Going Mobile

I like being productive: fixing things, cleaning rooms, building up cities, conquering countries, culling pictures. I like comfy things: beds, couches, car seats, fluffy stuff, shoes, pillows. So, what if… one could be productive AND comfortable!? With Lightroom Mobile, you can cull, edit, and amaze yourself with the productivity that you’ve had on the comfort of your own couch (and it […]

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A new version of Lightroom just came out… we’ll have more coverage of the features soon… but this an important (and free) update. Download Links You can get Lightroom 5.7 here (it’s a free update for all version 5 and Creative Cloud customers).  If you use Creative Cloud, just launch the Creative Cloud app to […]

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If you’re like me, you probably take a lot of photos and video with your mobile phone. The images I get with my iPhone are what I call my “memory” images; they’re not always the most pretty, but they document and record the things that are most important to me. Because of this, I want to make […]

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You gotta join us live for our next Google+ Hangout. Not only will you learn terrific techniques, but if you tune in live, you can be entered to win a Creative Cloud subscription from Adobe, as well as some incredible tools from onOne Software. Wednesday, November 19th @1:00pm Eastern, 10:00am Pacific, and 1:30pm in Newfoundland. RSVP here. We’re so […]

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A few months back I wrote an article, “Click Away Digital is Free, or is it?” after my trusty Nikon D700 died. It was replaced with the latest and great D810. The D810 received great reviews and the camera specs are very impressive. So if the D810 is a better camera why were my photos […]

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Our sample image was shot using only one light. To mimic a three light set up with red and blue gels, Lightroom’s powerful Graduated & Radial Filters were used.

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Lightroom’s powerful import feature can be intimidating. “Conquering Lightroom’s Import Window” guides you through a few simple steps to make the process fast and easy.

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Adobe Photoshop Lightroom is a very powerful digital photo processing and editing software. There are a couple things you can do to customize the interface and personalize the software to your brand. This can be helpful if you’re meeting with clients and showing them your selects from right inside of Lightroom. So let’s get started. […]

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Our next Lightroom Hangout is today at 2pm ET | 11 am PT.  Be sure to RSVP for an hour of Lightroom learning FREE right here.  We’ve got some great prizes, but you must be present to win. Join Rob Sylvan and Levi Sim and their special guest Ron Pepper, a photographer who makes a living shooting panoramas and HDR’s photographs. It’s incredible the […]

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Lightroom Previews are a very important part of how Lightroom works! There’s a bunch of different settings that Adobe provides to suit a plethora of computer configurations. So why the heck would you want to do something crazy like clearing a crucial part of Lightroom? I’ve got two reasons for you.

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Our next Lightroom Hangout is next Wednesday, October 29th. RSVP for an hour of Lightroom learning FREE right here. Join Rob Sylvan and Levi Sim and their special guest Ron Pepper, a photographer who makes a living shooting panoramas and HDR’s photographs. It’s incredible the uses he’s put these photographic techniques to, and he’s a real a […]

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Many Mac users have decided to switch from Aperture or iPhoto to Lightroom.  Adobe has just released a new tool to help easily migrate existing Aperture and iPhoto libraries into Lightroom with a free Lightroom plug-in. What Comes Over Most of the important stuff makes the move Flags Star Ratings Keywords GPS Data Rejects Hidden Files Color Labels* Stacks* Face […]

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Editor’s Note: We’d like to officially welcome Zach Sutton to the Photofocus authors team.  Zach is a photographer and educator who specializes in portrait, wedding and commercial photography.   Over the last few years, Adobe Lightroom has become a major tool for photographers to help drastically speed up their workflow. When done right, Lightroom can […]

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This is an excerpt from our eBook, “Develop Great Images in Lightroom”. Download it over at iTunes and Scribd! One of my favorite features inside of Lightroom is the ability to add images to collections. Collections are great because they are similar to folders, but you are able to store the same image within several different collections without […]

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September’s Lightroom hangout is all about making your color images look their best. It’s Fall in the Northern Hemisphere and Spring in the South, so there are fresh colors everywhere, and we’ll show you how to use Lightroom to help those colors look their best. Wes Maggio will join us to share his favorite tips […]

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When working with photos, many choose to have very saturated and rich colors. The problem with too much saturation is that it can cause clipping (a flattening of the range of colors). To help with this, Photoshop and Lightroom offer the Vibrance command. Unlike Saturation, Vibrance only boosts those parts of a photo that are […]

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I can’t imagine jumping into the industry as the son of Joel Grimes, a rather well known portrait photographer and educator. But I have to applaud him, he’s making quite a name for himself as he jumps head first into the videographer roll. Meet Aaron Grimes, videographer. Aaron and his father were commissioned by the […]

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This is it! The moment you’ve been waiting for: you get to ask anything you want about any Lightroom subject and Rob Sylvan and Levi Sim will combine their experience and brain power to help you power-up and let Lightroom become the most powerful tool in your kit. The fun begins tomorrow, Thursday the 28th. […]

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We all want tack-sharp images. Our cameras and lenses can only do so much for us, and once a photograph is out of the camera, the process of sharpening has really just begun. And because I use Lightroom for nearly every single photograph I process, I’m going to share with you my method of sharpening in Adobe […]

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To explain how Lightroom Mobile fits into my workflow, I’ll use Adobe’s description of Lightroom Mobile and apply it to a recent shoot. We were on set shooting a food campaign for a local company in Melbourne Florida. We tethered our camera to the computer and fired up Lightroom. As I shot, images appeared on the computer for the art director and client to see. So far nothing unusual, until Lightroom Mobile entered the workflow!

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One of my favorite features in Lightroom also seems to be one that is typically under-appreciated. Have you ever noticed that little paint-can icon in the toolbar below your photos in the Library module? This feature, in my opinion, is one of the single most powerful tools in Lightroom, especially if you are an organization freak […]

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