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Lightroom 5 Organization and Workflow

Speed Up Your Workflow

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  • 7.5 Hours of HD Video Instruction
  • Exercise Files & Final Working Catalog
  • Customizable Workflow Checklist
  • Total File Size: 5.5GB



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Master All the Crucial Lightroom Fundamentals

A Fast and Efficient Workflow Begins with a Solid Foundation

Importing & Exporting

Begin your introduction into Lightroom 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.

Learn Key features
For Image Management & organization

Dive deeper into Lightroom’s core organizational and management features as you'll learn how to utilize Folders, Collections and Keywords to organize your images. See just how powerful Lightroom can be in image organization when you pair keywords, attributes, and/or image metadata with Lightroom’s powerful filtering menu.

Customizing Your Lightroom Interface

Make Lightroom your own with customized preferences and functions. Learn to modify Lightroom's interface components like the Identity plate and Panel End Marks, to creating image watermarks and customizing interface functionality to personalize your entire Lightroom experience

The Secret to Speeding Up Your Workflow

Increase Your Post-Production Speed by 10-20 Times

Using the tried and true Lin and Jirsa Lightroom workflow, 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. Not only will you learn an efficient workflow system, but to also get all the tools and ability to customize the Lightroom system to your own needs and preferences. For this reason, we have also included a customizable workflow checklist for your reference and customization.

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 One

  • Introduction
  • What is Adobe Lightroom?
  • Lightroom’s Strengths and Limitations
  • 3 Keys to The Lightroom Catalog
  • Recommended Catalog Workflow
  • Best Practices in Production Workflow

Chapter Two
Getting Started

  • Introduction
  • Creating Our First Catalog
  • Understanding Importing
  • 3 Ways to Skin Every Lightroom Cat
  • 8 Interface Components and Shortcuts
  • Module and Shortcut Overview
  • Taking Images to Photoshop
  • The Basics of Exporting

Chapter Three
Customizing Lightroom

  • Introduction
  • Customize Your Interface and Views
  • My 3 Favorite Loupe View Metadata
  • Customizing Grid View Attributes
  • Customizing the Identity Plate
  • Customizing Panel End Marks
  • How to Create a Watermark
  • Additional Interface Customization
  • Using Neutral Desktop Background

Chapter Four
Key Library Features

  • Introduction
  • Folders and 10 Tools to Manage Them
  • 5 Reasons Collections Rock
  • Why You Should Use Publish Services
  • Histogram and Quick Develop Panel
  • Everything About Keywording
  • The Basics of Metadata
  • 3 Ways to Rate and Cull Images
  • 3 Reasons the Filmstrip is Awesome
  • 3 Methods to Filter Images
  • 5 Library Toolbar Functions
  • Stacking and Why I am not a Fan
  • How and When to Rename Images
  • 10 Must Know Library View Shortcuts
  • Library Function Shortcuts

Chapter Five
A Professional Workflow

  • Introduction
  • 5 Tips on Your Shooting Workflow
  • Hardware to Optimize Speed
  • IPS Displays and Color Correction
  • Optimize General Preferences
  • Optimize Catalog Settings
  • Creating a Soft Import Develop Preset
  • Creating a Vivid Import Develop Preset
  • Creating a Standard Metadata Preset
  • General Import Preset
  • How to Sync Camera Capture Times
  • How to Keyword a Wedding Catalog
  • Rendering Previews Prior to Working
  • The 3 Pass Workflow Overview
  • Our 3 Step Logic to Culling
  • Simple Culling Out Example
  • Simple Culling in Example
  • Syncing Functions
  • Process by Scene
  • Rename Prior to Export
  • Creating Export Presets
  • Understanding Archival
  • Refer to the Workflow Checklist

Chapter Six
Advanced Features

  • Introduction
  • How to Use the Auto Import Function
  • How to Import via Tethered Capture
  • Export Import and Sync Catalogs
  • Export with Previous
  • Export to Email
  • Shortcuts You May Not Know
  • Use View Modes to Navigate Modules
  • Using XMP Sidecar Files
  • RAW vs DNG
  • NAS and Smart Preview Catalog
  • Conclusion
Deborah Parrish
November 30, 2014

This was an excellent investment. I've used this over and over, sometimes re-viewing a video to dive a little deeper. It has changed how I process and decreased the time I spend with each shoot. Thank you!
Frank Hoover (via Amazon)
July 10, 2013

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.
James Tran (via Amazon)
July 10, 2013

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.
Thien Quoc Nguyen (via Amazon)
July 10, 2013

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.
July 1, 2013

This looks amazing... I wonder if computer speed plays a part in the speed of the culling and processing. I have an older computer and seem to run slow at processing the images.
Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Does this apply to Lightroom CC or Lightroom 6?

A: While most of the education in this workshop will apply to all versions of Lightroom, this particular workshop is for Lightroom 5. You can find Lightroom 6 and Lightroom CC education in our store.

Q: Are there additional fees for international orders?  

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Q: Does this come with Lightroom itself?  

A: Our education and presets are created to work with Adobe Lightroom 4 and up. It does NOT include Adobe Lightroom itself and the software must be purchased separately

Q: How long does it take to download and why?  

A: 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.

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