So last week I decided to upgrade from Lightroom 3 to Lightroom 5. I had been thinking about doing this for a while but had been putting it off as I couldn’t decide between a Lightroom only outright purchase, or a Creative Cloud Photography bundle (decisions have never been my strong point). In the end I opted for the bundle!
Having been using LR 5 now for the best part of a week now, I have to say it’s waaaaaay better than LR3 - as you’d expect with it being newer and all. The level of control seems so much better and just seems to give you much more accuracy with adjustments. The adjustments also appear to be stronger, and as a result I find myself not having to move the sliders as much to get the desired result. That being said it could just be that my taste in editing has changed!
I’d highly recommend upgrading if you haven’t already.
The other upside to the Creative Cloud bundle is that it comes with Photoshop. Having looked at it a few days ago (as well as many times in the past), watched some of the tutorial videos on the Adobe website, I think I’m going to leave this one for another time as it confused the hell out of me. I think it will take some playing about with to get the hang of navigating around all the options!
If you start seeing cheesy photos being posted where there’s clearly a superimposed background (perhaps a selfie of me on the moon) then you know I’ve started using Photoshop and that I clearly think my poorly photoshopped picture is awesome!!
I’ve also started using Behance as a result of this renewed love-in with Adobe, but I’ll keep that post for another time. Quite liking the idea of it so far though.