4 thoughts on “Lily Pad Sunset

    1. I so completely thank you Laura. Believe me, the processing is not as hard as you might think. I use Lightroom 4(just upgraded to 5) and one or more of the Nik creative plugins. If you’d like any tips or have any questions, please feel free to ask.

      Lightroom is very intuitive and easy to learn. It has to be, because believe me when I say, I’m not a post processing wiz by any stretch of the imagination.

      1. You are so welcome! I’ve been using Adobe Bridge Camera Raw for a long time. I have Lightroom 5 but I’m confused about how to use it. Every time I open it, I import, develop, but then am confused all about the cataloging aspect of it. I have a lot of Nik plugins…probably more than I need, lol. I would love some critique actually. That would really help me out…pointing out how to better my photos. If you have time, I would love it if you could check my photo site out and check out the recent photos and give me your opinion. Maybe something will stand out to you that I can improve upon? And yes, I’m giving you permission to slice and dice my art! lol I really need it. I’m self taught and have never really had anyone help me. Only if you have time….http://lauramacky.smugmug.com/

        1. LR is very easy to use, the catalog thing isn’t really all that difficult either, because you don’t have to do anything to set up the catalog in the first place. At least I don’t recall doing anything to “set up” my catalog. If you have multiple catalogs it might be more complicated though.

          My Import workflow is pretty simple. Under Destination, on the right in the Import dialog, I select By Date from the Organize drop down. I make sure I have the current year selected, then hit Import. LR automatically puts the photos into their own dated folders. I keyword the bejesus out of them on import so I can find them easier. I used to have it broken down into named folders like “rivers,” “fall,” “landscape,” etc., but I found I more often than not just left them in the dated folders they were imported into. (Can you say lazy!:-D ) So I’ve been using just the dates the photos were shot for the last 2 years. Keywording is key though. Considering what I normally photograph I have a pretty good idea what I was likely photographing in any given month, but keywords make it 10 times easier to find the photo I want. Are you Mac or PC?

          Here’s a link that might be of some help

          Oh, and after a brief look through your site I’m not sure you need my help. Give me a day or so to look a little deeper and I’ll look some more. In the mean time, if you had specific photos you’d like my opinion on, feel free to contact me. Once we’ve exchanged emails, I’m not sure you can attach them via the my contact page, you can send me a few to look at.

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