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

Tuesday, March 5, 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

Thursday, February 7, 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

Wednesday, November 21, 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!

Friday, November 2, 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

Wednesday, October 24, 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

Monday, October 15, 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

Tuesday, July 17, 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

Tuesday, July 17, 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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Making the Eyes Pop in Lightroom 4

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

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Making the Eyes Pop in Lightroom 4

In the past we’ve covered making the eyes pop in Lightroom 3 using adjustment brushes, but the introduction of Lightroom 4 has made the entire process much faster and less complicated. Now, using the adjustment brush too and new preset, we can achieve the same—maybe better—results than in version 3. Lightroom 4 introduced adjustment brush […]

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Working with the Lightroom 4 Map Module

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

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Working with the Lightroom 4 Map Module

There are numerous reasons why you might want to geotag your photographs, and if you give me a couple of minutes, I may be able to think of one. Actually, ‘because you can’ is probably sufficient reason and, anyway, it’s nice to be able to see exactly where a picture that you like was taken […]

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