I have a wonderful and very special friend Moira, who unconditionally teaches me all I know about photography and has now started teaching me Lightroom – a post processing and photo management programme. Moira is truly a gifted teacher who understands exactly how to make you grasp and understand what she is teaching. A real gift!
I don’t want to utilise Lightroom for anything more than enhancing an image. As Moira explained to me, when using Lightroom, think of the photograph as a beautiful model without any make-up on and using Lightroom to add a little bit of lip-gloss and possibly some eyeliner.
Seems there are a few more lessons involved for me, but after lesson one, I am happy to share with you a picture I chose (an old one) to play around with.
Oh dear, only after I had finished making all of my changes did I notice that the original file I chose was not in its original size format. I had already reduced the file size by 75%. That will teach me for using an old photograph. Oops, sorry Moira!
Sadly Moira and I live three and a half hours drive away from each other so I am not sure when lesson two will be able to take place. In the meanwhile I will practice, practice and practice, using more current photographs.