3 (and a half) Reasons to Use Flags Instead of Ratings in Lightroom

Are you a flagger or a rater in Lightroom? You know, how do you sort your photos? If you’re a flagger, you go to Photo > Set Flag and choose Pick, Reject, or Unflagged. If you’re a rater then you to to Photo > Set Rating > and choose 1 to 5 stars. So which do you use? Personally, I stopped rating a long time ago and just use flags. First, I think flagging is just simpler. You’ve got 3 choices. I like it. I...

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100 Way Lightroom Kicks Bridges Ass! (for photographers)

Last week, Scott Kelby mentioned a whole bunch of Lightroom learning resources that we, over at Kelby Media Group, have. One of them was a brand new mega-tutorial-thingee that Scott and I recorded recently. It’s called 100 Ways That Lightroom Kicks the Bridges Ass for Photographers. The idea originally came from Scott when he and I were talking about the inevitable “Why should I use Lightroom if I already have...

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Lightroom Tip – Facebook and Flickr Commenting

First off, don’t forget that Kelby Training is having a huge sale on DVDs. I’ve done a bunch of titles over there and you can pick up some pretty good deals right now. There’s a some there for $9.99, and a lot of them (like my Mastering Color for Photoshop CS4) are still perfectly applicable for CS5. Look at it this way, you’re bound to get at least one out of a DVD to make it worth $9.99 (but you’ll...

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Some Free Webinars, a Lightroom Tip (and stuff)

Just wanted to give you a quick free webinar update: • The webcast with Scott and I ran into some technical glitches yesterday. We’ve rescheduled for next Thursday April 21 at 3pm EDT. • Datacolor (makers of the Spyder calibration system) is hosting a free webinar called “How to Capture Color” • Don’t forget to follow me over at Facebook and Twitter for random updates during the week. (PS: Make sure you click...

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Tip – Deleting the easy way

Bonjour! Today’s my last day in Paris but I wanted to leave you with a quick tip for the weekend that I use myself all the time. By the way, thanks to anyone who sent me a message about where to shoot in Paris. I got some great ideas and even met up with a local NAPP member which was awesome (more on that next week). Anyway, the tip… Last night I was going through my photos and whenever I come across one to delete (which...

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Fading Lightroom Presets

I’m in Houston, TX getting ready for my full day Kelby Training Lightroom seminar tomorrow. I always get a little anxious the night before, especially since I haven’t used Lightroom in about 2 years (totally just kidding!). If you are at the seminar though, make sure you stop by the front and say hi. I always enjoying meeting people from the blog. OK, on to the tip for today. A blog reader turned me on to this clever...

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