Lightroom’s Develop Module Creative Workflow – The WHYs Rather Than The HOWs

Photographer Robert Rodriguez  shares his view on the creative workflow using Lightroom. Interestingly, rather than focusing in the different modules and explaining what each button and slider does, Rodriguez goes one level upwards and discusses the creative workflow using Lightroom. (Don’t get me wrong there are a lot of sliders and buttons explained, just a different context)

The way that Rodriguez does that is focusing on the WHYs, and he starts with the vision with a strong tag line – Why is more important than how.

Rodriguez shares 4 concepts to facilitate the creative workflow:

  1. Workflow starts at capture  – what you want the image to say should be there when you press the button
  2. Vision drives the editing – When you edit you should already know what you want to do.
  3. Lead the viewer – help the viewer to see and feel what you want the image to convey
  4. Share your perspective – make sure that all of the above is done for the sake of sharing your experience – why you pressed the shutter in the first place.

Rodriguez does an amazing job at structuring these four concepts into the Lightroom workflow and is well worth the time spent to watch the 1:15 lecture.

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