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I received my Sony a7II last Friday and immediately grabbed a lens to rifle off some test shots. I’ve already shared my thoughts on how solid of a camera it is. However, when I tried to import the RAW files off of the SD card, I was greeted by a momentary state confusion when I […]

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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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There are many ways to extract an image using Photoshop. The key is to know which tool to use and when. For this example, we will use the Focus Area select tool.

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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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When shooting in high-contrast light, all photographers are faced with the unnatural color-shift of chromatic aberration, and likely well-acquainted with the notorious green or purple fringe lining the edges of objects in our images. Though a few tools to combat color aberration have been embedded in Adobe’s workflow for some time, cleaning up the lines in […]

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