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Lightning Fast Lightroom Tips – Survey Mode

August 25, 2010

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Lightning Fast Lightroom Tips – Survey Mode

Don’t forget about the Survey Tool. It is invaluable when selecting from a number of similar images. Highlight all of the images in the batch and hit N. Use the numbers to rank them by stars and hit / to deselect images and knock them out of your Survey window. Bonus: New in Lightroom 3, […]

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Lightning Fast Lightroom Tips: Crop Tool Tip

August 23, 2010

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Lightning Fast Lightroom Tips: Crop Tool Tip

Lightroom 3’s Crop Tool makes it easy to change your photo’s orientation from horizontal to vertical or vice-versa. Press the ‘R’ key to activate the Crop Tool, then press ‘X’ to change the orientation of the crop. You can do this in previous versions of Lightroom by dragging a corner, but LR3 makes it easier […]

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DPE Atlanta Workshop Photos/Tips: Part I

August 16, 2010

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DPE Atlanta Workshop Photos/Tips: Part I

Photographs © Rick Sammon Our first DPE Altanta workshop was a blast. Rob Knight and I enjoyed working with the 20 talented students. We covered Lightroom, lighting, HDR and travel photography. What fun! Each day this week I will try to post a picture/tip from the workshop. So stay tuned! The exercise in the above […]

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Lightroom Keys to Know

August 12, 2010

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Lightroom Keys to Know

One of the things I love about Lightroom is how fast you can change its look. Why would you want to do that? To make an already efficient program even more efficient and adapt it to your needs. I am going to give you some simple keys to press to change Lightroom quickly (I am […]

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Tethered Capture in Lightroom 3 Beta 2

May 10, 2010

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Tethered Capture in Lightroom 3 Beta 2

Tethered shooting is a great way to make sure you’re “getting the shot”. Shooting tethered means that your DSLR camera is attached to your computer so that your images transfer directly to your hard drive instead of being saved to your memory card. The camera is normally connected to the computer via a USB cable,and […]

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Synchronized shooting

April 30, 2010

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Synchronized shooting

There are times when you may end up with two or more sets of images from a single event or photo shoot. Whether it be a DSLR and a point-and-shoot, your camera and a companion’s or two cameras on a BlackRapid DS-R. I will often shoot with two cameras at events when creating a variety […]

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Forget Photoshop, Launch Lightroom!

April 13, 2010

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Forget Photoshop, Launch Lightroom!

“What software should I get first?” is a common question to aspiring photographers, especially when first getting into using DSLR cameras. Or more commonly, “Should I get Photoshop CS4 or Photoshop Elements to start out?” With the term Photoshopped entering the vernacular, it is not surprising that most people think about it first when starting […]

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Lightroom Week: Filter Friday

April 2, 2010

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Lightroom Week: Filter Friday

I’ve already written about Lightroom’s Library filters (read the article HERE), so I’m going to talk about a different type of filter for Filter Friday. There is an adjustment in Photoshop called “Photo Filter”. It contains several preset colors that warm or cool your image, as well as presets for adding more dramatic colors. These […]

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Lightroom Week: Tone Curve Thursday

April 1, 2010

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Lightroom Week: Tone Curve Thursday

The Tone Curve panel  is one of the most powerful features in Lightroom. It’s often my first stop when working on an image – when I have a good exposure that does not need any Recovery or Fill Light (creative controls  that you’ll f ind in the Basic panel). When you adjust the Tone Curve, […]

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Lightroom Week: White Balance Wednesday

March 31, 2010

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Lightroom Week: White Balance Wednesday

White balancing in LR is fast, easy and synchronize-able. The Quick Develop options in the Library module offers instant presets along with Temperature & Tint controls. My favorite click white balancing tool is the XRite Color Checker Passport. Besides setting a preset or custom white balance in camera, I hardly ever shoot anything these days […]

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