Sunday, February 12, 2012

Playing with Adobe Lightroom 4 Beta

I started messing about with Lightroom for the first time ever. A friend of mine, Marcel Paans, got me curious about it. So I found a trial version and tried to see how much I could learn in an hour.
I started with one photo. The tutorials I thought I had downloaded didn't actually download so I had to kind of wing it using only the tips that crop up when you first load the program. I managed to mildly enhance this image after playing with stuff for a bout 30 min. I started with this:


And ended up with this: I feel like I did learn something at the end of the time alotment, though it may seem small.

I went on to play with another image but I kinda went crazy with the colours and stuff just to see what would happen.

I started with this:


And ended up with this:

I keep having this niggling thought in the back of my mind, wondering if I couldn't do the same things with Photoshop if only I was just a little more adept at using it. Certainly it appears that greater familiarity with Lightroom will show me how wrong this first impression is.

So anyway, there is a fair learning curve on this thing, but I think I like it.

So far.