In this article we'll be looking at creating your own keyword lists from scratch for importing into Lightroom. Mastering this skill will enable you to take full control over the organisation management of your Lightroom catalogue, and if you're a neat-freak perfectionist like I am, this should be a very satisfying new skill.
When we import someone else's pre-made keyword list, we may sometimes need to change certain keywords within that list, either because the author kept it simple intentionally for you to fill it in, or because some of the keywords are irrelevant and you will never use them. Either way, in this article we will look at how to change individual keywords inside a keyword list.
With thanks to the incredibly helpful resource, Lightroom Keyword List Project, (go check them out, they're awesome!) in this blog post we'll be going through the steps to import your newly downloaded, super helpful keyword list.
This video was done on the spur of the moment, when I started with creating a panorama image in Lightroom from a sequence I shot freehand, and I decided I'll make a video of my process to show you how I did it.
Hope you enjoy, and please feel free to share this and leave a comment below.
A step by step video on how to create a stitched panorama image in Lightroom CC/6.
Since Lightroom CC 2014/6.0 it is possible to create stitched panorama images without having to export to Photoshop first. The resulting file is in .dng format, which ultimately means that you lose none of the flexibility of the individual RAW images you stitch as a panorama, and you are free to make all the adjustments to your panorama image after you have stitched it.
I will show you how in this video and show you some tricks I use to get better results.
For the first post (of hopefully many) on this brand new blog, I'm happy to share with you a demonstration with pictures kindly provided by one of our TLC members, and artist and fellow photographer, Sue Tatham. In this video I take her step-by-step through my editing process.
I've had to edit and cut the video short quite a bit to be able to upload it to Youtube, so if you have questions, or specific requests, please post them in the comments below. I'll get better at the video editing thing eventually... :)
[Note (i): The images Sue sent me were in .psd format, so Lightroom treated them like jpegs. For best results, I always recommend using RAW files.]
[Note (ii): The artefact on the horizon that I removed was done much later, but I moved that section and grouped it with the spot removing on the sand to be able to save time on the video, and that is why you will see it returning after I removed it. Your eyes did not deceive you! Like I said... I'll practice my video editing skills a bit...]
Special thanks to Sue Tatham for permission to use her images for the first demonstration on this blog. If you'd like me to give your pictures a go in Lightroom and feature on the blog, please contact me.