I bought a Nikon D40 a couple of months ago, and while I've primarily used at as a nicer point-and-shoot to take photos of my 4 month old son, lately I've been getting a more "serious photography" bug. I had my first published photos over the summer, and coming from someone used to using a crappy 7 year old Fuji, it was quite the accomplishment. Anyway, when dealing with photos of my son or just regular snapshots, I simply import the JPEG files into iPhoto and let it do it's thing. It's the more advanced stuff I'm having questions about. I've been shooting in RAW (.NEF), importing the images with Image Capture into my own folder structure on an external HD, then browsing/tagging/adding metadata with Adobe Bridge. From there I open the files I want to further edit in Adobe Lightroom and adjust contrast/white balance/shading/sharpness/etc. Once I'm happy with the results I'll export a JPEG onto my desktop, and then import that into iPhoto for uploading and sharing. Occasionally with a few pics I'll edit them further with Photoshop CS4, save them back into Lightroom, and then do the JPEG export for iPhoto use. It seems like I might be taking too many steps to get the finished result. Any advice? Any steps I could cut out or condense? Any help will be much appreciated.