Currently, I’m working on writing a new book. It’s about how to manage your photo library in Lightroom. Included in the book is a chapter about reorganising a Lightroom Library that’s grown out of control. To illustrate the book, I’m using examples of my own image library that’s seen many changes over the past 20 years.
The actual process is turning out to be remarkably quick to do but it’s also having some unexpected benefits.
- First, and probably most expected is that my photo library is becoming easier to manage and browse through.
- The second is that I’m finding the process is clearing my head. I’ve been meaning to do this for several years but kept putting it off so I could use it for the book. The book then went on hold several times so now it feels like I can finally get on with the process.
- Thirdly, I’m finding new images that I haven’t processed and that I’d forgotten about. Here’s an example from earlier which I shared on my Instagram account.
This is an area of limestone pavement called Twistleton Scar in the Yorkshire Dales near Ingleton. I’ve visited many times and have posted images of the area before. But here was a new folder of over 500 images that hasn’t been reviewed. I’m also finding lots of others with some great images that are just sitting there, unseen.
I hope you like this shot and have a great weekend. If you can’t get out to do some photography, why not try sorting through your old images.