Lightroom Presets – Fall Foliage
Oct19

Lightroom Presets – Fall Foliage

Well, it’s that time of year where the trees start changing color. 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 🙂 As an adult though, I can enjoy the season much more (since I live in Florida and don’t have to worry about leaves anymore). Last week I co-taught a landscape photography workshop in the Northeast. We had the...

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Presets – Landscape Graduated Filters
Oct11

Presets – Landscape Graduated Filters

Hi everyone (presets below – quick story first). I’m teaching a landscape workshop in the northeast this week with legendary photographer Bill Fortney. We’ve been having a blast so far. It’s a great group. Lot’s of laughs and each day just keeps getting better. The weather has been nearly perfect (nice and warm for this Florida-loving guy). We’ve been photographing some small towns and great fall...

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Lightroom Print Preset – Multi-Photo Portrait Grid
Sep26

Lightroom Print Preset – Multi-Photo Portrait Grid

I’ve been working with the print templates a lot lately. A while back I released a multi-photo travel template that turned out to be pretty popular. I went back to it yesterday to work with some portraits, and made a few tweaks since the last time I’ve used it. Mainly, I went in and modified some of the spacing options and added some templates with a wide space between them and some others with a narrower space....

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Lightroom Presets – Wedding Fantasy Style
Sep12

Lightroom Presets – Wedding Fantasy Style

We’re just back from Photoshop World and I’ve gotta say… it was a blast. Check out Scott Kelby’s blog today for a quick recap. Anyway, it’s preset time again. I’m going to update an oldie but goodie this time – the Wedding Fantasy preset. It was really popular a couple years ago and I’ve changed a few settings based on newer features in Lightroom since it was released. You’ll see...

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Lightroom Presets – Sin City Look
Aug29

Lightroom Presets – Sin City Look

Hey there! I hope everyone had a good hurricane-free weekend. My sympathies go out to anyone along the east coast that was affected by Irene. Before we get to the presets, don’t forget that I’m doing a free (LIVE) webcast tomorrow to celebrate the release of my Photoshop Compositing Secrets book. Scott Kelby is co-hosting it with me. I’ll spend about an hour going over various techniques and concepts behind...

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Lightroom Presets: Insta-Lightroom Nashville-like Effect
Aug08

Lightroom Presets: Insta-Lightroom Nashville-like Effect

Every time I turn around, I see photos from the Instagram app that have that old vintage look to them. It’s kinda funny, because it can throw up a photo of someone’s shoes, but it always seems to look good when it has a old-vintage style with a really strong vignette added to it 🙂 Anyway, here’s a free preset that mimics the style. I added a little more green to mine for the super-vintage feel to it but I think...

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