Ben Long details a variety of workflow strategies for raw-format photography and mobile devices. He demonstrates how to transfer raw images from a camera to a mobile device, and then shows how to process and export the images using Lightroom for mobile.
- You don't need an Einsteinian IQ to understand that cellphone cameras have radically changed photography. Because you likely have your smartphone with you, and because smartphones now do a very good job of taking photos and video. Cellphones have changed many traditional ideas about what you need in a camera. But as far as photography goes a smartphone is more than just a camera. It's potentially a powerful image editing tool for photos that you shoot with your phone, or with your regular camera. This means that your smart phone or tablet can now replace a portable computer for times when you want to be able to edit and manage your photos in the field.
Laptops are small and light, but a smartphone or tablet is smaller and lighter. When you're trying to travel with as little weight as possible, whether around town or on a longer expedition. The ability to drive your post production from a phone or tablet is a real boon. But, good mobile workflow involves more than simply taking your post production onto a more portable platform. A smartphone camera is now a second camera, or maybe third or fourth camera. One that you use alongside your regular camera, and it's one that probably sits outside the workflow that you normally use with your dedicated camera and computer.
If you want your cellphone camera pictures stored alongside your other images you have to remember to import them into your computer, keep track of what's been imported, and what hasn't been. Remember which images have been edited, and which haven't and so on. So good mobile workflow is as much about integrating your cellphone camera into your desktop workflow as it is about taking your desktop workflow into the field. If you're serious about shooting, then you'll likely work in raw format, and until recently that's been a deal breaker for mobile workflow because there's been no way to handle your camera's raw files on a phone or tablet.
With the latest version of Adobe Lightroom mobile that's no longer a problem. Lightroom mobile is a single tool that addresses all of your workflow concerns allows for the editing of raw images, and can serve as a replacement for your normal camera app. One that possibly allows you to shoot raw. In this course we're going to explore how you can use Lightroom mobile and Lightroom on the desktop to manage a workflow that integrates your normal camera, your cellphone camera, your normal image editing computer, and all the rest of your mobile devices. When you're done with this course you'll be able to edit and manage your images from any of your devices, smartphone, tablet, desktop computer.
Whether you shoot raw or JPEG, and whether you're using a mobile device, or a dedicated camera.
- Shooting raw with iOS and Android
- How Lightroom stores images
- Raw shooting
- iOS transfer
- Android transfer
- Importing images into Lightroom for mobile
- Editing raw images on a mobile device
- Exporting final images using Lightroom for mobile