For some time now Adobe as offered a free website building tool to help you build your own online photo gallery. It is called Adobe Portfolio, and it is free with any subscription to the Creative Cloud. In my case I subscribe to the option that gives me Lightroom Classic, Lightroom, and Photoshop CC for ten dollars a month.
Adobe has added new features since they first introduced it. I played with it a couple of years ago, but never really got into it. So today I began my second venture. I have put up a very basic gallery so far. There are plenty of additional elements I can and will in time.
But my first attempt at least allows the viewer an easy way to view the few pictures I have uploaded so far. It is easy to upload your photos from Lightroom. You just put your photos in a Lightroom Album and upload the pictures from there. If you are a Lightroom Classic user, you must sync the desired Collection with Lightroom where that Collection becomes an Album. You can also just upload pictures directly from your computer.
In this post I am going to illustrate how I currently process 360-degree photos from my Insta360 One X camera. There are other workflows and programs that can be used. Right now this is what I do.
I have put my current workflow into an AppTip Sheet. To some extent this is a personal AppTip Sheet, in that the storage locations are unique to my software and computer. For example the unique nature and file format for the One X does not make organizing and editing using Lightroom Classic or Photoshop possible until the very end of the process.
Click on the image above to open the PDF file that explains the steps I use.
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I just upgraded my Insta360 Nano S to an Insta360 One X. For those of you who may not be familiar with these cameras, they are 360-degree cameras.
I had not outgrown my Nano S by any means. I simply ruined its lens by not being careful about setting it down and keeping it in each pouch. To take in the 360-degree view these cameras have lenses on both sides. You must be careful.
Once I scratched the lens, it ruined the pictures and videos. If I remember right, it was going to cost me close to $100 to have the lens replaced. I only paid $300 for the camera. So I bought the One X, which is a better camera. I also bought a nice protective pouch for it, so hopefully I won’t repeat my performance.
Here is a photo I took at the last South Bay Camera Club meeting. It is only the third photo I have taken with the One X. I uploaded it to Kuula.co to project it.
CLICK HERE to see the 360 projected image. Scroll around and zoom in. Look for more 360 images from this camera from me in the future.
Unless you make a conscientious effort to screen your images and videos, you very quickly end up with so many that even if you have them tagged, it will be difficult to quickly find those few images that are worth further work.
After a photoshoot, you can easily end up with hundreds of images. I take a lot of sports action photos. I generally have my camera set on its burst mode. After photographing two or three softball or soccer games during the weekend, I will come home with about 300-400 images. Amongst these are probably less than 50 that are even worth saving.
In the AppTip Sheet linked in this post, I describe a method that I adopted from an eBook by photographer, Chris Marquardt (https://chrismarquardt.com). It is only one of may ways that can be used to quickly go through your photos to end up with only the very best.
Click on the figure below to view the tutorial.
In the next tutorial in this series, we will begin to cover some basic editing capabilities in Lightroom Classic.
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In this second and final part of using Keyword Tags, I will cover the very basics of using previously assigned tags to quickly find your photos.
There many other ways to find images in Lightroom Classic. Additionally, keywords queries can be structured in a variety of ways to do more sophisticated searches. But the material here should get you started at least.
Click on the link below to go to the PDF file that contains the tutorial.
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It has been awhile since I have posted any tutorials, so I thought I better do one. Actually, I was going to post one big one, but I have decided to break it into two or three parts.
Although Lightroom was initially developed to help professional photographers manage their huge collection of photographs, it has evolved over the years.
It has steadily acquired more advanced editing capabilities. Now more and more people use it for their prime photo editor and only draw on Photoshop CC when they absolutely must. Consequently, most of the current written information deals with the Develop Module, sometimes ignoring the Library Module or using it incorrectly, thus generating unnecessary problems for themselves.
In Part 2, I’ll cover how to quickly find your images using your assigned keyword. So stay tuned. If you found this to be helpful, please give it a star rating at the top. Better yet, please leave a comment or share it with others. Thank you.
A few weeks ago, I gave a presentation to the South Bay Mac Users Group (SBMUG) on the iPhone’s camera. This presentation was basically an update of the one I gave about three years ago. The camera in the iPhone and the software that supports it has gone through a lot of technical advancements since then.
I decided to post the slide show here, because I suspect that many people (including myself) just use camera to take simple selfies and are unaware or forget just how capable the iPhone camera is.
To view the slide show, just click on the link above. It is a large file, so it will take several seconds to open. To go from slide to slide, just click. There are embedded videos, so you may have to click to start and/or stop them.
The presentation uses the iPhone 7+ camera, since that is the iPhone I own. Most of the material is directly related to the camera in the iPhone XR, as well as older recent versions of the iPhone.
For those of you who have a different smartphone, check out its camera’s capabilities. I bet you will find that it can do a lot more than you thought.
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The camera in your iPhone and the software Apple provides or apps from other vendors that are free or cost very little, make the above a reasonable question.
I am giving a presentation to the local South Bay Mac Users Group on the iPhone. In preparing for this, I did some research on both camera apps, as well as mobile editing apps that are currently available. There are indeed lots of options available for getting the most out of your iPhone camera.
This article does an excellent job of describing several of these apps describing how they compare.
My presentation will focus on Apple’s Camera app, which has gotten more powerful over the years as the camera itself has improved. My presentation will be part of the group’s regular meeting on Wednesday, May 29th.
I should have included this tutorial earlier in my series on using Lightroom Classic. However, I have focused this series from the perspective of someone who is knew to Lightroom Classic, and is migrating their Photoshop Elements Catalog to Lightroom Classic.
Additionally, I am concentrating on keeping this series devoted to the basics of using Lightroom. Importing your images from you memory card or your camera itself is quite straight forward.
As I have described in previous posts, I am transitioning from using the Photoshop Elements Organizer to Lightroom to manage my photos and videos. In this video, I review the general workspace of Lightroom Classic’s Library module. To be clear, this video is intended for new users of Lightroom who may have little or no experience using the program. As I increasingly use Lightroom CC as the hub of my workflow, I will add additional tutorials and videos.
To keep the length of the video down, I have basically covered only the left panel of the workspace. In a subsequent video, I will cover the other parts of this module’s workspace.
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