I can overthink things. It’s easy to see apps like Photoshop, Bridge and Lightroom as being part of some quasi-pro workstream, but the truth is far removed (well, for me at any rate). Trouble is, I just stop dead in my tracks, feeling like I should be using all the best Adobe has to offer, so nothing gets done.
That’s where I end up struggling with my photo collections. Some form of virtual hoarding exercise. No product at the end of it. Really though, what am I going to do with all these photos? I don’t tend to photograph on a project by project basis (although I really should), so what is the particular importance to some shots taken on a Saturday walk up a mountain? (See below).
Process is not complicated, if your needs are simple. I’m not trying to design an exhibition, or sell prints. I’m just showcasing at the moment, at least, with these photos. I have other work on the burner that take precedence (like writing a book). So at this point, keep it simple; shoot, edit and publish. Thank goodness for Photoshop Express.
These photos are from a day trip to Cradle Mountain. A pleasant walk in the national park, albeit a little tough on the old legs the day after. Opting for the more darker tone, I went with black and white. A simpler scheme for a simpler process.