Adobe Premiere Workshop – 23.01.14

After using Adobe Lightroom to create a slideshow presentation with our images, our tutor then introduced my class and I to Adobe Premiere… It is something all of us photography students are not sure about using so having our ‘Dummies Introduction to Premiere’ it was really worth while, and understanding another way of creating a video slideshow was really beneficial for me for my Narrative Unit!


  • New Project
  • Scratch Disks – make sure it says it has over 150GB (otherwise the program will crash on you for not having enough memory)
  • Name it appropriately and place it into the desired area on your PC/Mac
  • Sequence Presets – HDV 1080p30 (will give a nice smooth result)
  • Settings – make sure it says 1440 x 1080 (this is similar to 4 x 3 which is the same ratio as a DSLR/35mm SLR screen/formating)
  • Create 2 folders – clicking on the Folder icon and name them Photos and Sounds. (This will help to importing and locating files on this software before editing)
  • Media Browser – Select Images (Using Cntrl & Clicking the images you want) – Right Click – Import.
  • Click and drag images into the timeline (Images bar).
  • Using the cursor and hovering over the ends of the images in the timeline, you can change the duration of time you want pictures shown for.
  • Razor tool – using this and clicking on part of the image block will split it into two.
  • SOUND – Find file and import it in the same manner as images.
    Double click to listen to it – mark it in and mark it out (when you want music/sound to play and finish), click and drag into the timeline (audio 1 bar)
  • Pressing Enter, will turn the thin red bar at the top of where the timeline to green, and you can preview your work in a better quality.
  • File – Save Project.
  • File – Export – Media. Tick Match Sequence Settings and hit Export. This will then turn your work into a MPEG (and is compatible for Windows and Mac users).

Video produced can be seen here (the video is pretty basic level, but will hopefully be attending the Advanced Premiere workshop soon):

Lightroom Workshop – 23.01.14

Today I had a digital workshop based on software Adobe Lightroom and Adobe Premiere.
As part of my Narrative project, I have to create something digital, be it a slideshow or a video and present it to my peers in February. So today, my tutor kindly gave us a “dummies guide to Lightroom and Premiere” workshop this morning!


Library Module

  • Input Images
  • Create Slideshow

Slideshow Module

  • Guides – not appear on screen go to: View -> View Guides
  • Changing colour of background – right hand side tool bar, Colour Wash and/or Background Colour.
  • You can preview your slideshow of images at any given time by clicking on the Preview button.
  • Slide Duration – Change timing and fading by moving the slide bars of Slides and Fades 
  • Background Image – Drag and drop image into the box on the right hand side
    – Want a selection of an image? Go into Development Module, right click (Mac – Cntrl & Click) on the image and select Create Virtual Copy crop it to how you feel fit then repeat the Background Image step. When it comes to the slideshow itself, make sure that you select Use Selected Images in the drop out box situated above the filmstrip otherwise the cropped image will be part of the slideshow!
  • To make the duration of a single image longer, right click on the image (Mac – Cntrl & Click) and select Create Virtual Copy. By having the images side-by-side it will make the duration longer, HOWEVER if you have the fade to colour selected in the right hand side tool box then the image will flash and it will not look like a smooth presentation.
  • Intro / Ending Screen – good part to perhaps put a title page?
  • Adding Music – Select Sound – Choose. Ticking Fit to Music will make sure the sound is played for the duration of the slideshow.
  • Create Saved Slideshow – NAME – tick Inside – Choose Collection.
  • File -> Export Video – Select the 1080P (good quality to have.)

Video Made in Adobe Lightroom can be seen here: