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April 24th, 2012

Lightroom 4: Working With the New Process

Posted By Michael Frye
(If you’re getting this post through email, click here to view the video.) Here it is, my second video about the new process in Lightroom 4. In Part One I explained how the new tone controls work; here in Part Two I talk about how to use these new tools to process both low- and …
April 13th, 2012

Lightroom 4: The New Tone Controls

Posted By Michael Frye
(If you’re getting this post through email, click here to view the video.) As I wrote last week, Lightroom 4 represents a big change—the biggest change to Adobe’s Raw processing engine since Adobe Camera Raw was introduced in 2003. They’ve completely revamped the underlying algorithms for all of the tonal controls, and changed the behavior, …
October 5th, 2011

The AMC Guide to Outdoor Digital Photography.

Posted By Jerry Monkman
AMC Guide to Outdoor Digital Photography
Please forgive me for a little blatant self-promotion here, but I’m excited to announce the release of my new book, the AMC Guide to Outdoor Digital Photography. When I sat down to write this book over the winter, my goal was to keep it simple – I’m a firm believer in keeping the tech talk …
June 24th, 2011

Working With Layers and Masks

Posted By Ian Plant
(© Ian Plant) Digital image processing is an important skill these days (albeit oft-times overused), yet Photoshop remains something of a mystery to many digital photo enthusiasts. I’ve just released a new series of video tutorials that teach the fundamentals of raw conversion, working with layers and masks, image editing using adjustment layers, black & …
June 24th, 2011

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom – 2 Day Digital Workflow Workshops

Posted By Michael Clark
START to FINISH WORKFLOW FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS 2 Day Hands On Workshop with Michael Clark – in a city near you! Lightroom is the essential software of choice for digital photographers on both Mac and Windows. This unique hands-on application experience is an intensive two-day workshop focused on Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3.0, in which participants learn …
June 15th, 2011

Color Management: The Heart of a Digital Workflow

Posted By Michael Clark
Color management is a hot topic and perhaps the most complicated subject in all of digital photography. Everyone perceives and sees colors slightly differently. Even for a professional photographer to get the colors just right on a print made in their own office is no small feat with a custom profile and some fine-tuning of …
May 2nd, 2011

A Complete Digital Photography Workflow

Posted By Michael Clark
For years now when I am teaching workshops or talking with other photographers one of the main topics I rarely hear discussed is a complete workflow. Most folks seem to think of a “workflow” as the processing done to an image after it is shot. And while that is valid I would offer up that …
January 14th, 2011

Photo Critique Series: “Ptarmigan Lake” by Chris Alexander

Posted By Michael Frye
"Ptarmigan Lake" by Chris Alexander
Composition This week’s photograph was made by Chris Alexander in Glacier National Park, Montana. That’s the second time recently that I’ve critiqued a photo from this park. Obviously—and no surprise to anyone who’s been there—a beautiful place! This composition works very well. The bottom two-thirds of the photograph has sweeping, repeating, U-shaped curves that help …
December 22nd, 2010

White Balance for Landscape Photographs – Part 2: Shade

Posted By Michael Frye
White Balance for Landscape Photographs – Part 2: Shade from Michael Frye on Vimeo. Here’s the second part of my video series on white balance. Today it’s all about shade—finding the perfect color temperature that brings out all the hues when there’s no sunlight in your photograph. If you haven’t seen it already, here’s a …
December 10th, 2010

New Video: White Balance for Landscape Photographs

Posted By Michael Frye
White Balance for Landscape Photographs – Part 1: Sunlight from Michael Frye on Vimeo. My recent critique of Mark Wilburn’s dogwood photograph prompted a lively discussion about white balance, so this seemed like a good topic for a more in-depth treatment. I’ve created three videos on white balance for landscape photographs, and here’s part one, …