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Introducing tethered capture


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Lightroom 5 Essentials: 01 Importing with the Library Module

with Chris Orwig

Video: Introducing tethered capture

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.
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  1. 2m 26s
    1. Welcome
      1m 47s
    2. Using the exercise files
      39s
  2. 19m 39s
    1. What is Lightroom and why use it?
      5m 33s
    2. Getting familiar with the Lightroom interface
      4m 58s
    3. An introduction to customizing the interface
      3m 37s
    4. Dimming the interface with Lights Out mode
      3m 27s
    5. Focusing on the image with the full-screen views
      2m 4s
  3. 40m 39s
    1. Importing and file formats
      4m 46s
    2. Importing preferences
      4m 25s
    3. Importing from a folder
      6m 0s
    4. Selecting photos to import from a CF card
      5m 43s
    5. Choosing an import destination
      3m 22s
    6. File handling and renaming options
      5m 58s
    7. Applying copyright metadata and creating a preset
      5m 5s
    8. Setting catalog preferences, importing, and using previews
      5m 20s
  4. 11m 9s
    1. Drag-and-drop importing
      3m 22s
    2. Auto-importing from a watched folder
      4m 33s
    3. Importing from iPhoto or Aperture
      3m 14s
  5. 18m 17s
    1. Introducing tethered capture
      2m 9s
    2. Working with tethered capture
      5m 15s
    3. Using guides and grids for alignment
      3m 44s
    4. Using Develop presets to process images
      3m 35s
    5. Creating color-correct photographs
      3m 34s
  6. 19m 4s
    1. Catalogs are the backbone of Lightroom
      3m 47s
    2. Explaining catalogs by way of a comparison
      2m 36s
    3. Optimizing and backing up catalogs
      5m 18s
    4. Importing and updating legacy catalogs
      4m 54s
    5. Exporting a catalog
      2m 29s
  7. 34m 42s
    1. Working in the Grid and Loupe view
      2m 56s
    2. Navigating and zooming
      3m 43s
    3. Customizing the Loupe Overlay and Grid views
      4m 14s
    4. Customizing the Filmstrip view
      4m 4s
    5. Comparing two images
      3m 55s
    6. Surveying two or more images
      4m 13s
    7. Working with folders and files
      5m 7s
    8. Deleting and removing images from folders
      4m 6s
    9. Dual-monitor support
      2m 24s
  8. 12m 49s
    1. Working with multiple hard drives
      4m 35s
    2. What are Smart Previews and why do they matter?
      4m 6s
    3. Working with Smart Previews
      4m 8s
  9. 12m 28s
    1. Customizing the interface background
      2m 9s
    2. Minimizing various interface elements
      3m 32s
    3. Adding custom panel end marks
      2m 27s
    4. Creating a custom identity plate
      4m 20s
  10. 44s
    1. Next steps
      44s

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2h 51m Beginner Jul 01, 2013

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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.

Topics include:
  • What is Lightroom?
  • Importing images and video files
  • Choosing an import destination
  • Renaming files
  • Importing from iPhoto or Aperture
  • Working with tethered capture
  • Exporting a catalog
  • Using Smart Previews
  • Customizing the Lightroom background
Subject:
Photography
Software:
Lightroom
Author:
Chris Orwig

Introducing tethered capture

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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