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Been quite a while since I posted a journal entry on dA.  Went through kind of a dry spell with my camera but certainly have never put it away and I'm always interested in what happens here on dA.  

One thing I'm hoping I might be able to get is some more information about Lightroom.  And maybe some of the photographers who watch me or make their way to this site have some insights that might help me out.  I bought the program and have been using it for my photos in combination with GIMP.  I find there are some things that GIMP does a lot better than Lightroom,  sharpening, for example. Another is anything that requires painting of any kind.  

Two questions I have is:  1) other than the free tutorials that are available from Adobe on Lightroom (and there are some really good ones) are there any tutorials worth buying?   2) Any insights into file management?    Lightroom seems like it puts up as many walls as it can to block users from getting  hold of old files. Many times Lightroom can't even see my old files, many of which are in Picasa.  A while back I watched a two hour video on Lightroom that I hoped would get me started on photo processing.  The instructor took most of the time talking about all the things one has to do to label and organize files in Lightroom to be able to work with them.  Another tutorial presenter even offers a free video on how to bring files into Lightroom as an incentive to buy his product.  Hey Adobe, what's with that?

So any info would be greatly appreciated.  The weather has finally started to warm up here in the northeast U.S.  Flowers are out.  The hummingbirds have come back and are very busy,  and I hope that's what I'll be with my camera.


:iconda-birds: :iconcanines-unite: :iconworld-becomes-unreal: :iconthe-gimp:


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NynjaKat Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014  Student General Artist
;A; awwww you didn't have to do that <3 
Here's a lil doodle I attempted in muro but I really suck at dA muro sorry... ;w;
pinestater234 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014   Photographer
I'm touched! It was my pleasure.  I wish my doodles looked anywhere near that good.  I'd have been hours and it wouldn't have looked a tenth as nice.  
Best of luck!  I look forward to seeing more of your work.  
ElectricGecko Featured By Owner May 28, 2014
Thanks for the watch!
Jarno-photography Featured By Owner May 2, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
THX for the :+fav:
lemgras330 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks so much for Added to my devWatch!! :happy: hug
JoeyLiverwurst Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Not sure how you wound up at my page, but thanks for the visit, Mainer.  :)
pinestater234 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014   Photographer
Back at ya'!  Actually I noticed that you had visited my page and so I thought I'd pay a return visit.  (So, you got the pine tree thing. I don't think many people do.)
JoeyLiverwurst Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Oh, I see now!  You commented on Turning.  Glad you did, or I wouldn't have found your photography.
Tintakel Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014
Many thanks for the fav! :flowerpot:
modelshooter Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013
Thank you for the +fav, I appreciate it.
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