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Get a starting point with your travel photos in one click
When I went to Ireland a few years back, I was simply amazed at some of the views I was...
Combining highlight and midtone adjustments
Photoshop Actions can really help to speed up your workflow, especially when dealing with portraits. Even if your subjects have...
Exposure beyond the camera manual
You reviewed the camera manual and completed an online tutorial. You did everything you thought you were supposed to do....
Photography Marketing: Using Instagram stories and highlights for a mini-portfolio
Instagram is a powerful tool, and one that I use on a daily basis. While posting and seeing everyone's photos...
Photography 101: How to read and understand a histogram
Whether you use it in-camera or in your post-processing software, you ultimately will come across a set of mountains that...
Portrait Tips: A Layered Workflow for Retouching
Retouching the portraits you make can be a lot of fun, and it can be a lot of frustration. I...
Quick Tip: Detailed Clipping Preview
If you want to set the white point and black point in your photos with precision, you'll want to take...
Bringing Back the Depth of Grey Skies
I just got back from an amazing trip to Ireland! We went everywhere from the Ring of Kerry to the...
HSL Panel – The Secret for Local Color Adjustments in Lightroom
There are two kinds of tools in Lightroom – global adjustment tools and local adjustment tools. Global adjustments refer to...
Spot Metering: The Trick to Perfect Exposures
We all have had experiences where the lighting isn’t perfect — either inside or outside. And we might think we...

Combining highlight and midtone adjustments

Photoshop Actions can really help to speed up your workflow, especially when dealing with portraits. Even if your subjects have stained teeth, you can still create an Action to help you more quickly process your images. High-end photo retoucher Kristina

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Exposure beyond the camera manual

You reviewed the camera manual and completed an online tutorial. You did everything you thought you were supposed to do. And yet, your photographs aren’t exposed the way you want them to be. When I was a new photographer, shooting

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Photofocus Quick Tip Lightroom

Quick Tip: Detailed Clipping Preview

If you want to set the white point and black point in your photos with precision, you’ll want to take advantage of the detailed clipping preview option in Lightroom. Go beyond the clipping display you can enable from the histogram,

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Bringing Back the Depth of Grey Skies

I just got back from an amazing trip to Ireland! We went everywhere from the Ring of Kerry to the Cliffs of Moher, capturing the beautiful landscapes. Along with foggy, grey skies. I’m used to crazy Michigan weather, but Ireland seems

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Spot Metering: The Trick to Perfect Exposures

We all have had experiences where the lighting isn’t perfect — either inside or outside. And we might think we need to boost our ISO, change our aperture or play around with exposure compensation. Often, there’s one simple switch you

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Photofocus Quick Tip Lightroom

Quick Tip: Detailed Clipping Preview

If you want to set the white point and black point in your photos with precision, you’ll want to take advantage of the detailed clipping preview option in Lightroom. Go beyond the clipping display you can enable from the histogram,

Read More

Bringing Back the Depth of Grey Skies

I just got back from an amazing trip to Ireland! We went everywhere from the Ring of Kerry to the Cliffs of Moher, capturing the beautiful landscapes. Along with foggy, grey skies. I’m used to crazy Michigan weather, but Ireland seems

Read More

Spot Metering: The Trick to Perfect Exposures

We all have had experiences where the lighting isn’t perfect — either inside or outside. And we might think we need to boost our ISO, change our aperture or play around with exposure compensation. Often, there’s one simple switch you

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Using Shadows and Highlights Adjustments in Photoshop

When used effectively, Photoshop’s Shadows/Highlights sliders can help you transform your images. Learn how to use it in this tutorial form lynda.com. You’ll see that overblown skies and muddy shadows can be recovered (even from A JPEG file). This is

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Fixing Shadows and Highlights with Lightroom

Editors Note: The following is an excerpt from a new book called the Photofocus Guide: Develop Great Images in Lightroom. This book is almost done and well be giving away free copies soon to all our readers thanks to Mosaic.

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