Lightroom’s Mirror Image Mode
Aug24

Lightroom’s Mirror Image Mode

Have you even taken a portrait of someone, and when they see their image on screen, they say “Wow, that doesn’t look like me”. If they did, it’s probably because that actually isn’t how they see themselves day in and day out when they look in the mirror. They see a “mirror image” of themselves in the mirror, but in photo you just took of them, they look different from what they’re used...

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Got Lightroom But Haven’t Learned Photoshop Yet?
Aug22

Got Lightroom But Haven’t Learned Photoshop Yet?

Hi gang, and yes, it’s Monday already (altogether now…groan!) Anyway, when I’m out on the road with my Seminar Tour (next stop is in Indianapolis this Thursday by the way), I run into so many photographers who tell me they signed up for Adobe’s Creative Cloud Photographer’s Bundle (Lightroom & Photoshop for $9.99 a month), but they’re not really using the Photoshop part yet. They tell me, “I...

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Panos in Lightroom: Auto Crop vs. Boundary Warp
Aug19

Panos in Lightroom: Auto Crop vs. Boundary Warp

Hi gang, and happy Friday. I’ve had a number of questions about this, so I thought I’d cover it briefly here on the blog — it’s the difference between the Auto Crop feature and the new Boundary Warp feature when you’re stitching a pano using Lightroom’s Panorama Merge. Above: Here’s the original pano, unretouched or edited, as it appeared after eight vertical frames were combined into this one...

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Simple Soft Glow Effect (without using a plug-in)
Aug17

Simple Soft Glow Effect (without using a plug-in)

A simple technique for getting a soft glow effect (to take the edge off) without using a plug-in.

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Lightroom Tip: Seeing More Info on Clipped Highlight Areas
Aug15

Lightroom Tip: Seeing More Info on Clipped Highlight Areas

How to get more info on highlights areas that might be clipping, than just that triangle up in the Histogram.

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Really Handy Tips for Client Proofing Using Lightroom Web
Aug12

Really Handy Tips for Client Proofing Using Lightroom Web

Hi gang – and greetings from New York City (I’m doing a shoot this morning at the New York Public Library before they open to the public – a shoot for my book “The Great Indoors.”). Anyway, today I wanted to do a post on how to use Lightroom Web for doing online client proofing. STEP ONE: Go to Lightroom on your computer; choose the collection of images you want to make available to your client for...

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