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Powerful Searching with Lightroom’s Library Filters

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

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Powerful Searching with Lightroom’s Library Filters

There are many ways to find your photos inside Lightroom. The Library Filter bar contains several tools that make finding specific images easier. You can apply these filters one at a time or in combinations to see only the images you’re looking for. To apply multiple filters, command(cntrl) click on the filter names in the […]

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Making a Good Photograph is Like Making a Good Golf Shot

Monday, January 25, 2010

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Making a  Good Photograph is Like Making a Good Golf Shot

Editor’s Note: That’s DPE’s Rick Sammon clobbering DPE’s Hal “Bull” Schmitt after Rick’s workshop at the Light Photographic Workshops. Rick and Hal both play golf, as does Katrin Eismann, who Rick interviewed on our January 1 podcast! Take it away, Rick. Fore! My golf instructor constantly reminds me of all the things I need to […]

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Distilling the Scene

Thursday, January 14, 2010

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Distilling the Scene

One of the differences between snap-shots and great photographs is what is NOT included in the frame. New photographers tend to include everything they see in their pictures, while experienced photographers are more deliberate about their composition. I don’t mean that experienced photographers always think about the rule of thirds or leading lines, but they […]

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Lightroom Plugins for HDR Photography

Friday, January 8, 2010

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Lightroom Plugins for HDR Photography

Lightroom makes it easy to store, edit and process your images from one central location. With a few plugins, it is the perfect hub for your HDR workflow. I use Photomatix Pro for my HDR processing, but I’m sure that other HDR software works in a similar fashion. First you will need to download and […]

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Put Your Tripod to Work as a Light Stand

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

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Put Your Tripod to Work as a Light Stand

I love any camera gear that can do more than one job. That means I can pack less and pack lighter when I travel. I’m even happier if I can put something I’m already carrying to a different use. I was recently looking for a way to use my tripod, which I alway carry, as […]

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Make a New Photo Look Old in Lightroom

Monday, January 4, 2010

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Make a New Photo Look Old in Lightroom

Everyone loves old photographs. A lot of photographers these day are going out of their way to give their digital photos a “vintage” or “film-like” look. This treatment can add a timeless look and feel to a modern photo. Here is a simple way to give your photo a vintage look in Lightroom. Since we’re […]

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Exporting Your Images From Lightroom – Part 2

Monday, December 21, 2009

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Exporting Your Images From Lightroom – Part 2

Editor’s note: Jeremy first came to our attention on Rick’s Hudson River Photography Workshops, where he took the two opening pictures for this article. Rick was so impressed with his skills that he asked Jeremy to join our team. Take it away, Jeremy. Now that we have learned how to export in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom […]

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Spot metering, the only way to roll

Thursday, December 17, 2009

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Spot metering, the only way to roll

In my last post I talked about using manual mode when shooting concerts because of the rapidly changing lights. And while I shoot in manual mode, that doesn’t mean I completely ignore my cameras built in light meter reading. As with all photography, the real trick is to use the best metering mode for the […]

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Rick’s Quick Photoshop Tip: Hand-Color an Image

Thursday, December 10, 2009

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Here is one of my favorite creative Photoshop techniques: Hand-coloring an image. This lesson, along with more than 100 of my Photoshop and Photography lessons, are posted on my page on KelbyTraining. Join the fun! And… hope to see you at Photoshop World in Orlando. Hey, if you know another way of doing this, please […]

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What Does Your Photography Mean To You?

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

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What Does Your Photography Mean To You?

Several months ago I had the pleasure of giving a short lecture at the School of Visual Arts (SVA) in NYC. One of my Photoshop heroes, Katrin Eismann, Chair of the Masters in Digital Photography Program, had invited me to share some of my photographs and travel adventures from my books, as well as my […]

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