My screen saver came up yesterday with photos of the Vermillion Cliffs in Utah, a.k.a. “The Wave”.  I’m sure all of you have seen photos of it, since it’s an iconic geological phenom. It is on the bucket list of every world class photographer.  John and I went there in September of 2005, mainly because it was on John’s bucket list.  We stayed in a charming B&B in Big Water, Utah near the shores of Lake Powell.  The Wave is in a desert area with hike-in only access of about 5 miles.  The hike is across desert, rocks and sand dunes.   It is managed byRead More →

or why I now rent Lightroom The Sony A7III was released in the spring of 2018 and soon after I upgraded from my A7R to the A7III. Lightroom 6 was no longer being updated and I tried to continue using it by using a third-party raw (I shoot exclusively in raw format because of the development flexibility) converter. It was clunky so I started using the rental model software. Not my preference but I now realize I should have made the switch sooner. So I switched because it was easier to import photos into the Lightroom catalogue natively rather than using a third-party tool. andRead More →

Now using Lightroom 6. I saw the Lightroom 6 release announcement and attempted to purchase and download the upgrade; however, it was difficult to find.  I guess they wanted folks to move to the rental product – Lightroom Classic.  Forum members at dpreview came to my rescue with a direct link and instructions on how to purchase or upgrade the standalone version. Next, I looked at the new features and a single feature provides sufficient benefits to justify the upgrade. So, I purchased, downloaded and installed the upgrade.  The only hitch in the process was the inability of the installation process to auto discovers aRead More →

Adobe Lightroom is a digital asset management and photo editing solution.  The below presentation provides insights into Lightroom architecture and basic functionality.  A follow-up presentation in July will provide more in-depth information on topics requested by adding comments. And now for the sequel. After the Shutter Closes II cover keywording, lineage, interoperability, better black & whites, radial filters, spot removal and soft proofing.Read More →