Here’s a few things worth checking out as you surf around the web today.

First a couple of “me” things:
• I just turned my new portfolio website live over at

• A good friend of NAPP (Firgs) has an interview with me posted on her website (lots of other NAPP interviews as well).

• Finally, in other “me” news, I’ve been asked quite a bit about my twittering. So here’s the deal: I’m not much of a “here’s what I’m doing” twitterer. Honestly, I turn off my email and web browser most of the day so I can just get work done. However, I realize that twitter does have it’s place. So, for me, I’m using it to just let people know what content I produce. I have something new just about every day (Photoshop User TV, DTown TV, PS Killer Tips, etc…). So that’s what I twitter about. If you want to keep up with it you can follow me here. Thanks 🙂

Enough about me already!

• Fellow Lightroom Guru and Wedding Pro, David Ziser has a Free webinar coming up on March 3. It’s all geared around his new book “Captured By the Light” (awesome book by the way).

• Jeff Revell (of PhotoWalkPro fame and avid tree shooter) released his own Lightroom Holga Preset. You can read more about it here.

• Sean McCormack has a cool video tip on fixing a weak catchlight in Lightroom.

• Makers of my favorite lens bag, Boda, have just released a new version of their bag – the Boda V3.

• One more thing. I’m teaching at Photoshop World in March. If you’re thinking of going, the early bird special to save $100 ends this weekend so sign up soon if you’re going. Also, check out the new Photoshop World iPhone app and review by the

Have a great Wednesday!



  1. Laszlo 8 March, 2010 at 14:45 Reply

    Great tutorial, thanks for sharing! The post processing and each single step in itself was nothing new to me, but the workflow you’re using is a bit different and more effective. Also, I had no knowledge of the smart editing option bridge between Lightroom and Photoshop – that was a big a-ha to me. That will save me lots of time from exporting, re-importing and so on. Thanks again!

  2. Bob DeChiara 1 March, 2010 at 10:07 Reply

    Hey Matt, the new site rocks! Great job!

    My good friends at Lens Pro to Go (Paul & Tony) will be pumped to see you have a link on your site for them. They are a great bunch. I live about 25 minutes away from them. They have a great setup over there.


  3. Glenn Mason 26 February, 2010 at 17:44 Reply

    I`ve recently converted a camera to IR, and am looking for LR presets or advice on how to work on these images in LR and PS. Have you written on this? Do you have any presets for these types of images?


  4. Dennis Zito 26 February, 2010 at 15:11 Reply

    Hey Matt,

    Just a fantastic job on the new Web-Site! Really looks good and your photos are just awesome!

    Thanks for sharing with us!


  5. Tammy 25 February, 2010 at 01:14 Reply

    hey, you forgot to say you’ll be in Dubai soon, too 🙂 I live in the region and NEVER would have known about the event if I hadn’t read it on Zack’s blog. Looking forward to seeing you in action in Dubai!

  6. dgluck 24 February, 2010 at 21:35 Reply

    Thanks Ned. I finally got one reply on the forum who suggested I might have a corrupted Preferences file and I should dump it. I’ll check this out.

  7. John Voegeli 24 February, 2010 at 20:00 Reply


    I don’t usually comment much 😉 but I wanted to say awesome job with the ePhoto WP Theme… Alot of people frown at the use of WordPress as a CMS… I love it! cant really tell its a WP theme unless you look real close 😉

    Again great job!

  8. Ned 24 February, 2010 at 20:00 Reply

    dgluck…can’t help with specifics but can say I have seen things that used to work Stop! Over time they seem to be corrected with updates. Not much help but does seem that “bugs” develop over time.

  9. Hemant Anand 24 February, 2010 at 15:35 Reply

    Hi Matt

    I like your new site very much. I like the overall dark grey and black theme with very clear links in the rectangles.

    Did you design it yourself? If yes which software did you use?

    Very well done.

  10. dgluck 24 February, 2010 at 13:36 Reply

    I have placed this on the Adobe LR forum with no results so I thought I would try here. I use LR every day and have for the last 2.5 years. None of these problems have appeared in the past. They began appearing 3-4 weeks ago when editing images in LR2 version 2.6 and additional new ones seem show up every few days. I work on a one year old iMac 24 and iBook 13.5 with Snow Leopard and have about 10,000 images on the iMac in one catalog and 3,500 in the iBook. The problems only show up on my iMac and started when I began using various Collections to sort and edit abou1200 bird images taken during that time. The first problem showing up was that the Space Bar stopped working to toggel for zooming (in all modules). It would still toggel to the grabber from the cursor to move the image around but not for zooming. The “z” key continues to work as a zoom toggel. The next thing that happened was that the “splat delete” function (command-option-shift-delete) inside the collections stopped deleting multiple selected images and would only delete them one at a time. When this first happened I ‘x’ flagged my proposed deletions and selected the images in the Collections, switched to a selected keyword that included the images from the Collection and deleted all of the selected ones using Command-Delete. This worked for a day or so and now only this key combination only deletes them one at a time. I have also found that some images that are selected in don’t automatically deselect any more when I move to other functions. All of these have workarounds but I’m thinking that with the problems increasing, something more is going on. Other problems showed up involving using multiple selections in the grid mode. Should I reinstall LR2.6 by downloading from Adobe and reinstalling, restart from a Backup Catalog, or limp along until LR3 shows up. Any suggestions?

  11. David Jason 24 February, 2010 at 13:30 Reply

    Hi Matt, Love the new site! I noticed that its not flash based but acts like flash, I’d love to know what you used to make it! Thanks and keep up the great work!

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