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It’s “The Lightroom Show” Episode #2 with Scott & RC

It’s more tips and techniques based on the stuff you guys asked for. One thing we saw a lot were request for more on printing, so RC jumps in with some great info. I’ve got a coupla tricks that I hope might come in handy for you, and the whole thing goes by pretty quickly, but it’s packed full of tips. Plus, our featured photographer this episode is  http://www.juliancalverley.com/ – we are big fans of his work (hope you will be, too).

Next week we’ll be working on some of the suggestion you guys had for how the show is produced, including using closer camera angles for a more intimate feel and stuff like that. It’s a work in progress, but we’ll get there. Plus, we’ll get to more of the stuff you’ve asked us about (including some follow-up stuff from your comments — we reach each and every one!).

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Also, thanks so much for all your support from our first show — I’m excited (actually thrilled)  to let you know that it has reached the #1 spot of ALL video podcasts on iTunes, and we couldn’t have done it without you (whoo hoo!!!).

If you want to subscribe free to the Lightroom Show through iTunes (and you can watch our show there as well), here’s what to do:

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1. Launch iTunes and in the search field (top right corner) type in “The Lightroom Show”

2. When its page appears, move your cursor over the number 1 (as seen above) to the left of the episode’s name (seen here in a red box) and a play button now appears. Click on that and it plays full screen. P.S. I have to hand it to Apple on this one. I thought only Adobe hid things in places you’d never think to look. 😉

3. To subscribe (so you get every episode free), just click the Subscribe button under our logo 🙂

That’s it! Thanks again for all your support, well wishes, kind words, and for supporting this new show. 🙂

Have a great weekend everybody, and on Monday I’ll be wrapping up (and recapping) my 10-part series.

Best,

-Scott

 

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  1. Jack 28 February, 2015 at 09:38 Reply

    Great stuff Scott and RC,
    I would like to see you keep on the printing tips but show the different “cool” media that is now available to print on like Acrylic, Metal, Canvas and this last one is what I’m really interested in Backlit displays. Have you ever walked in a store and seen a poster size or larger backlit pic? They are just amazing, so please I hope you will entertain the idea of covering them.

    Thanks and look forward to future episodes!

    Jack

  2. Petra Pavlátková 27 February, 2015 at 12:35 Reply

    Thank you so much for all the helpful information, I really like what you’ve shared!

    I have a question to that part about print settings. In the open Print module in your video there are two buttons in the left lower corner – Page Setup and Print Settings. When I open my Print module, there is only the Page Setup button… and I haven’t found any option to add the other one. I use LR 5.7. Any idea what’s wrong? Thank you in advance.

  3. Barry Carnell 25 February, 2015 at 08:57 Reply

    Hey Scott & RC,

    Another good show, another set of good tips…I think you are on a mission to banish LR based printing issues (you should get a medal for this!) anyone one last thing (after the issue of dark prints) that is bugging me is paper size.
    There just has to be an easy way to get the papersize correct when using anything other than A4…sometimes you print an A5 print on A4 paper and leave space to print a second A5 or are we destined to a life of printing to A4 paper and wasting tons and tons lol

    All of the best from over here in “Blighty” and keep up the good work!

  4. Judy W 24 February, 2015 at 14:10 Reply

    Love, love, LOVE the show! All these short little tips are great, keep ’em coming please. I also really like that they are relatively short episodes. I also love The Grid, but find it hard to schedule the time to watch a full episode.

    Thanks for all you guys at Kelby One do to educate us. I refer every new shooter I come across to your books and training!

  5. marcel bauer 23 February, 2015 at 14:51 Reply

    Hey RC and Scott. I was wondering if you could add a topic to the show. One thing I seem to struggle with is wrapping my head around quote unquote “Noise” for example, I was shooting a kids birthday party at a jump house place (in a huge warehouse) the lighting was pretty bad. ( I am using Nikon d7100 switching from Tamron 24-70mm f2.8 and a Tamron 70-200mm f2.8) I had to bump the ISO up to around 1000 to get decent shutter speed, kids move fast Anyway when editing in LR (shot RAW by the way) I noticed that zooming in it was fairly noisy. I would love to see you guys cover the range in the Details section on working with this without “over doing it” and loosing to much detail. I hope that I was clear enough here. I really appreciate all that you guys do. Keep up the great work and I really love the new show. The set looks so dang cool by the way.

  6. Mark Redshaw 22 February, 2015 at 16:55 Reply

    Another great show guys!

    But I do have one question. Is there another way to lighten the image slightly before printing (like RC showed in episode 1) WITHOUT doing it in the print module? I say this because I just want to save the file to my hard drive and then upload to an online print service. I find it too much of a hassle to take every image over to the print module, go through all the page setup, borders, cell allignment, etc. just to use RC’s tip about brightening the image. I would find it much easier if there was a setting in the export menu to do this (and you could also save this as a preset too). Is there another way?

    Thanks.

    • lyle 9 March, 2015 at 11:16 Reply

      Make a virtual copy and then make a brightness adjustment there, and export that file. Your otherwise screen visually correct image will remain unchanged, and your File Export version will have the adjustment you desire.

  7. Jeff 21 February, 2015 at 23:29 Reply

    Hi, i got an Epson L355 and i can’t find an ICC Profile on epson or hahnemuehle website.
    What can i do? is there any other website?

  8. Dominique 21 February, 2015 at 11:14 Reply

    Hello Scott and RC . Love the show. Could you do a small bit on finding lost images in LR? I had a corrupt Ext HD which held all my photos. I recovered them, but lR can only find one at a time!! As you can imagine, life is too short. ( The find nearby missing photos doesn’t appear to work) Could you tell me if there is a way of finding entire collections, say, or albums at a time? If not, this would be a really helpful feature in upcoming iterations of the software.

  9. Jeff K 20 February, 2015 at 22:38 Reply

    Just watched episode #2 of the new Lightroom Show. I noticed when RC was talking about print setup, in the print module, bottom left, there were two buttons “Page Setup” and “Print Setup”. I am running LR 5.7 on a Windows 7 machine. In my print module there is only the “Page Setup” button on the bottom left. Is the “Print Setup” button a Mac thing or am I missing something?

    Great shows by the way. Can’t wait until next week!

  10. Ross Chevalier 20 February, 2015 at 19:43 Reply

    Thanks for another great show. I cannot believe that I have missed that reveal spots function in Lightroom. Let’s say I’ve been doing it the old way and this is a big time saver. Thanks guys!

  11. Abhijit Sarkar 20 February, 2015 at 19:05 Reply

    Cool tips, thanks. Scott I got a question for you. At about 2:12, you resized the square in the navigator area. How’d you do that?

    • lyle 20 February, 2015 at 19:22 Reply

      Not Scott – but if you look at the Navigator menu header and click on 1:1, you’ll notice the window rectangle re-sizes automatically to match the size of the view of the image the center panel allows.

  12. mike g 20 February, 2015 at 17:45 Reply

    Hey Guys
    Love the show.
    I have a question regarding identifying and deleting the “non keepers” from shoots. I have seen and use the tip on using collections to winnow down shoots to identify the “keepers”. How do you back to the library and delete the “non keepers”?
    Thanks
    Mike G

  13. michael marboe 20 February, 2015 at 16:54 Reply

    How can I re-import all my photos (yes I put them all in lightroom at once) without re_importing duplicates? I made duplicates of some of the images four times! Or better yet, how can I delete the unnecessary duplicates before importing? Or do I have to re-import them all first?

    • lyle 20 February, 2015 at 19:55 Reply

      In the Library module, use the search filter to find them.
      In the upper center of the center panel, click on “Text” then the fields choose “Filename” and “Ends with” and in the search field type in the common ending of the duplicate files – something like -4.nef, (then later -3.nef then -2.nef). (whatever the extension is) They’ll display and you can move/get rid of them however is appropriate. Also – the import panel has a check box near the upper right where you can tell it to not import suspected duplicates.

  14. Bill Araujo 20 February, 2015 at 15:25 Reply

    Great tip if you’re printing your own photos. I have Mpix do my printing. While they do an outstanding job and their Customer Service is second to none, sometimes my photos appear a bit darker than I would like. From time to time, I’ll change the exposure slider but it’s a SWAG at best. Is there a tip that you can give to perhaps be more accurate? I have calibrated my monitor using the tool they’ve suggested but sometimes the photos still seem a little dark. Thanks for any tips that you can give. BTW, come back to Kansas City. I have some more BBQ sauce for you to try.

  15. Cathy Donohoue 20 February, 2015 at 13:02 Reply

    Thanks so much for making your tips easy to understand and follow for those of us that are a bit, shall I say “older” and not that high on the learning curve. I loved today’s show and had no idea about the sensor dust tip.

  16. John 20 February, 2015 at 12:19 Reply

    I’m fairly new to LIghtroom and the tips this site provides are fantastic! I love this new webcast and between this (esp. this week’s show) and your 10 things for a new Lightroom user, you have made my life so much easier! Thank you.

  17. Bill Bentley 20 February, 2015 at 12:11 Reply

    Another helpful episode guys. I was wondering if you might cover soft proofing for printing in a future episode or is that too detailed for this show. Color space, bit depth and gamut primarily. I’m just starting to use my new Canon Pro 10 printer these days. Thanks.

  18. Dennis Vogel 20 February, 2015 at 11:51 Reply

    Any chance you can make these videos available for download for personal use? I, and I’m sure others, would like to be able to watch them offline when we get to a place where a particular tip is needed, such as RC’s printing tips from today.

    Thanks.

  19. Joanne D 20 February, 2015 at 11:44 Reply

    What if you’re printing pictures at a local store allowing you to pick it up physically from the store, and you want to send it to them online. Does the print brightness help in that instance? Also, in that case should I allow them to manage the color when they offer that option, since they know the printer and paper they use? I tend not to print at home nor use the printers affiliated with Lightroom, to avoid shipping costs.

    • Rob Sylvan 20 February, 2015 at 13:35 Reply

      Yes, if you set the Print To menu in the Print Job panel to JPEG File, then the Print Adjustment sliders affect the JPG created when you click Print to File. Ask the company making the print what color space they require (sRGB is the safe choice), and you can choose that in the Print Job panel when saving out the JPG.

    • lyle 20 February, 2015 at 19:27 Reply

      Some of these places have their own website where they upload periodically updated paper/color profiles generated from output from their specific printers. You can download them and specify the one for the paper and machine your submissions will be printed on.

  20. Carl Ouellet 20 February, 2015 at 11:20 Reply

    Wow great show !!!! Lightroom Show will be my friday morning Rendez-vous from now on. It’s amazing how little things makes a great new experience with this already awesome software. Can’t wait for the next episode…

    Thanks

  21. Chris K. 20 February, 2015 at 11:19 Reply

    Like watching your shows and also subscribe to Kelby One, I asked a question on your first episode and after the episode RC asked to send it in a message which I did, ok no big deal but a reply would of been nice…

  22. Colleen Rutherford 20 February, 2015 at 10:42 Reply

    i really like the format of this show- Quick tips and tricks. I have used LR for several years but there are many things I still don’t know. The “lights out” editing was a new one for me as well as narrowing the histogram field to adjust what is really important. Keep up the good work- LR show is yet another reason to look forward to Friday !!

  23. Mona 20 February, 2015 at 10:22 Reply

    I simply LOVE this! For a relative old “newbie”, this makes me feel I can do it too. And I love the quick and fun banter going on as well. This has quickly become the highlight of my week! Thanks, guys!

  24. Ron Anderson 20 February, 2015 at 10:14 Reply

    Good show. Good tips. When looking for sensor dust, after zooming in, instead of using a click and drag in the navigatio to position the viewed portion of the image, pressing the HOME key will move the viewed portion to the upper left. Then a series of PAGE DOWN key strokes will examine the entire image. Also, pressing the END key will move the viewed portion of the image to the lower right and allow you to use a series of PAGE UP key strokes to examine the entire image.

    Thanks,
    Ron

    • Rob Sylvan 20 February, 2015 at 13:38 Reply

      This is a good tip. If your keyboard doesn’t have a Home or End button (like my Mac), try using a combination of the Fn (function) key and the Up (for Home) and Down (End) arrow keys to get the same functionality.

  25. Randy Bynon 20 February, 2015 at 09:40 Reply

    I am probably as bad as everyone else (well .. maybe worse) about organizing my catalogue of images in LR. I’d love to see some more tips on how you guys organize within LR.

    Thanks,

    Randy

  26. Mike Rodriguez 20 February, 2015 at 09:12 Reply

    Good stuff again here in Week 2, guys. I’m not one of those “histogram guys” but I do look at it, and pay attention to it, and that was a cool tip.

    You probably have this on your radar, but perhaps a future idea might be an efficient “Import to Export” workflow that you would show to a total Lr Beginner? I’ve got a beginning crew of high schoolers and we’re doing a “Lightroom Boot Camp” right now, where I’m just showing the basics. What they want to know is…”I took a cool picture…now what do I do with it in Lr?” Again, basics. I know it’s tempting to wander down all the side trails of options, presets, shortcuts, etc. (I’m guilty of that when I teach, for sure) but as beginners, what they want right now are the foundational things that usually happen to most images.

    Thanks guys. BTW, love the fact that the shows thus far are quick-hitters. I think 8ish-13ish is the sweet spot for sure.

    • salsaguy 2 March, 2015 at 04:00 Reply

      Check out Laura Shoe Website and videos. Great stuff for beginners and easy to understand teacHing style. Others highly recommended online video tachers include: Ben Willmore, Jared Platt, Julianne Kost, and Anthony Morganti

  27. Neil 20 February, 2015 at 06:54 Reply

    Hi guys,

    Just watched the show… all good. How about covering right/wrong way to generate a file to send to online printing companies (for those of us without a printer). I have always just generated a large JPEG sharpened for paper… any other tips?

    Thanks

    Neil

    PS I’m wondering if the wide camera angles are to avoid showing any wrinkles?

    • Scott Kelby 20 February, 2015 at 07:22 Reply

      Hey Neil: You’ll know next week if we don’t zoom in closer. 😉 — btw; we’ll be covering that very tips in one of the next few episodes, so we got ya covered! 🙂

      • Florian 20 February, 2015 at 10:41 Reply

        Scott, glad to hear that. That was one of my concerns. Thanks, Neil for bringing the up. This show is off to a great start! iTune subscribed so I can quickly and easily go back and find a show to re-see. Thanks so much!

  28. Neil 20 February, 2015 at 06:20 Reply

    Do you still plan to work on viewer’s own images in a future episode? I really hope so …. mine is ready to send for consideration. Only the SK/RC magic touch can salvage this baby … (literally!).

  29. PGC 20 February, 2015 at 05:29 Reply

    After all the flack that photography gets about “photoshopping” it is great to see that you have raised such a positive vibe over (essentially) simple RAW processing… Photography is growing up like a rebellious teenage kid who suddenly makes his parents proud at his graduation speech. Thanks, guys, it is a real honour to watch where LRKT and this show are going. Keep it up

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