I’m Going To Be On TV
Mar06

I’m Going To Be On TV

Hey everyone. First off, a big thanks to all of you that came out to my Lightroom seminar in LA yesterday. I had a blast. Great crowd, great vibe and we had a really good time. I’m actually still in LA and really excited to be appearing on the Home and Family show today. I actually appeared on the show a little over a year ago (hence the photo above) and was asked back since I was in town teaching Lightroom. It’s a show on...

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Finding A Photo in Lightroom
Mar03

Finding A Photo in Lightroom

I’m a big user of Collections in Lightroom. But every once in a while, I’m in a collection and I need to get back to the original folder that a photo came from. If the collection just has photos from one folder, than it’s usually not so hard for me to find it. But sometimes I have collections with photos from multiple folders and I forget where their original “home” is. Well, Lightroom has a way to find...

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Speaking At WPPI and LA Next Week
Feb28

Speaking At WPPI and LA Next Week

Hey everyone. Just wanted to let you know that I’ll be roaming around WPPI early next week. I’m teaching a Masterclass on Tuesday from 11:30-1:30 called Photoshop Compositing Secrets. After that, I’m jumping on a plane to head to LA for my Lightroom seminar on Wednesday. So if you’re at WPPI, I hope you can come by to check out my class (here’s the link: just search on my name or on Tuesday, March 4th to...

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Fstoppers: Hidden Lightroom Script to Recover Lost Photos
Feb25

Fstoppers: Hidden Lightroom Script to Recover Lost Photos

Alright, this is one of those posts that you should bookmark and tuck away in your “I hope I don’t ever need, but I’m going to save anyway” folder. I just read an article over on the Fstoppers website by Gary Martin that looked pretty cool. The idea is that if you build full size previews for your image in Lightroom, that preview is stored somewhere. Well, what happens if you ever accidentally lose/delete a...

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How Much Space Do Lightroom Smart Previews Really Take Up?
Feb24

How Much Space Do Lightroom Smart Previews Really Take Up?

Starting in Lightroom 5, Adobe released something called a Smart Preview. It’s basically a preview of your photo, that’s big enough to let you work on your photos even if the drive they’re on isn’t connected. Here’s a screenshot of the option in the Import dialog. It’s a great option for people who like to stay mobile because they don’t always need to keep their external drives with them. So...

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Lightroom Preset Tip and A New Basics Class
Feb17

Lightroom Preset Tip and A New Basics Class

Hey everyone. I’m in Houston today getting ready to teach my Lightroom 5 seminar but I’ve got a couple of quick things for ya’. First, last Friday my new Lightroom 5 Basics class was released over at KelbyOne.com. I have to say, I’m really proud of this class. When I finished it, I knew I had created exactly what I set out to create… a quick, simple, easy way for beginners to jump in to Lightroom. See, I...

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