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Snapshots – Versioning Made Easy

24. September 2009

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Snapshots – Versioning Made Easy

Snapshots in Lightroom are a little discussed feature, underappreciated and often undervalued in many a workflow. Most often, Snapshots are overlooked in favor of Virtual Copies, but in certain situations Snapshots can be useful. A Snapshot in Lightroom is like a picture of an images development settings. You can process an image, create a Snapshot […]

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Plugins Galore – Extending Lightroom

2. September 2009

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Plugins Galore – Extending Lightroom

Photography can be an expensive endeavor, regardless of it you are a professional or an enthusiast. One thousand dollars can buy you Lightroom and Photoshop, with about enough money left over to buy a lunch or two. Then if you decide to add on some great plug-ins to these pieces of software, you can blow […]

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Making Your Mark – Watermarking with Lightroom

18. August 2009

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Making Your Mark – Watermarking with Lightroom

  Back in October 2008, I wrote an article for Layers Magazine about some steps you can take to protect your copyright when posting photos online (big thanks to the editors at Layers for posting the full article!). I think it would be worth your time to take a few minutes to give that a […]

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Connecting the Dots – DPI Tips that Matter

29. July 2009

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Connecting the Dots – DPI Tips that Matter

Output resolution is one of the most misunderstood topics in digital photography. What is the correct DPI or PPI to export an image to produce beautiful prints or display on a screen just right? Unfortunately there is no simple answer; resolution, DPI and PPI are all different terms, and although inter-related are each distinct concepts […]

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Monochrome Mojo – Mixing in Grayscale – Part 2 of 2

15. July 2009

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Monochrome Mojo – Mixing in Grayscale – Part 2 of 2

In part 1 of this series, we gave an overview of the basics of creating monochrome images in Lightroom.  Today we are going to delve a bit deeper into a few techniques you can use to create magnificent monochromes and more.  So without further adieu, let us jump right in. Toning and Duotones First off, […]

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The Name Game – Keywording and Tagging in Lightroom

14. July 2009

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The Name Game – Keywording and Tagging in Lightroom

It’s not hard to get a lot of photos in Lightroom … and I do mean a LOT of photos.  Ten-thousand, twenty-thousand, one hundred-thousand. I’ve seen some pretty big catalogs. What do you do when you need to find one of those images? … when photographers starting migrating to digital storage, most of them stick […]

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Monochrome Mojo – Mixing in Grayscale – Part 1 of 2

8. July 2009

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Monochrome Mojo – Mixing in Grayscale – Part 1 of 2

Black and White photography is one of the simplest yet one of the most powerful visual arts there is.  The stark contrast of the blacks and whites uncover a certain truth that lurks in an image, a truth that color often times obscures.  For the first decades of photography, color was artificially introduced into an […]

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We don’t need no stinking Photoshop – Retouching 101

18. June 2009

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We don’t need no stinking Photoshop – Retouching 101

I’m constantly on the search for the smoothest and quickest way to process images. That’s it, nothing fancy about it. I like speed, accuracy, and quality. Can they all be wrapped into one workflow that can take care of the majority of my shoots? – I certainly think so! This little gem of a workflow […]

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Playing with Color – Camera Profiles – Part 3 of 3

9. June 2009

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Playing with Color – Camera Profiles – Part 3 of 3

So now that everyone knows how to make a calibrated camera profile, it’s time to take it another step.  You can see the added benefit of accuracy that camera profiles bring to Lightroom, but photography is supposed to be a creative art, so let’s manipulate the system. Camera profiles were originally created to mimic the […]

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Playing with Color – Camera Profiles – Part 2 of 3

4. June 2009

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Playing with Color – Camera Profiles – Part 2 of 3

In part 1 of this series, we dug into the camera profiles included in Lightroom.  Today we are going to dig a bit deeper and learn how to produce an accurate, custom profile for your own camera.  This is a must if you want accurate colors and use a camera not made by Canon or […]

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