Wild Spanish Mustangs on the Outer Banks in North Carolina, USA

Shut Up, and Take My Money!

That’s what I’m screaming at Adobe right now.  Ugh.  I have that meme of Fry in my head as I yell, “Shut up, and take my money!”

Philip J. Fry "Shut up, and take my money!"

I have been playing around with Adobe Lightroom CC.  I love it.  I’m going to end up getting a subscription.

I have been using Adobe Photoshop Elements for a long time.  I think I’ve outgrown it a long time ago.  My photo editing workflow is not what it should be.

For instance, I have been picking random unedited RAW files out of my library of photos and working on them in Lightroom CC.  The above photo of the wild Spanish mustangs on the beach in the Outer Banks, North Carolina, USA was taken last year.  It didn’t quite make the publishing cut, but it otherwise made a good photo to practice with.  For reference, here’s the original.

Wild Spanish Mustangs, OBX, NC, USA original file

So, I’ve been having fun playing around with Lightroom’s tools and presets.  I love the idea of presets.  I love the idea being able to adjust presets and copy them to other photos.  I’m glowing.

The photo above wasn’t the only one I worked with.  Here’s a few other before and after shots of photos that tested Lightroom on.  The originals are on the left hand side, and the edited outcomes are on the right.

And, lastly, I think this one’s editing is the most dramatic….

So yeah, Adobe, you can have my $9.99 a month.  I think this software on the Creative Cloud is worth it.  I can’t wait to dig in further down this rabbit hole!

Oh, and I would love any tips, tricks, and pointers you could give me.  I’m learning, and I’m sure there’s a lot to unlock in Lightroom CC!


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