Website and News

Website:I found the coolest little website today. It’s not necessarily photography-specific, but I think it’s a great idea. It’s called SunriseSunset.com and, by the sound of the name, you can pretty much guess what it does. It lists the sunrise and sunset times of some major cities around the world. However, you can go on and make your own calendar for your own cities. It even lists the moon rise/set times as well...

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Friday Tip – Resetting Tone

If you’re working in the Develop module chances are you’ll be working with the Tone and Color settings in the Basic panel. Well if you ever want to reset your Tone or Color settings without resetting the changes to your whole photo (Cropping, etc…) try this. Hold down the Option/Alt key. When you do that you’ll see the words Reset Tone and Reset Color appear instead of Tone and Color above the sliders. Just...

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Workflow Tip – Crop First

Here’s a quick workflow tip for you. If you’re wondering when the right time to crop is then consider this. When you work through processing and developing your photos, chances are you’re going to be looking at the histogram often, right. Well, why leave an area in your photo that may affect the histogram significantly, when you’re just going to crop it out later? That’s why I crop first. Actually, second...

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Tip – Has your photo been edited?

Ever want to quickly tell if your photo has been edited in Lightroom. Come on, you know when you’re sitting there alone at night the urge comes over you and you just can’t help it. You HAVE to know if a photo has been edited. Seriously though, I’ve found many times where I just wanted to see if I’ve done anything to a photo or not. If you get the urge too, there’s a quick way to tell. When you’re...

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Ten Great Tips to Get You Started in Lightroom

Adobe’s Photoshop Lightroom is the digital photographer’s ultimate assistant. But don’t just take my word for it. Head over to LayersMagazine.com to find an article by best-selling author Scott Kelby in which he gives ten great tips to help get you started with Adobe Photoshop Lightroom. Scott is a professional photographer that’s been around this software since it’s inception. If there’s a better...

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Friday Tip – Black and White Tip

When I convert my photos to black and white, I usually nail the exposure and white balance before the conversion. That means setting the White Balance, Exposure, and Blacks settings. However, when you make the black and white conversion it’s always good to revisit those settings. Depending on which conversion method you use (one of the presets in Develop or by clicking Grayscale) Lightroom can change things about your photos....

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