If You Spend $15 on Photography This Week, Spend It On This

Okay, I did something today that I haven’t done in years. I printed a bunch of 4×6′s. The ones you see right at the top of this post (from a recent family vacation to New Jersey). Full disclosure though… my post today has two purposes. First, it’s to help my friends at MPIX get the word out about a special they’re running today only which basically get’s you good quality 4×6 prints at 50%...

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Lightroom Presets – Black and White for Portraits

Last week’s free Black and White Landscape photo presets for Lightroom were so popular I figured I had to follow it up with my portrait presets this week. You’ll see there’s 4 presets in this download. One of them is an all-purpose B&W effect that I use most of the time. But there’s a few others for outdoors, beaches (which is a little different than the general outdoors one, and indoor portraits)....

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I'm Finally Starting to Hip My House

I was running out of the house for work this morning and I snapped a photo of my new wall. I’m really embarrassed to say that I have many walls in my house with no photos on them. It’s not for lack of having photos though – it’s just a matter of me being lazy and not printing them to get ‘em on the walls. So I took MPIX’s Hip My House contest as a sign to start doing something. Above is a photo of...

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Lightroom 4 Presets: Black & White for Landscape Photos

I’ve updated a few more of my Lightroom 4 presets. I’ve been digging black and white more lately. I actually wrote a post last week about a class that recently changed my thoughts on black & white photography, so make sure you read that if you haven’t yet. Anyway, while I love Nik’s Silver Efex Pro for B&W photography, I know a lot of people don’t have the plug-in. A while back I created a few...

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Lightroom Presets – Adding a Sunflare Effect

NOTE: Before you read this post or download presets (or leave a comment saying they don’t work), make sure you watch the video. These presets don’t install like most others do There’s some pretty cool possibilities for creating presets with the Adjustment Brush in Lightroom. This week I have 3 presets that create a sunflare effect that you can brush on to your photos. It’s a little different from the normal...

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