Is there a problem with digital photography?
Yes, there is.
The problem is that the increased number of photographs being taken has introduced several unforeseen issues.
The ease of capturing a memory means that, instead of taking one or two pictures, now people take ten or twenty. Unwanted or unsuccessful pictures are never deleted. If the photos make it to a computer, they remain there, taking up space on the hard drive.
Many hobby photographers aren’t using photo management software, so their favourites are never identified. Sometimes, if photos aren’t backed up, a computer malfunction results in personal photo history being completely lost. The process of organising these digital photos can be completely overwhelming.
There are also infinite possibilities for image enhancement that were never available in film. Where to begin becomes overwhelming. The task is too great so it is left for a rainy Sunday sometime in the future. Guilt sets in. Many hobbyists are no longer presenting their favourites, as they used to, in photo albums.
At best, their children will inherit a hard drive mess.
Given the importance of photography in our lives and the ever-increasing volume of photos being taken, and the overwhelming confusion the technology has created, I decided that a book designed to help photo lovers manage their personal photo history was required.
With a single computer program, Adobe® Photoshop® Lightroom®, you can easily catalogue and keep track of all your photos.
In the same program, you can prepare your photos with some basic image adjustments to make them really shine. You can make prints for a traditional family photo album or make photo books using Blurb® (Adobe’s printing partner), prints, artworks, and slideshows.
Using WordPress, you’ll also learn how to get started with your own blog, which marries beautifully with your photo library. A blog becomes the modern equivalent to the traditional photo album. Once created, it’s maintained with a few clicks and is available anytime, anywhere.
In ‘Memories at your fingertips – organise your digital photos like a pro‘ you will learn not only how to keep track of all your photos, but how to create photo legacies to hand down to future generations.
Excerpt from Memories at your fingertips – organise your digital photos like a pro.