Tag Archive | "Best Practices"

Long-Exposure Photography – Part 1 of 3

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

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Woods Hole Dawn (Canon EOS 7D, 17mm, F/18, 30s, ISO 100, no filter, Cape Cod, 6:30AM, Sept. 1st) Long-exposure photographs have a distinctive look, and are often elusive to achieve for beginning photographers. But we’re here to help … Once you start dabbling with the technique, you’ll realize that it’s relatively easy to achieve interesting […]

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Importing and Backing Up Images in Lightroom – Part 4 of 4

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

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Welcome to Part 4 of Importing and Backing Up Images in Lightroom! So far in this series we have looked at the process required to organize your images (Part 1), captioning and filtering your images (Part 2), and using the Develop Module in Lightroom (Part 3) to create a simple and easy to navigate Lightroom catalog. […]

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X-Equals XeL – Best Practices in Workflow

Friday, July 26, 2013

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One major misconception regarding our XeL presets is that they are a one click fix, much like Silver Efex and Alien Skin. XeL is not even an image finishing solution as VSCO Film purports itself to be. XeL is different, it is a workflow tool, not a magic brush for your images. XeL, when used […]

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$49.99 – XeL 2.0 – Bundle – The Complete Toolkit!

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

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** ALL X-EQUALS PRESETS ARE 100% LIGHTROOM 6 (CC) COMPATIBLE ** Ohhhhhhhhhhh SNAP! Yep, we did it. Time to go ALL IN on the XeL Platform … which is the best way to get the only COMPLETE digital darkroom and non-destructive toolkit for Lightroom. If you bought the entire XeL Suite separately you’d drop $60 […]

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$29.99 – XeL 2.0 – Color Film Emulations

Monday, May 6, 2013

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** ALL X-EQUALS PRESETS ARE 100% LIGHTROOM 6 (CC) COMPATIBLE ** XeL: Color features 250+ presets, and represents the largest, most complete compilation of professional color film emulations available for Lightroom – including numerous auxiliary presets that allow you to further develop your images in the style of traditional film techniques … and we do […]

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Importing and Backing Up Images in Lightroom – Part 3 of 4

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

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Importing and Backing Up Images in Lightroom – Part 3 of 4

Welcome to Part 3 of Importing and Backing Up Images in Lightroom! So far in this series we have looked at the process required to organize (Part 1) and captioning and filtering your images (Part 2) to create a simple and easy to navigate Lightroom catalog. In this tutorial, Part 3 of the series, we […]

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Embracing the Shadows with X-Equals XeL

Monday, April 1, 2013

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Embracing the Shadows with X-Equals XeL

I’ve been shooting jazz concerts for a while now, and lately I’ve been thinking about what makes a concert shot iconic. In many cases, the viewer of  a particular concert photo will have no idea who the artist is, so one way to keep the viewer interested is to express a mood – an atmosphere […]

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Importing and Backing Up Images in Lightroom – Part 2 of 4

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

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Importing and Backing Up Images in Lightroom – Part 2 of 4

In the Part 1 of this 4 part series, we had an in depth look at how to import your images from your camera into your Lightroom catalog. We looked at how by applying presets and folder structures we could start to create an easy to navigate image storage solution. In this second part of […]

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Importing and Backing Up Images in Lightroom – Part 1 of 4

Thursday, February 7, 2013

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Importing and Backing Up Images in Lightroom – Part 1 of 4

This is the first installment of a 4 part series of blog posts where we will be looking at taking your images through the Lightroom 4 workflow. In this first part of the series we will be looking at how to use the Import Controls in Lightroom 4 to organize your images and create back-ups. […]

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Using the Lightroom 4 Web module – Part 3

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

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Using the Lightroom 4 Web module – Part 3

Welcome to part 3 of this series on using the Web module in Lightroom 4 to create a serious website. In Part 1, I showed that the Web module as it’s supplied with Lightroom is simply not capable of doing the job for a professional or serious amateur photographer. Part 2 I looked at a […]

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