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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Lightroom Video: How to See and Manage Your Folders
Oct18

Lightroom Video: How to See and Manage Your Folders

Happy Friday! This week’s video is all about folders. It’s probably one of the most-asked-about topics I hear from Lightroom users everywhere. The Folders panel in the Library module is where your photos are stored. So, before keywords, collections, stars, ratings, smart collections or anything else like that, you have folders in their simplest form. And understanding how that panel works is important. So here’s a...

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My Lightroom Basics Class Is Free This Week
Oct15

My Lightroom Basics Class Is Free This Week

NOTE: The free streaming of this class ended on October 16th. Each week Kelby Training online, airs a class continuously for free. This week they have my Lightroom Basics class on all week (until Thursday). So, if you’re looking to learn Lightroom from the ground up check it out. The class isn’t a comprehensive learn everything kind of class. It’s just meant to get you going on the basics that you’ll need to...

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Lightroom Presets – Fall Color
Oct14

Lightroom Presets – Fall Color

A couple of weeks ago I was out in the Colorado mountains photographing fall color (I posted some photos on my personal blog here). This past week I was in Portland, OR doing my Lightroom seminar and the colors were starting to change there as well. So I thought it was definitely time to post some Lightroom fall color presets for the season. As I processed my fall photos I realized that I usually make the same tweaks to many of the...

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