I have some good news for you - you've just found the perfect resource!
Over 14 years working as a professional pet photographer, I've developed a super efficient workflow. I can have a full pet photography session culled and edited in just a couple of hours! I'm sharing my workflow with you in detail in this handy 42-page printable PDF guide.
I cover importing your images to Lightroom and backing them up (with a super easy explanation of how Lightroom actually works) to using systems to quickly cull down a photo session to a manageable number of images. I delve into getting the most out of your RAW files in the editing stage, using Lightroom's comprehensive toolkit.
Then I move into Photoshop where I share my top tips, specific to pet photography, for finishing off your images. Think dealing with colour casts, selective shading, leash removal, head swaps, sharpening and cropping.
And if you're looking to go deeper, there's a handy list of free editing tutorials to explore as well.
Having an organised and efficient workflow is an essential practice for digital photography. By implementing the tips within, you can look forward to having a streamlined workflow and being able to instantly locate and work with your precious images! You'll also discover my best practices for extending your workflow using Adobe Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop.
Lightroom is the ultimate one-stop-shop for pet photographers, including everything you need for a comprehensive but simplified workflow. Lightroom also comes with a host of powerful editing tools, allowing you to tap into the huge amount of detail present in camera RAW files. In fact, 95% of my editing is done in Lightroom!
Though the majority of my editing is usually completed in Lightroom, I still consider Photoshop an essential tool for more complex edits and polishing my images to perfection - there are some things that Lightroom just can't do! From customising Photoshop to suit you, to head swaps, I cover all the important pet photography related edits!
You've only ever used Photoshop and want to start using Lightroom, but you have no idea how to begin
You have multiple Lightroom catalogues on the go and never know where to find your images
You take forever selecting which images to edit, then go back and forth between Lightroom and Photoshop, so your filenames end up looking like this: IMG_2033-Edit-Edit-Edit-Edit.psd
You're always filling up hard drives because you never delete anything (deleting images is scary)
You edit a session, then realise there were better images that you missed
If you can relate to any of these issues, you're not alone! These are all common problems I see pet photographers facing time and again. The good news is, it's all fixable with a little bit of knowledge and some good systems.
This instantly downloadable e-book reference covers my entire workflow and editing process in both Adobe Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop.
Covered within this 42-page illustrated PDF guide is:
In the download section there is also a discussion area so you can connect with me directly and share your thoughts and suggestions!
Charlotte is an award-winning Australian pet photographer based in Brisbane. Addicted to creating lightbulb moments for students, Charlotte has been teaching pet photographers since 2013. She relishes simplifying tricky concepts, and helping people achieve their goals by making the learning fun, practical, and positive.More About Charlotte