Example of Yenra Photography Album Prep in Lightroom

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Showing some of the features of the Library and Develop modules in Lightroom Classic CC.

Music: Brotherhood Remix, Popskyy, Reach for the Sky.

Album on Yenra Photography: Woods and Ruins in July

Transcript

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OK, I’m going to look over an album before publishing it

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These are pictures I took with Leah in July

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We went to Maryland and we also went over to West Virginia

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We started by going down the Appalachian Trail looking for berries

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Let me look at the overview

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So in Lightroom, the Library module lets you see these thumbnails

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They can change in size

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You can make them larger or smaller

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On the left is where the album came from

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Then on the right you have some meta information

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you can put in.

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These are the pieces of information I like to put in to build up my site.

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Let me get the thumbnails a little bit bigger now

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I’ll just make it so there are two rows

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Alright now we’ll pan through them

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Going down the trail

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This is the Appalachian Trail; you can tell from the white marker on that tree.

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We went up to a state park that has some memorials

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We went over to Virginia, to West Virginia.

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To the ruins of a church then up near Jefferson Rock

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Then walked a bit around the town

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So there’s about 75, 74 pictures here.

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One of the ones I’m going to look at now and make a decision about is the trail.

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So this trail marker here is the white splotch

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I could leave that; I could take it away

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Or I could leave it

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If I went to take it away

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I’d use the brush

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Let me get this; it’s the healing brush

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And I would swipe down on it

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I scrolled that with my mouse to get the right size

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Release to see where it wants to go

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Then you can pull it to where you want it to go

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Just take a look as it’s going in there

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That seems to go in really well

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So if I wanted to get rid of that I would, like that

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And I think I will for this case, and someday maybe I’ll bring it back

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Take a look at the ground to make sure there are no cigarette butts

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Hey there might be a cigarette butt there

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I’m not sure if it’s a leaf or a cigarette butt, but here we go

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A little bit of brush here

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Knock it out

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Right there

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Now to pan through to make sure I have my exposures right

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I might do very slight adjustments; I’ve already done a few of these, of just under the eye a bit

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Pick up a bit from over here

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Not too much

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There’s a nice amber. You know what, that would actually be good with the eye tool.

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The iris enhance tool. Let me bring it down for the right size.

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That would enhance really well with the eyes

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It’s very much like an eye, isn’t it?

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OK

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I’m not going to touch Leah’s eyes themselves; they are great blue eyes.

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Let me just move through, make sure we have everything OK

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I’m not so sure. The light here isn’t great.

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I’m going to see about this. Let me see what I’m going to do here.

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It seems like it’s not warm enough.

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So with that i’m going to see what happens when I lift the temperature a little.

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Yeah, I think I was right on that.

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Though the tint is maybe a little off.

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Keep it a little to the red

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Let me step back and see

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Yeah, I think that’s better

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I love trails going off in the distance

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It’s one of my favorite things

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This picture is right next to it and it is a little cooler

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So because it is in an album right next to it I’m going to warm this one up just a tad

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So it won’t be too jarring

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These are good look-aways

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The light is stronger here

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It was not a sunny day; in fact, it even rained

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I like that stone arch there

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So there are three different poses in here

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I like lichen on rocks; I like anything that looks old and authentic

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Here’s a tomb

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I’ll bring the shadows up to bring out that door

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You can see the bars better

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Sometimes I uses brushes, even an iris enhance brush, on something like this, even though it’s not an eye

 

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Just to bring it out a bit

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The other kind of brush that might work really well there is . . .

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not the sharpness . . .

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I’m going to do clarity

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Architecture can handle clarity a lot better than people can

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When I hit numbers on the keyboard, that’s the percentage

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So if I go 5, that’s 50%, so let me try that

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That’s the clarity brush

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bring it around the edges here

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back down here

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yeah, rock and ruins, they really like clarity

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I’ll move to the next

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It’s a little stepped back. I’m just going to check that angle.

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You can use a straightening bar here for the angle

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I’ll bring it right under this brick ridge here

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That’s good

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It’s a little off I guess though

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Even with that; it must have been where I was standing

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But I don’t want to take away too much from the edge

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And if I go in here, you can see some writing

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This might be a good place for the clarity brush

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Some more contrast on that

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Make the darker darker

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Other features too that would benefit from that brush

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No I can hold the shift and that would give me my moving tool. No not shift, spacebar.

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on these bricks

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It’s coming out really well

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Everything’s looking good

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Come off the brush and back again

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This is the information about it; I think clarity would benefit the writing

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So there’s information about the place

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Gath’s Empty Tomb

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If I go back to these or even these three

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I’m going to show you the Library module for metadata

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This is Gath’s Empty Tomb

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From here to here, I’m going to shift select

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And drop the same title in to start with

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There’s more metadata I’ll be putting in later

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I just want to make sure it’s on there

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So those three got selected and they got the metadata

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Go back into Develop mode because I want to be ready to make changes

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This is a war monument, a war corresondent’s monument for the Civil War

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OK, so some neat things on this

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If you go in close you can see Heed on one side

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Speed on the other

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Heed and Speed

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I have to look up what Heed means

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I think I know what it means because you hear “Head the voice”