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Creating a cool urban desaturated look with Lightroom or Camera Raw
Want to utilize that cool contrasty desaturated look in your images for social media? In this video, Serge Ramelli shows...
Pushing the light with post-production
Our state photography association in Arizona has been putting out a weekly challenge to members. They ask you shoot and...
Adobe releases June updates to Lightroom, Lightroom Classic and Photoshop
Following last week's release of Photoshop Camera, Adobe has released its latest updates to its Creative Cloud suite of products,...
How much detail is recoverable in your photo file?
Arizona PPA hosted its convention in the beginning of February. I was attending and my friend Tim Meyer was speaking,...
Why won’t Lightroom read my RAW files?
You got that fancy new camera during an after-Christmas sale, and you're ready to go out and photograph! But when...
Lightroom, Lightroom Classic see productivity updates at Adobe MAX
This morning, Adobe has announced the latest updates to Lightroom and Lightroom Classic, as a part of its annual Adobe...
10 Lightroom tips you MUST know — desktop and mobile, part two
(Editor’s Note: We’d like to welcome this guest post from Giulio Sciorio. Giulio is one of the first professional photographers...
You photographed fireworks – now what?
We all love to get out to try and capture the spectacle of fireworks during the Fourth of July holiday....
Adobe releases updates to Lightroom Classic, CC
Overnight, Adobe released updates to its photography ecosystem, including Lightroom Classic, Lightroom CC and Camera Raw. The updates contain a...
Adobe announces updates to Lightroom CC, Classic and Camera Raw at Adobe MAX
This morning at Adobe MAX, Adobe has announced some major updates to Lightroom CC and Lightroom Classic CC. The updates...
Quick Tip: Open Almost Any Image in Adobe Camera Raw
Want to open almost any image in Camera Raw? It turns out that you can! You can, in fact, open...
Quick Tip: Stop Dumbing Down Your Raw Files
Working with Raw Files in Photoshop? One of the major benefits of shooting raw is an increased bit depth.  If...

Pushing the light with post-production

Our state photography association in Arizona has been putting out a weekly challenge to members. They ask you shoot and post some behind-the-scenes photos to further education for members. The directions: “Everyone has a chair in their home. How can

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Why won’t Lightroom read my RAW files?

You got that fancy new camera during an after-Christmas sale, and you’re ready to go out and photograph! But when you get back and try to import photos, you suddenly find yourself unable to do so in Lightroom or Lightroom

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You photographed fireworks – now what?

We all love to get out to try and capture the spectacle of fireworks during the Fourth of July holiday. Sometimes we do better than others. And, sometimes we’ve done better than we thought. Let’s talk about some post-processing ideas.

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Adobe releases updates to Lightroom Classic, CC

Overnight, Adobe released updates to its photography ecosystem, including Lightroom Classic, Lightroom CC and Camera Raw. The updates contain a variety of improvements as well as support for new cameras and lenses. Lightroom Classic December’s update to Lightroom Classic is

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Quick Tip: Stop Dumbing Down Your Raw Files

Working with Raw Files in Photoshop? One of the major benefits of shooting raw is an increased bit depth.  If you don’t make these two change to your Photoshop Raw workflow, you are just destroying the quality of your raw

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Why won’t Lightroom read my RAW files?

You got that fancy new camera during an after-Christmas sale, and you’re ready to go out and photograph! But when you get back and try to import photos, you suddenly find yourself unable to do so in Lightroom or Lightroom

Read More

You photographed fireworks – now what?

We all love to get out to try and capture the spectacle of fireworks during the Fourth of July holiday. Sometimes we do better than others. And, sometimes we’ve done better than we thought. Let’s talk about some post-processing ideas.

Read More

Adobe releases updates to Lightroom Classic, CC

Overnight, Adobe released updates to its photography ecosystem, including Lightroom Classic, Lightroom CC and Camera Raw. The updates contain a variety of improvements as well as support for new cameras and lenses. Lightroom Classic December’s update to Lightroom Classic is

Read More

Quick Tip: Stop Dumbing Down Your Raw Files

Working with Raw Files in Photoshop? One of the major benefits of shooting raw is an increased bit depth.  If you don’t make these two change to your Photoshop Raw workflow, you are just destroying the quality of your raw

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No clipping adjustment on the left. What a difference those two controls make to the photo on the right!

Whites & Blacks Clipping Sliders in Lightroom

Right there in Lightroom’s Develop module are two enigmatic sliders. Whites and Blacks. What do these two do? The word “clipping” in the title is a clue. These sliders set the brightest and darkest parts of a photograph. Of course,

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Digital Proofs for Old B&W Negatives

This post started with an email from a friend, Carole, who I hadn’t heard from in… well, decades. She wondered if I still had the negatives from a shoot we did together in December of 1977. Of course I had

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Acquiring images for Photoshop — JPEG vs. Raw

Understanding Photoshop is a biweekly column that takes an in-depth look at how digital photographs are built and manipulated. It is a college-level course in plain English for free at Photofocus. To learn more see this article. Don’t skip column

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Enter to win a new camera, an education bundle, plus much more!

It’s our birthday, and we want to celebrate with you! Check out our 21st birthday contest and enter to win a new camera, Drobo 8D, X-Rite calibration tools, Xpozer prints, Skylum software and more!

Plus, by entering you’re automatically eligible to win one of our monthly prizes. This month we’re giving away an educational bundle, with. courses from Joel Grimes and Serge Ramelli. You’ll also get a free one-year membership to ThinkTAP Learn!