First Solo Gig and How Lightroom App Saved The Day

Day 12 of 30-Day Blogging Challenge.Today marks the first day I went to a photography gig solo. You know, without my mentor with me which is my comfort when I panic. But to tell you the truth, I’m not that pressured because it was my best friend who hired me. She understands that I’m still an amateur. But still I did my best to post-process and send the photos the same day of the event. And I did it! I haven’t done that with our photoshoots before. It took me at least three days to process our photoshoot haha! But of course, this time is different. This is a serious business. I must deliver!

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This is a baptismal event. I won’t be sharing much of it. But I just want to exclaimed how wonderful Lightroom is! To tell you the truth, this is the first time I used it in post-processing. I only used VSCO and Snapseed before. Alhough they are wonderful app, they are pretty limited specially when it comes to processing multiple photos at once. I already tinkered Lighroom before but decided to watch a 15-minute youtube video maximizing the basic tools this time. And oh boy?! WHY DIDN’T I DO THIS BEFORE?!!!! JUST why?!!! It would have made my life easier since million years ago.

Anyway, I’ll be featuring two photos I edited earlier. I usually salvage too underexposed photos. But I just couldn’t throw away these two photos because for me, these are good moments. I was just not that the quick enough to adjust my settings to capture them. That’s the hardest thing about shooting events. You have to be ready and quick because more often than not, you don’t have the chance to re-do a moment.

Photo 1. These two kids just arrived and it looks like they missed their Tita so much. They hugged and kissed her. I was there but oooopsss.

It was too dark!

Good thing there was Lightroom. Yey!

Photo #2. After eating lunch, the father wants to have a photo again wih his son. But baby was not looking at the camera. Until …

Why too dark? This side of the room had sudden outpour of people standing. The light condition changed at a snap!

But Lightroom is here!!! YEY!

I know I got a long way to go when it comes editing and photography itself. But I’m happy that I was able to save these photos.

I’m looking forward in improving my workflow. I have many backlogs.

How about you? Do you have any suggestions on how to improve those photos? What is your favorite photo editing tool of all?

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