I took an amazing class at the Teahouse Studio (www.teahouseartstudio.com) on Saturday. This one was about Adobe Lightroom, which is replacing Photoshop to organize and edit photos.
I am excited to start working with it. I have photos on my phone, on my camera, on my husband’s camera, on my daughter’s camera, on my computer in several different places, and on the backup drive. I can rarely find the photo I want without long frustrating searches. I envy the people who have their photos organized by year and backed up on CDs. Oh, how I long to be one of them.
After Saturday’s class, I know how to tag my photos. I know how to delete the duplicates from my computer. I know how to sort them my year, by subject, by location, by the camera that photographed them.
As Teacher Wendy Tienken (http://society6.com/WendyTienken/prints?tag=photography) was explaining it all, it seemed very straightforward and clear. We’ll see how I feel as I read over my notes and begin the work on making sense out of my photographic chaos.
I’m excited to begin. Wendy was a strong advocate for doing 10 minutes a day. She pointed out that in a week you would have done an hour. In a year, I should have everything sorted out. Then I can begin on scanning all the stuff that’s still only in albums.
She touched on the editing stuff, too, which I found fascinating since I was never able to understand Photoshop. Now I can add a watermark to my photos. I can blue up the skies. I can adjust skin tones and take out red-eye. I’m going to enjoy fooling around. It may make me feel like a real photographer at last.
Now I wonder if I can find a photo-taking class. The last photography class I took focused on dark room techniques. Even then it was a dying art. I don’t know anything about photographic style. I wish someone could teach me how to see.
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