Category Archives: Editing Tips + Tricks

Organizing Lightroom: How To Keep Family Photos Organized

When it comes to organizing Lightroom, I do the same thing over and over again.  One thing to note about organization is that it looks different for everyone and everyone has a different system that works for them.  Some people love creating collections and folders within Lightroom, but that has never been my thing.  So…

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  • Catherine - Thank you for explaining this:)  I also like to label things by year and then by month but I do it in folders rather than catalogues so I may have to change this since it means everything is in the one spot.  I really struggle with the fact that I have all of my photos on my computer and now no space to store any more:(  Do you export yours somewhere else also?  And when your computer is getting full do you delete photos?  I would be really interested in your approach to photo storage:)ReplyCancel

    • {beth} a-dilly - Hello Catherine! I am definitely trying out the labeling this year and, since my catalogs are organized by year, I am going to label by month: event. Such as FEBRUARY: VALENTINES. Can’t wait to see if I like it! When it comes to photo storage, I never delete files. Here is a post I wrote about how I store photos to keep them safe http://bethadilly.com/the-ultimate-photo-storage-solution/. Enjoy!ReplyCancel

      • Catherine - Thank you for explaining that for me I do appreciate it:)  I will most definitely be getting a new storage system for backing up but what to do with my computer…. I have no more room for all of my gorgeous family pics:(ReplyCancel

        • {beth} a-dilly - You are so welcome! Happy to inspire and help! And yes, make room for more photos of your beautiful family!ReplyCancel

Timeless Photo Albums: Printing Photo Books For Your Children

My children are the reason why I pick up my camera.  Even before they were born and before I even knew them, I picked up my camera and documented our life for them.  Photographs are incredibly important and powerful to me.  Someone recently said that a story only lasts about 2 generations before it is…

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How To Catch Up On Editing Photos : 5 Habits That Make Editing Effortless

As the year came to an end last week, I shared that I was all caught up with my editing and that my total number of final images of my girls was 1,283 EDITED images.  As I rang in the New Year, I started my year off with a completely caught up Lightroom catalog and…

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Blowing Highlights And Clipping Blacks: The Rule Behind Lost Details

ideally, when we create a photograph we want to preserve as much detail as we can.  we do this by determining what detail is important to the story of our image, choose the appropriate settings to incorporate those details, and then take the photo.  there are times, however, that we will clip the blacks or…

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Cherry Blossom Photography : A Series Of Lost Images Found

if there is one thing i really love about the spring, it’s cherry blossom photography.  living in the washington dc metro area, i am really lucky to be in such a beautiful area during the spring that offers cherry blossoms.  each year i do my best to head into the city and find inspiration among…

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  • Beth Ann - Aside from the obvious out of focus, etc., I save everything.  Every single one of them.  I end up with a handful that I truly love and post to a 365 folder.  I have such a hard time letting go, but have started to delete say, 7 of the 10 almost identical shots of one of my daughters.   Even with that, I still have a ton of photos (approximately 14,000 a year…).  I save to my laptop and an external drive, but want to save to a cloud too.  Any suggestions? Where do you save your go-to, never-want-to-lose images?  Maybe a suggestion for a future post if you haven’t done one already?ReplyCancel

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