Blogging Again at Scott's Today

Hey everyone. I’m blogging over at Scott’s again today while he’s taking a break. I wrote about 5 lessons for landscape photography that I’ve picked up over time. It’s complete with photos and examples so it should make a good read. Included in them are some photos from my Moab, Utah trip the other week so I’d love if you went by to check them out and let me know which ones you like best....

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HDR – Lightroom, Photoshop CS5 & Photomatix?

Since Photoshop CS5 was announced on Monday, I’ve been getting lots of questions about whether or not I like the HDR features in Photoshop better than Photomatix. Since there’s Lightroom integration built into both of these products and HDR is gaining in popularity I figured I’d take a quick moment to give you some thoughts. The Lightroom Connection: Well, they both have hooks into Lightroom. Photoshop’s HDR...

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Tip – 3 Tips For Smart Collections

A while back, I created a video about Smart Collections. The other day, they really helped me out when I needed to find some photos quick, so I figured I’d resurrect that video as well as show you another use. For starters, Smart Collections are collections (or you could call them albums which is what they really are) that automatically add your photos to them based on some sort of preset criteria. In the video mentioned above,...

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Worth-a-click

A few items worth checking out today: • This one snuck by a lot of folks the other week, but Adobe made some new D3 and D700 camera profiles available. You can find out more here. • In other Adobe news, for all of you eager to support for newer cameras, a beta of Lightroom 2.7 (and Camera Raw 5.7) has been released. • Just got word of Safari Books online’s new web service called Creative Edge. • Don’t forget to keep an eye...

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One Slider in Lightroom

(Note: If you’ve already ready this, then see the edit below.) I gotta admit, it’s pretty nice when this happens. I moved one slider in this photo below to get from the before image to the after. It’s a photo I took at the Sheik Zayed Mosque while teaching in Dubai a few weeks ago. It was just a magnificent place to see, and anywhere you pointed your camera you were sure to get a great shot. It didn’t hurt that...

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Tip – A Cool Cropping Tip in Lightroom 3 Beta

Knowing how to crop a horizontal image into a vertical one or vice versa, has always been this little secret among Lightroom users. If you stand on one foot, jump up and down and its the 4th day of the month, during a full moon of course, you can swap your cropping orientation from vertical to horizontal in a snap OK, I’m kidding (a little). I will say that doing this with the crop tool before LR3 wasn’t necessarily...

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