I thought I had my photo workflow sorted, then Adobe goes and releases Lightroom CC.
From my cursory look at it, seems Lightroom CC is pretty much the workflow I wanted, the power of editing in Lightroom, with the full cloud sync capabilities of say Google Photos. Throw in VSCO X to give the image a final look, and happy days!
I’ll post some more thoughts about Lightroom CC once I’ve had a week or two to play with it.
This is a very “no frills” description of what I think will work well for me going forward.
I have all my photos loaded into Apple’s Photos app, this is usually done on my iPad Pro, they’re also synced to Google Photos as a secondary backup, and yes I have paid for storage on both services so that I can upload and keep the original size the photo was taken in.
Once I have all the photos in Photos, I then delete the shit ones and favourite the ones I definitely want to edit. I do some basic edits in Photos, i.e. exposure, white balance, highlights, shadows, black point, etc.
After the basic edits, I’ll often import the photo into VSCO for the final treatment.
Last but not least, the photo gets posted on Instagram, my blog, and wherever else I want to post it.
So far it seems to work well enough.
I used to enjoy photo editing a lot. I loved working in Aperture, it made sense to me in a way that Lightroom doesn’t, to make my photos look the way I wanted them to look.
Nowadays, I really don’t like editing my photos. I understand how to use Lightroom, but it just doesn’t “feel” right to me, and I guess that’s what slows me down.
I travel reasonably frequently for work, turns out that I’ve been away from home for more than a year over the last 7 years.