Adobe’s Photographers Plan
The method of storing your photos that I am going to explain requires a subscription with the Adobe Photographers Plan. If you already have a subscription, they will allow you to upgrade your storage to 1tb for an additional $5 per month. This will allow you plenty of storage in the cloud to use while you are traveling. With this plan, you get both Lightroom Classic, Lightroom CC, and Photoshop as well as the Lightroom mobile.
The upgrade to the photographers plan is hidden on the Adobe site. Adobe doesn’t make this offer very obvious, and you need to dig a little after clicking on “manage your plan”. Scroll all the way through all of Adobe’s offerings and you will find it.
With Lightroom Mobil on your pad or phone, you can upload your pictures directly to Lightroom and do some basic editing. The editing in Lightroom CC (or Lightroom Mobil) is not as comprehensive as Lightroom Classic, but it’s enough to get you through while you are traveling.
Once you upload your images to your pad of phone in Lightroom mobil, your full resolution images will then get synced to the cloud as long as you have a strong internet connection. The only caveat here is that you need to be sure you have enough storage with Adobe. The regular photographer’s plan with Adobe only comes with 20GB of storage, so if you have a 32GB media card, you would need to upgrade your storage to the plan mentioned above.
How to Upload Your Images
It’s a simple process to upload your digital media to your pad or your phone. I use a dongle that connects to my iPad and iPhone. Once you are connected, the photos app will show an import tab that you tap on to import your pictures to your pad. (Be sure to have enough space on your pad to upload these files.) You can then select the images you would like to import into your camera roll. Once they are on your camera roll, you can import into Lightroom directly.
Once the images have been uploaded to Lightroom, you can choose to either erase the images on your pad or phone, or use that as an additional backup for your images.
If you are connected to wi-fi, Lightroom will send the full resolution images to the Cloud, safely storing your images for you until you return home.
This process will allow me to preview my images, do some minor editing and use the high quality digital images from my DSLR to use for social media.
Once you open Lightroom Classic upon your return, those images will be automatically imported to your hard drive and Lightroom Classic. Pretty cool, right!
You will need to tell Lightroom Classic in the preferences where to store the uploaded images. It’s a great way to not only back up images while traveling, but allows you to edit and organize on the road. Make sure to reorganize the location of the images when you return.
If this sounds like something you would like to try and need some assistance, please feel free to reach out with questions. I believe it will be a game changer for you as well.
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BPSOP Instructor – Holly Higbee-Jansen
Holly Higbee-Jansen is photographer, trainer, blogger, and workshop leader who enjoys teaching and the creative process. Her passions include teaching photography workshops in beautiful locations in California, Iceland, Costa Rica and the American West with her husband Mark. Holly also teaches online classes on Lightroom, Photoshop and photographic technique. Get Holly’s Free E-Book on “Landscape Photography and the Light“ and find out about her newest workshops at Jansen Photo Expeditions.com.
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