Weekly Update – Contest, HDR, and Inspiration

Hi everyone! I wanted to start the week by tying up a few loose ends from last week. So here goes: 1) First off, the contest. I just wanted to say thanks to everyone who watched the video. Apparently you guys like these casual videos so hopefully we’ll be able to get more of them up. Now… the moment you’ve all been waiting for… the winner of the book IS…… Chris Kocher from www.ccphotostories.com....

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We have an HDR crusade!

Hi folks. If you haven’t read the post below and you’re into HDR photography then make sure you check it out. Now, I’ve known about the plug-in for a couple of weeks, but blog reader Larry Lohrman pointed me to a post on the Photography for Real Estate website. In a nutshell, he wrote Photomatix to ask that the exported image be re-imported back into Lightroom (kinda like Photoshop does automatically when you save)....

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Photomatix HDR Export Plug-in for Lightroom

One of the problems I’ve had with using Photomatix Pro in my HDR workflow is the fact that there wasn’t an easy way to go from Lightroom into Photomatix. Well, HDRsoft has recently released an export plug-in for Lightroom that does just that. Yep, once installed, you just select your photos and go to File > Plug-in Extras and Export to Photomatix Pro will appear. Now the company claims the requirements as “The...

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Video Interview with Scott Kelby

I sat down with Scott Kelby (author of the new Lightroom 2 Book for Digital Photographers) to talk about his new book. Before we go any further, let me say that this was totally my idea because I wanted to try to pump Scott’s ego up as far as I could. See, when Scott’s in a good mood he gets really generous with his photo gear and I love photo gear… (and I’m totally just kidding here). Seriously, this was my...

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Weekly Worth-a-click

Hi everyone. Hope you’re having a great week so far. Here’s a few links that are worth a click: • A blog reader from last week pointed out that Adobe is offering a 30% discount on Lightroom 2 if you upgrade with Photoshop CS4. Throw in another 15% if you’re a NAPP member and the total cost of upgrading to both is $238. Not too much help if you already bought LR2 but if not, now ain’t a bad time to do it....

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