Video – Split Toning 101

This website has been up for over a year now and as I looked through, I couldn’t really find a video where I covered Split Toning in detail. I’ve mentioned it here and there but from looking at forums and comments, I realized that lots of folks had questions on the basics. Fortunately, Split Toning is really easy and, as you’ll find out, after watching this video you’ll know pretty much all there is to know...

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Video – Printing on a Black Background

Ah… the old printing on a black background trick! Sounds simple right? Actually it is but there’s a little trickery involved. A lot of folks have asked how to get Lightroom to let you print on to a black background instead of the usual white. In this week’s video I’ll show you exactly how to do just that. It involves a little Photoshop (really quick, I promise) too but I think you’ll find it’s...

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Video – Where to store your photos in LR?

Earlier today I got a call from a friend of mine. He’s a seasoned photographer that works for Nikon and he’s been in this business longer then I’ve been alive. He said to me: “Matt (since that’s my name)… where in the heck does Lightroom put the photos that I import and where should I be putting them?”. It hit me that if he has this question then what is everyone else out there thinking,...

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Video – Backing Up Lightroom

I was recently reading a question asked by some folks who were upgrading to Leopard (newest Mac OS) and they wanted to know how to back up Lightroom in case a catastrophe happened in the OS upgrade process. That sparked an idea that I’ve been wanting to cover for a while, and it affects both PC and Mac users. The topic is, “How do you back up Lightroom?” I mean, what do you do to make sure that if your computer...

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Video Tip – Watermarking your Photos

If you find yourself emailing photos a lot, then you should watch this video. You can not only export a slideshow into PDF format so it can easily be emailed, but you can also watermark those photos with a cool trick I’ll show you. That way, you’re covered when you send the photos to some one else. They can see ‘em, but they can’t really do anything with them. Click here to watch the video. (27...

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Video – Creative Printing

Ever create your own printing templates in Lightroom? If you haven’t, then this video is a must-see. There are some really eye-catching things you can do when it comes to laying out your prints. Sure, everyone has seen one photo per page and how much can you really do with that, right? But you’re not restricted to just one photo per page. You can put several photos on a page and control just about every aspect of how they...

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