Applying a preset to your Importing workflow
Jan28

Applying a preset to your Importing workflow

Mike Rodriguez polled his students to see what they would like to see in Scott and RC’s upcoming podcasts and I decided to steal one of his ideas… sort of. This is one of those tips that if you have never heard of it may make you curse because of how it can save you a lot of time from doing the same steps over and over again. As I was working on this blog post Arnaldo from video who is a good shooter and really working on...

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10 Things I Would Tell New Lightroom Users: #2
Jan27

10 Things I Would Tell New Lightroom Users: #2

Hi folks – I’m back with #2, but before we head into this, I just wanted to thank everybody yesterday for heeding the disclaimer warning before they posted comments. We had some good discussions and everybody was civil, so even though I’m not reprinting the entire disclaimer here again today, I hope you’ll still honor it as you did yesterday. Without further ado (yes, that was some “ado”),...

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10 Things I Would Tell New Lightroom Users: #1
Jan26

10 Things I Would Tell New Lightroom Users: #1

If you’re new to Lightroom, I’m starting a series just for you. Today is part 1: Keeping yourself safe from dangerous folders!

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When Lightroom’s “Shadows” Slider Isn’t Enough…
Jan23

When Lightroom’s “Shadows” Slider Isn’t Enough…

This isn’t one of those tips that you’re going to use every day, but when you need it, it’s really an image-saver. It’s about bringing out shadow detail in a big way using a workaround that does take a few steps, but it’s super easy (after it all goes faster than you’d think). Here’s what we’re doing:   STEP ONE: Here’s the original image. The area in the foreground is pretty...

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Highlight Warnings in Lightroom: Viewer Mail
Jan22

Highlight Warnings in Lightroom: Viewer Mail

RC goes over how to see and correct Highlight and Shadow Warnings in Lightroom.

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Getting the most out of your Adjustment Brush
Jan21

Getting the most out of your Adjustment Brush

If you feel like your adjustment brush is a little clunky, then you may want to take a look at adjusting your Flow and Density settings. Here is an image I took of my friend David Carr playing drums for his band Third Day. I want to be able to lighten up his face just a bit and tone down the background to focus more on him. First step we usually take is to zoom in on his face and pick the adjustment brush. Set the exposure up to a...

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