Many underwater photographers shoot with cameras that have the capability to also shoot video. What does one do if you are primarily a still shooter who wants to dabble in video, but doesn’t want to spend the time and effort to learn a video editing software? Do not fret! In Adobe Lightroom 5 you can do some basic video editing. You’ll be able to share that incredible underwater encounter that only video could convey. Read on and watch the video tutorial!
GoAskErin’s Erin Quigley is a certified teaching professional for Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop, and an award-winning underwater photographer. She has developed specific workflows for the underwater photographer to tackle the most common problems we encounter in our images. Send your question and your problematic underwater image to GoAskErin; she just might use it for her next tutorial!
Ain’t technology grand? Just when you think you’re getting the hang of still photography, along comes video and knocks you on your patootie. The same thing happened to me with skiing and snowboarding. Never fear. Lightroom 5 is a fantastic jumping off point for video dabblers who don’t want to miss out on all the fun, but who are primarily still shooters without the time or ambition to tackle a completely new piece of software.
In Lightroom 5, it’s easy to trim video clips, capture still frames, and even make solid color correction to your videos without having to reinvent your workflow. You can use all the skills already at your command to make your videos the best they can be, and export them to share. Topics covered include setting in and out points on video clips, choosing a poster frame for the video thumbnail, synchronizing develop module changes from jpeg to video, and exporting.
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