A little inspiration (and stuff) to hold you over
Nov21

A little inspiration (and stuff) to hold you over

It’s a short week for me so here are a few things to hold you over the long weekend. 1) First, pay a visit to Rodolphe Simeon Photography. His photostream over at Flickr is generating quite a bit of traffic and his website has some really great photos on it. Definitely worth visiting. 2) A while ago I posted a link to Elizabeth Carmel’s fine art photography website. Well, she’s updated the look and added some new...

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Monday Preset – My favorite Split Tone
Nov19

Monday Preset – My favorite Split Tone

Happy Thanksgiving week to everyone out there. It’s a short one for me so I’m pretty psyched to have some time off. Anyway, today I’m sharing my favorite Split Tone preset. It’s not really colorful like some split tone effects I’ve seen out there. It actually only adds a slight amount of red/orange to the highlights and yellow/orange to the shadows. I think it works great when you’re looking for...

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Lightroom 1.3 Update (and more!)
Nov16

Lightroom 1.3 Update (and more!)

Looks like the folks over at Adobe have been quite busy lately. There’s a brand new update for Lightroom which brings us to version 1.3. One of the most notable of the enhancements is compatibility with Mac OSX 10.5 (Leopard). I posted a Q&A about it earlier this week. There’s also support for some of the new cameras (mainly the newer Nikon and Canon cameras). If that weren’t enough, Adobe has also released...

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Why Lightroom?
Nov15

Why Lightroom?

I recently saw a blog post (from a totally unrelated industry) about one simple word – Why? The writer encouraged people to think about why we do things. It got me thinking about Lightroom. I teach it to so many people. I’m excited about it. I think using it over Bridge and Adobe Camera Raw (for photographers that is) is the right thing to do. But why? Could it be the fact that I had $200 bucks burning a hole in my jeans...

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Video – Printing on a Black Background
Nov14

Video – Printing on a Black Background

Ah… the old printing on a black background trick! Sounds simple right? Actually it is but there’s a little trickery involved. A lot of folks have asked how to get Lightroom to let you print on to a black background instead of the usual white. In this week’s video I’ll show you exactly how to do just that. It involves a little Photoshop (really quick, I promise) too but I think you’ll find it’s...

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