Powering Up Your Tools
Lightroom is a powerful tool. For most photographers I know, it's the tool of choice, and their time in Photoshop has dropped significantly. In some cases, this change has resulted in better captures, knowing that we won't be spending as much time fixing things in Photoshop. But a tool is only as good as your knowledge of it and your ability to wield it in service of your intention. You can be immensely talented with a hammer and a circular saw, but unless you know what you intend to do with them, the talent you have with those toolseven the best tools that money can buyis irrelevant.
David duChemin is an international assignment photographer specializing in humanitarian projects and world photography, and a passionate contributor to the international photography community. His work has taken him around the globe with his cameras. duChemin's first book, the bestselling Within the Frame: The Journey of Photographic Vision, has received worldwide acclaim for its vision, passion, and depth. Vision & Voice: Refining Your Vision in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom, is scheduled for release in July 2010.