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Keith Beecham
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Independence Day 2014, Philadelphia, PA
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2014-07-11
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Keith Beecham commented on a post on Blogger.
The issue that I've seen the most complaints about so far is that apparently many people were dumped into the beta design against their will with no opt-out. 

As for the redesign itself, I see both good and bad in it so far, and am holding out hope that the bad is improved before the changes are rolled out permanently.

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This just hurts.
I hate it when my server crashes.
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Great idea, if a little pricey.

I'm interested in opinions about older pictures.

I have just over 50,000 pictures that I have taken since getting my first digital camera. Just under half of them have been edited in some way and saved in a separate folder. Is it worth while to import these pictures into the catalog? If so, which do I import? If I import the originals, I lose any work I've done in other programs; if I import the edited pictures, I lose the original.

What do you think is the best way of doing things (or should I not do anything and just use Lightroom for pictures from here out)?

I have just recently started using Lightroom, and am interested in opinions about older pictures.

I have just over 50,000 pictures that I have taken since getting my first digital camera. Just under half of them have been edited in some way and saved in a separate folder. Is it worth while to import these pictures into the catalog? If so, which do I import? If I import the originals, I lose any work I've done in other programs; if I import the edited pictures, I lose the original.

What do you think is the best way of doing things (or should I not do anything and just use Lightroom for pictures from here out)?

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My submission is buried somewhere in the midst of all the better submissions. :)
We are on DAY EIGHT of REVEALS from the 2013 Summer round of the +Chrysta Rae Photography Scavenger Hunt!!!

What is the photography scavenger hunt?
Only the most fun you can have with your camera!!

I host this event every season for anyone of any level of photography to participate.
I open the game up to 500 Photographers
I give you 10 items to shoot 
I give you 2 months to shoot and enter your photos.
Then I have them judged by amazing photographers
(this round's judges were +Alan Shapiro, +Barry Blanchard, Dene Miles, Chris Chabot, Jacob Lucas, and our winner from last round, Derek Kind.

I then open the albums up to the public - which is this stage.
Later today I will be posting the winners from this album.
There are 10 categories: This is the "*STAR*" album, (see my photo galleries to find the"SPRINKLER" "BAD HAIR DAY", "WATERMELON", "CAMPFIRE", "PICNIC", "POPSICLE" and "SUNBURN"albums, already revealed.)

This event is an amazing way to use your camera in new ways. 
It gets you seeing things in new ways.
It helps improve your photography skills, gives you a huge audience, and let's everyone celebrate each other's successes. 

The group of "scavengers" that participate create a community unlike any other on G+. Support, encouragement  friendships even some #huntsmack is enjoyed. 
We become a family over the course of the round. 

This is a negative-free zone - I have zero tolerance for any critiques that are uninvited. 
Please be respectful and remember that every person went out there and took the time to shoot these images 
and put thought into them and tried their best. 
As always, I am proud of every single one of you.

(NONE of the images were taken by ME - this is a collection of images taken by multiple photographers participating in the scavenger hunt. All copyrights apply)

With that - I present to you the "STAR" album,
1 item seen in 233 different ways.
 

(album cover image by +Bethany DiTecco )
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2013-09-15
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Hello, I just purchased and installed Lightroom 5. I've been using Photoshop for years, but this is my first experience with Lightroom, and I would like some advice/opinions on adapting my current workflow.

This is what I currently do:

1) I copy files from my card into a folder called "New."
2) Once there, files are renamed using an old program called PowerRen 2000. Naming convention is "YYYY_MM_DD_XXX" (ie, a picture taken today would be 2013_09_01_001).
3) All photos are copied in their original state to a network drive. Files are divided in subfolders according to year and month.
4) A batch of files are moved to a folder for editing.
5) I go through the photos in the edit folder and delete the files I don't plan on using (the originals are still on the network drive).
6) Using Photoshop, I do any editing that I feel is necessary.
7) Using a program called GeoSetter, I add geolocation data.
8) Completed files are uploaded to my Flickr account using the Flickr uploader. This is where I normally add any tags.
9) Files are archived to the network drive in a separate space from the original unedited files.

Is this something that can be partially or fully adapted to Lightroom, or should I consider scrapping it and creating a new workflow?

Thanks in advance; I am looking forward to (but also somewhat dreading) learning the ins and outs of Lightroom.

Is it wrong that I still sing "It's beginning to look a lot like Gimbel's" to myself?
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