Shoot it Retro – Using Manual Focus Lenses

As many of you all know, I am a film shooter. I absolutely love the feel of the old, mechanical cameras in my hands. Everything is manual, from exposure, focusing to advancing the frame. There is a certain magic in the old processes for me. However, as much as I love film, I love the […]

Setting Your Settings – Tuning Lightroom – Part 2 of 3

In Part 1 of Setting Your Settings – Tuning Lightroom, we covered the General and Presets tabs of the Lightroom Preferences dialog. Today we are going to look at the External Editing and File Handling tabs. Some of you have been asking how to get more performance out of Lightroom; today we will see how […]

Setting Your Settings – Tuning Lightroom – Part 1 of 3

Do you ever have the feeling Lightroom just isn’t working fast enough for you, or that its behavior is not exactly what you desire it to be? It can be frustrating when Lightroom slows to a crawl as you are editing tons of photos and the good news is that you can improve some things. […]

Pro Styled – Herb Ritts

A Quick Bio Herb Ritts, A California native, was born in 1952. Photography was never a career path he planned for, it started as simple hobby, as it does for most of us. His big break came quite unexpectedly in the late 1970’s, as these critical first shots were shot simply to be shooting, as […]

Lightroom’s Ultimate Plug-in – Photoshop

We all know of the litany of plug-ins available to Lightroom. There are export plug-ins, Metadata plug-ins and external editor plug-ins. All of these tools extend the capabilities of Lightroom, allowing more control over your images and pertinent metadata. Many times they can be time saving tools, other times they are veritable life-savers. However, there […]

Shoot for Success – Expose for Lightroom

Lightroom and Photoshop, along with the myriad of other photo editing tools at a photographer’s disposal, are all amazing tools. They allow us to manipulate our images in ways never before imaginable or extremely time consuming to perform. These applications allow us to take a good photo and create amazing art from it. However, these […]

iPhone Photography and Lightroom

It has been said that the best camera you have is the one you have with you. There is some truth to that statement, but I have never felt it 100%. Until recently, that is. Just over a month ago I finally took the plunge and picked up an iPhone 4. I spent quite a […]

Close to Home – Local Adjustments – Part 2 of 2

In Close to Home – Local Adjustments – Part 1, we discussed Local Adjustment presets and how to get the most out of their use. From that alone we can tell that Local Adjustment presets are a completely different beast than normal Develop Presets. They function differently, are created differently, edited differently and Lightroom handles […]