Bill Fortney's Landscape Photography

This week I’m not just going to point you to one of the best photographers you’ll find out there but also one of the flat-out nicest people you’ll ever meet – Bill Fortney. Bill works for Nikon Professional Services and I’ve had the opportunity to go shooting with him a few times. Let me tell ya… this guy sees the world in an entirely different (and beautiful) way then anyone I’ve met. Bill...

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Rule Of Thirds

While it’s great to crop the photo when you compose the shot, sometimes it just doesn’t work out that way. Many times, after the fact, we realize that we should have framed the photo differently when we took it. Well, as you’d expect, Lightroom has a cropping feature that works great. One of my favorite things about it though is that it automatically puts a “Rule of Thirds” grid over your photo so you can...

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Tinting Black and White

If you find yourself working with the Split Toning panel often you’ll love this one. When moving either Hue slider under Highlights or Shadows try holding down the Alt key (Option on Mac) when dragging the slider. This will cause Lightroom to show you a preview at 100% saturation of whatever color you’re dragging over. That way you can get a quick preview of the tinting color without adjusting two sliders instead of one....

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Randy Van Duinen Photography

Here’s a great inspirational link. Randy Van Duinen is a commercial, art, and stock photographer based out of St. Petersburg, FL. Randy is actually a buddy of mine and he helps us out at the Photoshop World conference & expo. Apart from being an all-around nice guy he’s got some beautiful work to look at. People will often ask if I’m going out on any photo shoots when I’m at the conference and I respond by...

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It's History Baby!

If you’d like to see what you’ve done in Lightroom there actually is a History panel. Say you’re in the Develop module and you’d like to jump back to a specific point in the editing history of your Photo. Well right next to the world Presets you’ll see History. Just click on it and Lightroom will display the history states that your image has gone through. Just like Photoshop (what can I say, I’m a...

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