Wed. Inspiration – Black and White Photography

Here’s a cool site called Black and White Photography. You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to figure out what you’ll find there, but I bet you’ll find more then you expect. Yes, the blog is all about black and white photography, but I found myself reading the blog author’s written posts as I looked through the site. There was some really insightful and, at times, amusing stuff there. It’s well...

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My New DVD is Out!

Wanna learn Lightroom in an easy, understandable, from start-to-finish way? Well, I’m really psyched to announce that my new Lightroom DVD is out and shipping now from PhotoshopVideos.com. Here’s the low-down: 1. Simple, down to earth, easy to follow training – much like what you see on this site. 2. Everything is covered in the order in which you should use it in Lightroom. 3. It’s Fast! It’s not 20...

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A "Real" Reason to use Quick Develop

Yep, you read correctly. If you’ve been looking to make sense of where Quick Develop in the Library module really fits in you’re not alone. I’ll be the first to tell you that I don’t find it very quick at all. However, Adobe’s Senior Director of Product Management, Kevin Connor, pointed out a very real use for it to me and once he did, I’ve found myself using it more lately. Click here to watch the...

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Previewing the Effects of One Change

I love this one. Whenever I’m out teaching Lightroom it’s so cool to see some of the little things that get all of the nods in the audience (and sometimes spontaneous applause). Let’s say you make some changes in the HSL/Color/Grayscale panel (really, it could be any panel). Now you want to see what your photo looks like without those specific changes. But you don’t want to see just a Before/After view of...

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Lightroom and Paypal

I came across an interesting link the other day about using Adobe Lightroom’s web galleries with Paypal. The author of the post, Chris Shepherd, talks about integrating a shopping cart into the Lightroom gallery. I definitely recommend that you’re somewhat web savvy, as it does require a bit of technical know-how. However, the link does include step-by-step instructions as well as download files. Check it out by clicking...

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