Making the Eyes Pop: Lightroom CC Update

3. August 2015

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Making the Eyes Pop: Lightroom CC Update

In recent years, we’ve taught you how to make the eyes pop in Lightroom 3 and Lightroom 4, and now we’re back with a slick new way of doing it in Lightroom CC. The main functionality I’ll discuss in this update has been available since Lightroom 5, but there’s a new addition to Lightroom CC […]

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10 Simple Steps to Build Confidence as a Photographer

27. July 2015

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10 Simple Steps to Build Confidence as a Photographer

Photo © Brandon Oelling For many photographers, using a camera or arranging an intricate lighting setup is as easy as 1-2-3. Pricing their work properly, showcasing their achievements, and feeling confident in their skills – that’s where things get tough. Lack of confidence is a common problem among photographers, especially in the beginning of their […]

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Don’t lose grandma! Lightroom CC’s Face Detection

20. July 2015

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Don’t lose grandma! Lightroom CC’s Face Detection

Photo © James Foster The Problem With Keeping So Many Photos; And It’s Only Going To Get Worse Imagine if you will; before you is a table stretching 40 feet long and 10 feet wide. The table is entirely covered with shoeboxes. Each box is packed full, end to end, with 4×6” photos spanning the […]

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10 Pieces Of Travel Photography Gear You Didn’t Even Know You Needed

6. July 2015

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10 Pieces Of Travel Photography Gear You Didn’t Even Know You Needed

Photo © Garry Platt Vacation Your opportunity to bring back pieces of art, not just pictures. And to seize it, you’re gonna need some gear. But first, you need to answer these questions: Where am I going? What do I want to photograph? What do I take with me? We asked our friend and world […]

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Build The Watermark People Talk About

29. June 2015

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Build The Watermark People Talk About

We previously discussed what makes a good watermark and how it can help potential clients find the real you. Now, let’s get down to business using Lightroom and Photoshop to construct our watermarks! Lightroom’s Simple Copyright Watermark Lightroom’s Simple Copyright Watermark pulls text from each image’s Copyright metadata field and renders it in the lower […]

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Top 5 Excuses I Hear From Photographers And Why They Are Total Bull$#^!

15. June 2015

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Top 5 Excuses I Hear From Photographers And Why They Are Total Bull$#^!

They are the biggest obstacle to success. Sometimes, we don’t even recognize them for what they are. But if any of these excuses sound familiar, then it’s time call yourself out. Also included is some great advice on how to make sure these justifications don’t hold you back from being the amazing photographer you are. […]

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Why Watermarks Matter (And How To Craft The Perfect One)

1. June 2015

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Why Watermarks Matter (And How To Craft The Perfect One)

When it comes to protecting your images online, watermarks are not mere vanity, and can do far more than pronounce your copyright. Used strategically, watermarks are the best tool that you have. Guest author Matthew Campagna shows you how that watermark can be subtle, seductive, and secure. A Watermark Fail Story One of those sketchy […]

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5 Dumb Things You’ll Stop Saying To Your Customers

28. May 2015

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5 Dumb Things You’ll Stop Saying To Your Customers

We all make mistakes. Some of them, we can’t avoid, and that’s to be expected. Nobody is perfect. Then there are the mistakes that are avoidable, which set us back 10 steps, and if we’re lucky, give us an opportunity to recover gracefully. Odd as it may seem, some of the best mistakes are those […]

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Get Organized! The One App that REALLY Works

19. May 2015

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Get Organized! The One App that REALLY Works

An often overlooked (yet essential) part of a photographer’s life is organization and management. Let’s say you’re browsing the web one night and see a photo posted somewhere that gives you ideas for an upcoming shoot. Or you’re shooting a photo assignment for a magazine and the editor has provided you with a shot list. […]

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Creativity at 39,000 Feet

11. May 2015

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Creativity at 39,000 Feet

How do you edit your images when you are jetting across the sky at 39,000 feet and your photos are back in the office on a motionless external drive? If you are using Lightroom, you can thank Adobe for their Smart Previews feature as a solution to the ‘always connected’ problem. In this post we’ll […]

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