So I’ve gone all in — Lightroom all the way. I’ve been importing photos all evening, and in the process, I’ve learned a thing or two.
First, the number of photos was actually a little surprising. When it was all said and done, over seventy thousand photos over a span of eighteen years, with most of them being over the last thirteen years or so.
Second, the spread: most years, I was taking around three to four thousand pictures. In 2013, the number jumped up six thousand pictures. In 2014, it was just under ten thousand. And in 2015, I topped ten thousand pictures. Not sure why that change happened, but it’s stayed roughly in that range since then. In 2017, I’ve taken almost three and a half thousand pictures, so it seems to be down this year. Of course, we’re going to Poland this summer, so it will likely shoot back up.
Of course Lightroom is not just a photo organization tool, and so I’ve spent the evening playing with some of the old photos I imported.
Sometimes, I do very little, like al ittle darkening of spots.
Sometimes, I like to try to give it an edgy feel.
And every now and then, it’s been fun just to push everything to its limits: pump up the colors, the contrast, the clarity — everything.