Tag Archive | "Tip"

Bad Light? Not for Portraits…

Friday, September 3, 2010

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Bad Light? Not for Portraits…

Overcast skies may be bad for landscape photography, but they are great for shooting portraits. When shooting under cloudy skies you’ve got a giant overhead softbox to work with. This creates soft light that wraps around your subject and makes it easy to capture a proper exposure without blown highlights or harsh shadows. This soft […]

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Lightning Fast Lightroom Tips – Survey Mode

Wednesday, 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

Monday, 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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Art’s Top Ten Video Tips

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

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Art’s Top Ten Video Tips

Capturing video is a bit different than capturing stills. Although some of the same rules apply there are some key differences and some key techniques you can employ to make a compelling film. As more and more folks are entering the world of video with the new video capable DSLRs I thought I would share […]

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Targeted Color Adjustments in Lightroom

Thursday, March 25, 2010

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Targeted Color Adjustments in Lightroom

One of the things I have always liked about Lightroom is it’s simplicity. With just a few tips, most people can be up & running organizing and developing photos in no time. Another thing I enjoy about Lightroom is finding uses for the adjustment tools that are not necessarily obvious at first glance. Here are […]

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Bracketing for HDR with Nikon DSLRs

Friday, February 26, 2010

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Bracketing for HDR with Nikon DSLRs

When you are shooting images you intend to combine into a high dynamic range (HDR) image you usually want one image at the recommended exposure, one image under exposed by 2 stops and one image overexposed by 2 stops. Most DSLR cameras today can capture these three images quickly and easily using a feature called […]

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Shoot Outside the Box

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

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Shoot Outside the Box

I recently had the pleasure of assisting Juan Pons at his “Geese, Swans and Bears” photo workshop in North Carolina. Birds are not a frequent subject of mine, but I always jump at the chance to learn something new. As photographers, we tend to concentrate our efforts on learning one particular type of photography. It […]

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Be Ready For The Second Shot

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

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Be Ready For The Second Shot

Last summer I was fortunate to have some unusual visitors to my back yard.  We had a cicada invasion, and the insects were crawling up out of the ground and making their usual racket. Siting in my office, I thought I saw a dog run across the clearing.  On further inspection, it was a Great […]

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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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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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