How to Use Lightroom Classic’s ‘Auto Import’ Feature
Apr16

How to Use Lightroom Classic’s ‘Auto Import’ Feature

A great new video today from Benjamin Warde on how to use Lightroom’s Auto Import (especially important for Sony shooters who don’t have Lightroom tethering support). Just 60-seconds but great info. Thanks, Benjamin. 🙂 Join us TODAY for “KelbyOneDay”Ya know how Amazon has “Prime Day” for their Prime members? Today we’re doing our own version called “KelbyOne Day” – you’re invited to join Larry...

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When Photos Go Missing
Mar27

When Photos Go Missing

An often overlooked aspect of the import process into Lightroom Classic is that the exact location of where to find those photos on your system is written into the catalog file at that time. The path to that location is stored inside the catalog along with all the metadata embedded in each imported photo, and that is what Lightroom uses to find the source photos as you do your work. As long as you use Lightroom to do all file...

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Lightroom Classic: What You Need To Know About Backing Up to a Secondary Drive
Mar25

Lightroom Classic: What You Need To Know About Backing Up to a Secondary Drive

Backing up to a secondary drive on Import? Absolutely. Highly Recommended. However, here’s where people have told me they’ve gotten burned by not really understanding what that means. For example, they imported some images say…three or four months ago. They made collections, edited a bunch of images, added keywords, the whole nine yards. One day their computer’s hard drive crashes (hey, it happens), so they go...

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Three Key Things Terry Does To Every Portrait in Lightroom Classic (and how to apply them automatically)
Feb01

Three Key Things Terry Does To Every Portrait in Lightroom Classic (and how to apply them automatically)

This video, from Lightroom guru Terry White, is super helpful, and it covers a feature in Lightroom Classic that a lot of folks miss. Terry is a portrait photographer and in the video, below he shares the three key things he does to every portrait in Lightroom, and then how to apply those edits automatically to your portrait images right as they’re imported so you’re that much further ahead in your editing process right...

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Efficiency Through Consistency in Lightroom Classic: Part 2
Nov07

Efficiency Through Consistency in Lightroom Classic: Part 2

Following up from last week’s post on efficiency through consistency I’ve got a few more tips to help speed you on your way. Consistent Metadata A metadata template containing your core contact and copyright information is another way to ensure you are consistently applying the same information to all of your photos. Once created this can easily by applied during import via the Apply During Import panel. You can create a...

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Efficiency Through Consistency in Lightroom Classic: Part 1
Oct31

Efficiency Through Consistency in Lightroom Classic: Part 1

We love Lightroom for the power of the Develop module, but there is so much more to love about how it can streamline our entire post processing and asset management workflows. Over the next two weeks I’m going to share some of my favorite practices for becoming more efficient. One of Lightroom’s greatest strengths is its ability to help you create a consistent foundation to your workflow that saves you time through its...

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