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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...
How much detail is recoverable in your photo file?
Arizona PPA hosted its convention in the beginning of February. I was attending and my friend Tim Meyer was speaking,...
Quick Tip: Use a fill flash to reduce shadows
When shooting in the hot sun, you will often run across situations where you have a lot of shadows on...
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...
Quick Tip: Use a white card to brighten shadows
When you're shooting on-location, it can sometimes be challenging to control the light and shadows in a scene. At a...
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...
Turning a Boring Shoot Into an Inspired Photo Session
Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Cathy Seaver, a commercial photographer in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She works primarily...
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...
Battling Bright Light at Weddings
One of the many "joys" of wedding photography is that, try as we might to advise clients on the best...
Camouflaging Shadows
"Your greatest curse could be your greatest blessing" Shadows, at times they are such a curse, but with a bit...
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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Turning a Boring Shoot Into an Inspired Photo Session

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Cathy Seaver, a commercial photographer in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She works primarily for Cull Group shooting product, corporate headshots, and other client needs. In her off time, Cathy enjoys getting out into

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Battling Bright Light at Weddings

One of the many “joys” of wedding photography is that, try as we might to advise clients on the best photo locations and times of day, inevitably we’re thrown some of the trickiest lighting setups in the book. Mixed lighting

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Camouflaging Shadows

“Your greatest curse could be your greatest blessing” Shadows, at times they are such a curse, but with a bit of creative manipulating they can be a wonderful blessing. When working on a Hollywood set there are times I’ll will

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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

Turning a Boring Shoot Into an Inspired Photo Session

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Cathy Seaver, a commercial photographer in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She works primarily for Cull Group shooting product, corporate headshots, and other client needs. In her off time, Cathy enjoys getting out into

Read More

Battling Bright Light at Weddings

One of the many “joys” of wedding photography is that, try as we might to advise clients on the best photo locations and times of day, inevitably we’re thrown some of the trickiest lighting setups in the book. Mixed lighting

Read More

Camouflaging Shadows

“Your greatest curse could be your greatest blessing” Shadows, at times they are such a curse, but with a bit of creative manipulating they can be a wonderful blessing. When working on a Hollywood set there are times I’ll will

Read More

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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