Thursday 11 December 2014

The PhotonPhotography Lightroom Workflow - Keeping those family and business photos together

Do you use Lightroom? Do you want to keep those family and business photos together in the same catalog & still being able to pull them up separately when you need to? Read on, because this time I am sharing my Lightroom workflow, to give you a full solution organising and selecting the best of your shots...

I have read many reviews on Lightroom workflows, from simple to extremely complex - the one thing I have not seen in these articles is how to deal effectively with the issue of keeping your family and business photos together in the same catalog and still have full control over those. While separate catalogs would work for professional photographers who keep each client in one LR catalog, for us, enthusiasts this is just not practical, we go on Holiday with our family, take pictures of our kids in one moment, and a minute later we shoot that fantastic landscape which will later be uploaded to 500px... There is no point to put these to different catalogs, it is cumbersome to have them in separate folders too, so how to keep them organised?

In this post I will walk you through my LR workflow.  The basics of the workflow comes from Scott Kelby, he needs no introduction when it is about LR. I have made some significant tweaks though to fit the workflow to my own needs. Let's start diving into my method!

Sunday 7 December 2014

A Day on the Sea in Madeira

Hi everybody, I am back again with the story of a great day out during our trip to Madeira island in Portugal. This little island is in the middle of the Atlantic, a volcanic island with flowers, incredible green forests, levada channels to hike along, and great food too!  But I am digressing... This time I just want to tell you about our trip on the deck of the 1:1 copy of Santa Maria, the lead ship of Christopher Colombus, the discoverer of the New World, America. 

  To start, the ship is really fabulous - being on it really feels like you stepped back a few centuries. Of course you re not sailing, although I hear when the wind is right, it can do that too. The trip is along the coast of Madeira departing from Funchal, and last about 2 hours and another 2 hours back to the harbor. 

Wednesday 3 December 2014

Going Full Frame with the D750, Part II.

Hi everybody, I am back again with the second part of my previous blog entry about the new full frame Nikon D750.  This time I have taken it outdoors, eager to capture the first shots at the lake near my house. Unfortunately the weather was not the best, zero interesting light, dull, hence the pictures do not rock, and yet I was still satisfied with the results I have got. The D750 combined with the Nikon 24-70mm f2.8 lens gave some reasonable images, despite the dull weather.

First, I have just took a few shots to get used to the full frame lens :

Worked with auto ISO, letting the D750 decide the sensitivity, since I handheld the camera. This test of course was as much dependent on the lens, as on the camera. F8 gave really nice sharpness as expected.