Lightroom Presets – Fall Colors
Oct15

Lightroom Presets – Fall Colors

This week I’m updating my Fall Color presets. I was talking to my brother yesterday (who lives in the Northeast US) and he was saying how a lot of the leaves are changing color. Now, when I grew up, my dad was absolutely meticulous about our backyard, so the fall season only reminds me of many days of raking leaves after school – not pretty colors. But as an adult I can appreciate the season more (especially since I live...

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Suggest A Lightroom Preset Day
Oct10

Suggest A Lightroom Preset Day

I’m teaching my Lightroom seminar in Orlando today, so I’m bailing out on the blogginess for the day. That said, I thought I’d take your Lightroom preset ideas (I’m posting this here and on my Lightroom site too). I’m pretty close to being out of preset ideas for Lightroom. I’ve been making them for so long that I simply don’t have any ideas left. So I’m turning to you guys: Things to...

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Lightroom Presets – Wedding Fairytale Glow
Oct01

Lightroom Presets – Wedding Fairytale Glow

Hey everyone. Hope you had a great weekend. I just got back from from shooting the Grand Tetons in Jackson Hole, WY (photos and report to follow this week) and had an absolute great time. For the most part the weather was awesome and I’m really happy with the photos I got. Anyway, here’s an update to an old preset I released way back. It was a really popular one and it needed an update for Lightroom 4 pretty bad since it...

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Lightroom Presets – Focal Point with Blurry Backgrounds
Sep26

Lightroom Presets – Focal Point with Blurry Backgrounds

A few weeks ago I released some Focal Point Lightroom presets that basically help you draw focus to one part of a photo by darkening other areas. Well, I was messing around with the presets the other day and realized that you could also do the same thing by blurring the background too (with negative clarity). When you add the darkening effect along with the blurred background you have a really cool way to draw attention to parts of...

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Lightroom Presets – Desaturated Sports Photo Presets
Sep17

Lightroom Presets – Desaturated Sports Photo Presets

  Not a great sports weekend here in Tampa. The Giants beat the Bucs yesterday. Even though I’m from New Jersey, I’ve been in Florida long enough (over 20 years) that I consider the Tampa Bay Bucs my home team. And sadly, my USF Bulls did lose to Rutgers the other night (yes, another New Jersey team). Oh well… Anyway, now that you have your sports update, let’s move on to the presets. Last week, I released...

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Lightroom Presets – Focal Point Background Effects
Aug27

Lightroom Presets – Focal Point Background Effects

A while back I had an idea about using the adjustment brush to create a focal point in certain parts of the photo (by darkening the rest of the photo). The vignetting controls (in the Effects panel) are great for doing this but if your subject isn’t in the middle of the photo then it doesn’t work as well. So I figured I could use the adjustment brush to darken parts of the photo and save it as a preset. Nope! I quickly found out you...

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