(While leaving the aircraft on the Netjets Ramp at the Westchester NY Airport I grabbed this shot of the nose straight on.)
I wanted to talk about my experience this week working with George Jardine’s Lightroom Workflow & Catalog Management Video Series. Lightroom (LR) has become my default photo library and editing management system. Those of you already using the software know that it has a lot of features and can be intimidating getting around how all of the options available work together.
When I began with the software I knew I had to relearn a lot of new things as LR manages your photo files much differently than my previous management software I was using, Aperture. I made the move to LR for a couple different reasons but mainly it came with my Leica M-E purchase and Leica creates its in-camera RAW files in DNG format an Adobe standard. Plus Leica and Adobe have been working together to ensure Leica’s RAW files are supported in Adobe’s Camera RAW engine.
I read Scott Kelby’s book on Lightroom and I found it a great place to start. He hits most of the highlights to help a new user like me get comfortable using the program. But I have still been wanting an in-depth course on using LR.
I don’t know why I never found George Jardin’s video series sooner but I’m glad I finally did. I’ve just completed the first series: Lightroom Library Workflow and Digital Photo Library Management. This video series has answered many questions I still had pertaining to file renaming, folder organization, virtual copies, collections and filtering. After importing images from the shoot the above photo was in, I’m finally happy I now have a process I can duplicate every time and know that in the future when I’m looking for that one photo I know I can easily find it.