One of the biggest complaints I hear from photographers is how Lightroom Classic is slow when they edit tons of images. While there are many reasons why this happens, there is certainly some responsibility on the user.
Ever since I was a kid, I’ve always been a nerd. I grew up in Laurel, Mississippi. My brother and I would always buy comics at this place called Dexter’s Card & Comics. This is what started my nerdy obsession with superheroes.
As the saying goes, “There are many ways to do something in Photoshop.” This is accurate for most things, except when it comes to turning a color image to black & white.
In a digital world, it’s easy to forget about shooting for black & white images since we can easily convert later.
Over the years, some of my favorite tricks in Lightroom Classic have saved me seconds per image, minutes per job and hours in a week. Saving time is vital for my workflow and sanity when I have dozens of jobs piling up.
When it comes to creative editing my work, I am constantly pushing quality, but I also need to edit faster where it makes sense. Sneak peeks, or what I like to call down and dirty edits, are something I love to offer days after a session to take my client’s experience to the next level.
As photographers, we are always searching for better color results from software. At the end of the day it doesn’t matter how beautiful your images look on the back of the camera, processing a RAW file to match can be daunting and almost make you want to shoot in JPG.
In the realm of digital photo editing, there are many powerful tools and techniques that can be utilized to create awesome works of art. As these editors have developed over time, their mechanisms and interactions have evolved to offer more complex options to the artist.
Creating great images is so much more than just pointing your camera at a pretty scene and placing your subject in front of it. Any experienced photographer knows this in their bones. The danger for new photographers is to underestimate the details that go into creating a truly Signature Shot for your clients.
The first thing you want to do is come up with your purpose. Why do a styled shoot? Is it to build your portfolio? To get a chance to shoot at a certain venue or work with certain vendors? Is it to get published?