Lightroom Tip – What If You Accidentally Delete Your Photos?

Hope you’re having a great Friday so far. I’m slightly ashamed (but not very) to admit that it’s 2:00 am and I just finished playing the new Call of Duty: Black Ops game with a few guys from work (no names mentioned ). Anyway, my friend RC showed me a very cool plug-in that I thought could use a quick mention. It’s one of those “last chance” plug-ins and you’ll likely only use it if you...

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I Have Two Lightroom Words For You – "Solo Mode"

I was in New York last week at Photo Plus East and I realized something. So many people don’t use one of my absolute favorite features for getting around in Lightroom. First… story time. See, I was walking through the expo and some one stopped me to say hi. He also had a Lightroom question. Well, the question got pretty involved so I asked him if he had his laptop there to show me (I figured it would save both of us time)....

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Shooting the Albuquerque Balloon Festival with Nikon

The other week I was invited by Nikon to go shoot the Alburquerque Balloon Festival. I figured I’d share some of the photos as well as the experience. Up at Oh-Dark-Thirty Every Morning I was prepared to get up early but man, did we get up EARLY. We left the hotel by 4:15 each morning. Do the math and that means you need to be awake by a time that has the number 3 in front of it and that’s just not cool It was well worth...

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5 Ideas for Using Lightroom's Smart Collections

A while back I created a video on Smart Collections and one of the ways that I use them. Well, I was working with some new Smart Collections the other day and I thought it’d be cool to give you 5 ways to use them. More importantly though, I’m looking for some comments here on how you use Smart Collections. I figure there’s got to be plenty of cool ideas out there that I’m missing, so please share. Anyway,...

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Do you tend to under or over expose your photos?

OK, weird question – I know. But do you find you typically underexpose or overexpose your photos. Here’s why I ask. Believe it or not, It makes a difference when it comes to your Lightroom edits. Years ago, I read a white paper from the late Bruce Fraser. Bruce was a pioneer in many aspects of digital imaging and I encourage you to give this white paper a read (it’s actually a pretty quick read too). Now, knowing...

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News – Scott Posts About What He'd Like to See in Lightroom 4

If you haven’t stopped by yet, make sure you check out Scott Kelby’s blog today. I don’t want to spoil it too much but Scott wrote a really interesting post about what he’d like to see in Lightroom 4. Stop by and let him know what you think, if you agree or not, and any features that you think need to make it into Lightroom...

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