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March 15th, 2012

Taming the Light: The art and technique of exposure blending

Posted By Joseph Rossbach
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I am often asked about my post processing and the one question that always comes up is, “Did it really look like that”, asked with a good deal of skepticism. And rightly so! In the age of digital capture, and Photoshop it is nearly impossible to tell the difference between what is a photograph and …
 
February 23rd, 2012

Using your Histogram.

Posted By Jerry Monkman
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Most of us who have been around digital cameras for a while have come to love the histogram, which is basically a bar graph that charts the tonality of a photo. At a rudimentary level, it makes it easy to keep from under- or over-exposing photos. From a more nuanced perspective, it is possible to …
 
October 5th, 2011

Optimizing Photos for Web Presentation

Posted By Ian Plant
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(© Ian Plant) I’ve just released Series Two of my Creative Digital Processing video tutorials. I’ve also released a new free video tutorial called “Optimizing Photos for Web Presentation,” which discusses techniques for resizing, sharpening, and color optimizing photos for display on the web. I’ve embedded a low-res version of this video here; you can …
 
August 25th, 2011

Lightroom HDR

Posted By Michael Frye
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(Click here if you have trouble viewing this video) Can you create HDR images in Lightroom? Yes! Well, sort of. Lightroom only works with one photograph at a time, so you can’t blend different exposures of a scene together. But you can handle some high-contrast scenes in Lightroom, without HDR software or Photoshop, by using Lightroom’s …
 
June 24th, 2011

Working With Layers and Masks

Posted By Ian Plant
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(© 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
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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 7th, 2011

Six ways to speed up Lightroom

Posted By Michael Clark
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It seems many people are finding Lightroom to be a bit slow, which I find rather curious since I have had the opposite experience, especially when I compare my current Lightroom workflow to my older Adobe Camera Raw workflow which seemed glacial by comparison. In Lightroom 3, the Adobe engineers have really worked hard on …
 
May 2nd, 2011

A Complete Digital Photography Workflow

Posted By Michael Clark
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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 …
 
March 11th, 2011

Lightroom or Photoshop?

Posted By Michael Frye
Lightroom has grown up. I've made 30x40 inch prints from this image using only Lightroom (except for the final print sharpening). Yet Photoshop can still do things that Lightroom can't
“Should I get Lightroom or Photoshop?” This is a question I get asked a lot, usually by people who own Photoshop Elements and are thinking of upgrading to either Lightroom or the full version of Photoshop. Six years ago this was an easy decision, because Lightroom didn’t exist. If you wanted to upgrade from Elements, …