Video – Retouching Tips in Lightroom
Oct29

Video – Retouching Tips in Lightroom

When Lightroom 5 came out, they made it so the Spot Removal tool was actually a brush. Before LR5, it was simply just a circle. All you could do was tiny remove spots (and maybe some larger spots if you were creative). But in LR5, now you can brush just like you could with any other brush, and it makes for a great retouching tool. But there’s 2 key tips that help out a lot in making it a better tool for retouching. Let’s...

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Behind the Scenes: New York City Long Exposure
Oct24

Behind the Scenes: New York City Long Exposure

I’m in New York this week for the annual PDN PhotoPlus Conference and brought my camera along in case I got the chance to shoot. Well, if you didn’t know already, I’m a sucker for a good long exposure scene. For me, anything with a strong (and not moving) foreground and a cool background, along with some moving water, makes a great long exposure photo. Finding a Location After doing some research on 500px.com, I...

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Win A Free Ticket to My Photoshop Compositing Secrets Class in New York
Oct22

Win A Free Ticket to My Photoshop Compositing Secrets Class in New York

Hey everyone. I’ll be teaching a class called Photoshop Compositing Secrets at PhotoPlus in New York later this week. It’s on Thursday from 4pm-6pm. And the folks from Photoplus were kind enough to let me give away a free ticket to the class. So, all you have to do is leave a comment and I’ll do a random drawing at the end of the day. If you’re going to the conference, Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer, and...

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onOne Perfect Effects 8 – Awesome Tonal Contrast/Clarity Plug-in
Oct21

onOne Perfect Effects 8 – Awesome Tonal Contrast/Clarity Plug-in

I’ve always been a huge fan of tonal contrast and clarity related plug-ins. For years I’ve used Nik’s Color Efex Pro for Tonal Contrast. But I’ve also been a big fan of onOne Software and plug-ins. Like most photographers out there, I’m a hardcore Lightroom user. I like Lightroom for a bunch of things. But when it comes to special effects, portrait retouching and just overall finishing touches I’ve...

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Lightroom Video: How to See and Manage Your Folders
Oct18

Lightroom Video: How to See and Manage Your Folders

Happy Friday! This week’s video is all about folders. It’s probably one of the most-asked-about topics I hear from Lightroom users everywhere. The Folders panel in the Library module is where your photos are stored. So, before keywords, collections, stars, ratings, smart collections or anything else like that, you have folders in their simplest form. And understanding how that panel works is important. So here’s a...

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