How do you catalog your lessons learned?

Discussion in 'Open Discussion' started by jcurious, Nov 8, 2011.

  1. jcurious

    jcurious Mu-43 Regular

    Oct 14, 2010
    Northern Virginia
    Do any of you have a system for cataloging lessons learned taking pictures?

    I'm not sure how deep I want to go into this, but some of the ideas I have are:
    Create keyword in lightroom like "lesson" and add comment.
    Perhaps go hard core and circle interesting areas and label the circles using photoshop or some other app.
    Print out the pictures and draw directly on them and create a notebook of these things.

    I was wondering what you guys do. Let me know.

  2. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs Super Moderator

    Apr 17, 2010
    Near Philadephila
    I figure if some new setting, technique, or approach is really important and applicable to many future shots, I'll remember it. If not, I'll forget it. The way this tends to work is that once I figure out something that works that's new to me, I'll overuse it for a while (when you have a new hammer, everything looks like a nail), then I'll eventually back off and it'll find it's natural level of how much to use it appropriately. Maybe as my memory gets worse with age, I'll have to develop a system, but more likely I'll just forget more stuff. :cool:

    This is how I tend to do things - its not limited to photography.

  3. Narnian

    Narnian Nobody in particular ...

    Aug 6, 2010
    Midlothian, VA
    Real Name:
    Richard Elliott
    I repeat my mistakes so I can never forget them ...