Lightroom the Easy Way – Set-up 

What’s up everyone. I have put together 5 videos on the basics of Lightroom. It’s a great way to get you started in organizing and editing your photos.

Just follow these five easy steps1. Set-up
3. Import 

5. organize 

7. edit 

8. share 

In today’s post we will focus on the set-up
Before you set-up and start using Lightroom first decide where you would like to actually keep all your photos. 
Do you want to keep them in your computer? Would you rather have them on an external hard drive? Do you need to separate business from family photos? 
These are all questions to keep in mind before you set up. 
In Lightroom your photos live and are organized inside a catalog. You can have a catalogue for your business and another catalog for say private photos. 

Now I am sharing my way of doing this other people might say I’m crazy. But you know what… This is a lot easier and straight forward to me. This is how I do it. 

The best way I feel to organize in Lightroom is to follow this hierarchy, Folder ->Catalog

First find the place where you want to save these photos. Than make a new folder there and give it a name. I usually think if it is for your business and clients make a call it “client” folder. If you want to build a private one call it “private”. I think you got it. Key thing here is to separate your business from private. 

Once you have created the folders open up Lightroom. From the file menu create a new catalogue. Select the folder you created in the previous step. You will want to create a new catalogue for each of the folders you created. 

From this point forward you will be able to choose which catalogue it is you want to work from. 

And that is how I set-up Lightroom for organizing my photographs. The next step will be to import in the photos. 

We will be discussing that in our next blog post. 

Thanks for your time today. I’ll see you on the next round. 


How to Install Technicolor Cinestyle on your EOS camera


Whats up friends you may ask, “Why do I need to install Technicolor Cinestyle?” and my answer would be, “Depends on what your doing.” For most people who are just filming and vlogging for fun you don’t need this its not necessary. Don’t install it. Save yourself the heartache and time.

But for those of you would who would like some more flexibility in your video editing than this is just for you. I would recommend using this with Magic Lantern. The two go hand in hand.

Ill get into more detail later. For now please install Technicolor Cinestyle and raise the bar in your artistic creative endeavors.

1. Canon EOS Utility

2. Technicolor Cinestyle (You’ll have to register your info)


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Thanks friends and Enjoy!


Learning with me

As a creative instructor I have picked up on a lot of things on my path. I have always enjoyed teaching people and seeing them grasp things and move forward. I do feel like I am doing the right thing to enrich peoples lives.

Which brings me here today. I have put together this little blog as a way to share with you my creative process and experiences. Along the way I look forward to reading your input, comments and feedback.

Lets take this time here online to share in a positive way to encourage learning amongst one another. Lets not discriminate but speak freely and respect one another.

Lets learn together.