Mastering HSL in Lightroom – Part 3 of 3

Now that we have learned the basics of the HSL in Part 1 and the general method of working with the HSL in Part 2, it is time to expand our horizons a bit. So far we have focused on using HSL to improve an image by attempting to get realistic colors that have been […]

Mastering HSL in Lightroom – Part 1 of 3

Color – it’s the first aspect of a photograph most viewers ever notice. Colors bring an image to life, and mastering the color rendition of your image is of the utmost importance. Usually the color right from a RAW file is rather unimpressive, and needs some adjustment to make the image pop. To help manage […]

Adobe DNG – The Future is NOW

To the modern digital photographer, the Raw data from the camera is the modern day equivalent of the traditional photographer’s negatives or slides. Everything we need to create stunning final images is provided by the single simple file, regardless of its format – be it .NEF, .CRW, .CR2, .PEF; the list goes on and on. […]

Presets and Adobe Camera RAW (ACR) – A match made in Heaven

Options are good, especially when said options are free. Lightroom users have the option to use a multitude of presets to enhance their images – and most Lightroom users also have the option to use Photoshop and its native RAW processor, Adobe Camera Raw (ACR). However, not many Lightroom users are aware that they can […]

Virtual Copies – Making The Commitment

In continuing with my theme of sharing in last weeks post, I want to delve into the topic of virtual copies and how my team and I have been leveraging them in our collaborative workflow. We’ll look at how we use virtual copies to not only preview various changes, but commit those changes to a […]

Adobe DNG – Use It

Adobe DNG rules! At least that’s what we think. We are big fans of Adobe’s Digital Negative (DNG) camera raw archival file format. Unlike proprietary formats (Nikon NEF, Canon CR2/CRW, etc.), we prefer a format that is openly documented, and supported by Adobe. While I have engaged in many a debate on the issue of […]