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Lightroom 80/20: The Most Efficient Lightroom Workflow for Photographers

Learn how to organize your photos and cull and edit them in lightroom in a time-efficient manner.

Lightroom 80/20: The Most Efficient Lightroom Workflow for Photographers

Learn how to organize your photos and cull and edit them in lightroom in a time-efficient manner.
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How you organize your hard drives. How many hard drives you need and where you should save your photos. Simple, secure and fully automatic back up solutions.
Why a solid folder structure saves a lot of time and how it can look like. How to name your photos in a way that the naming is fixed and consistent but flexible enough so that you can use your photos for different purposes (clients, website, portfolio, etc.)
The whole workflow at a glance.
Having a "clean" computer and how your computer stays fast.
Transferring your photos from your memory card to your hard drive.
How to use LR catalogs rightly, how many you need and what adjustment you should make in the settings.
The most important settings for the import dialogue, so that you can work fast and with little loading times.
Why a perfect working environment contributes significantly to a faster culling process and how this environment should look like.
The fastest method to select your "keepers".
How you can keyword your photos in the shortest time possible.
Discover why having a consistent style is more important than any editing technique.
"Camera Calibration" - the first step of the editing process and why it is important. With perfectly edited and retouched photos, you could easily differentiate from the rest of the market? Wrong! Learn what really counts when it comes to editing.
How to edit multiple photos simultaneously. How to use presets the right way and how you can create your own ones.
How you can embed Photoshop and other software into your Lightroom workflow.
Get to know the right and the wrong way to export photos. What settings you should use in the export dialogue.
How you can use collections, in order to compare photos, create a portfolio, and much more.
Have you ever wondered what "publishing services" are for? Hardly any photographer uses this feature although it can be very useful. The most beautiful way to deliver your photos to a client.
How to use Lightroom for managing your portfolio.
There are some mistakes that most of the photographers make when it comes to their portfolio. Learn what you should do instead.
Which photos should go into your portfolio? And which not? Discover simple criteria that will help you pick the right photos for your portfolio.
Basic rules for your website portfolio.

No matter if you are at the beginning of your career as a photographer, if you are a hobby or a professional photographer with Lightroom 80/20 you will be able to reduce the time of your post-production significantly.

What will you learn in this course?

  • How to organize your hard drives
  • How to name your photos and folders
  • What Lightroom catalogs you need to create
  • Important time-saving settings for importing and exporting
  • The fastest method to cull your photos
  • Keywording hundreds of photos within minutes
  • The editing process - editing fast and beautiful
  • How to use Lightroom for managing your portfolio
  • Basic rules for your website portfolio

After completing this course, you will not have to worry about how to cull, tag, edit, save, and archive your photos so that you can find them easily and quickly at any time.

Requirements

You should have access to any version of Lightroom.

How you organize your hard drives. How many hard drives you need and where you should save your photos. Simple, secure and fully automatic back up solutions.
Why a solid folder structure saves a lot of time and how it can look like. How to name your photos in a way that the naming is fixed and consistent but flexible enough so that you can use your photos for different purposes (clients, website, portfolio, etc.)
The whole workflow at a glance.
Having a "clean" computer and how your computer stays fast.
Transferring your photos from your memory card to your hard drive.
How to use LR catalogs rightly, how many you need and what adjustment you should make in the settings.
The most important settings for the import dialogue, so that you can work fast and with little loading times.
Why a perfect working environment contributes significantly to a faster culling process and how this environment should look like.
The fastest method to select your "keepers".
How you can keyword your photos in the shortest time possible.
Discover why having a consistent style is more important than any editing technique.
"Camera Calibration" - the first step of the editing process and why it is important. With perfectly edited and retouched photos, you could easily differentiate from the rest of the market? Wrong! Learn what really counts when it comes to editing.
How to edit multiple photos simultaneously. How to use presets the right way and how you can create your own ones.
How you can embed Photoshop and other software into your Lightroom workflow.
Get to know the right and the wrong way to export photos. What settings you should use in the export dialogue.
How you can use collections, in order to compare photos, create a portfolio, and much more.
Have you ever wondered what "publishing services" are for? Hardly any photographer uses this feature although it can be very useful. The most beautiful way to deliver your photos to a client.
How to use Lightroom for managing your portfolio.
There are some mistakes that most of the photographers make when it comes to their portfolio. Learn what you should do instead.
Which photos should go into your portfolio? And which not? Discover simple criteria that will help you pick the right photos for your portfolio.
Basic rules for your website portfolio.

About the instructors

Andreas Kowacsik

Professional Photographer
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I am a portrait, lifestyle and wedding photographer, based in Vienna, Austria.

Other than that I teach photography and Lightroom and love to travel.

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