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This week’s podcast interviews with two folks influencing the world of photography.  First up is Adobe’s Sharad Mangalick who discusses how to use Lightroom Mobile. Then Melissa Niu sits down artist & photographer Renee Robyn. Get the show here  or get it on iTunes — Don’t forget to post a review on iTunes. Sharad Mangalick Levi Sim catches up with Sharad Mangalick, product manager for […]

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We have a brand new book coming out soon (it’s out)… and it’s ALL about Lightroom.  The Develop Great Images in Lightroom book features techniques from Nicole S. Young, Levi Sim, Rob Sylvan, Rich Harrington, and Gerard Murphy. It clocks in at more than 200 pages and includes a few bonus videos too. The book’s list […]

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This is an excerpt from our new Lightroom Ebook that will be available next week thanks to Mosaic Archive. Don’t miss outré next Lightroom hangout either. While presets are great, they might not get the job done.  It’s impossible for the Lightroom team to predict every need for every project (particularly with the rise in multimedia formats […]

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I’m a big fan of Mosaic (and it’s not just because they partner with us on Photofocus).  I’ve been using their software and tools from the very beginning. Mosaic just made their service a must have for everyone who uses Lightroom (I’ve got a full review coming soon).  But I wanted to tell you about a great […]

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If you’re interested in Adobe software, be sure to catch today’s live keynote address. https://creativecloud.adobeevents.com/ccnext/ If you miss it, the event will be recorded.  The new software is expected to be announced today.   This Post Sponsored by: LensRentals.com Be a kid in a camera store. Rent lenses, cameras, lighting and more from the original and […]

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I don’t regret the numerous pictures of Brigitte Bardot, but I’d rather have a good photograph of my father.

– Raymond Depardon

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This week’s podcast interviews three folks influencing the world of photography.  First up is Adobe’s Bryan O’Neil Hughes who discusses his view’s on where photography is heading with Levi Sim.  Then Rich Harrington and Gerard Murphy talk about storytelling and photography.  Finally, Melissa Niu sits down with top wedding photographer Jonas Peterson. Get the show here  or get […]

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– Steve Jobs

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“Why Can’t I Open Raw Files in My Photoshop or Lightroom?” This is a bit of a complex question as it really depends on a few things. Is the camera fairly new? Do other versions of Photoshop or Lightroom support the camera? How old is your software? Let’s break down the problems and answers. Be Sure […]

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Whenever you have a high contrast area, it’s easy to end up with chromatic aberration in a photo. This often results in a purple or green fringe along the edges of some objects in the photo.  When merging HDR photos, this problem can become event worse.  In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to fix […]

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Adobe has posted a new Adobe Photoshop  Camera Raw 8.5 plug-in.  There are separate pages to download for both Photoshop CS6  and Photoshop CC customers from Adobe Labs. The update is free. This plugin is considered a release, which means that it is considered “well tested.”  However, Adobe would like to get additional community testing before it is distributed […]

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Today everything exists to end in a photograph.
― Susan Sontag

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I wanted to share a few simple tips about working with mirror less and micro-four thirds cameras.  This video points out some common pros and cons for people switching from traditional DSLRs to these newer style cameras. This video is from the DSLR Video Tips course on lynda.com. This Post Sponsored by: LensRentals.com Be a kid […]

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You might have missed that the Photofocus team has been hard at work creating great presets for Lightroom.  It’s part of our partnership with Mosaic (be sure to check out the Lightroom Learning Center). Photofocus contributor Mykii Liu offers up one from his collection — a beautiful black and white fashion preset called BWDrama Fashion.  It’s totally free […]

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Did you know that HDR software can be used to enhance the dynamic range of a single exposure as well? Earlier we looked at enhancing a single raw file, but you can even improve upon a single JPEG or TIFF. In this excerpt from my new lynda.com class Up and Running with Photomatix Pro, you’ll learn […]

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Tina Modotti was an Italian photographer who emigrated to the United States in 1913 at the age of 16. She was drawn to the performing arts at first and experimented with acting.  She appeared in plays, operas, and silent films throughout the 1910s and 1920s. As she worked and built her career and relationships, she became […]

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If you want to learn more about Photoshop, Lightroom, and photography don’t miss Photoshop World September 3-5, 2014 in Las Vegas. Want the best price?  Then you need to act now. We’ve partnered with KelbyOne (the producers) to get you a fantastic deal. Get 3 full days of training for only $475. That’s $224 off the regular price for the […]

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Once you “finish” a photo in Photomatix Pro, you aren’t really done.  The software offers a collection of useful adjustment to refine contrast and control color balance to really achieve the best results.  These adjustments are easy to use once you learn them, In this excerpt from my new lynda.com class Up and Running with Photomatix […]

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This week’s podcast interviews photographers Dixie Dixon and Doug Hansgate.  The show offers practical advice and inspiration from two photographers at different points in their careers. Get the show here  or get it on iTunes — Don’t forget to post a review on iTunes. Dixie Dixon Dixie Dixon is a Texas born and bred commercial fashion photographer.  Just […]

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Did you know that your GoPro camera can be set to record stills and video at the same time?  This means that while you’re recording footage you can also have it occasionally shoot still frames too (at a much higher resolution). This workflow is great when you have a camera mounted in a hard to […]

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Black and white photography is all about contrast.  Working with HDR is a great way to create compelling photos.  In this tutorial I’ll show you how to create the most contrast in a photo. In this excerpt from my new lynda.com class Up and Running with Photomatix Pro, you’ll learn how to quickly get results.  Remember, […]

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