The Power of Lightroom Collections

Well folks, I’m back. After 7 days in Santa Fe, New Mexico teaching a Photoshop class – then, 4 days in Taos, New Mexico doing lots of skiing (and a little falling too) with my wife and kids – and finally 2 days at Adobe’s HQ in San Jose, California (AKA: The Mothership) attending a Lightroom Launch Party and a Certified Training Partner event – I’m back in the saddle. So let’s jump right into...

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Teaching in Santa Fe This Week

Hey everyone! I’ll be teaching a week-long class on Advanced Photoshop at the famous Santa Fe Workshops this week. Today was the first day and my class and I had a blast. We started the day off with some general Photoshop techniques for improving photos. Then we set out on a photo shoot. After lunch we came back and went through the whole digital workflow with the photos we just took. To top the day off, I just got back from the...

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Highlight and Shadow Clipping

Here’s a tip that I used in Adobe Camera Raw all the time and it is now in Lightroom too. You may be like me: I’m not a huge fan of turning on the shadow and highlight clipping warnings. Why you ask? Well, I don’t care for the red and blue colors it puts all over my photo, so I usually wind up turning them off. Check this out. If you hold down the Alt key (Option on Mac) and start dragging the Exposure slider (or the...

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Awesome Photographs

Well the site name says it all here. If you’re looking for some general inspiration or just want to see some nice photography and set up, then check out this blog site. It’s primarily geared toward wedding photography but you’ll also find some portrait, landscape, and action shots as well. There’s even a “How to submit” area if you want to submit your own photos. Click here to visit the site. (Photo...

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White Balance

Lightroom has one of the best ways to preview and set the white balance that I’ve seen. In addition to the basic settings, as well as the temperature and tint sliders, there is also the white balance eyedropper, which rocks. Not necessarily the eyedropper itself, but the visual preview you get while using it is my favorite. In this week’s video, we’ll take a look at the various ways to use these settings in Version 1...

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