I spent December unpacking from my 2-month wander around the UK and Italy, and the usual pile of things including working through 2 months of images I needed to edit and post-produce. Unlike many for whom this is a painful process, I find it goes pretty quickly and I look forward to it. In part that’s because I’ve been doing it a long time. And in part it’s because I’ve simplified the process and don’t make more of it than it needs to be for me. So I had time left over to work on my latest project. Today we’re releasing After The Camera, a 20-episode video series about editing and image development in the digital darkroom, specifically Adobe Lightroom. Here’s a 60-second teaser:
I sat down and recorded 20 sessions in my studio office, so you can sit beside me and look at my screen while I walk you through my vision-driven workflow, from import, to editing, to post-production and refining images for output. It’s a simplified approach to the digital darkroom and I made it specifically for people who get a little overwhelmed by the possibilities.
Beginning with identifying your vision or intent, then walking through some very specific, but simple, steps, this approach is my day-today workflow, focusing on aesthetics, and not bogged down by the overly-technical. If you need to brush up on your Lightroom chops, there’s lots in here – all the tips and tricks I use to speed things up. If you need to better understand ideas like visual mass, and how to better lead the eye around an image, that’s in there too. And once I’ve talked through all the ideas with you, I open a series of images and walk through them from beginning to end. And if you don’t already have them, I’m including my set of 36 Develop Presets for Lightroom.
After the Camera will be available, with the included presets, in 20 streaming and downloadable videos, for USD$40, but for the next week it’s yours for only $30, saving you 25%. If you haven’t already, take a look at the 60-second trailer near the top of this article, and then, if you want more, the full Episode 13 video is below. As always, thank you for your support. I’m in Lesotho, Africa right now but I’ll drop a line as soon as I can.
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