Last week, I shared a video where I discussed the importance of introspection and how it can help you grow as a photographer. In that example, I compared the way the photographer I used to be edited photos in Adobe Lightroom to the way I do so today. The differences were striking and it reinforces the need to establish a habit of understanding where you came from in order to know where you want to go as a photographer.

In this video, the theme of introspection is still very much present but the practice is slightly different. For such a large part of my life as a photographer, I edited all of my photos in Adobe Lightroom. On the rare occasion, I’d send it to a 3rd party application or Adobe Photoshop. But, when I took the time to review my editing workflows, it became clear that I had reached a plateau with Lightroom, where I simply could not try anything different because of the app’s limitations. That’s when I realized it was time to invest in learning more about Adobe Photoshop and it has been one of the best decisions I’ve ever made.

And while I know that Photoshop can be intimidating and overwhelming, know that you can approach it at your own pace. There is no timer or finish line that you have to cross. Watch this video to see what I mean and know that one of my goals for 2019 is to introduce new videos and premium courses aimed at providing a clear and easy-to-understand workflow for all of you Lightroom users looking to get your feet wet with Photoshop. Let me know in the comments if you’re interested in that!

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