Tips on Tuning Lightroom's Performance

Happy Friday everyone. First, I’ve got a couple of seminars coming up in the next few weeks. I’ll be in Oklahoma City next week and Austin, TX the week after. Click here to check out the seminar page, watch a video about the seminar itself and sign up. I’d love to see you there Next, I just found an article on Adobe’s website called “Lightroom Performance Hints“. There’s actually some really...

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Lightroom Tip – Reordering Presets

If you haven’t noticed, you get fairly limited options when ordering your presets in the Preset panel in Lightroom. By default they’re sorted alphabetically. So any preset that begins with the letter A will show up in front of all other presets. Well, if you’re like me (and let’s hope you’re not ), you probably have a lot of presets so you have to scroll in your presets panel. So what happens if one of...

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Lightroom Adjustment Brush and Graduated Filter Tip

Happy Friday everyone! Here’s a great little tip for you that got lots of “ooooooos” in my seminar the other day. When you’re using the Adjustment Brush or Graduated Filter, you’ll often adjust 3, 4 or even more sliders. But then you’ll go to use it again and you don’t want all of those same adjustments again – maybe you only want to adjust 1 slider this time. Of course manually...

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Is a Lightroom HDR "Effect", Really HDR?

I posted a smaller version of this to my Google+ page yesterday but the comments got me thinking more about the topic. So I figured I’d write about it here since, well, the post-processing involved in what you’re about to read was done in Lightroom. So here’s the story I saw this post the other day on 500px (link: http://500px.com/photo/8023755) and it got me wondering. The photographer, Jose Barbosa (who’s...

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If You Use Lightroom, Do You Need Photoshop CS6?

I’m in sunny (sorry, cloudy and maybe rainy) LA today teaching my Lightroom seminar, but I wanted to do a quick post about some questions I got the other day in my Minneapolis seminar. I had a few people ask me what was new for Photographers in Photoshop CS6 and was it worth it or not to upgrade since they use Lightroom mostly. So, I thought I’d compile a quick list of what I thought was important (as a photographer in...

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Lightroom Tip and Seminar Contest Winners

Happy Friday everyone. I’m in Portland, Oregon right now getting ready to head up to Seattle. I’ll probably be shooting at Olympic National Park this weekend so if you’ve got any great photo spots, I’d sure appreciate it. Anyway, I figured I’d close up the week with a tip as well as post the winners who got a free ticket to my Kelby Training Lightroom 4 Live seminar later this month. Okay, first…...

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