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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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Rod Stewart sang the question: “Every picture tells a story, don’t it?” Telling stories… Ideally Rod would be right. Sadly, some stories can’t be told with a single photo. There are those that take a series. Consider this challenge: Photograph, or more accurately, document the tearing down of one home and the construction of a […]

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Sometimes the motion in a time-lapse shot doesn’t appear smooth when you look at it in post–but you can fix that. See how to add motion in post in this tutorial. Watch more at http://www.lynda.com/Photography-Came…. You can catch Keith Kiska along with Rich Harrington and Ron Risman for a workshop on Timelapse photography in the Valley of […]

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DaveCross

Too many people work too hard on their workflow. Smartflow takes the work out of Workflow. Dave Cross has been teaching Photoshop since 1990. The Canadian-born educator is well respected by students and fellow instructors. He’s the instructor other instructors turn to for advice. I met Dave many years ago at Photoshop World. This year Photoshop World turns […]

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Featured Image Wendy

Photoshop enables you to add a painting look to your images easy by using textures. The secret is to find the right texture for the image. You can build your own collection by taking photos of textures when your out shooting. If you see something you like, take a photo of it. When you import the image to your […]

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As real estate photographers and agents know all too well, nothing says home sweet home like a bunch of utility lines and cables attached to the side of a house. In this short video, we’ll do a little addition by subtraction and minimize these and other distractions by way of the Spot Removal Tool in […]

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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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This week’s podcast is a whopper…  packed with information and inspiration.  We have the world’s most popular photo instructor, Scott Kelby to share tips and news.  Then Rich Harrington and Chase Reynolds explore new gear from Nikon and Sony.  Lastly Levi Sim sits down with portrait photographer and Photofocus writer Kevin Ames. Get the show […]

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A simple rule when enhancing skin: Don’t make it look fake. Too often photographers don’t know when to stop when enhancing skin. They take the edit a little to far and it’s obvious the skin was touched up. The best option, but most expensive, is to hire a make up artist when shooting. It’s their job to make […]

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Adobe release Lightroom 5.6 today. You can get it here for Windows | Mac. This update was all about support for a few new cameras, the addition of new lens profiles, and some bug fixes. No new features were expected and none delivered. New Camera Support Lightroom 5.6 adds raw format support for the following […]

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Editor’s Note: The cheapest rate for Photoshop World ends August 5.  Click here to save $150 off the full price.  We’ll be holding a get together for Photofocus readers. Photoshop World Conference will mark it’s 30th event this September in Las Vegas. I’ve gone to every event except one. I found myself reminiscing on my first conference when […]

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One of the biggest challenges for those who enjoy making landscape and architectural photographs is to locate and acquire the ideal wide-angle lens for the job. While no amount of gear is a replacement for experience and skill, we invariably learn as we go that certain projects will call for a solution beyond our existing […]

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If you shoot any imagery that contains glass you’re likely to run into the problem of reflections. Find out how to deal with reflections in post in this tutorial. Watch more at http://www.lynda.com/Photography-Came…. This tutorial is a single movie from the Shooting a Time-Lapse Movie from a Window course by lynda.com author Rich Harrington. The complete […]

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We’re busy getting ready for our next Google Hangout on Lightroom — Wednesday the 30th on using Lightroom in a mobile world. Thanks to our partners we have some great prizes to win (like a free pass to Photoshop World!), but you must attend the hangout live to win. Back in March Levi, Rich, Gerard, and I […]

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Spot Removal-1

Ever since I began using Lightroom 2, I’ve wished that it had Photoshop’s Clone Stamp so that I wouldn’t have to go to Photoshop to remove things like power lines. Well, Lightroom 5 has made all my wildest dreams come true. This tutorial shows you how to use the Spot Removal Tool, including all my […]

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I was surprised to find out that many Photoshop users don’t take advantage of the Swatches panel. Today’s video explains how it’s used, and how you can now import colors from CSS/HTML documents. Follow Howard on Twitter | Subscribe on YouTube This Post Sponsored by: LensRentals.com Be a kid in a camera store. Rent lenses, cameras, […]

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Smart Objects are layers that contain image data from raster or vector images, such as Photoshop or Illustrator files. Smart Objects preserve an image’s source content with all its original characteristics, enabling you to perform nondestructive editing to the layer.  -Adobe This sounds complicated but it’s simple once you use Smart Objects on a project. […]

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Nikon D7100, 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6 VR lens @28mm, F/16, 1/13s, ISO 160, five frame panorama. It’s simple to make several pictures into one panorama, and I really think you should try it. Panoramas are usually wider than your average picture, and this is good because our daily view of the world is also very wide (just […]

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Little tiny hair

Has this ever happened to you? It’s a great session. The model is beautiful. The light is perfect. You have totally nailed it. Everything is just right… except on review there’s a tiny little hair running from her eyebrow down through across her lashes then through her eye. It has to be retouched away. There […]

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I was honored to be the special guest on this week’s Photoshop Show (hosted by Jan Kabili, Ron Clifford and Dave Bell).  They asked some great questions and tossed in bonus tips onto my techniques.  This is a power hour of some of my favorite Photoshop and Camera Raw techniques. Be sure to check out past […]

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