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Freezeframe – Editing Action Sequences in Lightroom

2. June 2010

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Freezeframe – Editing Action Sequences in Lightroom

This workflow from our May 12th Email Digest was so popular I thought I’d pull it over to the blog as well. I’m still having a blast shooting sequences, and would love to hear how you folks are shooting them out in the field. I’m looking forward to your comments! Something new We ran a […]

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Correcting Color Cast with Lightroom

18. May 2010

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Correcting Color Cast with Lightroom

Color casting is, quite possibly, one of the most frustrating issues you can have with an image. Regardless of how the image was captured, digitally or on film, you can easily run into issues with your lighting, leading to some major color issues. Even when utilizing RAW, you will occasionally run into color casts that […]

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Mastering HSL in Lightroom – Part 3 of 3

6. May 2010

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Mastering HSL in Lightroom – Part 3 of 3

Now that we have learned the basics of the HSL in Part One and the general method of working with the HSL in Part Two, it is time to expand our horizons a bit. So far we have focused on using HSL to improve an image by attempting to get realistic colors that have been […]

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Mastering HSL in Lightroom – Part 2 of 3

29. April 2010

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Mastering HSL in Lightroom – Part 2 of 3

In the first part of Mastering HSL in Lightroom, we covered exactly what the HSL is and how it is used. If you spent some time experimenting with the Color Checker DNG we provided you should have some sense of how Hue, Saturation and Luminance interact with the different colors. If not, jump back to […]

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Mastering HSL in Lightroom – Part 1 of 3

26. April 2010

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Mastering HSL in Lightroom – Part 1 of 3

Color – it’s the first aspect of a photograph most viewers ever notice. Colors bring an image to life, and mastering the color rendition of your image is of the utmost importance. Usually the color right from a RAW file is rather unimpressive, and needs some adjustment to make the image pop. To help manage […]

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Harnessing the Lightroom Histogram

10. March 2010

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Harnessing the Lightroom Histogram

A while back we discussed the relationship between the Histogram and the Tone Curve but considering some e-mails and interactions we have had with our readers it seems we should spend a bit of time looking a bit deeper into the Histogram itself. We will take a quick look at what the Histogram tells us, […]

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Cringe at the Fringe – Chromatic Aberration in Lightroom

19. February 2010

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Cringe at the Fringe – Chromatic Aberration in Lightroom

Chromatic Aberration distortion is an issue you see with many non-DSLR and older DSLR cameras. By definition: In optics, chromatic aberration (also called achromatism or chromatic distortion) is a type of distortion in which there is a failure of a lens to focus all colors to the same convergence point. It occurs because lenses have […]

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Quickie Fix – Exposure

19. January 2010

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Quickie Fix – Exposure

Everyone has encountered shots that have been over or under exposed before. Be it accidental or the result of bracketing, there are always a few less than ideal exposures in any project. Fixing each of the images can be time consuming, but if you leverage some tricks in Lightroom, you can speed up your workflow […]

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Bestest of Friends – Histogram and Tone Curve

12. January 2010

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Bestest of Friends – Histogram and Tone Curve

It sits in the upper right hand corner of the Library and Develop Modules of Lightroom. Outside of a quick glance now and again, how often do you even consider the Histogram in Lightroom? For that matter, outside of helping detect highlight and shadow clipping, what is the Histogram even good for? Simply put, the […]

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Making the Split – Split Toning for the rest of us

30. December 2009

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Making the Split – Split Toning for the rest of us

Split Toning in Lightroom is quite simply a real-life lesson in simple complexity. The tools is five, simple sliders that together create an effect over an entire image. Split Toning is amazingly simple to use, but using the Split Toning tools effectively can be surprisingly complex. Split Toning can be easily used to quickly and […]

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