Proper Photo Work Flow with Adobe Lightroom Classic and Lightroom CC Mobile

Helping Adobe Lightroom Classic and Lightroom CC Mobile work together with smart collections.

I noticed a bit of concern and confusion among my peers, just recently, in NYC at PhotoPlus at the Jacob Javits Center, regarding the now two versions of Adobe Lightroom. There are now Adobe Lightroom Classic, your desktop version you're used to with your main libraries, etc., and a second mobile version that seemed as though it was supposed to be more of a standalone type thing, called Lightroom CC. So.. You had to choose one. Were first impressions. People were confused about how to access their original libraries and files and such. Fear not. You're fine. Keep running Lightroom Classic, and make your preexisting and new photos into 'smart collections', then 'sync' those selected 'smart collections' with the mobile client, Lightroom CC. It'll take care of the rest. Simple, you can use both, together.  And Adobe gives you the first 100 gigs for free, but use it sparingly, and always back up to drive, and the cloud, and least once. Use this mobile version to have better control of your time, and work flow management to integrate into a much faster system of creative production.

Example photos taken with Sony a9 and G Master FE 100-400mm super-telephoto zoom lens in Alaska with the Sony Alpha Collective.

Adobe Lightroom Classic


Light Painting made simple.

We were in Alaska on the first night of our Sony Alpha Collective trip, waiting for the Northern Lights to appear, so we decided to do a little light painting, while the auroras developed.

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    Light painting can make for some really interesting photos, and is pretty simple, if you set up your shots properly. Fortunately for me I had the assistance of Jody from Alaska Photo Treks to help me out with this one. You will need a tripod to keep your shot steady, as you’ll be leaving the shutter open for about a 15 second exposure. You may have to play around with timing, ISO, etc, depending on the amount of light in the scene, and the amount of light writing that you’re capturing. Also it helps if you set the shutter to go off on via timer or use a remote trigger, to help keep the camera steady.

    For this particular shot I mounted the new Sony a9 and G Master f/2.8 16-35mm to a stable tripod, and set the ISO at 1000, shutter speed 15 seconds, f 2.8, and a focal length of 19mm. I found the a9 to do very well in the dark, and had very little trouble focusing, even in low light, and the G Master is a beauty as well. I framed the shot where Jody would be light painting. Its important to find your focus before you execute the shot, so I focused on her flashlight, and set the timer so I wouldn’t shake the camera pressing the shutter button. She stood behind the light source and had to write ‘Alaska’ backwards, for it to appear properly in the photo. You can experiment with your settings to get different results of course, but this is a good general place to start for light painting shots.

I'll be with Sony in Miami for the release of the a6300, and the G Master Lenses.

I very excited to be able to preview the latest installation of stellar products from the Sony Alpha Line in Miami this early March.

The a6300 has the fastest auto focus in history. Very excited to check it out.

Also, the G Master Lenses are next level technology. It's an honor to be included to review.

Tomorrow's lenses today, from Sony Lens standard are changing Advances in camera performance and soaring creative ideals demand a new approach to lens technology. Lenses must evolve to remain ahead of the curve. With a clear vision of cameras of the future, Sony now redefines the lens.


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He specifically said "no cameras".