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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How to Use Lightroom’s New Texture Slider (and why it’s ​so awesome)
May17

How to Use Lightroom’s New Texture Slider (and why it’s ​so awesome)

I saw a post this week in my feed and it noted that the Texture Slider was the first new slider added to Lightroom in four years (I guess the last slider added was the Dehaze slider). Of course, there’s been a ton of new features added since then, but as far as sliders go, I think they might be right. Well, thankfully, this new slider has been worth the wait. I also ran across this excellent post from Adobe’s own Julieanne...

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Chicago and Detroit — I’m Headed Your Way Soon!
May16

Chicago and Detroit — I’m Headed Your Way Soon!

Write caption… We just announced two new cities for my new full-day seminar, The Ultimate Photography Crash Course. They are: Chicago on Wednesday, July 17th Detroit Area (Livonia) on Thursday, July 18th I am so, so excited about this new day of training — it kicked off in Indianapolis and Minneapolis last week and I was thrilled with the incredible feedback from the 450+ photographers who came out for the day. Some of the best...

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May 2019 Update for Lightroom Classic, Lightroom, and Adobe Camera Raw
May14

May 2019 Update for Lightroom Classic, Lightroom, and Adobe Camera Raw

Today, Adobe has released an update for the Lightroom and Adobe Camera Raw family of applications. Before getting into the new features that have been added, it is important to note that Adobe has dropped the “CC” from the names of Lightroom Classic CC and Lightroom CC. This is because all versions of Lightroom are now only available via a Creative Cloud subscription, so there is no need to differentiate the CC version from the...

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Lightroom Can Tell You Which Lens Is Your Favorite
May13

Lightroom Can Tell You Which Lens Is Your Favorite

I learned this tip from UK-blogger/photographer/awesome guy Brian Worley and darn it’s a good one — it’s how to use a feature in Lightroom Classic to find out which lens (or lenses) you use the most. It’s a deceptively easy way to find out which lens is your favorite (it must be because you use it the most). STEP ONE:In Lightroom’s Library module; in the Catalog panel on the left, click on ‘All...

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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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