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Introducing tethered capture

Introducing tethered capture provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Chris Orw… Show More

Lightroom 4 Essentials: 01 Organizing and Sharing with the Library Module

with Chris Orwig

Video: Introducing tethered capture

Introducing tethered capture provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Chris Orwig as part of the Lightroom 4 Essentials: 01 Organizing and Sharing with the Library Module
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  1. 2m 1s
    1. Welcome
      1m 1s
    2. Using the exercise files
      1m 0s
  2. 13m 33s
    1. The broad Photoshop Lightroom overview
      3m 52s
    2. The photographic workflow puzzle
      3m 45s
    3. Why use Photoshop Lightroom?
      5m 56s
  3. 30m 18s
    1. The Photoshop Lightroom interface
      5m 21s
    2. Using the interface shortcuts
      4m 57s
    3. Working with panels
      4m 24s
    4. Customizing the identity plate and module pickers
      5m 49s
    5. Customizing interface elements
      5m 5s
    6. Creating a custom panel end mark
      3m 45s
    7. Using module tips
  4. 36m 33s
    1. Importing images and looking at file formats
      5m 28s
    2. Importing preferences
      3m 13s
    3. Introducing the Import dialog
      5m 10s
    4. Setting catalog preferences and import and preview options
      5m 38s
    5. Importing from a folder
      4m 2s
    6. Importing photos from a CF card
      10m 22s
    7. Creating an import preset
      2m 40s
  5. 11m 37s
    1. Drag-and-drop importing
      2m 8s
    2. Auto-importing from a watched folder
      4m 48s
    3. Importing from iPhoto or Aperture
      4m 41s
  6. 9m 36s
    1. Introducing tethered capture
      3m 47s
    2. Working with tethered capture
      2m 55s
    3. Considering color management with tethered capture
      2m 54s
  7. 24m 21s
    1. Introducing catalogs
      3m 12s
    2. Demystifying catalogs by way of comparison
      3m 34s
    3. Optimizing and backing up catalogs
      6m 13s
    4. Importing and updating legacy catalogs
      6m 38s
    5. Exporting a catalog
      3m 53s
    6. Learning more about catalogs
  8. 41m 51s
    1. Working in the Grid and Loupe views
      2m 14s
    2. Navigating and zooming
      4m 47s
    3. Customizing the Grid and Loupe views
      5m 14s
    4. Customizing the Filmstrip
      3m 17s
    5. Comparing two images
      5m 23s
    6. Surveying two or more images
      3m 15s
    7. Working with folders and files
      4m 2s
    8. Deleting and removing images from folders
      3m 1s
    9. Working with multiple hard drives
      8m 2s
    10. Dual-monitor support
      2m 36s
  9. 30m 25s
    1. Working with flags, stars, and labels
      5m 20s
    2. Adding ratings with the Painter tool
      3m 32s
    3. Filtering by flag, stars, and labels
      3m 58s
    4. A filtering workflow
      5m 54s
    5. Filtering by file type
      1m 54s
    6. Filtering by type and metadata
      3m 22s
    7. Sorting photos
      1m 58s
    8. Stacking photos into groups
      4m 27s
  10. 21m 51s
    1. Using Smart Collections
      4m 7s
    2. Using Quick Collections
      2m 25s
    3. What is a collection?
      3m 39s
    4. Working with collections
      3m 22s
    5. Going further with collections
      3m 17s
    6. An evaluative-collection workflow
      5m 1s
  11. 12m 23s
    1. Overviewing the new Map module
      2m 32s
    2. Tagging images with locations
      3m 46s
    3. Creating saved locations
      6m 5s
  12. 10m 44s
    1. Using Quick Develop
      3m 39s
    2. Synchronizing settings
      3m 12s
    3. Making incremental adjustments
      3m 53s
  13. 31m 42s
    1. Playing video in Photoshop Lightroom
      3m 50s
    2. Trimming a video
      4m 11s
    3. Editing the color and tone of a video
      5m 2s
    4. Using presets to edit the color and tone of a video
      1m 50s
    5. Setting the poster frame
      1m 35s
    6. Capturing a still image from a video
      3m 9s
    7. Exporting to a hard drive
      2m 37s
    8. Publishing to a hard drive
      3m 35s
    9. Publishing video to Facebook
      3m 18s
    10. Publishing video to Flickr
      2m 35s
  14. 17m 11s
    1. Why use DNG?
      7m 32s
    2. Converting to DNG and the Embed Fast Load Data option
      3m 45s
    3. Reducing file size with the lossy compressed DNG
      5m 54s
  15. 22m 39s
    1. Adding keywords
      3m 33s
    2. Creating and using keyword sets
      3m 6s
    3. Synchronizing keywords
      1m 58s
    4. Keywording with the Painter tool
      1m 29s
    5. Working with the Metadata panel
      4m 44s
    6. Adding copyright metadata with a template
      4m 23s
    7. Filtering photographs based on metadata
      3m 26s
  16. 27m 34s
    1. External editing preferences
      5m 14s
    2. Editing raw photos in Photoshop
      4m 43s
    3. Editing an original TIFF, PSD, or JPG file in Photoshop
      3m 40s
    4. Editing a modified TIFF, PSD, or JPG file in Photoshop
      4m 44s
    5. Opening an image as a Smart Object in Photoshop
      4m 34s
    6. Including multiple images in Photoshop as layers
      4m 39s
  17. 29m 1s
    1. Exporting photographs to a hard drive, CD, or DVD
      4m 44s
    2. Publishing to a folder
      4m 5s
    3. Using exporting presets
      4m 51s
    4. Emailing photographs from Photoshop Lightroom
      5m 34s
    5. Exporting to Adobe Revel
      3m 39s
    6. Uploading photos to Facebook and Flickr
      6m 8s
  18. 32s
    1. Goodbye

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Introducing tethered capture
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Introducing tethered capture provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Chris Orwig as part of the Lightroom 4 Essentials: 01 Organizing and Sharing with the Library Module

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Join photographer and author Chris Orwig in Photoshop Lightroom 4 Essentials: Organizing and Sharing with the Library Module, as he explores the interface of this popular image-management program and shows how to use its Library module to organize and manage a photo library. The course covers importing both still images and video; shooting in tethered-capture mode; organizing and rating images with flags, stars, labels, and location tags; and working with collections. The course also details how to export, email, and share photos, and introduces the Lightroom 4 video-editing features, as well as its ability to work together with the full editing power of Photoshop. Exercise files are included with the course.

Topics include:
  • Customizing the interface
  • Importing from a memory card
  • Auto-importing from a watched folder
  • Considering color management with tethered capture
  • Working with catalogs
  • Comparing two images in a library
  • Working with multiple hard drives
  • Stacking photos in groups
  • Using smart collections and quick collections
  • Using Quick Develop to process images
  • Editing the color and tonality of video
  • Adding copyright data to photographs
  • Exporting, emailing, and publishing photographs

Introducing tethered capture

Tethered capture allows us to connect our cameras to our computers and to shoot directly to the computer's hard drive and that's exactly what we'll be talking about in the next few movies. Here in this initial movie, all that I want to do is introduce you to the topic of tethered shooting and how we can start to do this inside of Lightroom. Now one of the advantages of tethered shooting is that it brings our images directly into Lightroom. In other words, we don't have to import them via a CompactFlash card, rather they are they are directly and immediately, we can start to manage process and work on our photographs.

So how do we start using tethered capture? Well, of course you have to connect your camera to your computer and then the next step is to navigate to this File pulldown menu, Tethered Capture, and you want to click on Start Tethered Capture. This will open up the Tethered Capture Settings dialog. Here, we want to give this a session name and I am going to call this studio, because typically when you're using tethered capture, you're indoors, you're in a studio, you have your camera right next to you, and you're using Tethered capture, so that you can really quickly view your images or so that a client or art director can view those photographs.

Next, Naming convention; well, we have a number of different templates we can choose. I am going to choose Session Name and Sequence starting with the number 1. Next, we want to Determine a destination for these files. In this case I am going to save that to my Exercise Files folder. You just want to make sure to add a destination, so that you know where those images are being saved on a hard drive. What about information? Well, here we can add some metadata, like if we have a metadata preset, we could select that, or we can add keywords and just separate those keywords by a comma.

Well, after we have done all of this, we'll click OK and this will open up our Tethered Capture window. Now this little dialog is actually kind of fascinating, and because of that, what I want to do is take just a minute to deconstruct what we're seeing here and I want to do that by way of opening up a slide. All right! Well, let's take a look at what we have here. Well, on the far left we can select the camera that we have connected and if we have one or more cameras connected. Next, we have the folder or the shoot or session name. Over here, we have all of the various metadata whether it Shutters Speed, FStop, ISO, or White Balance.

This is pulling all of this information from our camera. Next, we have something which is actually quite fascinating. Over here, we have the ability to add presets to process our images as they're captured. Here, you can see the preset that was used was a Sepia toning. That's why this image has this particular look. Moving around, we have the ability to change the settings or to create a new session. We also can close or minimize this dialog here. And then finally, last but not least, we have the Shutter Release button. All right! Well, now that we've been introduced to this, let's go back to Lightroom and talk a little bit about it.

Here in Lightroom, you can see that we have the camera, we have all of that metadata, developed settings. If we click on this option, we can choose various presets as you can see here, and then over here on the right, we can click on the Gear icon to open up our Settings dialog window, and then finally, we have this X. Now the problem with this is if we dragged this around, it almost always covers up something important inside of Lightroom. Well, if you hold down the Option key on a Mac, Alt on Windows, changes the X to little to little minus sign.

This makes this much more compact, we can kind of tuck it away, so it's not going to get in the way of working in Lightroom. If you want to make it big once again, hold down Option or Alt, turns into a plus sign and that will make that much bigger. Okay, well now that we've been introduced to this whole idea of Tethered capture, let's go ahead and take a look at how we can actually work with this and let's do that in the next movie.

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