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Working with tethered shooting


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Lightroom 3 Essential Training

with Chris Orwig

Video: Working with tethered shooting

One of the first steps in regards to tethered capture is to of course set up your camera, dial in your composition and all of your camera settings, and then of course connect the camera to the computer. From there we want to navigate to the File pulldown menu and then select Tethered Capture and click on the option to start the Tethered Capture. This will open up a dialog where we can define a few capture settings. So first thing that I want to do is give this a session name, and I am going to call this Vintage_Camera, because we'll be taking a couple of photographs of an old Brownie camera.
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  1. 2m 56s
    1. Welcome
      1m 52s
    2. Using the exercise files
      1m 4s
  2. 17m 59s
    1. Creative tip: Using Lightroom
      1m 31s
    2. An overview of Lightroom
      3m 53s
    3. Photographic workflow puzzle
      2m 36s
    4. Why use Lightroom?
      6m 25s
    5. Lightroom and Photoshop
      3m 34s
  3. 29m 34s
    1. The Lightroom interface
      3m 19s
    2. Essential interface shortcuts
      4m 50s
    3. Using the interface shortcuts
      5m 4s
    4. Customizing the identity plate and module pickers
      2m 41s
    5. Using a graphic identity plate
      4m 44s
    6. Changing the panel end marks
      2m 12s
    7. Creating a custom panel end mark
      2m 54s
    8. Changing the image background
      1m 46s
    9. Modifying other interface preferences
      2m 4s
  4. 49m 43s
    1. Importing and file formats
      4m 35s
    2. Importing preferences
      2m 36s
    3. Introducing the Import dialog
      6m 27s
    4. Catalog, import, and preview preferences
      6m 40s
    5. Importing photos from a folder
      5m 44s
    6. Creating a metadata preset
      4m 45s
    7. Importing photos from a CF card
      9m 16s
    8. Using Auto Import
      3m 53s
    9. Using multiple hard drives
      4m 14s
    10. Creative tip: Discard
      1m 33s
  5. 11m 17s
    1. Introducing tethered shooting
      3m 46s
    2. Working with tethered shooting
      7m 31s
  6. 40m 30s
    1. Working in Grid view and Loupe view
      3m 0s
    2. Navigating and zooming
      5m 14s
    3. Shortcuts in Loupe view and Grid view
      1m 39s
    4. Customizing Loupe view and Grid view
      2m 46s
    5. Comparing two images
      4m 55s
    6. Surveying multiple images
      5m 20s
    7. Working with the toolbar in Grid view and Loupe view
      3m 58s
    8. Working with folders and files in the Library module
      6m 25s
    9. Using dual monitors
      7m 13s
  7. 27m 28s
    1. Introducing catalogs
      4m 27s
    2. Working with catalogs
      3m 19s
    3. Exporting catalogs
      1m 44s
    4. Updating legacy catalogs
      3m 2s
    5. The relationship between the raw and DNG catalogs
      3m 8s
    6. Working with raw files in Lightroom
      3m 53s
    7. Working with DNG files in Lightroom
      6m 5s
    8. Creative tip: Using the right gear
      1m 50s
  8. 9m 43s
    1. Using Quick Develop in the Library module
      2m 37s
    2. Synchronizing processing settings across multiple images
      3m 32s
    3. Making incremental adjustments
      1m 45s
    4. Applying white balance and auto tone adjustments
      1m 49s
  9. 35m 28s
    1. Introducing flags, stars, and labels
      5m 0s
    2. Working with flags, stars, and labels
      6m 34s
    3. Adding images to a Quick Collection
      2m 11s
    4. Integrating collections with your workflow
      5m 13s
    5. Grouping images with collections
      3m 7s
    6. Using Smart Collections
      4m 39s
    7. Sorting images
      3m 0s
    8. Renaming images
      2m 1s
    9. Stacking images
      3m 43s
  10. 18m 44s
    1. Adding keywords
      4m 51s
    2. Working with the keyword list
      2m 51s
    3. Synchronizing keywords
      2m 26s
    4. Keywording with the spray can
      1m 48s
    5. Working with the Metadata panel
      3m 58s
    6. Adding copyright metadata
      2m 50s
  11. 17m 46s
    1. Filtering overview
      3m 49s
    2. Locking library filter options
      1m 38s
    3. Filtering based on text
      2m 0s
    4. Filtering by metadata
      6m 13s
    5. Filtering your photos using the Metadata panel
      2m 7s
    6. New filtering criteria in Lightroom 3
      1m 59s
  12. 45m 24s
    1. Exporting images
      6m 19s
    2. Export quality and watermark options
      2m 3s
    3. Exporting movies
      5m 13s
    4. External editing preferences and considerations
      2m 56s
    5. Editing preferences
      5m 6s
    6. Editing photos in Photoshop
      5m 4s
    7. Opening an image as a Smart Object in Photoshop
      3m 30s
    8. Including multiple images in Photoshop as layers
      2m 16s
    9. Merging multiple images in Photoshop
      3m 34s
    10. Creating a panorama
      2m 20s
    11. Working with a CMYK photo
      7m 3s
  13. 15m 37s
    1. Setting up Flickr services
      3m 45s
    2. Uploading photos to Flickr
      3m 35s
    3. Working with comments
      1m 49s
    4. Publishing to a folder
      5m 38s
    5. Creative tip: Visual poetry
      50s
  14. 39m 26s
    1. Develop module overview
      5m 45s
    2. Working with legacy Lightroom files
      3m 46s
    3. Comparing the before and after
      2m 33s
    4. Resetting images to their default settings
      2m 24s
    5. Using the Develop module presets
      3m 10s
    6. Using Snapshot and History
      5m 10s
    7. Using the Histogram
      4m 6s
    8. Working with collections
      4m 25s
    9. Introducing virtual copies
      2m 22s
    10. Creating virtual copies
      2m 46s
    11. Introducing the Develop module tool strip
      2m 59s
  15. 50m 0s
    1. Understanding white balance and color temperature
      3m 10s
    2. Correcting white balance with a ColorChecker
      3m 11s
    3. Using the White Balance tool
      2m 36s
    4. Creative uses of white balance
      3m 47s
    5. Demystifying the tone controls
      3m 39s
    6. Using the tone controls
      3m 45s
    7. Recovering detail in highlights
      2m 29s
    8. Working with vibrance and saturation
      4m 11s
    9. Making color adjustments with the Vibrance and Saturation sliders
      4m 28s
    10. Creative uses of vibrance and saturation
      3m 12s
    11. Understanding clarity
      3m 20s
    12. Working with clarity
      3m 51s
    13. The standard Basic panel workflow
      4m 4s
    14. Synchronizing basic settings across multiple images
      4m 17s
  16. 23m 58s
    1. Creative tip: Why crop?
      1m 50s
    2. Cropping an image
      4m 18s
    3. Straightening with the Crop tool
      3m 51s
    4. Working with the Crop Overlay tool
      3m 18s
    5. Changing the aspect ratio of an image
      1m 38s
    6. Auditioning different aspect ratios
      1m 56s
    7. Quickly changing crop orientation
      1m 49s
    8. Using Crop to improve a composition
      5m 18s
  17. 11m 16s
    1. Retouching with the Spot Removal tool
      5m 43s
    2. Retouching away dust on a lens
      3m 22s
    3. Fixing red-eye
      2m 11s
  18. 22m 59s
    1. Introducing the Graduated filter
      4m 37s
    2. Darkening a sky with the Graduated filter
      4m 31s
    3. Enhancing a landscape with the Graduated filter
      3m 33s
    4. Improving a portrait with the Graduated filter
      5m 14s
    5. Increasing color variety and saturation with the Graduated filter
      3m 50s
    6. Creative tip: Tenacity
      1m 14s
  19. 44m 2s
    1. Adjustment Brush overview
      7m 4s
    2. Essential Adjustment Brush shortcuts
      3m 33s
    3. Enhancing makeup color
      4m 14s
    4. Whitening and brightening teeth
      3m 17s
    5. Improving eyes
      5m 57s
    6. Softening and smoothing skin
      7m 10s
    7. Brightening and improving shadows
      3m 5s
    8. Darkening lips and cheeks
      3m 25s
    9. Correcting overall exposure
      3m 48s
    10. Subtly correcting exposure
      2m 29s
  20. 16m 9s
    1. Demystifying the tone curve controls
      5m 15s
    2. Increasing contrast and color with the tone curve controls
      4m 46s
    3. Correcting exposure with the tone curve controls
      4m 34s
    4. Creative tip: Shoot what matters
      1m 34s
  21. 26m 53s
    1. Understanding the HSL controls
      5m 2s
    2. Using the HSL Target Adjustment tool
      3m 44s
    3. Brightening tones with HSL
      1m 36s
    4. Using HSL to increase warm tones
      3m 4s
    5. Using HSL to increase warm and cool tones
      2m 56s
    6. Creative color with HSL
      2m 57s
    7. Desaturating color with HSL
      3m 27s
    8. Using the Color panel
      4m 7s
  22. 23m 34s
    1. Introducing black-and-white conversion
      2m 15s
    2. Understanding Black & White Mix
      2m 21s
    3. Converting to black and white
      4m 10s
    4. Black-and-white workflow with virtual copies
      3m 35s
    5. Enhancing black-and-white images with the Adjustment Brush
      3m 7s
    6. Using presets to convert to black and white
      3m 12s
    7. Creating a black-and-white collection
      4m 54s
  23. 10m 54s
    1. Understanding split toning
      3m 37s
    2. Advanced split-toning tips
      4m 10s
    3. Split-toning a color image
      3m 7s
  24. 21m 27s
    1. Introducing noise reduction
      3m 26s
    2. Introducing sharpening
      3m 42s
    3. Sharpening in Lightroom
      5m 44s
    4. Advanced sharpening in Lightroom and Photoshop
      5m 4s
    5. Removing chromatic aberration
      3m 31s
  25. 24m 54s
    1. Using the Lens Correction controls
      5m 53s
    2. Enhancing images with lens correction
      3m 6s
    3. Synchronizing vignette settings across multiple images
      2m 32s
    4. Combining lens correction, Lightroom, and Photoshop
      3m 36s
    5. Adding a post-crop vignette
      3m 57s
    6. Adding film grain with the Effects panel
      5m 50s
  26. 7m 37s
    1. Understanding Camera Calibration in Lightroom
      4m 46s
    2. Creative color with Camera Calibration
      2m 51s
  27. 38m 28s
    1. Basic Develop module workflow
      7m 28s
    2. Workflow for converting to black and white
      10m 11s
    3. Workflow project: Surfing
      6m 8s
    4. Workflow project: Portrait
      4m 58s
    5. Workflow project: Portrait details
      8m 39s
    6. Creative tip: Go outside
      1m 4s
  28. 36m 31s
    1. Creating a collection to make a slideshow
      3m 56s
    2. Selecting the best images for the slideshow
      3m 17s
    3. Customizing the layout of the slideshow
      3m 34s
    4. Customizing the background of the slideshow
      4m 14s
    5. Customizing overlay elements for the slideshow
      6m 39s
    6. Creating titles for the slideshow
      2m 27s
    7. Playing back the slideshow
      4m 24s
    8. Previewing the slideshow
      4m 0s
    9. Exporting the slideshow to different formats
      4m 0s
  29. 48m 34s
    1. Creating a collection of images to print
      3m 20s
    2. Laying out images into preset templates
      4m 34s
    3. Customizing the layout of a single image
      4m 26s
    4. Choosing page options for a single image
      6m 8s
    5. Specifying the print job options for a single image
      6m 19s
    6. Creating a custom package
      4m 36s
    7. Creating a picture package
      4m 16s
    8. Printing one image quickly
      1m 42s
    9. Creating a custom print template
      4m 34s
    10. Effective print workflow
      8m 39s
  30. 32m 3s
    1. Creating a collection of images for a web gallery
      5m 18s
    2. Using web gallery templates
      3m 27s
    3. Customizing a web gallery
      6m 49s
    4. Uploading a web gallery
      4m 19s
    5. Creating color and black-and-white galleries
      3m 48s
    6. Uploading color and black-and-white galleries
      3m 32s
    7. Online web gallery resources
      2m 53s
    8. Domain name and hosting overview
      1m 57s
  31. 3m 26s
    1. Online resources and the Lightroom Newsletter
      2m 55s
    2. Goodbye
      31s

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Lightroom 3 Essential Training
13h 24m Appropriate for all Jun 28, 2010

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In Photoshop Lightroom 3 Essential Training, author Chris Orwig provides a comprehensive look at Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3, the popular photo-asset management, enhancement, and publishing program. The course covers indispensable techniques such as importing, processing, and organizing images in the Library, correcting and adjusting images in the Develop module, and creating slideshows, web galleries, and print picture packages. In addition to exploring all of Lightroom 3's capabilities, this course is rich with creative tips and expert advice on photographic workflow. Exercise files accompany the course.

Topics include:
  • Understanding the difference between Lightroom and Photoshop
  • Using interface shortcuts to navigate the workspace quickly
  • Working with catalogs
  • Making incremental adjustments
  • Grouping images with collections and smart collections
  • Creating virtual copies of adjusted images
  • Correcting white balances
  • Adjusting color with Vibrance and Saturation
  • Cropping images and changing aspect ratios
  • Using the Adjustment Brush
  • Toning with the HSL controls
  • Outputting images to slideshows and web galleries
  • Printing photos
Subject:
Photography
Software:
Lightroom
Author:
Chris Orwig

Working with tethered shooting

One of the first steps in regards to tethered capture is to of course set up your camera, dial in your composition and all of your camera settings, and then of course connect the camera to the computer. From there we want to navigate to the File pulldown menu and then select Tethered Capture and click on the option to start the Tethered Capture. This will open up a dialog where we can define a few capture settings. So first thing that I want to do is give this a session name, and I am going to call this Vintage_Camera, because we'll be taking a couple of photographs of an old Brownie camera.

The next thing that I recommend you check on is Segment Photos By Shots. You want that on, because it gives you the ability to segment or group your photos into different folders, and this is really helpful. Let's say you are shooting a product and you want to have a couple of different perspectives, or let's say in one shoot you have a couple of different products or perhaps you have a couple of different models, you'll see how this works in a moment. But again, go ahead and turn that option on. Naming convention, well, this is the good old options we have seen before. Then of course we can define a Location.

In my case, I'll save this to my exercise_files folder. Let me create a new subfolder here. I am calling this Tethered. Keep in mind that this is how I am naming this folder. You can name it whatever you want. But keep in mind that name there. We'll see that again. And click Choose. Metadata, I'll add my copyright information and then just a couple of different Keywords here, lynda.com and ventura, and that looks good and I'll click OK. Now because we selected Segment Photos By Shot, it opens up this dialog which says, "what do you want the initial shot to be called?" I will just call it the default Shot 1 and click OK.

Now once I do that, we are going to see that I have the tethered window here which I can reposition as needed. It can even be on a second monitor. I also have the folder structured that I defined or created in that Capture Settings dialog. Here is the main folder Tethered, inside of that this particular shoot we're calling Vintage_Camera. The first shot is Shot 1. All right. Well let's go ahead and click on the Shutter Release button and see how we are doing. Now when I do this, one of the things that you are going to notice that's going to give me a progress of transferring the file and then by default, it's going to open up a preview of the image.

Now in this particular case, if I look at it, I notice it's out of focus. If I zoom in even further, I realize, wow, it's really out of focus. So I am going to go ahead and actually focus the image and either click on the Shutter Release on the camera or click the Shutter Release here. This is then going to bring in the new image. And the nice thing about this, and one of the reasons why I am talking about focus is that what this will do for us is it will give us the ability to evaluate our photographs in some pretty astounding ways. In this particular case, I can see that it actually Made In USA is a little bit more sharp than the word Brownie.

But when I compare it to the previous image, I can see that, yeah, I am actually getting a little bit closer to what I am interested in capturing. So rather than evaluating the photograph on the back of the camera, I now have this much larger, much more interesting, much more helpful preview. Even when it's zoomed out, I can't quite see the focus very well. When I zoom in, I can see it a little bit better. Now another thing that's interesting is you will notice here that I have my Histogram panel open. Here it is showing me the dynamic range of this image.

Now, if I look at this and realize, you know what, it's a little bit underexposed, I could then modify my Camera Settings. I'll go ahead and do that, and I am just going to make this kind of drastic so we can see the visual change there. Capture another image, and let's take a look at our Histogram and we are going to see the shift, because this one is going to have an increasing overall exposure. So it's shifted a little bit more to the right compared to this one, a little bit more to the left. So again, this can be helpful in regards to dialing in your overall exposure. There is something else that you can do here, and that is you can navigate to the Develop module.

Now on the Develop module what you can do is you can click on these triangles to show different types of clipping, either in the shadows or the highlights. You can see that I have a little bit of clipping in my highlights, meaning a little bit of loss in information. This isn't that big of a deal, because in this particular case this is reflective content. But let me modify my exposure one more time here. So I am going to overexpose this image significantly, and let's take a look at these clipping indicators in this new file, then what we'll see here in a moment is it now there is clipping indicator is a little bit more strong.

So here is the image with the lower exposure, and that increased exposure. So what you can do is obviously start to take some of the strengths of Lightroom with this tethered capture, meaning it's not only there to just get an image, but you can start to get and evaluate your images in some pretty significant ways. Well, what else can we do here? Well, I am going to go ahead take my exposure back down for a moment and what I am going to do then is say that I really want to process images with the sepia tone. Well, in this option here Develop Settings I can go ahead and choose a different processing, and the particular processing that I am going to choose is Creative and then Sepia.

Now I may want to define this as a new shot. So I am going to click on Shot 1 and I am going to call this now Shot 2 - Sepia. Now when I do that what's going to happen is if you go back to our Library module, we will be able to see that. You can see I am in a new folder. So this time, I'll click on the Shutter Release button and in this particular case, we are going to see the image come in, and then we are going to see it process with this particular preset which is a sepia tone type of a look. And again, that's really helpful, and I can take advantage of any preset I've defined or used or created or purchased and that I have as part of Lightroom 3.

The other thing that you may want to do in regards to your shots is you may want to define let's say a different perspective. So I am going to go ahead and change the perspective here momentarily. Just a little bit different look with this one, and then go ahead and click on where it says Shot 2. I'll name this one Shot 3 and click OK. Now on Shot 3 I am not going to apply any Develop Settings, although I could if I wanted to. Rather this time what I am going to do is just get you into thinking about how you can have this different perspective. Here you are going to see with this image that I have changed my composition a little bit and I have angled a camera in a different way.

So you can see in a realistic situation, you can have these different type of images grouped in a different way. Now if you want to see the whole shoot, no big deal. All you need to do is click on Vintage_Camera, and then here you can see I have all of the different images that were captured in the shoot, and I can go through them in that way. Now let's say that we want to do this a little bit more efficiently. Well, there are a couple of shortcuts. If you navigate to your File pulldown menu, you'll see that Tethered Capture has a couple of shortcuts, just two. If you want to do a new shot on a Mac that's Shift+Command+T, you can do that rather than clicking on the word here, in my case Shot 3. On a PC that Shift+Ctrl+T. You can also show and hide this window, if this is a little bit distracting to you or maybe distracting to the art director or the creative director, you can hide that.

You can press Command+T on a Mac or Ctrl+T on a PC. Let's take a look at that one and all that will do again is show or hide this particular window. Now when you are done you can either navigate to the File pulldown menu and choose Tethered Capture and then Stop, or you can just simply click on the X in the far right corner of the Tethered Capture window.

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