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Embracing the Shadows with X-Equals XeL

1. April 2013

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Embracing the Shadows with X-Equals XeL

I’ve been shooting jazz concerts for a while now, and lately I’ve been thinking about what makes a concert shot iconic. In many cases, the viewer of  a particular concert photo will have no idea who the artist is, so one way to keep the viewer interested is to express a mood – an atmosphere […]

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Importing and Backing Up Images in Lightroom – Part 2 of 4

5. March 2013

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Importing and Backing Up Images in Lightroom – Part 2 of 4

In the Part 1 of this 4 part series, we had an in depth look at how to import your images from your camera into your Lightroom catalog. We looked at how by applying presets and folder structures we could start to create an easy to navigate image storage solution. In this second part of […]

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Importing and Backing Up Images in Lightroom – Part 1 of 4

7. February 2013

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Importing and Backing Up Images in Lightroom – Part 1 of 4

This is the first installment of a 4 part series of blog posts where we will be looking at taking your images through the Lightroom 4 workflow. In this first part of the series we will be looking at how to use the Import Controls in Lightroom 4 to organize your images and create back-ups. […]

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Using the Lightroom 4 Web module – Part 3

21. November 2012

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Using the Lightroom 4 Web module – Part 3

Welcome to part 3 of this series on using the Web module in Lightroom 4 to create a serious website. In Part 1, I showed that the Web module as it’s supplied with Lightroom is simply not capable of doing the job for a professional or serious amateur photographer. Part 2 I looked at a […]

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Grab your Toga, it’s a Link Party!

2. November 2012

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Grab your Toga, it’s a Link Party!

We have a huge repository or photography and workflow related links … and we realized it’s high time we started sharing them! The Best Thing I Ever Did Was Quit Professional Photography The Definitive Guide To Corporate Event Photography Introduction to the Tools of Long Exposure Photography Location Photography: How to Comprehensively Capture a City, […]

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Using the Lightroom 4 Web module – Part 2

24. October 2012

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Using the Lightroom 4 Web module – Part 2

In Part 1 of this series, I looked at the native Lightroom Web module to see if it was usable as a way of constructing a professional web site. To say that it failed to meet my needs would be something of an understatement – it is, frankly, unworthy of the rest of the application. […]

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Using the Lightroom 4 Web module – Part 1

15. October 2012

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Using the Lightroom 4 Web module – Part 1

Just how useful is the Lightroom Web module? This is the first of a 3 part series on using Lightroom as part of a website creation workflow. Here in Part 1 I’ll cover how well (or not) the vanilla module fits into creating a real-life website based on my own personal experience. Part 2 will […]

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The X-Equals – XeL Education Center

17. July 2012

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The X-Equals – XeL Education Center

We’re psyched to launch the XeL Education Center! If you’re a new XeL Customer, or a prospective customer trying to get a feel for what XeL is, and how it differs from the abundance of free non-professional Presets out there, this is the place! Simply put, here’s the knowledge bomb on how to take your […]

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Advanced Dodging & Burning in Lightroom 4

17. July 2012

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Advanced Dodging & Burning in Lightroom 4

Dodging and burning (or local exposure adjustment) is one of the fastest ways to improve your images, so it’s no wonder we use it a lot around here. It’s one of the oldest tricks in the books, and can do things like: Focus attention on the subject Shape and flatter the subject Increase dynamic range […]

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X-Equals HD Screencast – Installing XeL Presets in Lightroom 4

13. July 2012

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X-Equals HD Screencast – Installing XeL Presets in Lightroom 4

Installing XeL Presets is a snap, and we’ll show you how. For the full HD experience, be sure to play the video at full screen! |Brandon Oelling – X-Equals – Click. Download. Smile.

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