lightroom also has additional advanced image management functionality. From tethered capture and automated import folders, to synchronizing different versions of the same catalog, Chapter 6 is designated for these advanced Lightroom catalog functions.
To see an entire listing of each video, please see the Table of Contents below.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 – Introduction
02. What is Adobe Lightroom?
03. Lightroom’s Strengths and Limitations
04. 3 Keys to The Lightroom Catalog
05. Recommended Catalog Workflow
06. Best Practices in Production Workflow
Chapter 2 – Getting Started
08. Creating Our First Catalog
09. Understanding Importing
10. 3 Ways to Skin Every Lightroom Cat
11. 8 Interface Components and Shortcuts
12. Module and Shortcut Overview
13. Taking Images to Photoshop
14. The Basics of Exporting
Chapter 3 – Customizing Lightroom
16. Customize Your Interface and Views
17. My 3 Favorite Loupe View Metadata
18. Customizing Grid View Attributes
19. Customizing the Identity Plate
20. Customizing Panel End Marks
21. How to Create a Watermark
22. Additional Interface Customization
23. Using Neutral Desktop Background
Chapter 4 – Key Library Features
25. Folders and 10 Tools to Manage Them
26. 5 Reasons Collections Rock
27. Why You Should Use Publish Services
28. Histogram and Quick Develop Panel
29. Everything About Keywording
30. The Basics of Metadata
31. 3 Ways to Rate and Cull Images
32. 3 Reasons the Filmstrip is Awesome
33. 3 Methods to Filter Images
34. 5 Library Toolbar Functions
35. Stacking and Why I am not a Fan
36. How and When to Rename Images
37. 10 Must Know Library View Shortcuts
38. Library Function Shortcuts
Chapter 5 – A Professional Workflow
40. 5 Tips on Your Shooting Workflow
41. Hardware to Optimize Speed
42. IPS Displays and Color Correction
43. Optimize General Preferences
44. Optimize Catalog Settings
45. Creating a Soft Import Develop Preset
46. Creating a Vivid Import Develop Preset
47. Creating a Standard Metadata Preset
48. General Import Preset
49. How to Sync Camera Capture Times
50. How to Keyword a Wedding Catalog
51. Rendering Previews Prior to Working
52. The 3 Pass Workflow Overview
53. Our 3 Step Logic to Culling
54. Simple Culling Out Example
55. Simple Culling in Example
56. Syncing Functions
57. Process by Scene
58. Rename Prior to Export
59. Creating Export Presets
60. Understanding Archival
61. Refer to the Workflow Checklist
Chapter 6 – Advanced Functions
63. How to Use the Auto Import Function
64. How to Import via Tethered Capture
65. Export Import and Sync Catalogs
66. Export with Previous
67. Export to Email
68. Shortcuts You May Not Know
69. Use View Modes to Navigate Modules
70. Using XMP Sidecar Files
71. RAW vs DNG
72. NAS and Smart Preview Catalog
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How Long Does It Take To Download and Why?
This entire workshop may take anywhere from 1 hour to an entire night depending on your internet connection and depending on our current server load. We are using a very reliable service in Amazon to deliver the files but please keep in mind that these are very large files. With all of the RAW exercise files included as well as full HD videos, the total download size is inevitably large. We suggest letting all of the downloads run over night so you do not have to micromanage the process.
Are there Discounts for Lightroom 4 Workshop Collection Purchasers?
Yes! If you purchased between April 1, 2013 and November 1st, 2013 then you are entitled to a free upgrade. If you purchased before then, you can still get the update for a 50% discount. If you purchased after November 1st, 2013, you can get a $20 discount. In any of these situations, simply email your receipt or proof of purchase over to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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As someone with a full time “real” job, I can’t dedicate more than nights and weekends to the hobby of photography. If you’re like me and your really into numbers, self-improvement, efficiency and productivity, you will really benefit from this course. Though it doesn’t have the most appealing subject matter to the masses (workflow), its a gem for photographers looking for more out of lightroom. As a side note, I’m on Lightroom 5 now and te exact same concepts apply, so you will still benefit.
Let me be frank. This DVD is not for the lazy or stubborn. It requires you to adopt a different outlook on post processing (and different habits), but if you follow it like I did, you will see results. I am post processing much much faster now. Besides just speed, I’ve learned a lot of useful things, like the best export settings for different formats and the best way to categorize and select images for processing. Overall, it’s made made me a better photographer; and anything that does this is worth it for professionals and amateurs.
Once again, I am impressed with the quality of SLR Lounge products. This guide as easy to understand and helped my workflow even more than ever. I can’t wait to try out other SLR Products. What I found helpful was the break-down of step-by-step easy to follow instructions on how my post-production work should flow.
The DVD had great audio and visual adds that help me absorb Lightroom 4. After applying these techniques, I have cut my post production time in 1/2.
Thanks for a great product and I hope you find this review helpful.