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Nicole S. Young

How to underexpose dark scenes for proper exposure
How I use collections in Lightroom Classic
Create better travel photographs by waking up early
Using Lightroom Classic to select lenses for travel
How to photograph a silhouette
What is the Quick Collection in Lightroom Classic?
Treat every photograph like it’s beautiful
Three ways to direct light for food photography
How Photographers Can Use Canva
The Evie Camera Bag from Aide de Camp
Behind the Scenes: Pasta on a Fork
Camera Requirements for Long-Exposure Water Photography

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Using Lightroom Classic to select lenses for travel

Whenever I do any type of travel, whether it’s domestic or overseas, I always joke that it’s difficult for photographers to not look like traveling hoarders. After all, along with the standard luggage (for me, that’s one normal-sized suitcase and

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How to photograph a silhouette

A silhouette can make a beautiful photograph. They are a true minimalistic image, and can even evoke a feeling of mystery or suspense. And the good thing is that they are relatively simple to create! The basics of creating a

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What is the Quick Collection in Lightroom Classic?

Lightroom Classic comes with the ability to sort your photos into collections. In fact, there’s an entire section on the left dedicated to organizing your photos in either Collection Sets, Collections or Smart Collections. But there is also a separate

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Treat every photograph like it’s beautiful

We all have our own definitions of beauty. The color red may be bold, beautiful, and invigorating to some, while to others it has a different meaning, feeling, or emotion (or lacks one if you are colorblind). A grungy, rundown

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Three ways to direct light for food photography

When photographing food, the direction of your light is very important. Certain angles will help shape the scene and can also be the difference between a successful image, and one that is just “meh.” In this article, I will be

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How Photographers Can Use Canva

Canva has become my new favorite go-to website for design resources and inspiration. They have an excellent blog for designers, with plenty of content that I have found to be very educational. But their most impressive feature is the design

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The Evie Camera Bag from Aide de Camp

Disclosure: This bag was provided to me free of charge from Aide De Camp. Feature image on left is Brian Matiash Not long ago I received the Evie bag from Aide De Camp to test out and review. I spent

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Behind the Scenes: Pasta on a Fork

When photographing food, adding a utensil in the scene can imply the action of someone getting ready to eat the food, which can “humanize” your photograph and make it more relatable. However, in many cases it is difficult to hand-hold

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Lightroom Tip: Changing the Mask Overlay Color

When working with masks in Lightroom’s Develop module, such as the Graduated Filter, Radial Filter, or Brush tool, you can easily preview the mask by either using the checkbox in the Toolbar below the image, or with the keyboard shortcut

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Sign Up to Receive Our Free Newsletter!

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What is the Quick Collection in Lightroom Classic?

Lightroom Classic comes with the ability to sort your photos into collections. In fact, there’s an entire section on the left dedicated to organizing your photos in either Collection Sets, Collections or Smart Collections. But there is also a separate

Read More
beautiful

Treat every photograph like it’s beautiful

We all have our own definitions of beauty. The color red may be bold, beautiful, and invigorating to some, while to others it has a different meaning, feeling, or emotion (or lacks one if you are colorblind). A grungy, rundown

Read More
Light-direction-food-featured

Three ways to direct light for food photography

When photographing food, the direction of your light is very important. Certain angles will help shape the scene and can also be the difference between a successful image, and one that is just “meh.” In this article, I will be

Read More
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How Photographers Can Use Canva

Canva has become my new favorite go-to website for design resources and inspiration. They have an excellent blog for designers, with plenty of content that I have found to be very educational. But their most impressive feature is the design

Read More
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The Evie Camera Bag from Aide de Camp

Disclosure: This bag was provided to me free of charge from Aide De Camp. Feature image on left is Brian Matiash Not long ago I received the Evie bag from Aide De Camp to test out and review. I spent

Read More
pasta2

Behind the Scenes: Pasta on a Fork

When photographing food, adding a utensil in the scene can imply the action of someone getting ready to eat the food, which can “humanize” your photograph and make it more relatable. However, in many cases it is difficult to hand-hold

Read More
lr-mask-feature

Lightroom Tip: Changing the Mask Overlay Color

When working with masks in Lightroom’s Develop module, such as the Graduated Filter, Radial Filter, or Brush tool, you can easily preview the mask by either using the checkbox in the Toolbar below the image, or with the keyboard shortcut

Read More
PF — Newsletter

Sign Up to Receive Our Free Newsletter!

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Using Diffusion Panels with Food Photography [Video]

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1hdRxG5J_qU] In this video I share a tip on how to make use of diffusers when photographing food. To watch the full-length behind-the-scenes for this shoot, click here. Product mentioned in this video: TriGrip 30-inch Diffuser

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Step 5: Wait a few moments, and you will see the preset apply to your photos.

Batch-Applying Presets in Lightroom

When processing photos in Lightroom’s Develop module, if you want to apply a preset you are only able to apply the preset to one file at a time. Sure, you can sync the files, but that one extra step can

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