I switched to adobe predominantly for the time I save with Lightroom’s organisation & simple bulk editing options. Since starting Fig & Fennel and shooting photos for clients, as well as for my blog, the efficiency of Lightroom is just a necessity for me now.
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Since I’ve been singing the praises of Lightroom for food photography, I thought I’d start a blog series on that walks you step-by-step through my Lightroom process.
Let’s start at the beginning, with step one.
Importing photos to Lightroom
Shoot in RAW
First, its important that you shoot your photos in RAW format, in order to get the most out of Lightroom.
Import your files
There are basically four ways to import your photos into Lightroom:
- Press the ‘+’ icon in the top right corner to add photos from your files, or directly from a camera or memory card if it’s connected to your PC
- When you create a new album, you’re prompted to ‘Add photos’
- Go to file > Add Photos
- Press ctrl+shift+i to import
That’s everything in terms of importing your photos. Make sure to shoot in RAW, then easily import your images to Lightroom ready for the next stage: sorting & organising your photos.
If you don’t have Adobe Lightroom yet, you can (affiliate) get the photography edition of Adobe Creative Cloud (which includes Lightroom & Photoshop) for about a tenner a month here.