Chapter EightDevelop Module Overview

Comparing digital photography to traditional film photography is sometimes a bit of the stretch, but it keeps the blazing-fast pace of digital photography rooted in a larger historical context. Your personal history also shapes and directs how you work and think about photography. I first discovered the magic of making pictures in high school. My dad’s camera and the school’s darkroom brought my early images to life.

In Lightroom, the Develop module is where all the fun takes place and we see the image emerge. We don’t work with darkness or chemicals anymore, but digital postproduction, processing, and developing are still an art form. This is important to remember, especially if you want to separate ...

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