Q&A Day

Today is kind of a mixed Q&A day. First off, a huge thank you for all of the kind words from the Moab photos I posted the other day. I got a lot of questions about those photos, so I’m answering those at the top of the list here. Then I’ve got some Lightroom-only Q&A’s toward the bottom of the list. Enjoy! Q. Come on Matt. Was it really that cold there or are you just a wimp? A. Yes and Yes. It was that cold...

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My Moab/Arches National Park Trip

First off, don’t forget to scroll down for today’s Lightroom tip. As for this post, I’ve had a few requests to see some photos from the Moab, Utah workshop I taught at last week. First off I have to say thanks to everyone who attended. It was an awesome workshop! I was fortunate to have an incredible group of photographers and, as always with these workshops, some of the nicest people I could hope for. I always go...

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Tip – Picking Colors from Anywhere

Happy Friday fellow color pickers Today’s tip works in the Develop, Print, Web, and Slideshow modules. Basically, it works in any module that has a color picker in it. For example, let’s say you’re in the Web module and you go to the Color Palette panel. You’ll see a few color swatches listed there. Each one of these controls the color in your web gallery. Well the tip is that if you click on one of those...

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Presets – Better Black and Whites

Hey there. I’m back for another preset day. I wanted to share some new black and white ideas I’ve been working on in Lightroom. As you can imagine, there’s a few different ways to do black and whites (remember, they’re NOT called grayscale photos) in Lightroom. But, I’ve been honing in on what I think is the best since some methods tend to deteriorate the photo too much (or produce too much noise). This...

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Video – Batch Cropping and More

Hey there! Today’s the first day of my Arches National Park photo workshop in Moab, Utah. Over the next few days I’ll be up at the crack of dawn (starting at 4am today) with my class shooting some of the prettiest landscapes in the country. Then we’ll hit the classroom to process the photos and go through the whole workflow. I’ll try to post some photos as we go along. OK, video time… I recorded a video...

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