Steps

  1. In Lightroom, make sure you are under the “Library” panel.
  2. Select “Metadata”
  3. Select “Edit Metadata Presets”
  4. Scroll down to IPTC Copyright section and enter your studio name.  For me, I did the copyright symbol as (c) but you can decide whatever you want.  You can also enter usage rights if you wish.  I prefer to just have my studio name.
  5. Save your preset (name it) so it will apply to all your images you export from Lightroom.  Mine is called Untitled, er, so nice.

To apply to all of your images, look to the right panel and add the metatag – see this video for more clarification.

This isn’t necessary for hobbyist photographers.  I know some photographers want to ensure they get credited properly by their clients.  Some don’t mind (like myself) but when I submit images to blogs or publications and they can often lose track of who has sent what – and not all images I send have my name as the file name, this helps tremendously.

Diana Elizabeth says if you’re wondering who this pretty photographer is, it’s Lyndsey Sullivan