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How do you use a gray card for portraits with Lightroom Classic?
Show or hide the parent folder in Lightroom Classic
Change the Lightroom Classic background color
Using the tone curve for RGB color balance in Lightroom Classic CC
Quick Tip: Create a new copyright preset every year
Quick Tip: Center the subject’s pupil with the whites of their eyes
Quick Tip: Reset Lightroom Classic sliders
Quick Tip: Use a Black Card While Photographing Fireworks
Quick Tip: Use Sparklers to Get Exposures Right for Fireworks
Quick Tip: Saturation vs. Vibrance

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Quick Tip: Reset Lightroom Classic sliders

Sure, there’s a big “Reset” button in Lightroom Classic, putting your edited photo back to its original state. But what if you need to reset just some of the adjustments you’ve made? Simply double click on the slider text (Exposure,

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Quick Tip: Saturation vs. Vibrance

There are two sliders in Lightroom and most other post-processors that can be handy for adjusting the intensity of your colors. Think of saturation like ISO, but for color — it bumps up the intensity of all of the colors

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Quick Tip: Only Show Your Best Work

You might be tempted to show all of your work to your audience in your portfolio. But try to limit yourself to a certain number of photos, only showing work that you deem to be your “best” and that’s representative

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Photofocus Quick Tip Lightroom

Quick Tip: Dehaze Side Effects

The Dehaze adjustment in Lightroom is able to dramatically improve the appearance of haze in a photo, but not without some potential side effects. In this quick tip, you’ll learn how to compensate for the most common issues caused by

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Quick Tip: What Makes a Great Photo of a Speaker?

One of the things I’m asked to photograph often are speakers at corporate events. These can be boring and uninspiring if not photographed right. So remember this — look at the background and position yourself so there’s some texture and

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Photofocus Quick Tip Lightroom

Quick Tip: Import to this Folder

When it comes to keeping your Lightroom catalog tidy and organized, the import stage of your workflow is critically important. In this quick tip, you’ll learn a great shortcut for importing new photos into an existing folder, enabling you to

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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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