November 04, 2011
Shoot and Edit: Week 43 – Costumes (My Edit)
I’ll make this quick since Rosie completely blew us away with her light box tutorial (just in case you missed it, click HERE).
IMG_9221 CompareMy edit this week was rather simple. Lightroom (LR) has really simplified my workflow. After importing my RAW files into LR, I flag my favorites…and then separate those files (otherwise I’m looking at 300-400 images at one time…scary). From there, I make basic adjustments to one of my files – I find it so much easier to work through one photo beginning to end before I mass edit. Once I’m happy with that first shot, I can select the rest of my series and sync my files. 

I suppose I could finish everything in LR, but I still love Photoshop…so, I export 10 images at a time into Photoshop for some fine tuning. I start with a nice color edit, then run black and white conversions. In case you’re wondering, I’m still using the Coffeeshop Blog’s Perfect Portrait 3 (with adjustments) followed by Florabella’s Sweetness (from the Luxe II collection).

So that’s all for me. Don’t forget to check out Rosie’s tutorial. Also, if you’re interested in writing a guest tutorial for the final weeks of Shoot and Edit/Good to WOW, please let me know.
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