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Join photographer and author Chris Orwig in part one of Lightroom Essentials, as he explores the interface of this popular image editing and management program and shows how to use its Library module to import photos. The course covers importing both still images and video, shooting in tethered-capture mode, and storing files on multiple hard drives. Then learn how to survey using the Grid and Loupe views, customize the views to your liking, and personalize the Adobe Lightroom interface.
In this chapter, we're going to focus in on another way that we can import our photographs into Lightroom. And that's through a feature called Tethered Capture. What Tethered Capture allows us to do is to connect our camera to our computer. And in doing this, we can then trigger the Shutter Release button, either on the camera or in Lightroom, and the image will be written directly to our hard drive and then imported into Lightroom. And because Tethered Capture is a pretty important concept, especially if you shoot in the studio a lot or even if you shoot outdoors.
What I want to do is take a look at the next slide, which will show us a version of the Tethered Capture menu that we will see when we start to work in Lightroom. And I want to talk about this menu so that we're familiar with it, once we start to work in it inside of Lightroom. This menu or this dialog displays a lot of helpful things. For starters we can make a selection of the camera. If you have multiple cameras connected, you can choose a camera that you want to work with. Next, you can define the folder where you want to save those photographs. Then we have some of our camera information like Fstop, Shutter Speed, ISO and White Balance.
Now, because we will be importing these images directly into Lightroom, we can take advantage of Lightroom's power to process our photographs, and here we can apply some develop settings. This is especially helpful when it comes to White Balance, and I'll talk about that in one of the later movies. And next, we can reopen the dialog for our settings by clicking on the little gear icon. You can click on this button here to close or to minimize this menu. And last but not least, we have a button which allows us to trigger the Shutter Release. Now, there is a shortcut for that, you may want to jot this one down.
It's the F12 key. That way you can just tap that key in your keyboard, and what it will do is it will actually trigger the Shutter Release. It will copy that image over to your hard drive to a specific folder, and then import it into Lightroom, so that you can start to view and work on that image right away. Alright. Well, now that we've been introduced to this concept of Tethered Capture, what I want to do is take a look at how we can start to work with this feature in Lightroom. So, let's go ahead and do that in the next movie.
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