Adding color to your adjustments
Feb03

Adding color to your adjustments

Most of you folks by now know that I am colorblind… and yet I keep trying to give tips about color. I guess I am a glutton for punishment, but this tip should help both the color deficient as well as the color savvy. I use this technique all the time to make sure that I am not adding a funky color to the mix. (Of course, I can mess up even this technique. :D) All of the Adjustment brushes, radial filters and graduated filters...

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To clone or heal?
Jan27

To clone or heal?

I don’t know about you, but I am the designated photographer for every event that occurs in my family. What that means is that I have way more poorly composed, badly white balanced snapshots of my family than really well executed ones. Why? Because it takes energy to think for everything and get everything just right… and if your family is like mine… you don’t have a lot of left over energy, nor does your...

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Annual reminder
Jan20

Annual reminder

One of the tips that gets the most “aha” moments from Lightroom folks is when I talk about Adjustment brushes and how you can have more control over how the affect is applied. I posted this tip one year ago, and I thought it would be a good time to bring it back around for those who haven’t seen it… If you feel like your adjustment brush is a little clunky, then you may want to take a look at adjusting your...

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Remove distracting text
Jan13

Remove distracting text

Here is a quick tip to remind you about how distracting text can be. One of the very first things that our eyes are drawn to is text… and that is great if we are trying to communicate something with that text… however incidental text can be very distracting to the over all feel and impact of an image. Here is a shot I took of one of my sons… and granted it is not the greatest picture… but that is what you get...

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The emotional impact of lines
Dec02

The emotional impact of lines

Here is another thoughtful discussion from Steve Gustafson about how lines can influence emotion in a photo.  Last time we discussed how your eye responds to lines. Since we know that your eye would rather follow a line then cross it, a photographer has some control on where a viewer looks in a photograph. Lines can guide a viewer to a specific subject or act as a divider in the frame of a photograph. Knowing someone’s eye will...

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