Fill Light

Not quite sure what the Fill Light slider is doing? Well, think of it this way – when you adjust your Exposure setting, Lightroom will tend to make the entire photo brighter. This may be fine most of the time but it may eventually push some of your highlight areas to the point where they’re clipped and become all white. If you reach that point and you’d still like to make the photo brighter, you can resort to the...

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A Photographer's Sketchbook

Here’s a site I stumbled across last week. It’s called A Photographer’s Sketchbook – Notes on Lighting. It’s run by photographer John Lehmann and it’s definitely worth stopping by. I’ve been way into lighting lately and there are some great tips presented in a very clever way. For example, if you go into the “How’d ya do that?” section, you’ll see some photos using 1,...

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Showing Off Your Photos on the Web

Once you’ve taken the time to get your photos looking good, you’ll inevitably want to share them. It may be your personal portfolio or perhaps you need to quickly get them up on a site so a client can review them. Lightroom’s Web module is an ideal place for this since it can automatically create some simple, elegant, great-looking web galleries. Best of all – it’s fast, so you’ll instantly get an...

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Hiding Your Panels

One of the things that Lightroom excels at is bringing your photos to you. There are no palettes in front of your photos and there are no windows to move around. It makes it really simple to see what you’re working on. If you want to take it a step further and REALLY hide the panels that appear on the left and right side, all you have to do is press the Tab key and they’ll go away. Now if you move your cursor over to...

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Joe McNally Photography

If you’ve never seen his work before then here’s a special treat. Joe McNally has been photographing for the National Geographic Society since 1987. Chances are, if you’ve lived on this earth for any period of time since ’87, you’ve seen Joe’s work somewhere. In addition to his work for National Geographic, Joe shoots for Sports Illustrated, ESPN The Magazine, Life, Time, Fortune, New York magazine,...

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