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Your Personal Brand Just Got More Personal

17. August 2015

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Your Personal Brand Just Got More Personal

Stand out! Don’t be like everybody else! Personality! Style! We hear it all the time. We’re tired of hearing it. Today we’re doing something about it. Lately, we’ve talked about why you should watermark your images and how to do it proper-like. And, if you’ve been with us for any length of time, you know […]

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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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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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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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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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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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Stitching Everything Together With Lightroom CC’s Photo Merge

27. April 2015

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Stitching Everything Together With Lightroom CC’s Photo Merge

With the just-released Adobe Lightroom 6 or Lightroom CC now available it’s time to take a look at some of the new features. Before that however, just a quick note on the name of the software. If you are a subscriber to Adobe’s Creative Cloud, your application is called Lightroom CC. If you choose to […]

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Hidden Secrets to Fast, Easy Photo Publishing

24. February 2015

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Hidden Secrets to Fast, Easy Photo Publishing

Busy photographers require an efficient workflow to do 4 important tasks: Importing Cataloging Processing Publishing While much has been written about the first 3, the publishing side of things is often a weak point, with many photographers choosing just to export to a folder on their hard drive and then upload to their website. Boring! […]

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Long-Exposure Photography – Part 3 of 3

22. January 2014

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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

8. October 2013

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As a photographer who got started in the pre-digital era I always had my favorite films that I’d favor time and again. Some of these were films I discovered through my own experimentation, occasionally just randomly choosing something new to test out. Others were films that I knew my photographic influences worked with. Galen Rowell’s […]

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