Faster Culling Of Your Images

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There’s a word you don’t get to use every day – culling (which to me means going through your images and making your picks, or star ratings or whatever you do to get down to the good shots). Anyway, this tip is to make that process a little quicker for you. One quick thing first:
One quick thing first:
Next Friday my Lightroom seminar is in Denver
Over 200 photographers are already signed up for the day – it’ll be over 300 by next Friday – don’t miss out – come spend the day with me. OK, onto the tip.

Above: When you’re going through your shoot, it’s likely it goes like this: you look at an image; give it a rating (or a flag, label, etc.), then you hit the right arrow key on your keyboard to move to the next image to rate it. Wanna save yourself a step? In the Library module, go under the Photo menu and choose Auto Advance (as shown above).

Above: Now when you flag, or star, or label an image it will automatically advance to the next image without you having to hit that extra right-arrow key. The whole process goes faster with fewer keystrokes, and when it comes to production. less is more.
Hope you found that helpful.
I’m up in Atlanta shooting with the Falcons this weekend (and photographing their new stadium well before the game on Sunday). Can’t wait it see it, and can’t wait to shoot me some football, and see my friends up in the ATL, and eat some Spray Cheese). Whoop, Whoop!
P.S. If you haven’t seen Victor Fejes class on Advanced Photoshop: The Psychology and Science Behind Color Grading, it is amazing (you’ll learn a lot more than you’d think about color in general. Really cool stuff). I put the trailer below, but here’s the link to watch it right now – perfect class for this weekend.  

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