Monday, October 13, 2014

More Joys of Lightroom

Texture Tuesday seems to arrive before I know it.
This week has been heavy on the Lightroom learning curve.  Some days I seem to spend a lot of time figuring out why something doesn't go as I planned.  As my friend says, it's almost always a selection problem.
In Kim's Start2Finish class I've been working in the print module learning to make a contact sheet.  I edited one of my photos four ways and managed to create a contact sheet of them.
I did a still life photo shoot, something else we've been working on in S2F class.  My kingdom for some light in my house.  I discovered if I set everything up about 10:00 to 10:30AM I have a window of about an hour where I get some light in my bedroom sliding glass door (depending on the whim of the sun).  That time frame is going to get a lot shorter as daylight hours dwindle.  I uploaded 47 photos to Lightroom, culled them and then worked on a couple.  I really like working with LR presets.  Since LR and presets, it seems textures can almost be an overkill depending on the look I want.  Kim has some beautiful presets, and I've made a few of my own. A project I completed for S2F…... set up a plant or flower or? using a paper bag as a holder.
I used only a preset here, but for my Texture Tuesday entry below I used Kim's "Not Too Shabby" texture on the same image.
and…..one final image…clean and simple.

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21 comments:

Jacki Long said...

Great work Marilyn!
You're becoming a LR whiz!

french laundry cottage said...

these are looking very nice! oh and after visiting with you last, i decided to join Kim's 31 Days of Lightroom (or something like that) so it's all new to me! and thanks to you!

xo
sandy

Sheila said...

I love your orchid images - they are crystal clear, the color is beautiful and the detail is amazing. Lovely!

ju-north said...

Beautiful images - and love reading about the process!

Lisa Gordon said...

These are really wonderful, Marilyn, and I love the paper bag idea! :-)

Happy day to you!

The Artful Diva said...

I'm taking Kim's S2F class too - you are way ahead of me, kiddo. I'm looking forward to the print module now that I see what you have created.

petal pics said...

No idea ahat a preset is, but liked your orchids very much.

Pam Greer said...

I need to learn how to make contact sheets in lightroom!! I agree with you on the presets, some of Kim's make my photos look exactly how I like them, no texture needed!

sowsweet.me said...

Hi Marilyn! It looks pretty fun here. Thank you for stopping to visit at Words Like Honey. I like your artwork. I need to look into lightroom so I can expand my horizons.

Elizabeth Dianne said...

Really beautiful work!

Leovi said...

Nice photos, I love how these flowers have captured with your camera, wonderful!

abrianna said...

Lovely photos all. It took me a couple of tries to understand the print module-first time I did a collage it took me hours. Now I have some templates and it is a breeze now.

elizabeth said...

I love the photos of the orchid! I have the same problem with not great light in my home, especially this time of year.

Buckeroomama said...

Lovely images of the orchids (one of my favorite flowers!). I've heard so much about LR, but have yet to give it a go...

lisa said...

I think you mastered the lack of light problem quite well! These orchid shots are beautiful. I have the same issue in my house and am constantly battling with lighting on shots I want!

Sylvia said...

Lovely edits, Marilyn !
What a pretty orchid, the textured one has such soft tones ... love it, but all edits are beautiful !
Have a nice week,
Sylvia

EarlK said...

Beautifully done. Love the paper bag flower pot.

Sherri Cassell said...

I love all of them Marilyn!

photoswestofbeantown.com said...

All of your artwork is beautiful. It is so much fun experimenting!

Sherri Cassell said...

Love the orchids and your contact sheet turned out beutiful!
I have a very small house and it has light but all the available space around every window is taken up with furniture, etc.
I had to stand in the bathtub to get the photo of my Gerber Daisy! I am going to half to do some re-arranging!

Donna Hopkins said...

Oh, can't wait to try the Contact Sheet in Lightroom! Love your beautiful flower images in the brown paper bag - so glad you found that light!