When I first got started with Lightroom, I think it was version 4, I knew I needed to understand the whole Catalog system. I didn't want to end up years down the road wishing I'd done something a different way and then spend days changing it all later.
So, here I am, almost 6 years into it, and I do things exactly as I learned how to do it day one, and I'm still very happy with my control and ability to find EVERY shoot I've ever done and bring it up with all included files. Right now I have 26 terebytes of photos from over 1,000 shoots so it's pretty important to be able to navigate that mass.
Here is a video I did to explain the process. Mine isn't the right way for everyone, but it's a great place to start.
Enjoy learning and I hope this helps.
Dave Kelley Artistics
Artistic photography is what this site is all about. Creations made with the help of every day people. They provide their face, body, and often their soul, to the creation of art in their image. In the end it's about the beauty of art.
Be aware that some of the fine art on this site are fine art nudes. If you have chosen to be offended by nudity you should leave the site now.
Enjoy and please feel free to contact me with any questions, suggestions, request to work with me, or if you simply want to throw money at me for some art.
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