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Making the Eyes Pop in Lightroom 4

19. June 2012

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Making the Eyes Pop in Lightroom 4

In the past we’ve covered making the eyes pop in Lightroom 3 using adjustment brushes, but the introduction of Lightroom 4 has made the entire process much faster and less complicated. Now, using the adjustment brush too and new preset, we can achieve the same—maybe better—results than in version 3. Lightroom 4 introduced adjustment brush […]

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Working with the Lightroom 4 Book Module

2. May 2012

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Working with the Lightroom 4 Book Module

Note from the Editor Graham Douglas is one of my favorite new Guest Writers. I totally love his new piece on using the Lightroom Book Module – hopefully you will feel the same. As always, please share your thoughts in the comments below. Now … on to the knowledge bomb! Working with the the Lightroom […]

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Creating Panorama’s with Lightroom

13. October 2011

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Creating Panorama’s with Lightroom

A little while ago I did a panoramic stitch of Rotterdam covered in beautiful hazy autumn light. Since I received a lot of positive responses and even a few question on how I did it, I’ll be explaining the process of making a panoramic photo using this photo as an example: {click on the image […]

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Making the Eyes Pop in Lightroom 3

4. April 2011

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Making the Eyes Pop in Lightroom 3

One of the most alluring parts of a portraits is the eyes. Just like meeting someone face-to-face, you search for the eyes first in a photograph as well. And since that’s where a viewer’s attention is naturally drawn, I say make them command attention. I retouch the eyes in my portraits just enough to give […]

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Time, Time, Time for some Action!

10. November 2010

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Time, Time, Time for some Action!

You know all of Robbie Maddison’s crazy jumps, the Extreme Sports Channel is what you chew on for breakfast and most of your Saturdays are spent on a skateboard. Truth be told, you’re a real action sportsaholic. Meanwhile the photographer inside of you has been screaming for days or months to come out and you’d […]

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Composition – A Modern Twist

1. April 2010

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Composition – A Modern Twist

Guest blogger Michelle Moore takes on a topic that doesn’t get discussed as often as it should: Composition. If you’re not familiar with Michelle’s work we suggest you check out her Photo Profile along with her perpetually insightful post on working with Natural Light. This girl has serious talent! Luckily for us all, Michelle is […]

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Lightroom Speed Tips – Fast, Fun, Easy

19. October 2009

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Lightroom Speed Tips – Fast, Fun, Easy

We were discussing some of our favorite Lightroom tips with some fellow photographers this weekend and we were reminded of our Tip ‘O The Week series we tucked away in the X=101 Category. Rather than keep things as a bunch of mini-posts, and in the spirit of making things EASIER for everyone to access and […]

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Film to Digital – Scanning Essentials 101 – Part 2 of 2

20. August 2009

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Film to Digital – Scanning Essentials 101 – Part 2 of 2

Last time we briefly covered scanning photos in such a way that will produce great results when performing further editing in Lightroom.  Today we are going to look at the process of working with these scanned files in Lightroom, laying out my personal workflow and some tips that I have discovered over the past few […]

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Film to Digital – Scanning Essentials 101 – Part 1 of 2

13. August 2009

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Film to Digital – Scanning Essentials 101 – Part 1 of 2

If you’re like me, you probably have a few shoe boxes full of old negatives from the days before digital. Whether your source material is a print, slide or a negative, you only have one option to make it a digital file, scanning. Today let’s take a brief journey into the world of scanning, with […]

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Fixing Perspective in Photoshop – It’s Easy!

27. July 2009

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Fixing Perspective in Photoshop – It’s Easy!

This workflow is by far the shortest and easiest path to fixing the Leaning Tower of Pisa effect that often happens when shooting architectural photos without fancy equipment like a View Camera or a Tilt Shift Lens. Let’s start out by by looking at our final image: Check out those nice sweet STRAIGHT lines! But […]

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