George from Colombia is looking for the magic solution to his crop sensor issue (hint: the solution is probably to get a wider lens), John brings up a very interesting thought about the difference between music and photograpy: why are there so many music covers, but not as many re-interpretations of iconic photographs. Chris has also solved his camera dilemma, and that was only possible because of this show’s wonderful audience!
Chris clearly needs help. From you. To decide about something important: what compact camera to get. Nick needs his camera serviced and Andy goes all philosophical on us when it comes to the question: who owns the photons…
I’m really happy that so many people feel that what I address in 1 Hour 1000 Pics is as essential as I feel it is: learning to make confident and good decisions about the vast amount of pictures in your library.
If you want to bring your library of uncategorized images on board, this one is for you.
In Chapter 11 (Importing Pictures) I explain how you put photos of individual events into separate collections as a starting point for boiling them down. The one thing that would make that much much easier was if you had a way to identify the pictures that are not in a collection yet.
Unfortunately Lightroom doesn’t have an easy way to do that, but here is a workaround that works well:
1. Create a Smart Collection, I named mine “Not in a collection”
2. Set up the filter rule like this:
Now whenever you open that collection, it will show you all the pictures that are not in a collection just yet, making it that much easier to know which files still need work and which ones don’t.
Chris Marquardt's new eBook 1 Hour 1000 Pics - Supercharge your Lightroom Workflow shows you a way to dramatically speed up your Lightroom workflow while making confident decisions about your pictures. It can be found at www.1hour1000pics.com
He discusses travel to exotic places and what that means for your camera gear, presents a method to customize the fonts and font sizes in your Lightroom interface and he has some thoughts on how contrasts and materials used in lenses lead to different lenses rendering colors in different ways.
Gordon tells us a horror story with a happy ending, Jay has a hint for us about a customer response gallery, George tries to find out how to shoot in bad weather in Lyon, France and Chris finally pulls the curtain to reveal the Lightroom 5 video workshop!