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 […]


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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

dashes-versus_underscores; The Definitive Guide

The topic of spaces vs. dashes vs. underscores continues on with respect to how to use them (or not) when naming your files. We’d like to clarify the things that matter when making a choice – so you can avoid making a bad decision. So let’s get right to it, here’s what you need to […]

Long-Exposure Photography – Part 3 of 3

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 […]

Long-Exposure Photography – Part 2 of 3

Jersey City Dawn (Canon 7D, 27mm, f/13, 30s, ISO 100) Now that we’ve established in Part 1 why long-exposure photography is interesting and what it helps you achieve, I wanted to walk you through your first long-exposure shot, from location scouting all the way to post-processing. Since you might not yet know if this is […]


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