All Hell Breaks Loose in Lightroom Land!
Oct12

All Hell Breaks Loose in Lightroom Land!

Holy Cow! I go away for a week or so and look what happens. 😉 OK, I’m not going to write a long diatribe, because some of this is old news to you, but I do want the chance to weigh in on some stuff; the first being that: (1) Adobe released another update/bug fix on Friday that fixed a lot of folks problems Not mine, mind you — I can’t seem to import anything into Lightroom whatsoever — the import screen is pretty much...

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Having Problems w Lightroom 6.2? Rolling Back the Update (Video)
Oct07

Having Problems w Lightroom 6.2? Rolling Back the Update (Video)

With the newest release of Lightroom 6.2 – there have been users that are experiencing issues with the program. From random hangs to force quits – it would seem that the experiences are focused on the newest Mac OS release of El Capitan – but this is just my opinion on it. In the interest of trying to help this along I figured I would do a short video talking about the things that could help your installation of...

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Questions to ask… Self Critiquing your images
Oct07

Questions to ask… Self Critiquing your images

Here at Kelby we do a lot of blind critiques on the Grid and those are very popular… but here is a list of questions you can yourself before you ever show your work to anyone else. Keeping these ideas/questions in mind will help you to become a better visual storyteller. 1: What is my subject? 2: What value (distinction or meaning) am I conveying about my subject to a viewer? Tonal, Size, Color, Sharpness or Clarity, will my...

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What is new in Lightroom
Oct05

What is new in Lightroom

What’s new in Lightroom… Adobe has just added some new features to Lightroom CC desktop in their latest update. The two biggest changes are a Revamped import experience and the Dehaze filter can now be applied as a local adjustment. 1.The new Import interface is cleaner and easier to understand, especially for the new user. Adobe has done a great job to make the entire import procedure easier and more effective for everyone, but still...

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Composing for emphasis
Sep30

Composing for emphasis

Here is a little example to help you understand that how you compose and crop and image can change the emphasis of the subject. Let’s use the situation that we are tasked to shoot some photos of this little girl in her flowery dress. Before you begin, one of the first questions you need to ask yourself is “Who am I shooting this for and what should I emphasize?” Why does this matter? Let’s say that you are...

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Dealing with Chromatic Aberrations in Lightroom
Sep28

Dealing with Chromatic Aberrations in Lightroom

If your first question is “What’s a Chromatic Aberration?” here’s basically what it is: it’s when you see either a purple or green line around the edges of things in your image. It almost looks like someone took a thin magic marker and traced along the edges of objects (like mountains, buildings, etc.). In the image above, look on the edge of the steps (I’ve zoomed in really tight so you can see...

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