Wednesday Inspiration – Patrick Hoelck Photography

This week’s gallery spotlight is on Patrick Hoelck photography. I came across Patrick’s portfolio about a year ago and just found it again today. I love this kind of stuff! His work is dark, it’s edgy, and it has a ton of feeling in it. It almost has the look of some photographers like Joey Lawrence and Dave Hill but it’s also very different. For starters, I don’t think he’s doing the same type of...

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Friday Tip – Cool Cropping

Today I’ve got a great tip for you that, truth be told, isn’t really mine. Yep, I’m stealing tips these days. It’s a problem I’ve had that really dates back to my childhood years Now it’s back and I find myself stealing a tip from Daryl Naumann. Daryl (just trying to do a nice thing) wrote in on the feedback form on this site and said this: “… (nice stuff about me)… When using the...

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Friday Tip – The Hover Tip

I love demoing this tip in front of crowds because it always incites lots of oooos and ahhs. I call it the “Hover anywhere” tip. One of the things that’s always a pain is when you have to actually apply a setting, only to find that you don’t like it. Then you’ve got to press Ctrl/Cmd – Z to undo. In Lightroom, there’s quite a few places that you can preview what your photo is going to look...

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Friday Tip – Split Tone Color Preview

Here’s why today’s tip is so important. When you use the Split Tone panel you pretty much have to guess at which color you’re dragging the Hue slider to (unless you have super-secret microscopic vision and can tell by the small preview). So you would normally have to drag the Hue slider and then drag the Saturation slider to see the color. But, as you can imagine, Lightroom is full of tiny hidden shortcuts that,...

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Friday Tip – Virtual Copies

In every issue of Photoshop user magazine you’ll find a section called “Darkroom” that is totally dedicated to Photoshop Lightroom. A couple days ago I was writing an article for Darkroom on virtual copies and found a feature added in Lightroom 1.1 that I hadn’t used yet (by the way, you can find a video on virtual copies here). See, once you created virtual copies there really wasn’t any quick way to...

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Friday Tip – Full Screen View

Happy Friday folks. I just taught a Lightroom class yesterday and got a great question that I’m turning into a tip. I kept looking at my photos in full screen view and I just take that shortcut for granted because I do it so much. Finally, some one asked me how I keep doing that and I heard a bunch of “Yeah’s” in the audience. It’s really easy. When you’re working on your photos and you want to see...

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