I’ve used Adobe Photoshop for years and years and have become pretty good at it.
But recently I’ve been eying Adobe Lightroom. It’s all part of the CC (Creative Cloud) 2015 package, so I downloaded the program.
Aaaahhhh. Oh no. This is beyond…way beyond me, I thought. No. Can. Do. So I let it sit for months and months.
About a month ago I turned to the wonderful Kim Klassen for help; or rather, the help sort of fell into my lap. Kim offers an extensive course all about Lightroom, but I knew I just was not ready, and did not have the time, for such an in-depth course. Then in December she posted an offering for a free, 7-day, introduction to Lightroom.
Let me show you just a very, very small sample of what can be done in this fabulous program. I’m still sort of lost in how to catalog all the images, but slowly I AM making progress in “developing” some images.
Here is one of my images for today, taken this afternoon, against black board but with bright sunlight from one side.
One of the main reasons I wanted to learn Lightroom is the ability to use what are called “Presets.” There are some installed with the program, but the really good ones are available from Kim’s site. I have been dying to try these for a long time.
This was my favorite for the day:
Here is another example:
I cut some hellebores, sealed the stems in boiling water as Julie instructed, and put them in a sweet silver pitcher.
I am in love with these…and yes, you will be seeing many, many more of them in the future. Entire new horizons have opened up for me!
The whole word “Photoshop” has scared me. But I do use Aperture with some success. However I like the idea of these presets – will have to check it out!
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Greetings! Your Lightroom efforts are simply wonderful! So pretty and fun to see flowers in the middle of winter! I too have taken many of Kim Klassen’s classes and use her Studio Collection of presets – they are magic! Looking forward to seeing what else you create – Great Job!
JoanMarie: Nice to “meet” you! I looked at your new studio space and how exciting it is. I’m so glad to meet another Kim Klassen follower and yes, her presets are just beyond wonderful. This photography thing is quite addictive, isn’t it???
absolutely thrilled to hear how excited you are about Lightroom Libby….. and thank you for the sweetest words….
truly lovely. xo
You are such an inspiration Kim!