Tip – Graduated Filter Modifier Keys
Nov13

Tip – Graduated Filter Modifier Keys

First off, thanks for all the great feedback on the Before/After video the other day. For those of you who watched it (and commented on it), the grayish pumpkin that I darkened was brought up a few times. I thought about trying to do something more with it, but then I showed the photo to several people including the mom in the photo. I asked about the pumpkin and the resounding answer was “What pumpkin?” – mission...

Read More
Scott's Top 10 (+ 3 of my own)
Nov09

Scott's Top 10 (+ 3 of my own)

If you haven’t seen it already, Scott Kelby posted a “10 Things I Would Tell New Lightroom Users” article over on his blog today. Its a must read if you’re a new-ish Lightroom user and I’ll be you’ll find something cool on there even if you’ve been using Lightroom for a while. However, I wanted to add 3 of my own. 1) Lightroom saves all of your history states… forever! Ever notice that...

Read More
Tip – Rotating Identity Plates in Slideshow
Nov06
Read More
A Few More Dates for David Ziser's Tour
Nov06

A Few More Dates for David Ziser's Tour

Hey folks. I’ve mentioned David Ziser’s Digital Wakeup Call tour before and I just wanted to let you know there’s a few more dates left. Of course you’ll learn lots of stuff about shooting weddings but David is also a master at Lightroom and he’s got some great things to share when it comes to the production end of things. Here’s his website and here’s a write-up I did a while back after...

Read More
What's a Lightroom "Snapshot"
Nov05

What's a Lightroom "Snapshot"

During a recent workshop I had some one ask what a Snapshot was (its a panel on the left side in the Develop module). Then everyone else kinda chimed in with a “yeah what the heck is that?”. They don’t get used a lot, but I think they definitely do come in useful at times. Basically, a snapshot is a freeze-frame of your photo at that moment in time. It’s a way to save all of your develop settings at a certain...

Read More
Tip – An Unexpected Lightroom 3 Sharpening Tip
Oct30

Tip – An Unexpected Lightroom 3 Sharpening Tip

Over the last couple of months, I’ve had the opportunity to test drive the Lightroom 3 Beta before it came out. I spent a pretty decent amount of time kicking the tires but there’s one little feature/tip that I didn’t find out until this week. Before the Lightroom 3 Beta, when sharpening you had to be zoomed into 100% to see the effects of the sharpening. If you weren’t you wouldn’t see any change. But...

Read More