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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The Most Misunderstood Word in Lightroom
Oct29

The Most Misunderstood Word in Lightroom

Spoiler alert: it’s “Import.” After wrapping up my Lightroom tour, I can pretty much tell you there’s no other word or concept that’s more confusing. Here’s why: Lightroom Classic: When you hit the “Import” button it doesn’t move your images inside Lightroom. It doesn’t import your photos — you’re just using Lightroom to “Manage” your images — it makes...

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How To See Your Imported Images Fast in Lightroom Classic
Oct01

How To See Your Imported Images Fast in Lightroom Classic

I’m back from my travel photography workshop in Rome (an awesome group of folks – had a blast, missed a bunch of blog posts during [sorry ’bout that]), but glad to back and in the saddle again. Here we go: Above: To see the thumbnails from your RAW images as quick as possible in Lightroom Classic (and maybe even your standard size images, too, depending on your camera’s make and model, and how large a preview...

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Five Speed Boosting Tips for Lightroom Classic
Sep19

Five Speed Boosting Tips for Lightroom Classic

Import Multiple Memory Cards at Once One of the biggest places to maximize your gains is in the import process. If you are someone who often returns from a session with multiple memory cards of photos and a card reader with slots for multiple memory cards you may not be aware that you can import from multiple cards at once from the Lightroom Import dialog box. I don’t blame you if you missed this fact because it is not particularly...

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