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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Lightroom Pro Q&A with Jeff Revell (JRev!)

Hi everyone. Here’s another in a series of mini-interviews with some of the Lightroom pros out there where they’ve answered a short series of questions about how they use and feel about Lightroom: Today’s Guest: My good friend Jeff Revell (AKA: Tree Shooter – sorry inside joke) Bio/Intro: Jeff Revell is a Washington DC based photographer who runs the PhotoWalkPro.com blog. He is also the author of 5 books in...

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The Clarity Slider Public Service Announcement

Hey there. I hope everyone had a great weekend. Today I’ve got more of a public service announcement for you when it comes to the Clarity slider in Lightroom. The other day I saw a photo with a bit of a washed out background. Now, I think the background was washed out because it was off in the distance and when the person took the photo and I think it probably looked washed out when they were standing there. The point is, I...

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Tip – The secret Identity Plate Text Formatting Trick

Hey folks. I had a killer day yesterday teaching the Lightroom 3 Live! seminar in LA. The crowd was awesome and it was great to see so many things “click” with everyone. Thanks to all who came out – you really made me feel right at home. Next, I’m on my way to San Francisco today to teach the same seminar on Friday (as well as my photowalk on Saturday) so I’m still grabbing some tips from Scott to...

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