Mobile apps for photographers have come a long way since the the release of the original iPhone and iPad. Perhaps a real marker for this progress has been the release of Lightroom Mobile from Adobe. Whist there are a plethora of both image management and image process apps available for smartphones and tablets, Lightroom Mobile combines both with a seamless connection to you main Lightroom catalogue. The Mobile app itself is free to use but for the moment only available to users of Apple’s iPhone and iPad. We are going to take a look at the iPad version.
In the first installment of my Lightroom Workflow tutorial series I emphasized the importance of archiving your images so that you won’t lose them if your hard drive should fail. I also mentioned the idea that you can also lose track of the images that you care about in the confusion of having photographs spread around your hard drive in multiple folders.
Film and prints are physical things that can be put in a box in the closet and brought out to pass from one generation to the next. I love digital technology but I have a concern that many people will lose the photographic record of their lives to the obscurity of ones and zeros. There is also the challenge of being able to find the meaningful photos amongst the thousands of files. This is where Lightroom can be of big help.
As you probably already know, Adobe Lightroom is one of the most versatile pieces of post production software available and is used by the majority of photography professionals to organize and do basic edits to their images. But what specifically can you do for your landscape images in Lightroom? Let’s look at a few simple LR edits that can make your images pop.
Photographers seek to maximize the amount of time they spend behind the camera and minimize the amount of time spent in post-processing. But time spent post-processing is a fact of life; no point in fretting over it. Since it’s something that has to be done, why not aim to make your workflow as efficient as possible? This is where keyboard shortcuts can be of tremendous help.
After spending hours in the field capturing wildlife images, putting a little effort in post production can work wonders with your photos. Creating impact with wildlife photography in Lightroom starts with refining your image to your quality standards. Then it becomes a playground in applying Lightroom’s creative features to bring out your own magical perspective.