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These are the topics covered and the questions that were answered in the training session:
Tips for culling and processing your portrait images
In this group class, we’ll give you some general tips on how to organize, sort, cull, and process your portrait photos.
Here is a handy list of all the computer stuff (hard drives, etc.) that Bruce and Darlene use.
Notes for the outline below are available for students of Portrait Fundamentals.
#1 Downloading and formatting
#2 – Organizing your files
#3 – Culling and picking your favorite images
What editing software to choose?
There are many photo editing programs on the market, here are just a few:
- Adobe Photoshop Elements
- Photoshop CC (full version)
- Lightroom Classic
- Lightroom CC
- Luminar 4
- Topaz Studio
- Capture One
- AfterShot Pro by Corel
- And more…
If you aren’t sure which to choose read my review of 10 different programs here (note it’s in two parts).
Luminar 4 – my recommendation for beginners
If you wish to buy Luminar it is a one-time purchase, no monthly subscription fees! As a Skylum Ambassador, I have been given two special links that I can share with you (only for my students). The regular price of Luminar 4 is $89 USD.
There are two special packages for you to choose from:
- Discount for students of Portrait Fundamentals only
Please keep in mind that my coupon code or any others do not work with these offers.
- 7 Day Photo Editing Challenge (with 3.5 hours of training)
- Group portrait editing with Luminar 4
- How to open images in Luminar 4
- All our Luminar photo editing tutorials
If you use Lightroom and want to get a set of my LR presets use this code (enter it when you get to the checkout page) to get $10 off and pay only $19: Discount code available for students only
Get more tips here: Learn Lightroom
Get some Photoshop tips here:
NOTE: Non-destructive editing
Lightroom and Luminar do not alter your images directly, so saving inside those programs is not necessary. When editing with Photoshop or Elements or similar programs make sure you edit using layers and use “save as” so you do not save over your original camera files.
NOTE: To delete or not to delete
#4 – Process to preview quality
#5 – Fully process all chosen or top images
#6 – Exporting or saving the edit images
- A complete listing of all available Portrait Fundamentals Course Webinars is listed on the bottom of the Portrait Fundamentals webinars page.
- Or review all Digital Photo Mentor Webinars here.