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Looking for a new Lightroom preset that’s perfect for the Fall season?  Photofocus team member Nicole S. Young has created a cool one called Autumn Colors as a kick off to the fall season. Download the free Lightroom preset here. ______ This Post Sponsored by: lynda.com Learn photography anytime, anywhere, and at your own pace—from bite-sized tutorials […]

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Editor: We’re honored to have an excerpt from Photofocus team member Nicolesy.  She’s just released a great new book and video series called Landscape Photography. __________________ Watch Nicole share her entire process for developing an image using Lightroom.  She shares her workflow for landscape photography. Be sure to check out Nicole’s new book  Landscape Photography. Get a […]

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This week’s show is a double dose of Photo inspiration that will work both sides of your brain. First we take a look at new Adobe tech for Lightroom and Camera Raw, then we jump over and catch up with music photographer Adam Elmakias. Join hosts Rich Harrington and Melissa Niu for interviews with important thought leaders.

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Editor’s Note — For complete coverage of the new Lightroom 5.2 features click here. There have been many times when I’ve used Lightroom’s adjustment brush to its maximum use.  In other words I’m getting positive changes, but I’ve hit the highest value on the slider. In the past, I’d need to paint paint another mask on […]

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Yesterday at Photoshop World in Las Vegas, Adobe announced new pricing for photographers who are interested in using Creative Cloud products. The Adobe Creative Cloud details were covered yesterday on Photofocus. To quickly revisit the new deal. For $9.99 a month (less than $120 a year) you get: • Photoshop CC • Lightroom 5 • […]

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I’ve always been a fan of using Lightroom’s Camera Calibration tab to make your RAW files look more like your camera’s JPEGs. Well, I’ve found, lately, that the same tab holds the secret to making my colors punchier and more vitreous–more lively. Let me show you what I mean. Shadows Right at the top there’s […]

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Before we jump right into the geek speak… indulge me for a moment. Perhaps it’s summer grilling season, but I’ve got food on my mind. I love hamburgers—who doesn’t? The way I see it, I’ve got two choices when I want a burger: I can order out or I can stay in, and there are […]

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Rich Harrington has two special guests on this week’s show. We’re joined by Dave Wilson, a freelance art photographer from Texas. Dave shares his approach to getting the best shot (no matter how many exposures it takes). Dave is a native of Scotland  who likes to photograph subjects, scenes, locations and objects which symbolize Texas, the American […]

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Adobe is preparing to release a new version of Adobe Camera Raw (version 8.2 to be exact).  Whether you use Photoshop or Lightroom, this matters as it changes the foundation of both apps.  Adobe has a sneak peek of the update over at Adobe Labs. You can download the release candidate for free. First up, […]

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Guest Post by Gerard Murphy – Follow Gerard on Twitter In this guest tutorial, take a look at how a photo can be saved using some of the recovery tools in Photoshop Lightroom.  In this real world workflow Gerard shows many techniques to organize and improve photos.  Watch as he compares multiple images using a Survey View.  He […]

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Rich Harrington has a very special guest on this week’s show. We’re joined by Bryan O’Neil Hughes from Adobe.  He’s the Senior Product Manager for Adobe Photoshop and works on many of the projects that Adobe builds for photographers.  What many don’t know is that Bryan has an extensive career in photography as well and that he’s written a handful of books and authored courses to share his love of photography and photo restoration.

This week show answers a ton of questions about how Photoshop gets made.  You’ll learn how Adobe creates dramatic advances that benefit photographers worldwide.

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We’re excited to welcome Nicole S. Young as a regular contributor. Be sure to circle her on Google +. You can also get the video here — https://vimeo.com/70253905 If you want to save GPS data to your images but don’t have a GPS device or camera that will automatically embed GPS data to your images, then why not use your […]

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Editor’s note: We’re excited to welcome Nicole S. Young as a regular contributor. Be sure to circle her on Google +. One post-processing question that pops up from time-to-time is how to get a “soft” look when post-processing your images. To create this look there are just two settings and adjustments you’ll want to really focus on: […]

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Guest Post by Gerard Murphy – Follow Gerard on Twitter I have watched hundreds of photographers use Lightroom. Most people we work with love this amazing photo editing and photo management program from Adobe. After watching loads of photographers stumble around to find photos using folders and collections, I can only think of a handful […]

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Guest Post & Photos by Levi Sim – Circle Levi on Google+ Join Levi Sim as he walks you through how to set up a catalog in the new Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5 Public Beta. This is an excellent tutorial to get you up and running right away. The Lightroom5 Beta is a great opportunity […]

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In this tutorial I show you how to take make HDR images look even better.  I take a three exposure bracket processed in Photomatix Pro and export a 16-bit TIFF file.  This can then be opened in Adobe Camera Raw or Lightroom for additional finesse.  Enhancements include negative clarity, a graduated filter, and a post-crop […]

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We’d like to share a few things from Adobe about the new Photoshop Lightroom Public Beta Radial Filter Busy backgrounds or bright colors can distract viewers from the focal point of an image. Photographers may try to reduce the distraction by cropping an image, but this can result in the loss of interesting detail and […]

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Want a sneak peak at the next version of  Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5?  Adobe just announced the availability of a public beta.  A beta is geek speak for when a product is ready for testing, but isn’t shipping yet.  The Lightroom 5 beta offers a free, public preview of new features and tools that will […]

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  PART 2: CATALOGs: Sets & Collections Guest Post & Photo by Stephan Bollinger – Circle Stephan on Google+ The process of cataloging our images is one of the most important (and daunting) parts of our daily life’s as photographers. Pixels are cheap, and we fill our memory cards with hundreds (if not thousands) of images on every […]

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Please note this is a post about my experience. Yours may be very different. I am not saying this is the best or only way to do this. I am saying this is what I figured out for me. Treat it as a starting point for your own experience and go from there. Step 1.  […]

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