You probably already knew that Lightroom Classic includes a Map module, which among other things enables you to view the locations on the map where photos were captured, provided those photos have GPS coordinates embedded in their metadata. In addition, you can actually save locations on the map, so you can quickly zero in on areas you photograph frequently, for example. You can see this feature in action in this quick video. Want more tips like this? Check out my "Lightroom Quick Tips" course on GreyLearning, part of the "Mastering … [Read more...] about Saving a map location in Lightroom Classic
Many digital cameras include a GPS receiver (or offer an accessory device) so location metadata can be added to your photos automatically at the time of capture. If your camera is not equipped with GPS capabilities, you can still add location to your photos with ease using Adobe Lightroom Classic CC. In the video below you'll learn how to add location information quickly and easily by dragging photos to the map within Lightroom. Want more tips like this? Check out my "Lightroom Quick Tips" course on GreyLearning, part of the "Mastering … [Read more...] about Drag and drop to the map in Lightroom Classic CC
I photograph a lot of things. And sometimes, that means I need to pick a location. Over the years, I've photographed hundreds of locations, and have done quite a bit of research. So what's the best way to build a database of these places, so I can have easy access to see where might be best for an upcoming photoshoot? Things to remember When photographing for your locations database, there's a few things to remember. First and foremost, if you can, take multiple photos of a spot. Shoot different angles, and shoot different times of … [Read more...] about Developing a locations database
(Editor's note: Marie Tartar's photography, above and below the waterline, is compelling. In the first part of her series of guest posts, she describes the origins of her love of the eclipse. Here, she chronicles her preparations for the up coming total eclipse of the sun; the first time in North America since 1979.) A month from now, on August 21, 2017, North America will play host to a total solar eclipse, for the first time in many years. My personal experience with total solar eclipses is limited and to say I am intimidated would be an … [Read more...] about Total Solar Eclipse Preparation – part 1
Making photographs indoors during the full light of day can present a variety of exposure challenges to real estate photographers in terms of dynamic range. From light spiking through windows to shadows lurking behind walls, the eye will adjust to balance these harsh conditions automatically. Our cameras in-turn rely on the photographer's vision and decision-making to produce the necessary range of exposures required to cover the gamut and generate a realistic composition of the scene in post. Regardless of the style of shooting, wherever … [Read more...] about Photomatix Pro Workflow Tips for Real Estate Interiors
When working with HDR software tools, there are many options. Its easy to get overwhelmed with sliders and presets. Theres a critical choice that needs to be made first. How do you want to merge the multiple exposures together? There are generally three options to choose from. Lets explore the benefits of each. Fuse Exposures The most subtle use of HDR is to simply merge exposures. If you want to capture a scene whos dynamic range exceeds the capabilities of a digital sensor, use this approach. In Photomatix, choose the method Fuse exposure … [Read more...] about Which Type of HDR is Right for You?
In this tutorial, I'll show you how HDR tone mapping can be applied to a single image for dramatic effect. The image can then be finished using a tool like Photoshop, Lightroom, or Aperture to get final results. Be sure to check out the HDR Learning Center for more on HDR. _____ … [Read more...] about Increase Dynamic Range with a Single Raw File
on Twitter. Would you like to get great looking toned images? The gradient map is a little used feature with a lot of power inside Photoshop. _______ … [Read more...] about Gradient Maps — A Mysterious Feature Gives Beautiful Results