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In Photoshop Lightroom 3 New Features, photographer and author Chris Orwig explores the enhancements that Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3 brings to each phase of the photographic workflow—from importing and editing, to exporting and publishing. This course details Lightroom 3's new importing and asset-management features and its significant improvements in the Develop module, including enhanced sharpening and noise reduction. Chris also shows how Lightroom 3 broadens output options, and shares workflow tips and advice for upgrading Lightroom 2 catalogs and working with images processed in earlier Lightroom versions. Exercise files are included with the course.
A common need for photographers in today's market is the need to be able to shoot tethered. And what that means is the ability to be able to shoot photographs directly into the computer. Now in previous versions of Lightroom, you could do tethered shooting, yet it required a number of steps that were quite a bit awkward. Well now the process is much more simple and here what we're going to do is introduce this topic and take a look at some of the controls and then in the next movie we'll talk about how this actually works. One of the things that you can see here is that we have this little Tethered window. And what this Tethered window does is it shows us some really valuable information, and I want to go through and just walk through what type of information that we're going to see here.
Now for starters, we're going to see what camera we're actually shooting from. You can actually have multiple cameras connected to your computer and then choose which particular camera you want to capture from. Now this can be helpful if you have two different perspectives or you have two different cameras looking at a pretty good product in a different way or with different settings. So again you can select the camera. The next option is what is the shoot name or what is the folder where we'll be saving these images to. And then as we make our way forward, we have the ability to see what fstop we're shooting at, what shutter speed.
Now this will change depending on what setting we're using on our camera. For example, if you're shooting on aperture priority, this will just say Auto. But in this case I'm shooting on Manual, so we can see that I have the FSTOP and Shutter Speed. We also have next our ISO and then our White Balance. And then there's something that's kind of interesting over here. We're able to apply upon import a develop setting. Now these can be any of the presets that we've either purchased or that we've created ourselves. And in this case, you can see I've applied a little sepia tone preset to this image.
All right. We're making our way around. We have a button for our Settings and if you click that, that will open up the Settings dialog where you can modify your settings. And then finally we have the ability to close or to quit the Tethered shooting, and then the last little button is the Shutter Release. So what we can do is either press the shutter release on the camera, or we can trigger that here right inside of Lightroom. Well now we have a little bit of a handle on this dialog. Let's actually see how this works, and we'll do that in the next one.
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