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Lightroom CC 2015 6.9, ACR 9.9 – Released Today

2020-06-03T18:35:26+00:00March 7th, 2017|Adobe Lightroom Classic Updates|

Logo for Adobe Lightroom CCToday, Adobe has released Lightroom CC 2015 6.9 and Adobe Camera Raw 9.9 – Lots of updates!

Today, Adobe has released Lightroom CC version 2015.9 (and Lightroom 6.9) that provides additional camera raw support (that would be ACR 9.9, but no need to download, it’s built in to Lightroom CC 2015 6.9), lens profile support and addresses bugs that were introduced in previous releases of Lightroom. Also, for Photoshop Users, there’s an update to Adobe Camera Raw (ACR) to 9.9. And, yesterday Adobe

The Lightroom Legacy Catalog Series-Part 2, Back Up Your Photos and Catalogs!

2020-06-03T18:37:59+00:00March 5th, 2017|Adobe Lightroom, Backup Systems, Digital Photography, Library|

Back Up Your Photos Before Creating Your Legacy Catalog!

 Recently, David Mark Erickson and I were doing an Intro to Lightroom and Bookmaking workshop and we asked our class two questions:

  1. Can you find a particular photograph in your Library on request? Reply: No one had an effective system for identifying, searching and finding photographs.
  1. Are you backed up? Reply: No.” This wasn’t a surprise. Yet this was a group of wise, intelligent men and women. No one was thinking about the great personal loss that would be, if a hard drive failed or a computer was stolen. Hard drives don’t live

Creating a Lightroom Copyright Preset for 2017

2020-06-03T18:38:01+00:00January 2nd, 2017|Adobe Lightroom Classic, Library|

It’s another year and time once again for updating or creating your Lightroom copyright preset for 2017.


Here’s our simplified, step-by-step breakdown: Part 1

1. Start in the Library Module and go to the Metadata Panel on the right side. Choose “Edit Presets” from Preset pulldown menu (Note: if the Metadata panel is blank, simply select a photograph for the Metadata sections to appear)

Creating a 2017 Copyright Preset in Lightroom 1. Choose Edit Presets

2. The Edit Metadata Presets dialog pops up. It will look daunting, but don’t worry. Show only the sections you will

Adobe Lightroom CC 6.8 Released

2020-06-03T18:38:02+00:00December 8th, 2016|Adobe Lightroom Classic Updates|

Lightroom CC 6.8 was released just this morning. Below are all the new additions and fixes. But first, here is an outstanding new feature in this version of Lightroom:

Lightroom CC 6.8 Reference View

Reference View is a new view mode available in the Develop Module that allows you to compare 2 different images in order to make them visually consistent. This is helpful when making a group of images from a single event look similar or setting the white balance appropriately in mixed lighting conditions.

Lightroom CC reference view

To get started,

Upcoming Lightroom Workshop For November 5th, 2016

2020-06-03T18:38:04+00:00October 26th, 2016|Workshops|

I’m pleased to announce our upcoming Lightroom workshop for November 5th at the Saugatuck Digital Arts Workshop in Fairfield, Connecticut.

Lightroom Workshop at Saugatuck Digital Arts Workshop, Fairfield, CT

Lightroom Workshop for November 5th:

Morning, Session One: Getting Started with Lightroom CC

Take total control of your Lightroom library and learn to turn your snapshots into compelling and beautiful photographs with this introductory class. Learn the fundamental basics needed to get started in Lightroom with clear and easy instruction from the Lightroom Guys: D.A. and David. The session runs from 9am – 12:30pm.

The Lightroom Legacy Catalog Series-Part 1

2020-06-03T18:38:52+00:00October 10th, 2016|Adobe Lightroom, Digital Photography, Library|

The Lightroom Legacy Catalog

The Lightroom Legacy Catalog Part 1

Many of us remember finding shoeboxes at home, full of photos, tagged with a label and a lid that didn’t quite close, revealing the contents within. They sat on the top shelves of closets begging to be discovered. As kids we’d leaf through overfilled scrapbooks of photos that sat on a bookshelf. The shoebox was where all the other stuff went: forgotten but not gone.

This is the beginning of an ongoing series. We will be taking a deeper look at the Lightroom catalog and

Adobe Certified Lightroom Expert, David Mark Erickson, Lightroom Guy

2020-06-03T18:38:51+00:00September 30th, 2016|News|

Bourdeau Safari, Africa ©2016 David Mark Erickson

david mark erickson travel photographer lightroom certified expert Photo Courtesy of Anita Nowacka

My collaborations with David Mark Erickson started shortly after the launch of my NYC Lightroom Meetup Group in 2014. I was looking for presenters with interesting perspectives as photographers and Lightroom users. My starting point? Reaching out to the four other Adobe Certified Lightroom Experts in New York at the time. David Mark Erickson was one of them. After David’s

Lightroom CC 6.7 Released W Speed Improvements & New Supported Cameras and Lenses

2020-06-03T18:38:50+00:00September 20th, 2016|Adobe Lightroom Classic Updates|

screen-shot-2016-09-20-at-5-09-16-pmToday Adobe announced the release of Lightroom CC 6.7. It’s important to note before I go into the specs of this version, that it requires Mac OS 10.10 or greater and has compatibility fixes for Mac OS 10.12 (Sierra). I recommend updating to this version of Lightroom before updating to Sierra, just to play it safe. And because this version of Lightroom on Mac requires OS 10.10 or greater, take a look at your “About This Mac” to make sure your operating system is running at least 10.10.

Also note that Adobe Camera Raw got

Lightroom Guy Is Now An Adobe Certified Instructor

2020-06-03T18:38:48+00:00July 15th, 2016|News|

Iceland Lava Field

Adobe Certified Instructor BadgeAs a photographer, my focus has been on becoming the best I can be with the complexities and power of Lightroom. I’m very pleased to announce that Adobe has awarded me Certified Instructor status in Lightroom. Different and more coveted than my Adobe Certified Expert status (ACE), an Adobe Certified Instructor (ACI) is an ACE with proven training expertise. I had to prove my instructor qualifications with referrals from my 9 years at F.I.T. and show that I’ve been an

Is Your Computer Backed Up?

2020-06-03T18:38:47+00:00May 28th, 2016|Backup Systems|

“There are two kinds of people who use computers:

those who have lost data and those who will.”

Computer losing digital data So, Is Your Computer Backed Up? (Photo ©2016 D.A.Wagner)

There really is no getting around this one, hard drives fail. Sometimes they fail quickly, sometimes they last for decades. But the sad truth is, most hard drives will fail at some point. And, if for some reason you’re reading this and you’ve already had a hard drive failure, I recommend Data Rescue 4 for Mac or

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