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LIGHTROOM EDUCATION, TIPS & MINI COURSES FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS
TAKE CONTROL OF THE AMOUNT OF TIME AT YOUR DESK
about my lightroom education
Fed up with of the amount of time and late hours you are at your desk? Photographers waste so much time, energy and patience by not having a good workflow set up. I love to help photographers get a seamless system (from card to client) in place that not only saves you time (and your sanity!) but means you have a backup system to stop any unforeseen image loss disasters. Book a ‘SHORTCUT SESSION’ zoom call with me and we’ll having you feeling relaxed at your desk once again.
Hands up if you’ve spent literally MILLIONS (well it feels like it) on presets and they just don’t seem to work – I’m here to tell you, they rarely do! Let me show you how to create your own and to better understand how to get the look you desire – believe me – it’s not only empowering, it’s great for your business too!
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about the lightroom presets
You have found it! A place where you can finally breathe. As well as my training I have my own Lightroom presets that are here to help you – help you feel confident in your photography, help you make your images sing, help save your precious time, and ultimately make you and your clients very happy.
I have designed these Adobe Lightroom presets and tools which means you won’t need to open Photoshop to edit your photos anymore. You can do the photo editing you need to right here in one place, which will transform your photography workflow. You are investing in your time, time to spend with your loved ones, time to go out with your camera more, time to enjoy!
I am a family, wedding, and portrait photographer who – yes, here comes the cliché – started out in the make-shift darkroom in the basement at home as a teenager! I trained in photography and a large part of my training was in the darkrooms of my university, picking photograph after photograph from the machines or the chemical trays to perfect the desired look. ‘Magenta casts’ will forever be a haunted term for me!!
When I started in digital photography I applied the same techniques I used in the darkroom, experimenting, first with Photoshop, and then when I started to use Lightroom I wanted to be able to use it without having to go back to Photoshop. I loved my film days and I still love the film look so I like my digital images to look as fresh and clean as those images I used to produce in the darkroom. I have experimented endlessly for you – picked those metaphorical prints out of my computer screen so that you don’t have to. Honestly – don’t mention it! You are welcome!
My experience as a Picture Editor on magazines means I learnt how to be responsible for thousands of images, I needed systems and perfect workflows. I LOVE being organised and I’m here to help you be too.
SHORTCUT – Cut your edits short with my tips and training to shortcut the time you spend at your desk.
Book a zoom session with me to go through whatever you are struggling with in Lightroom. I can cover efficient workflow, creating a preset, learning best culling practises and more…
Fantastic option for those with specific issues that they need to resolve in Lightroom – quick and focused training by a super friendly young lady!
Would highly recommend!
I’ve just had a FAB Lightroom Shortcut session with Eddie.
I’ve been importing/exporting/saving/naming my images all wrong these past ten years and using up TONS of space on my MAC. I now finally know how to do it right! Thank you so much Eddie!
A collection for all photographers who are looking to perfect their personal branding edits.
Simple yet flattering presets and a makeup bag of tools to get the best out of your clients images.
Eddie’s Presets are a godsend! Not only are they easy to install and apply, they save you precious time, increase your workflow and most importantly instantly improve and upgrade your photographs.
As a photographer I really admire Eddie’s work, and now I get a little bit of her expertise and style within my own portfolios. I’m so happy with my purchase.
presets & tools shop
My shop features my collection of Adobe Lightroom presets and tools, including a free Lightroom presets for you to try. I offer Adobe Lightroom training to help you improve your photo editing & workflow.
frequently asked questions
DO YOU CREATE CUSTOM PRESETS?
No – much better than that – rather than building you a preset that you don’t understand, I like to create a preset with you and empower you to understand how to change it.
We will create a preset together on a SHORTCUT SESSION, although I can’t guarantee it’s the perfect result in an hour it should be pretty close! My ultimate goal is to make sure you have a base preset that you understand how to adjust. I want to gift you the confidence to know how to get great images that will make you and your clients happy!
WHAT CAN I COVER IN A SHORTCUT SESSION?
My 1-1’s are typically an hour long, I suggest booking an hour at the time as brain fade sets in after this!
I suggest booking an hour to cover WORKFLOW and IMPORTING, and another hour to look at PRESETS & EDITING. We can also look at CULLING techniques, BRUSHES & MASKS and EXPORT presets.
If you want to cover everything (highly recommended!) then you can get a 20% discount for a 5 hour block booking. (you will book your first hour and then will recieve a code to book in your next sessions)
HOW DO I IMPORT MY PRESETS INTO LIGHTROOM?
Adding your new presets is easier than you think! They will live in the ‘Develop Presets’ folder and your brushes in the ‘Local Adjustment Presets’ folder which you can easily find by going into Preferences in Lightroom and clicking ‘Show Lightroom Presets Folder’. I have a helpful blog post on how to install your new purchases: adding your new presets.
WILL YOUR PRESETS WORK IN JUST ONE CLICK?
Not always, you may have over exposed or under exposed the image originally. Also the time of day and season that you have taken your image will affect its overall feel. All my preset collections have different versions to try. Once applying the preset you will probably still need to adjust the white balance, exposure level and contrast.
I DON'T KNOW HOW TO USE THE BRUSHES IN LIGHTROOM
I am uploading videos with top tips to help you understand the tools of Lightroom on my Eddie’s notebook page, there will be lots of helpful information I can share. In the meantime, if you are still unsure then I can highly recommend Adobe’s tutorial videos or book a SHORTCUT SESSION with me and we can go through brushes and masks together.
DO I NEED TO SHOOT RAW?
Yes. My presets will not work on jpegs.
MY PRESETS DON'T APPEAR IN LIGHTROOM
If your presets aren’t appearing in Lightroom, make sure you don’t have the “Store presets with catalog” option checked in Lightroom’s Preferences. You may also need to restart Lightroom after installing presets.
UPGRADING to LIGHTROOM CLASSIC on Creative Cloud
My presets that are designed for Lightroom Classic (4 and above) which is part of the Creative Cloud for photographers. You catalogs will not be affected by upgrading but make sure you backup beforehand. I highly recommend upgrading if you are using an older version and particularly to Creative Cloud if you are not on it as you will get automatic improvements. If you would like me to walk you through the process please book a SHORTCUT SESSION appointment.
My Lightroom tutorials offer you insight into how powerful the software can be. Learn things that you never knew you could go and shortcuts that will blow your mind! All this is with the aim of saving you time without having to go into Photoshop. Get away from your desk and get out with you camera more.
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