Tag Archive | "Tip"

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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Rick’s Quick Tip: An Exposure Technique That Sounds Backward

Thursday, December 3, 2009

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Rick’s Quick Tip: An Exposure Technique That Sounds Backward

Here’s a quick tip for getting good exposures of both very dark and very light subjects. When photographing a dark subject, such as this leopard seal that I photographed in Antarctica, set your exposure compensation to -1. When photographing a white subject, such as this polar bear that I photographed in the Sub-Arctic, set your […]

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Quick Tip: Top 10 Lightroom keyboard shortcuts

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

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The greatest benefit of using photography oriented Digital Asset Managers (or DAM), such as Lightroom or Aperture, for us photographers is the highly efficient workflow provided by these tools when working with hundreds or even thousands of images, while sorting, tagging, culling, processing and developing our images. Having a well tuned and familiar workflow is […]

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