Tuesday, July 9, 2013

learning curve

I took a class last evening on Lightroom. My mind is still in a fog of information overload. It's unrealistic, I know, but I'm always hopeful if I get the right editing program my images will just pop. But it still comes down to taking the right photo with the right light & perfect focus. There's a lot you can do to improve an image but you need to start with something pretty spectacular to get those "oh, wow!" results.

Here's my first post-class edit of an image from our brief visit to Capitol Reef National Park.

I don't like it.

While I think the instructor was pretty good, I was disappointed that his focus was on using Lightroom to edit portraits. I don't shoot posed photos. I rarely shoot photos of people let alone portraits. Guess I still face a very steep learning curve.

In other non-photography news, we're packing up Dora in preparation for our Lassen National Park adventure. I'm hopeful that'll we'll leave early tomorrow and that John's modification to Dora will really make the bed feel a bit larger.


stacybuckeye said...

I always think your photos are great, and this one is no exception!

Lee said...

Stacy - thank you (: