Tip – Wanna keep people from seeing your metadata?

Have you ever published a photo somewhere (Flickr, your website, blog, etc…) and some one emails or comments to you and asks “Why’d you shoot that photo at f/16? Don’t you think f/11 would have been more appropriate?”. Or perhaps you’re delivering them to a client and you simply don’t want them to know all of the camera info (maybe you got a killer shot with a point-n-shoot but you don’t...

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Lightroom Q&A

I figured I’d catch up on some Q&A’s today as well as going back to some old ones that I was asked again recently. Also, don’t forget, if you’re in Tampa I’m teaching a Lightroom/Photoshop Workflow class at Dave Cross Workshop’s next week. Sign up here. And I’m taking the Lightroom 3 Seminar Tour to Phoenix and Indianapolis in late October. You can find out more about the full-day seminar...

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Tips – 10 Things You Need to Know About Compositing

Graphics.com posted a list of “10 Things You Need to Know About Compositing”. It’s taken from a small section of my latest Photoshop Compositing Secrets book, where I wanted to include some tips and tricks for compositing that just didn’t seem to fit into a regular tutorial. Here’s the link if you want to check it...

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Lightroom Tip – Resetting Your Presets

What better way to start off a Friday on a holiday weekend (here in the US at least) than with a Lightroom tip OK, so have you ever ruined the Lightroom default presets or deleted one of them all together or just done something plain bad to them? Now you can’t get it back to the way it used to be right? Well, if you go to Lightroom’s preferences dialog by clicking on the Lightroom menu on Mac (Edit menu on PC),...

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Guest Post Over at Scott Kelby's Blog Today

Hey there Lightroom peeps (that’s about as slang as I get ). Scott Kelby opened his blog to me once again today. I wrote a post called “How Photoshop Changed My Photography“. The blog post seems to be going over well, but it’s always equally interesting to see some of the insights in the comments too. I hope you’ll stop by and take a look. Have a great...

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When is enough, really enough?

So when is enough, really enough when it comes to post processing? In other words, when do you stop? It’s not a photo retouching ethics question of when “should” you stop. I’m more interested in how do you (you personally) know when a photo is done? There’s so many things we can do to our photos that, sometimes, it’s hard to call it quits right? Whether it’s personally or professionally, we...

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