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Capturing and processing a Grand Canyon panorama, part one
Creating a cool urban desaturated look with Lightroom or Camera Raw
Pushing the light with post-production
Adobe releases June updates to Lightroom, Lightroom Classic and Photoshop
How much detail is recoverable in your photo file?
Why won’t Lightroom read my RAW files?
Lightroom, Lightroom Classic see productivity updates at Adobe MAX
10 Lightroom tips you MUST know — desktop and mobile, part two
You photographed fireworks – now what?
Adobe releases updates to Lightroom Classic, CC
Adobe announces updates to Lightroom CC, Classic and Camera Raw at Adobe MAX
Quick Tip: Open Almost Any Image in Adobe Camera 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

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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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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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Dehaze in Photoshop/Lightroom CC 2015

Editor’s Note: Photoshop CC (2015) released today. We’ll have ongoing coverage of new features… but here’s a quick video about the top 5 features for all users. For complete details, see this Photoshop CC (2015) FAQ. Have a photo covered

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Avoiding memory card chaos

As photographers, we often take for granted one of the most important pieces of equipment we can invest in — memory cards. Whether you use CF or SD cards, there’s some simple things to remember in order to avoid card failure.

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Exposure Tactics: Mastering exposure with Kevin Ames

Exposure Tactics: Mastering exposure

This Exposure Tactics post explains what a “technically proper” exposure is and how to get there. Remember I said technically proper, not creatively right. The three photos above are with different exposures. Each one brings out a different feeling or

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Mind Your Own Business: New year, new plans!

Welcome to Mind Your Own Business, the podcast that helps photographers improve their business and their lives! Today Skip and I have a detailed discussion about what photographers can do to make 2021 (and 2022, actually) better than ever. “Growth

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Going wide with 24mm for street photography

For many photographers, 35mm is the ideal focal length for street photography. However, if you’ve ever been curious about wide you can go with your choice of lenses for this genre, the quick video above by Pierre Lambert will give

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Five exercises to help you see

We are all photographers. Phones. Tablets. Cameras. Every one of us can at almost any given moment take a photo. The question is how can you make your images different from anyone else’s? “The real voyage of discovery consists not

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