The Story of the Illegal HDR Photo

I was recently in New York and made a trip to St. Patricks Cathedral with the specific intention of taking an HDR photo (click the photo on the left for a larger version). I got my photo but I also got a pretty funny story along the way so I thought I’d share. First, the details. This was a 9 shot bracketed series taken on a D700 with the Nikon 14-24mm lens. The aperture was set to f/11 and the shutter speeds varied throughout...

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Presets – Lightroom iPad Export Settings

I was loading some photos on my iPad this past weekend, and it led me down the path of figuring out what the best Lightroom photo export settings are for it. After working with various settings for a while (and after taking the kids to see the Karate Kid movie) I realized a few things. 1) I got better results from saving images to exactly the size of the iPad’s screen rather than letting iPhoto or the iPad resize them. For...

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Lightroom Worth-a-click

Hope you’re having a great Thursday. Here’s a few Lightroom-related links to check out while you’re surfing around today: • Timothy Armes released a new Lightroom Plug-in called Keyboard Tamer which allows you to redefine most of Lightroom’s keyboard shortcuts (Sweet!!!). • Jeffrey Friedl has a brand new Lightroom plug-in to help protect you from accidentally deleting your photos. • Scott Kelby is taking the...

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Presets – Lightroom 3 Edge Darkening

A while back I released the edge darkening presets that I use in Lightroom. I used to use the vignetting setting and then Lightroom 2 came out and I started to use the Post-crop settings. I wasn’t really happy with them though since the edges just looked kinda “blah”. Now with Lightroom 3 we get the best of both works. We get that burned in edge darkening effect that vignetting gave us but the advantage of using the...

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Lightroom Pro Q&A with Terry White

Hi everyone. Here’s another in a series of mini-interviews with some of the Lightroom pros out there where they’ve answered a short series of questions about how they use and feel about Lightroom: Today’s Guest: The one and only… Terry White Bio/Intro: Terry White – Worldwide Design Evangelist for Adobe Systems, Inc. Terry has been with Adobe for over a decade and has extensive knowledge of Adobe’s...

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