Saturday we went back over to Monticello for their monthly running of their "Southern 401" steam engine. David enjoys trains period, but particularly likes the sights and sounds of the big steam engines. Between runs I got to take David up to the engine cabin so he could see everything, including the fire. On our … Continue reading Back to Monticello
I have created a page here where I will be sharing images I've cropped and re-sized to be used as iPhone wallpapers. Navigate to Wallpapers -> iPhone Wallpapers on the menu above (or go directly to the page here). I won't be noting new uploads here, so you'll need to just check back periodically.
In the first post in this series I discussed importing your photos into Lightroom and explained how I have Lightroom configured to import into a nicely organized, folder structure based on the import date. So you'd think I'd use this all the time, right?
One of the first hurdles users new to Lightroom run into is how to get to the images they have edited. It's common to think I imported them to the My Pictures folder, so I'll just use Windows Explorer to grab a copy.
In the previous post I described how I use the Import window. As I mentioned, I don't exclude any photos at that stage. I bring everything in and then quickly make a pass where I figure out which need to be deleted.
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom is an excellent piece of software I've recommended to many of my friends who have been bitten by the photography bug. It catalogs and organizes all of my photos, allows me to quickly and efficiently edit them, and assists in pushing the end results for others to see. While on the surface it is targeted to professionals, I'm no professional and wouldn't enjoy photography nearly as much without it.
This weekend we went downtown to the Old State Capitol Art Fair. I always enjoy the photography most of all (shocking, I know), seeing such a wide variety of styles and subjects helps to inspire as well as solidify what I do and do not like. I also took the opportunity to try and get … Continue reading Art Fair
A few weeks ago I imported photos from my iPhone into Lightroom 3. Ever since, I've had Lightroom crash on several occasions when I've gone to import photos off of a Compact Flash card. I'm running Windows 7, 64-bit. I was resorting to a reboot to clear it up, but tonight I had too much … Continue reading Lightroom 3, the iPhone, and Crashing on Import
It has been a while since our last photo session, so this morning I got all of the gear out and setup for a quick shoot. Unfortunately, it wasn't so quick. And wow it takes alot of effort to get a 2.5 year old to cooperate! After about an hour and a half I felt … Continue reading Summer Portraits
Yesterday after work we went out to the fairgrounds to partake in the 2010 Illinois State Fair. Unlike the past 2 weeks, the weather was great and made for a very pleasant evening of walking around. David got to see and touch many animals, as well as enjoy a Corn Dog and some Lemon Shake-Up. … Continue reading David at the 2010 Illinois State Fair