Lightroom, Lightroom, Lightroom
I know I can hear the distant drums in the background and the echo of voices saying, “Here she goes, on about Lightroom yet again”, but honestly I have to tell you about a great blog I found yesterday.
It started with me looking for some information about adding Camera Profiles to Lightroom and reviewing the X-Rite ColourChecker Passport, which integrates into Lightroom and gives you the perfect White Balance and colourings.
Anyway, as you know I am an avid Lightroom fan, I adore this software and know that I couldn’t do without this excellent photography processing software.. you can take away the TV, the cooker and anything you want, but try and part this girl from her Lightroom and you will have a fight on her hands, believe me *as she clutches Lightroom tightly in her hands*. 😀 However, the only modules, in Lightroom, that I have had anything to do with, up until now, are the Library Module for organising my photos and the Develop Module for working on them in post-processing.
The other sections, I haven’t even ventured into yet as I don’t have to print photos and I don’t have an e-book to write or produce yet.
To be perfectly honest, they are parts of the software that I have not made myself familiar with, and elements of the software that I think I should get to know a bit better.
So, back to the crux of this post. There I was searching, when in my search results appeared a link for a site called Lightroom Secrets. As I was perusing this site’s vast information on Lightroom, I came across a post that spoke about templates in Lightroom and how to get free templates. This, particular post caught my attention, because the templates are free to use, and we all love freebies don’t we? So I clicked on the link which led me to Jill Levenhagen Photography who writes this about her templates:
I’m Jill and I blog and offer free Lightroom templates for the Print Module!
Free? Yep. FREE! Download any and all the templates you want. Navigate through the types of templates in the left column. Each download is on a separate page with an image example of the template so you can see what it looks like. They work in Lightroom 3 and Lightroom 4 only.
My blog is about anything photography. This is my hobby, not business…so I write about whatever I feel like and only whenever I feel like it!
“Like” my Facebook Page to keep up with the blog and find out when new templates are released!
We have all been there, and have thought something is free, find a catch to the offer and it ends up with you parting with cash; and yes I was skeptical at first, thinking, ‘Nobody gives you something for nothing, not in this world’. But I am really pleased to say that Jill Levenhagen DOES give you free goodies.. she does this because photography is her hobby and not a business.
You might ask yourself where you would use these templates, but I can think of a thousand and one projects where these templates could come in handy and one of those projects is these cover photos that are used in Google+ and Facebook.
Jill gives you clear instructions on how to install these templates and she offers a wide variety of templates to choose from.. I hope Jill doesn’t mind but I have added her blog to the list of recommendations on this site and would like to thank her for giving people like me, templates to use in their future work.
Now to the next thing on my list of things to learn .. how to use these templates and change my cover profile pictures, on Google+ and Facebook.