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Portrait Tips: If You Know Your Tools You Can Relax
At weddings, you shoot portraits as quickly as possible so that your couples can spend as much time with their...
Quick Tip: Make Shadows with a Cookie
Cut shapes out of a large piece of foamcore or cardboard. Paint it black. Shine a small light through the holes....
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...
A small light shining through leaf shaped cutouts cast shadows on the background.

Quick Tip: Make Shadows with a Cookie

Cut shapes out of a large piece of foamcore or cardboard. Paint it black. Shine a small light through the holes. Interesting shadows will be created on the background. The cutouts are called cookies short for cuculoris.

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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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