This year I am working on improving my photography, this covers both taking an image and editing it. I am currently studying the course Lightroom for Photographers run by MyPhotoSchool.
This four week online course provides an overview of Adobe Lightroom. The software Lightroom enables you to sort, store and edit your photographs.
The first week focusses on importing your images from different sources, and then ways in which you can store and organize them so that you can easily find a particular image in future. It then touches on some basic editing. The course is taught through video.
Here are my images from my first weeks assignment:
This gorgeous view was taken by my brother Easter weekend, when we all met up at my parents home in the Yorkshire Dales. With the software I have geo tagged the image with co-ordinates, assigned keywords and had a play turning the image from colour to black and white.
My week has mainly revolved around a poorly tot, and a variety of antibiotics to treat him. In amongst low energy levels I have made small inroads on my mending pile – he turned down monster patched on his jeans so I have had a go at Sashiko – I love the effect. Although I have to admit I am not so keen on the tweaks I have made to the image, I applied the ‘Aged Photo’ effect.
My final image for this weeks assignment is of the Mothers Day flowers the kids kindly made for me. I love the fact my husband encourages their creativity and has a recycling ethos to crafting. I used autotune and tweaked the exposure of the original image, this lightened the background to a brighter white and lifted the colours of the flowers.
A weekly assignment is helping me to implement what I have learnt. I dont know about you but for me this is a vital part of learning:)
I hope you have had a creative week, and are feeling well and healthy.
I am being provided the course for free in return for a blog post review of each lesson. Opinions are my own.