TheFIX 074: Lightroom Keywords 101

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Lightroom Keywords 101 & Mobile Photography Weekly

In this episode of TheFIX, host Seán Duggan delves into working with keywords in Lightroom. We begin from a basic, new user starting point and explain how you can add keywords when importing images, as well as adding additional, more specific keywords once the photos have been imported to your image catalog. We take a look at the Keywording and Keywords List panels in the Library module and explore ways you can use Keyword Sets to organize your keywords into logical groups based on content and the type of keywords you create.  We also shine a spotlight on the smart collection “Without Keywords” that shows you all the images in your catalog that are in want of some keyword loving, and share the “while I’m in here” keywording strategy for making the most of the time you spend exploring image folders in Lightroom. Also in this episode is the new Book Giveaway sponsored by Rocky Nook, and Seán shares news about his new weekly series on Lynda.com, Mobile Photography Weekly.

Enter to WIN the Rocky Nook Book of Your Choice!

To enter the book giveaway, leave a comment below that includes some thoughts on keywords. You can post one of your photos and provide a description of it, as well as the keywords you would apply to that photo, or simply provide a text description of an image and list what keywords you would apply for that image. Have fun…get creative…write an image description in the  style of Film Noir, or maybe write a short poem or a Haiku. The entries are open for two weeks and will close at 11:59pm Pacific Standard Time on Wednesday, July 27, 2016.

Links Mentioned in This Episode

Mobile Photography Weekly at Lynda.com
Free 10-Day Trial for Lynda.com
Metropolis II by Chris Burden, at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art

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