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Looking to put a little color into your photos?  Photofocus contributor Levi Sim has a brand new Lightroom preset called Spring! You can download the preset here. This free Lightroom preset juices the colors gently without saturating skin tones, and adds a lightening contrast. This preset is made this with RAW image files in mind; you’ll see […]

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Editors Note: We’re pleased to host this guest post from Matt Kloskowski. Starting with Lightroom 5, Adobe released something called a Smart Preview. It’s basically a preview of your photo, that’s big enough to let you work on your photos even if the drive they’re on isn’t connected. Why Use Smart Previews Smart Previews are a […]

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Her life was altered from a horrifying and near life-taking motorcycle accident.  As she lay bed ridden, she craved travel and the outside world but because of her condition was unable to see these places she dreamed about.  She depended on her creativity to take her mind to these epic locations and recreated them with […]

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If you are a wildlife shooter, Moose Peterson’s recent book “Captured” has a lot of great insights and is worth picking up. Over the last year, I have really embraced one of Moose’s big ideas: developing relationships with the people in my community who work with and know the local wildlife. In doing so, one […]

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I really love what GoPro cameras can do.  Remote controlled cameras that can shoot video, stills, and timelapse in an easy to mount body.   Toss in a great app and lots of hidden options and it’s amazing what you can do. I’ve been hard at work on some GoPro classes.  I’ve got one on […]

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Way back in the day, I ran a portrait and wedding studio. My bread and butter was 5×7, 8×10 and 11×14 prints. I sold thousands each year. And my lab made every one. You see Photoshop was version 1.0, there were $100,000 Iris printers but that wasn’t practical so we paid the lab. If I […]

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Join us for our newest Google+ Hangout for photographers — Mind Your Own Business.  This event is produced in partnership with Skip Cohen University and LensRentals.com. This month’s topic is Getting More Work from the Clients You Have.  We’ll focus on strategies to turn your existing clients into raving fans who build referral business as […]

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I love the mindset that Ansel Adams lived by in his professional career.  He was a true pioneer of photography as art.  Being a forward thinking innovator, he endlessly explored the world of the unknown, seeking to predict and understand the outcome of his experimentation.  Then taking that information and creating a set of guidelines […]

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I love getting interesting angles and point-of-view shots.  One of the best thing about shooting with GoPro cameras is that their size allows for the cameras to be positioned or even held by a subject. I have tried several different versions of GoPro poles (made by different third-party vendors).  They all essentially work the same. […]

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The process of HDR is a beautiful tool when used correctly.  With that being said, we want to show you some amazing examples of photography talents doing great things with this technique for more doses of inspiration. To learn more about HDR, check out our HDR Learning Center. Introducing the beautiful HDR work of Baltimore photographer, […]

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Editor’s Note: This is a guest Post by Gerard Murphy (one of the regular guests on our Lightroom Hangout). Follow Gerard and Mosaic on Twitter or Google+. When importing photos into Lightroom, you can apply development presets. In the video example above, I’ve chosen to apply my favorite preset, Import Lens Corrections Settings, which is available for free download […]

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He’s a photographer, an educator and one of the most kind and passionate individuals I’ve had the privilege of working with.  Not only does he represent a rather popular camera company, he also has an incredible eye for portraits and photography of all kind.  Meet the Manager of Nikon Professional Services and New York based […]

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I recently published an article showing some of my top 20 Photoshop keyboard shortcuts. In this post I would like to complement it by sharing my favorite Lightroom shortcuts! One of the best things about Lightroom is the ability to zip around quickly to organize and process photographs, and using keyboard keyboard shortcuts makes even […]

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Rob and I have heard lots of people mention that they wish there was an automatic way to get their photographs into Lightroom after finishing them in Photoshop. Or we hear of people who won’t “bother” with Lightroom because you “have”    to use Bridge to work in Photoshop anyway. Let me tell you, comments like […]

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One of my favorite things on the planet is Photoshop World.  In fact I’ve gone 20 times to it. Yes it’s about Photoshop… but also Lightroom, and lighting, and shooting, and gear, and business.  How’d you like to learn from these great folks? Joe McNally Dave Black Moose Peterson Joel Grimes Jay Maisel Brian Smith […]

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As a wedding photographer, I know that there are only 52 weekends a year that I could possibly work. Usually, they’re one wedding weekends with the occasional smattering of a double or triple header, but all in all, the amount of opportunities are pretty finite, especially if you’re a one man show. Through the years […]

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On Monday, we told you about a new program called Flixel for Mac which makes the cinema graph process very easy.  Over in the Photofocus forums, a reader (Bruce Goren) told me about a similar program from Windows. Microsoft Research (a test group inside Microsoft) has been experimenting with what they call Cliplets. Microsoft Research […]

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As you read this, think back to when you were beginning photography…  I’m sure you’d be able to relate to this to yourself (or your friend) and hopefully laugh (and not cry). Alright, so this list may not be super accurate and is in no particular order, but, I think it is safe to say […]

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AddingClarity

In the Camera Raw dialog you’ll find clarity.  This is selective contrast, adding it to the areas that need it most.  The same adjustment slider is also in Lightroom. Double-click the Zoom tool to switch to 100% magnification. Slowly drag the Clarity slider to the right.  Stop when you notice halos or blooming along the […]

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