Behind the Scenes: New York City Long Exposure
Oct24

Behind the Scenes: New York City Long Exposure

I’m in New York this week for the annual PDN PhotoPlus Conference and brought my camera along in case I got the chance to shoot. Well, if you didn’t know already, I’m a sucker for a good long exposure scene. For me, anything with a strong (and not moving) foreground and a cool background, along with some moving water, makes a great long exposure photo. Finding a Location After doing some research on 500px.com, I...

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Lightroom 5 And The Creative Cloud Q&A
Oct01

Lightroom 5 And The Creative Cloud Q&A

Over the last few months I’ve seen more and more people subscribe to the Creative Cloud. Partly because everyone who went to Photoshop World got a free subscription for 1-year and partly because Adobe just announced a photographers bundle where you get Lightroom and Photoshop for $9.99/month. Anyway, since that’s happened, I’ve been getting a lot of questions about what to do if you already have Lightroom installed...

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Bit Depth for Photographers: Download A Free Article From Lightroom Magazine
Sep17

Bit Depth for Photographers: Download A Free Article From Lightroom Magazine

Every time I teach a seminar or workshop I hear raves reviews about Lightroom Magazine. So I thought I’d share one of the latest articles from Issue #7 of the magazine (which just came out about a week or so ago). It’s from Laura Shoe and it’s on a topic that I hear plenty of questions about – Bit Depth. We have choices for 8-bit images, 16-bit images, and 32-bit images. What’s it all mean and how does it...

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Lightroom Tip: Quick and Easy Before/After View
Sep13

Lightroom Tip: Quick and Easy Before/After View

Hey everyone. Happy Friday! I’ve got a really quick and simple Lightroom tip today. It’s one of those keyboard shortcuts that’s become second nature for me, but I run in to folks all the time that didn’t know about it. See, Lightroom has official Before/After buttons at the bottom left of your photo (while in the Develop module). Here’s a screen capture to show you where they are. (click to see image...

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The Secret Cropping Tip To Go From Horizontal To Vertical
Aug15

The Secret Cropping Tip To Go From Horizontal To Vertical

Knowing how to crop a horizontal image into a vertical one, or vice versa, has been this little secret among Lightroom users for a while now. It’s one of those things that, while it is indeed in a menu, it’s not something that would ever jump out at you. So here’s the secret. When you’re in Crop mode (the keyboard shortcut is R), all you have to do is press the letter X and it’ll switch your crop...

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The Photosmith App for Lightroom and the iPad
Aug09

The Photosmith App for Lightroom and the iPad

Earlier in the summer, Photosmith released version 3 of their iPad app for Lightroom. Photosmith was really the first on the scene with iPad/Lightroom interaction years ago, and I’ve always had the app installed on my tablet. But it’s not until recently that I really started using it to help manage my photos from Lightroom to my iPad. What is Photosmith? In a nutshell, Photosmith is an iPad app that helps you keep your...

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