iPad Pro 2018 Pro Photographer Editing Workflow

iPad Pro 2018 Pro Photographer Editing Workflow



– What's up. This is John from John
Branch IV Photography. Let's talk about
professional photo editing with the new iPad Pro
and Lightroom Classic. (jazz music) So if you saw my last video, I talked about editing
photos on the new iPad Pro. If you haven't, check the link up here and in the description. But for some of us, like myself, who's a wedding photographer, I need more than just being
able to edit a couple photos. Usually I'm editing
multiple weddings at a time, hundreds and hundreds of photos. So the question is how do I do that? I've actually found a
workflow that works for me for using my iPad Pro
with Lightroom Classic. Let's go ahead and take a look at that. All right, so here I am at my workstation. We got Lightroom Classic,
we have the iPad Pro, and we're ready to look
at professional workflow. So basically in Lightroom Classic, you see my horrible catalog over here. It's the worst, I'm so sorry. But basically, first step first, 'cause mind you, with a wedding, you're dealing with thousands of photos, I import my photos into Lightroom Classic and then after that I actually
cull it with Photo Mechanic. So, Photo Mechanic is,
hands down, the best way to cull your images. If you do not use it, you
need to go buy it right now. Trust me on that. You need it in your life. So I'm not gonna show
you using Photo Mechanic, maybe I'll make a video on that later. But basically I come through
here and I cull on my photos. I have a workflow that I
like to separate my photos into sections, and that's
how I edit everything, so you can see that down here. So here's a wedding that I fully culled, came away with about 539 photos. And now comes the next step
of getting it on my iPad, which you see it's
actually already on there. So to do that, all you have to
do is select all your photos, and you can drag them up into this All Synced Photographs area. So once you have it in here, it will sync to your iPad. And make sure you're actually logged in to the same account, which will show up up here at the top. So you see it's showing me how
much is in my creative cloud and it's showing me what's syncing and syncing is turned on, so that's very important, that's the main thing
you need to be turned on in Lightroom Classic. But once you have that turned on and you throw your photos into
this All Synced Photographs, everything in here will automatically sync to your iPad Pro. So what you're seeing
on my iPad is actually the exact same stuff as on my computer, which you can actually
see here from the top. Photo for photo, exactly the same. Now, basically what happens is, like in my other video, or that Peter McKinnon video, move all your presets
over to Lightroom CC, so not Classic but CC, so that you have your same presets. And then now you have everything you need right on your iPad. So let's find something
I have not edited yet. Oh, you see, you can even see it updating in the photos I just
edited a little while ago. So, here's some family
photo lookin' stuff, and it's some couple portrait stuff, and you'll see if I scroll
down on my computer, it is also the same stuff. So, like, if I wanted to
edit this first photo here, and same thing as in my other video, I could come in and let's
actually straighten this up a little bit. I can go into color, I'm gonna do some white balance, do auto for now. Throw my preset on it. And then use the outgoing to light and make some adjustments from there. So here we have a photo edited, and what should happen is that
you'll see on the computer once it starts trying to sync up is that this photo will update itself. Now since all your photos
are syncing like that, basically what you can do is edit all your photos here and then get back to your main rig and sync them up. And then afterwards, I do all my exporting on my computer. Mainly because I use Alien
Skin or AlienWare Alien Skin? Alien Skin. I use Alien Skin to actually
do my sharpening and grain 'cause it looks so good. But you'll see now here on the computer, it actually updated the photo. And I can even develop it more here on my main rig as well. So if I didn't like the exposure or wanted to make it cooler, I can do that all here, and then that also syncs back to the iPad. And that's basically it. I can use this now to
legitimately edit my photos. I cannot get enough of it. It is so, so good. So that's my workflow for
using the new iPad Pro with Lightroom Classic. And now I can basically
say goodbye to my laptop, which I'm so hyped about, 'cause I don't have one. (laughs) Let me know in the comments what you think about that workflow, if it would work out for you or if you need
something different. I love to hear everyone's opinions, and honestly it helps
me learn more myself. So, throw them in there. Also, if you like what you saw, make sure to subscribe to the channel. Imma have a whole bunch more
videos on editing photos, photography stuff, and also just creative entrepreneur stuff. Don't forget to hit the
notification bell either, so I don't get lost in the
nether realm of YouTube. And I'll catch y'all next time. All right, peace. (piano jazz music)

22 thoughts on “iPad Pro 2018 Pro Photographer Editing Workflow

  • July 20, 2019 at 5:16 pm
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    thats exactly what i was looking for! thaaaankss

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  • July 20, 2019 at 5:16 pm
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    It really bums me out that I can't have a detailed exports from my ipad or any ios systems. I have set IG/FB export settings on my desktop so my images don't get pixelated when I upload but these devices only allow maximum or small 2048px.. I hate that

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  • July 20, 2019 at 5:16 pm
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    I love your laugh. It's so genuine. 😬😁

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  • July 20, 2019 at 5:16 pm
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    I am going to buy a new Ipad pro as well. Only I am  not sure about the  4 gig ram. Is the 4 gig ram enought for Lr?

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  • July 20, 2019 at 5:16 pm
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    Do you ever ingest direct ti iPad?

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  • July 20, 2019 at 5:16 pm
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    Great video, very helpful. I just ordered my ipad pro and should be here Monday! Can you export a whole session on the ipad using Lightroom CC? I'm looking forward to doing my editing on the go and doing less on my macbook pro.

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  • July 20, 2019 at 5:16 pm
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    Great video, very helpful. I just ordered my ipad pro and should be here Monday! Can you export a whole session on the ipad using Lightroom CC? I'm looking forward to doing my editing on the go and doing less on my macbook pro.

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  • July 20, 2019 at 5:16 pm
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    How do you send clients their images?

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  • July 20, 2019 at 5:16 pm
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    Do you not get a little bit of load time when you adjust each thing on the ipad? Whenever I edit something, each change will make the photo blurry (load the change) then turn sharp once its changed.

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  • July 20, 2019 at 5:16 pm
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    Love this but I have binned photo mechanic and now I cull on my iPad and holy crap … its so much faster because i actually have the iPad with me so it gets done. I shot 6k photos recently at a very long wedding and they synced overnight and i was done the next night. That also included 8 photos as a sneak peak for the couple edited on lightroom mobile on the iPad. I hate the phrase game changer but for me the iPad Pro is. Still do most of the edits on the Mac though. Great video mate thanks.

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  • July 20, 2019 at 5:16 pm
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    it looks like pain in the ass. staying with laptop.

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  • July 20, 2019 at 5:16 pm
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    Man I wish I could figure out how to tether to the iPad Pro. I have a Sony a7iii and Unless I’m missing something the playmemories app doesn’t have that capability. I can wirelessly transfer photos but I can’t figure out how to send a single photo automatically after I take it and have it display in that app, or any other app that I know of. If you have a solution I’d sure like to hear it. Thanks for your vids on using iPad Pro for photo editing in Lightroom CC. That’s what I’m using but also checking out Affinity Photo.

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  • July 20, 2019 at 5:16 pm
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    Well I got my IPad Pro 12.9 (2019) & MacBook Pro a few weeks ago & have just got the Pencil as well. Now keeping in mind that I have always done my workflow on a PC and this is my first ever iPad. I was wondering if you could possibly tell me, what app is good for retouching skin, doing smoothing etc, but not to the extent where people look like a mannequin ?.

    On the PC I normally use Portrait Professional but unless i subscribe to something like Astropad Studio to mirror across from the MacBook to the iPad Pro, I will be in need of some new software. Any recommendations or would it be more ideal in waiting for Photoshop CC for the iPad ?.

    Many thanks

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  • July 20, 2019 at 5:16 pm
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    Great video! When you start editing a Raw image on Lightroom CC on your Ipad and start adjusting different sliders, do you notice that you image goes blurry for a second to render the adjustment?

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  • July 20, 2019 at 5:16 pm
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    What type files are you working with in LR on the iPad Pro? Can it deal with RAW image files or are you having to convert to psd? Jpg?

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  • July 20, 2019 at 5:16 pm
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    How does the ipad pro compare to the surface pro for photo editing?

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  • July 20, 2019 at 5:16 pm
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    I would actually like to know how you can manage a workflow ONLY with an iPad Pro. Main problem is storage and classic/cc. I would like to store them in a cloud, such as google drive, directly from the iPad, and then select edit some into Lightroom cc. Is this possible and manageable?

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  • July 20, 2019 at 5:16 pm
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    This is exactly the workflow I am wanting to do. Thank you!

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  • July 20, 2019 at 5:16 pm
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    Can you batch edit in LR cc too ?

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  • July 20, 2019 at 5:16 pm
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    Dope vid bro . Hate u for making me seriously consider dropping $1k on a tablet tho

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  • July 20, 2019 at 5:16 pm
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    Thanks for the information!! I’ve been doing tons of research and I’m curious how fast internet speeds need to be for Lightroom to sync?? I live in the woods in Wisconsin and I have the slowest internet ever lol….I’d love to be more mobile with editing on an iPad but I’m thinking it would take forever to sync one wedding?????

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