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Posted by Gerard Murphy – December 04, 2012 browse all

Lightroom Intro Tutorial Video – Interview Style Demo

My friend Alan is getting more into photography. He decided to invest in Lightroom. But like many people he had some questions about how to manage his photos, edit them and ultimately use them using Lightroom. Lightroom can be a little intimidating, but a couple simple instructions can go a long way.

Because Alan is a good friend, I volunteered to point him in the right direction. He agreed to record the conversation in hopes that it would help others get started with Lightroom.

The result is a more conversational approach to demonstrating Lightroom than other tutorials I have seen. Hopefully it will help folks learn Lightroom to better manage their photos and to use the editing magic to make their photos pop.

This was recorded using Google Plus. Feel free to add me to your G+ circles.


Here was the basic overview of what topics where covered:

  • Learning about Lightroom
    • Alan – getting more into photography.
    • Didn’t know where to start with Lightroom.
  • Why does Alan come to Gerard for Lightroom help?
    Explanation of Lightroom Catalog
    • Photo management and photo editing.
    • Non-Destructive Editing.
    • Database concept.
  • Setup of Lightroom catalog settings.
    • Catalog backup
  • Importing photos to Lightroom
    • Left – where to import files from.
    • Center – File type. What is DNG?
    • Right.
      • File renaming.
      • Keywords
      • Destination
  • Lightroom Library Module
    • Folders.
    • Adding Metadata
      • Flags
      • Stars
      • Keywords
      • Filters
    • Collections
  • Lightroom Develop Module
    • Zooming
    • Basic
    • Crops
    • Red Eye
    • Brushes
    • Presets
    • Detail
  • Exporting photos from Lightroom
    • Why do you need to export?
    • How to export
    • What to do with the exports after?

Gerard Murphy

Gerard Murphy is an entrepreneurial do-er who is the CEO / Co-Founder of Mosaic. He is also a decent guy who loves his family, taking photos and startup culture. Loves promoting Mosaic to the world. Gerard has written several articles on entrepreneurship, marketing and photography that have appeared in publications including Forbes, LinkedIn and Photofocus.

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