Lightroom Black & White Editing Tips
May20

Lightroom Black & White Editing Tips

Happy Monday, everybody. Today I did a short tutorial for you that includes a bunch of little tips for making better black and white conversions, and you’ll see my workflow for taking a color image through to the black and white final. It’s short and sweet. Well, it’s short anyway. Hope you found that helpful. Some photos from my day shooting in the Twin Cities In-between my Indianapolis and Minneapolis seminars, I...

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Exploring Range Mask Options: Color
May08

Exploring Range Mask Options: Color

Following up from last week’s post on the Luminance Range Mask, this week we’ll dive into the Color option. For this next photo I used a Graduated Filter with Range Mask set to Color to adjust only the orange sparks from the burning steel wool. To start, I dragged out the Graduated Filter at the top of the photo. I don’t need to concern myself with the actual graduated part of the filter (the area between the two outer...

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Exploring Range Mask Options: Luminance
May01

Exploring Range Mask Options: Luminance

Range Mask is an addition to the local adjustment tools (Adjustment Brush, Graduated Filter, and Radial Filter) in Lightroom Classic (and Camera Raw 10.x) that provides a way to fine-tune the area being adjusted by either color or luminance values within the photo, or in some cases depth map information (currently limited to HEIC files captured on dual lens iPhones). This means that you’ll only see the Range Mask option after you’ve...

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Intermediate/Advanced Level Lightroom Image Editing Tutorial
Apr26

Intermediate/Advanced Level Lightroom Image Editing Tutorial

Hi, gang — happy Friday! Today we’re doing a start to finish, before/after type of tutorial start with the RAW image out of the camera, and taking it through to the final image. You can download my RAW image file and follow along… Here’s the link where you can grab the image I used in the tutorial if you want to follow along in the tutorial with me. We cover a lot of ground in this one. Last chance to save $100...

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Before/After Intermediate Level Lightroom Tutorial
Mar22

Before/After Intermediate Level Lightroom Tutorial

This one is for you intermediate-level users out there, and in the video, I move at that pace assuming you’re already familiar enough with the Develop Module basics. Hope you find it helpful. Well, there ya go. 🙂 Only two spots left… If you want to come with me to Paris this summer, there are only two spots left. It’s going to be an amazing workshop — lots of learning, laughing, amazing French food, and making new friends...

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Why Sometimes in Lightroom You Can’t Choose a White Balance Preset
Mar08

Why Sometimes in Lightroom You Can’t Choose a White Balance Preset

This is one I get asked a lot – usually, you go to the White Balance pop-up menu, and you see a list of various white balance presets to choose from (seen below), but sometimes you only get two choices: Auto and Custom. Why can’t you choose a White Balance Preset? Here’s why: ABOVE: White Balance Presets for a RAW image. When you shoot in RAW, the white balance hasn’t been decided yet. It initially shows you...

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