Dust Be Gone

Fuzzies are dark blurry looking spots that usually show in the skies of photographs. They are caused by dust resting on the camera sensor. No matter how conscientious you are about cleaning your sensor and avoiding dust, it’s going to get on to the sensor no matter what. It’s insidious and evil! Fortunately, there is […]

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You gotta join us live for today’s Google+ Hangout, totally free of charge. 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 (Note: MUST BE TUNED IN LIVE TO WIN). We kick today, Wednesday 12/17, 1:00pm Eastern, 10:00am Pacific.1:00 pm Eastern. […]

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Question: I just got a new camera, but Lightroom (or Photoshop) does not recognize or support the RAW files. How do I fix this? Answer: Many camera manufacturers use proprietary files for their RAW files, such as .CR2 (Canon), .NEF (Nikon), and so on. Lightroom and Photoshop are built to read these file types, but need to […]

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ApMove

Before I start this article, let’s set the record straight.  I’m a long time Aperture user… I started with Aperture the first day it was released.  My Aperture library tracks my evolution with digital photography and it was one of my favorite tools for years. A while back I decided to switch from Aperture to […]

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Lightroom is liberating and fun. It gave me back the results I used to get finishing my pictures in the dark room, plus several techniques that I never learned. It’s a great tool. It’s just not enough. I still need photoshop to help me finish the visions I have for my imagery, and there are […]

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You gotta join us live for our next Google+ Hangout, totally free of charge. 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 (Note: MUST BE TUNED IN LIVE TO WIN). We kick of Wednesday 12/17, […]

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Adobe made a huge change when Lightroom 5 launched with Smart Previews. Smart Previews are a feature that I’ve been using since I installed Lightroom 5, but based off the majority of people I’ve talked to that use LR5, I’ve found that this remarkably simple and useful feature is under used. I encourage every budget minded person who hasn’t tried utilizing them to think about […]

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Keywording is one of those tasks that many photographers dread, put off, forget about, and then at some point in the future wish they had done more thoroughly from the start. I am guilty of this myself. Applying keywords (or tags) to your photos allows you to leverage the power of Lightroom’s database (catalog) to […]

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LR5 Upright

What is Upright? The Upright feature in Lightroom 5 is a great set of easy-to-use tools for correcting perspective (you know, those pesky converging lines that happen when when the camera is tilted up at a tall building.) It’s also ideal for making tilting horizons level. Additionally it can make lines that are coming together […]

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onOne’s New Perfect Photo Suite 9 is amazing, but can it replace Photoshop or Lightroom as your main image enhancement software?

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Photoshop and Lightroom are a great combination but sometimes is gets confusing on what edits should be done in which program. I use a simple Halloween photo to show my workflow. Along the way, I demonstrate the power of plugins such as Topez’s Simplify and Photoshop’s own Poster Edge filter.

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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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