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In case you haven’t heard, Adobe Lightroom CC 2015 is now available! As a Creative Cloud subscriber, you can upgrade to Lightroom CC 2015 right away using the Creative Cloud application manager. With this new release comes features like HDR processing, Panorama stitching, advanced video slideshows, facial recognition, and easy photo sharing.  How do I […]

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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 excellent prizes to help you in your work. (Note: MUST BE TUNED IN LIVE TO WIN). We kick of Thursday 4/30, 2:00pm Eastern, 1:00pm Central, Noon Mountain, and […]

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When there’s a shiny new program on the market, it’s often easy to install it right away and start using it. The Adobe team did a lot of work reengineering how Lightroom works to improve it’s speed and efficiency, so when you upgrade from Lightroom 5 to Lightroom CC you’ll need to update your catalog. […]

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This week’s podcast catches you up three different ways.  First get inspired by photographer Kevin Weinstein as he shares practical advice about being a working photographer.  Then get a quick update on the new Lightroom CC as well as discover what new lens was just released by Lensbaby.
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Vignettes are a two edged sword, and many of us fall to their siren song. Vignettes can really make your photographs look masterfully finished, but they can easily be applied too heavily and overshadow the real subject of the image. Right now I’ll show you my favorite way to control Post-Crop Vignettes in the Effects tab. […]

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If you’re a Lightroom user, and if you love using presets on your images, then you’re in for a treat! In the links below you will find literally hundreds of free presets you can use in your images. Contrastly Contrastly is an online magazine about photography, technology, visual arts, photography techniques, and other topics that fall in between. […]

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I gotta say, in my grumbling transition to Lightroom (read backstory here), I am discovering more and more tools that I enjoy using. Recently, the tool I’ve been having fun using is Lightroom’s Noise Reduction. In the past, I’ve often had to revert to third party plug ins to achieve effective noise reduction, however, I’ve […]

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