|A new collection as virtual copies|
In Lightroom I selected every shot I took last year, which is easy enough to do as I have my pictures automatically stored into folders for each year, so it is simply a question of navigating to the correct folder and using ctrl + A to select all the images.
I then decide to create a new collection of these images as virtual copies. Virtual copies are a duplication of your picture but they don’t exist as actual photos, they are simply stored as a new set of settings in the catalog.You can create as many virtual copies of a master photo as you wish so you can have color, sepia, B&W and different crops of the same picture yet all you are storing is a recipy of yur changes to the original file.
So having created my new collection I select all of the images (ctrl+A) and desaturate them (V). The I selected Library>Previews>render standard size previews which will speed up the viewing process later. This takes quite a while with an entire years images, so I left it running overnight.
Now I have a complete collection of last years shots, so I work my way through them using the arrow key, X to mark as a reject and P for my picks. I whittled 3,600 images down to 9 I liked in B&W which I then saved as tiffs to give some sort of permanence to the virtual images.
Below are a few of those shots I thought you might like.
|Down in the Tube Station at Midnight|
|Dawn in the Meadows|