Lightroom Tip: The Color Sampler Tool
Nov05

Lightroom Tip: The Color Sampler Tool

You’ll notice a few tools in Lightroom that have a Color Picker built right inside of them. One place is in the Split Toning panel in the Develop module. Also, the Graduated Filter, Adjustment Brush and Radial filter all have them so you can paint or target a specific part of the photo to have a color tint added to it. Here’s an example of the color picker (circled below). As you’d expect, when you click to see the...

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Lightroom Seminar in Fort Lauderdale, FL
Oct31

Lightroom Seminar in Fort Lauderdale, FL

I’ll be heading to Ft. Lauderdale next week for my 1-day Lightroom seminar for Kelby Training. I’m excited to show my new import strategy again, which was a big hit at my last seminar in Portland. Importing is always such a gray area for anyone just starting out, that I’m happy I found a different way to teach it and hopefully make it easier for everyone. Anyway, here’s the website to sign up and see the...

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Video – Retouching Tips in Lightroom
Oct29

Video – Retouching Tips in Lightroom

When Lightroom 5 came out, they made it so the Spot Removal tool was actually a brush. Before LR5, it was simply just a circle. All you could do was tiny remove spots (and maybe some larger spots if you were creative). But in LR5, now you can brush just like you could with any other brush, and it makes for a great retouching tool. But there’s 2 key tips that help out a lot in making it a better tool for retouching. Let’s...

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Behind the Scenes: New York City Long Exposure
Oct24

Behind the Scenes: New York City Long Exposure

I’m in New York this week for the annual PDN PhotoPlus Conference and brought my camera along in case I got the chance to shoot. Well, if you didn’t know already, I’m a sucker for a good long exposure scene. For me, anything with a strong (and not moving) foreground and a cool background, along with some moving water, makes a great long exposure photo. Finding a Location After doing some research on 500px.com, I...

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Win A Free Ticket to My Photoshop Compositing Secrets Class in New York
Oct22

Win A Free Ticket to My Photoshop Compositing Secrets Class in New York

Hey everyone. I’ll be teaching a class called Photoshop Compositing Secrets at PhotoPlus in New York later this week. It’s on Thursday from 4pm-6pm. And the folks from Photoplus were kind enough to let me give away a free ticket to the class. So, all you have to do is leave a comment and I’ll do a random drawing at the end of the day. If you’re going to the conference, Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer, and...

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onOne Perfect Effects 8 – Awesome Tonal Contrast/Clarity Plug-in
Oct21

onOne Perfect Effects 8 – Awesome Tonal Contrast/Clarity Plug-in

I’ve always been a huge fan of tonal contrast and clarity related plug-ins. For years I’ve used Nik’s Color Efex Pro for Tonal Contrast. But I’ve also been a big fan of onOne Software and plug-ins. Like most photographers out there, I’m a hardcore Lightroom user. I like Lightroom for a bunch of things. But when it comes to special effects, portrait retouching and just overall finishing touches I’ve...

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