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Long-Exposure Photography – Part 3 of 3

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

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Long-Exposure Photography – Part 3 of 3

In this, the third and last installment of our series on long-exposure photography, we are going to look into three advances uses of the technique.  In Part 2 we examined how to do a basic long-exposure shot of still water. This part assumes that you are a little better equipped (with tripod and filters) and […]

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Real World XeL with Craig Ferguson

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

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Real World XeL with Craig Ferguson

We’re pumped to have photographer Craig Ferguson walk us through how he uses X-Equals XeL within his editing workflow. One thing to notice is you don’t have to to make many adjustments to get a very clean and subtle effect with Xel. Dig in below as Craig shows us all how it’s done! … and […]

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Long-Exposure Photography – Part 2 of 3

Friday, September 27, 2013

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Long-Exposure Photography – Part 2 of 3

Jersey City Dawn (Canon 7D, 27mm, f/13, 30s, ISO 100) Now that we’ve established in Part 1 why long-exposure photography is interesting and what it helps you achieve, I wanted to walk you through your first long-exposure shot, from location scouting all the way to post-processing. Since you might not yet know if this is […]

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Long-Exposure Photography – Part 1 of 3

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

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Long-Exposure Photography – Part 1 of 3

Woods Hole Dawn (Canon EOS 7D, 17mm, F/18, 30s, ISO 100, no filter, Cape Cod, 6:30AM, Sept. 1st) Long-exposure photographs have a distinctive look, and are often elusive to achieve for beginning photographers. But we’re here to help … Once you start dabbling with the technique, you’ll realize that it’s relatively easy to achieve interesting […]

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

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

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

Welcome to Part 4 of Importing and Backing Up Images in Lightroom! So far in this series we have looked at the process required to organize your images (Part 1), captioning and filtering your images (Part 2), and using the Develop Module in Lightroom (Part 3) to create a simple and easy to navigate Lightroom catalog. […]

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X-Equals XeL – Best Practices in Workflow

Friday, July 26, 2013

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X-Equals XeL – Best Practices in Workflow

One major misconception regarding our XeL presets is that they are a one click fix, much like Silver Efex and Alien Skin. XeL is not even an image finishing solution as VSCO Film purports itself to be. XeL is different, it is a workflow tool, not a magic brush for your images. XeL, when used […]

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Importing and Backing Up Images in Lightroom – Part 3 of 4

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

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Importing and Backing Up Images in Lightroom – Part 3 of 4

Welcome to Part 3 of Importing and Backing Up Images in Lightroom! So far in this series we have looked at the process required to organize (Part 1) and captioning and filtering your images (Part 2) to create a simple and easy to navigate Lightroom catalog. In this tutorial, Part 3 of the series, we […]

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Embracing the Shadows with X-Equals XeL

Monday, April 1, 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

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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