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Lightroom Tutorial on "Catalogs, Folders, Collections & Stuff"

The tutorial topic is: what are those Lightroom catalogs and how do we keep out of trouble? The Library, Develop, Map, Book, Slideshow, Print, and Web tabs are fairly self explanatory. But the catalogs are magical. It is worthwhile scheduling a two hour tutorial.

 

We are meeting in the Barn!  Hopefully the light will work out with the projector.

 

  • What are the Light Room Catalogs
  • Importing pictures into the catalog
  • Exporting Catalogs
  • Moving Catalogs
  • Finding "Lost" pictures
  • Importing pictures from Laptop Travel Catalogs
  • Collections
  • Keywords
  • Filters


A discussion of the Catalog, Folders, Collections, and Publish Services will easily take two hours. If there is interest in the other modules we can schedule additional meetings at a later date.
We have scheduled the tutorial for 10:00 AM Saturday, June 1st.

With the relocation to the Heritage Farmstead Barn there is now a 35 person RSVP limit on this event.

 

Thanks . . . Guy

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  • Anita O.

    One great tip I learned at the Oregon Coast workshop was to set my defaults.
    1. Import a picture.
    2. Before you do anything to it, go to Develop module, and set your defaults the way you want them. For instance, set Lens Profile to on, etc. Change blacks, exposure, sharpness, whatever, to whatever you want. Personally, I want everything at 0 except that I do want to apply the lens profile. That way Lightroom isn't doing any of my thinking for me.
    3. Press and hold the Alt/Option key, and note that the Reset button is now Set Default... Click it.

    The next time you import, all your settings will be applied as YOU want them, not as Lightroom thinks you want them.

    Nita

    2 · June 1, 2013

    • Guy H.

      I agree. For a while I had the auto tone also. But that is a real problem if the image is part of an HDR or Panorama sequence. Besides, you can always set particular presets for individual shoots. The Auto Lens & auto tone work fine for social events.

      June 2, 2013

  • JEN c.

    Thanks, Guy, for all the good Lightroom Info!

    June 2, 2013

  • Anita O.

    Great fun!

    June 1, 2013

  • Tony P.

    learn a few tricks to help me with the catalogs. Thanks Guy for all the work and setting this up.

    June 1, 2013

    • Guy H.

      We didn't really get into the tricks, just the basics. For me, the toughest trick was the "smart collections". It took me a long time to get a handle on them. But once I did . . . I believe I have at least twice the number of "smart collections" as regular collections. They are cool!

      June 1, 2013

    • Tony P.

      Your right the smart collections is the way to go

      June 1, 2013

  • Guy H.

    Two hours was enough to cover the basics to overcome the "FUD" factor

    June 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks Guy, You helped me make the decision to get off high center and start using Lightroom.

    June 1, 2013

    • Guy H.

      The limited objective we had in our brief two hour session was to overcome the "FUD" factor. From brief conversations, except for one notable luminary, we did a pretty good job. Now we need to work out how to approach the "Develop" module. I am looking forward to hearing more about challenges in the Develop module in our upcoming meeting.

      June 1, 2013

  • JD L.

    See you there. Should we bring a laptop with Lightroom on it?

    May 28, 2013

    • Guy H.

      No. Just a pencil for notes

      May 31, 2013

  • Betty

    Sorry I had to cancel. I took a little fall on the asphalt last night - nothing serious, just sore. Have a great meeting.

    May 31, 2013

    • JEN c.

      Sorry to hear that and hope you will recover soon.

      May 31, 2013

  • Linda A.

    Unable to make it but am looking forward to future Lightroom tutorials.

    May 31, 2013

  • gary w.

    Looking forward to to the information and meeting everyone!

    May 27, 2013

  • LYDIA

    CATCH YOU GUYS LATER GOOD LUCK TO EVERYONE!!

    May 27, 2013

  • Larry H.

    Going to use mac/aperture...already purchased, bridges shooting

    May 26, 2013

  • yulisa e.

    I WILL PAY AT THE EVENT

    May 21, 2013

  • Anita O.

    See you there! It'll be a photographic day! This at 10:00 and a photo shoot with the Heard club at 1:00.

    1 · May 21, 2013

  • Liz L.

    Would love to see this offered again in June or July.

    May 20, 2013

    • Guy H.

      If there is enough interest anything is possible!

      May 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    is this hands on or lecture and slides. Do I pay online or on site?

    May 19, 2013

    • Guy H.

      It is a lecture, slides, & handouts. We are concentrating solely on the mechanics of the Lightroom catalog and the library module. The objective is to become comfortable with the importing, exporting, moving, adding, and deleting of libraries as well as the benefits of using collections, filters, and folders.

      May 19, 2013

  • Jean W.

    An amateur who would love to learn more.

    May 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Pay on line or at class?

    April 24, 2013

  • Betty

    Looking forward to learning and meeting people.

    April 24, 2013

  • Stevie

    Thanks for doing this!

    April 24, 2013

  • Chris V.

    I love my LR4 -- I know there is a lot left for me to learn so I'm really looking forward to this event.

    April 10, 2013

    • Guy H.

      This tutorial will be strictly on the catalog features of the library module. There will not be time to explore questions in the other modules. Any interest in the other modules must be explored in another session.

      April 11, 2013

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