Photo tips on Saturday: Lightroom
In an earlier post I indicated that post processing with software such as Lightroom is extremely important (see here). To obtain the most benefit from post processing I highly recommend shooting RAW. If you want refresher on the benefits of shooting RAW feel free to look back on one of my earlier Photo tips on Saturday posts (see here).
From a personal point of view I believe using Lightroom has resulted in the greatest improvements in my photography. I have found Lightroom to be reasonably intuitive to use. However, Lightroom offers lots of potential so extensive reading has helped me to unleash more potential from it.
This post is an introductory one – to introduce a new series focusing on different aspects of Lightroom in future posts. I will particularly focus on using the library and aspects of the develop module in Lightroom.
Next week I will start by looking at developing a naming system for the images in your library. In the following week the focus will be on the presence sliders in the basic panel of the develop module and the sliders in the HSL/Color/B&W panel of the develop module. I will update details of further posts in upcoming weeks.
The whole series is not meant to provide all encompassing approaches and details on Lightroom – rather the focus will be on some specific areas that are particularly useful. Fore more detail there are plenty of books and other information sources available that will provide endless assistance.
In recently breaking news, Phoblographer have recently done and article on Lightroom 6/Lightroom CC (see here).
In the meantime, if you wish feel free to comment on whether you are currently using Lightroom and, if you are, the commonest tool you are using in Lightroom.