Photograph of Old Faithful in Yellowstone National Park
Tourists gathering at the famous geyser Old Faithful in Yellowstone National Park

In this article I explore the over-crowding of our National Parks and the impact it has on our environment and wildlife habitat. What’s a photographer to do?

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I’ve created my first video tutorial on “Image File Organization for Adobe Lightroom”,  now available on my YouTube channel.

I’ve been playing around with this idea for a while now and I’ve finally assembled the software and hardware on the PC that allows me to do video productions.

It’s a bit of a learning curve; however, I think I have the fundamentals down.  Something to do over the long winter months. Stay tuned, I’ll be producing more of these in the future.


I’m playing with the idea of doing video tutorials today.

Here’s a sample video screen capture showing how I organize my image files on the hard drive. There’s no audio, I don’t have a microphone, but I do have one on order.

My basic strategy for organizing thousands of image files is to store them in directories based on subject matter by year. Each directory then contains a sub-directory called “stock photos”, where I store jpg versions of the images that I have submitted to the stock agencies.

There’s more to it than this though. I do most of my organizing in Adobe Lightroom and I’ll be creating more involved tutorials once I get this mapped out and understand the best method of creating them.

For now, I created this video using a freeware program called “ScreenRec” and just saved it in mp4 format. Fairly basic stuff, but I’m liking the software and this is probably what I’ll be using as I move forward.

Something to do on a lazy Monday.