Tip – Changing Direction of the Graduated Filter
Nov21

Tip – Changing Direction of the Graduated Filter

Here’s a tip I picked up from Scott Kelby recently. If you’re dragging a Graduated filter gradient on to your photo you can quickly change the direction of the gradient by pressing the apostrophe key. For example, if you drag from the top of the photo toward the bottom, whatever effects you’ve got set will appear at the top and gradiate downward. However, if you press the apostrophe key you can reverse it. It also...

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We have an HDR crusade!
Oct09

We have an HDR crusade!

Hi folks. If you haven’t read the post below and you’re into HDR photography then make sure you check it out. Now, I’ve known about the plug-in for a couple of weeks, but blog reader Larry Lohrman pointed me to a post on the Photography for Real Estate website. In a nutshell, he wrote Photomatix to ask that the exported image be re-imported back into Lightroom (kinda like Photoshop does automatically when you save)....

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Photomatix HDR Export Plug-in for Lightroom
Oct09

Photomatix HDR Export Plug-in for Lightroom

One of the problems I’ve had with using Photomatix Pro in my HDR workflow is the fact that there wasn’t an easy way to go from Lightroom into Photomatix. Well, HDRsoft has recently released an export plug-in for Lightroom that does just that. Yep, once installed, you just select your photos and go to File > Plug-in Extras and Export to Photomatix Pro will appear. Now the company claims the requirements as “The...

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Video Interview with Scott Kelby
Oct07

Video Interview with Scott Kelby

I sat down with Scott Kelby (author of the new Lightroom 2 Book for Digital Photographers) to talk about his new book. Before we go any further, let me say that this was totally my idea because I wanted to try to pump Scott’s ego up as far as I could. See, when Scott’s in a good mood he gets really generous with his photo gear and I love photo gear… (and I’m totally just kidding here). Seriously, this was my...

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Weekly Worth-a-click
Oct07

Weekly Worth-a-click

Hi everyone. Hope you’re having a great week so far. Here’s a few links that are worth a click: • A blog reader from last week pointed out that Adobe is offering a 30% discount on Lightroom 2 if you upgrade with Photoshop CS4. Throw in another 15% if you’re a NAPP member and the total cost of upgrading to both is $238. Not too much help if you already bought LR2 but if not, now ain’t a bad time to do it....

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The Lightroom Conspiracy
Sep29

The Lightroom Conspiracy

I bet that title drew you in didn’t it? Come on, face it. Anything with the word conspiracy is bound to make you want to read more right? Well, last week, Scott Kelby and I sat down to talk about the mini-Lightroom conspiracy that we’ve read about lately. It really all started when Lightroom 2 came out, but then when CS4 came out last week, things got taken to another level. So if you’ve a) been having some...

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