lightroom: week 1
I use Adobe Lightroom to edit my photos (which I don’t always do), largely because I don’t have Photoshop and I don’t have $1500 to get the Totally Rad Actions and Kubota imaging tools after getting Photoshop. Compromises, compromises. Not to say Lightroom doesn’t do a fine job, I just would like to more than Lightroom 1 allows (I don’t have experience with Lightroom 2).
I wish this picture had little bare feet, but it was spur of the moment, and of course once he took his socks off, he never sat like this again. Here is the SOOC – Straight out of the camera – version:
Even with socks on, I think the picture can still be made into a keeper with a little post processing. I think my favorites are probably #1, #3 or #4, depending on the feel I was going for. #7 too though. Anyway, these are probably my favorite and most used presets for Lightroom. I just recently started experimenting with presets, which are something like a cheat sheet in my mind. You can use them quickly and easily to bring a totally different feel to the photo, without all the work.
Left to right starting at the top left: