After watching the “Ultimate Lightroom workflow” with Jared Platt (brought to us by Creative Live) I feel so much better in organizing my new pics and I know I’m only scratching the tip of the iceberg.
I feel like I’m only starting because it was such an information intensive course that you simply can’t take everything in at once (and I wasn’t watching all the time) so I’m glad I snatched my copy before the sale price ended (but you can still buy the course at regular price, it is worth it).
For instance, last Friday night I went with a friend to Kemah Broadwalk to photograph the carnival rides and the fireworks (they do a fireworks show every Friday night in June and July) and by Sunday evening I had already selected, normalized and processed (HDRs and photoshop) the pictures I’ve decided to keep (45 out of 750) gotten rid of the “rejects” and published some pics to Flickr and Facebook. My favorite of the night is the picture in this post, which is a 3-exposure HDR merge shot handheld and I simply love how it turned out after tone mapping it.
I also realized that I am too repetitive sometimes, and even though the set I’ve published might have the same ferris wheel in 6 shots, before noticing that I probably would have posted the ferris wheel 15 times simply because it had a different pattern created by the lights moving.
Now the hard part will be to find enough time to apply what I’ve learned to clean up my mess of a library while keeping up with my current shooting schedule (well yeah; and I guess keeping up with work too…..)