How to Choose a New DSLR Lens Using Lightroom

2020-06-03T18:33:59+00:00May 26th, 2018|Adobe Lightroom, Digital Photography, How To's|

How To Choose a DSLR Lens

We’ve discovered a great way to help you make a decision when you’re thinking about buying a new DSLR lens, using Lightroom Classic CC. If you’ve ever wondered whether or not a particular lens is worth investing in, here’s what we do. We start by looking at lenses and focal lengths using the Lightroom Classic Metadata search. Use the Lightroom Metadata panel to choose a DSLR LensThis came about as more and more of our clients have asked us – What would be a good

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

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

How to Shoot Like a Pro

2020-06-03T18:40:27+00:00January 26th, 2016|Digital Photography|

How Long Does It Take to Learn to Shoot Like a Pro?

Book Cover for Outliers by Malcolm GladwellI read lots of blogs with technical and creative advice, some are excellent, many are misleading. But the real secret is volume, volume, volume. You’ve probably heard of the 10,000-hour rule made popular by Malcolm Gladwell’s book, Outliers. In order to be exceptional at something, anything, you’ll need to spend 10,000 hours practicing to get there. That’s about three and a half years of non-stop practice. Well, here’s

HDR! NYC Lightroom Meetup Tomorrow – December 2, 2015

2020-06-03T18:40:31+00:00December 1st, 2015|Digital Photography, Events, HDR, Photo Walk|

I’ve been back at my favorite location, Brooklyn Bridge Park, shooting bracketed exposures so I can test the new Aurora HDR Pro from Macphun software. Granted I don’t usually shoot HDR, but in this case I found myself having way too much fun (phun?). What’s HDR? It stands for High Dynamic Range and not only can you squeeze more tonal range out of a bracketed set of photos in a natural looking way, you can get wildly artistic with it as well.

Bracketing of three exposures, two stops apart with constant f/stop

How to Shoot a Sequence of Captures for a Stitched Panorama in Lightroom

2020-06-05T21:02:09+00:00November 5th, 2015|Adobe Lightroom Classic, Digital Photography, How To's, Panorama, Photo Merge, YouTube|

In this tutorial I’m going to show you, step by step, the techniques I use to shoot a sequence of captures for a stitched panorama in Lightroom.

Series of overlapping captures for making a stitched panorama Even laying out the sequence of photos looks pretty good. Stitching them in Lightroom is easy!







It’s amazing how easy it is to do by overlapping each shot in your pano by 50%. And once you’ve shot a few of these sequences and stitched them

Making Presets From Lightroom Camera Calibration Profiles

2020-06-05T21:03:00+00:00September 15th, 2015|Adobe Lightroom Classic, Developing, Digital Photography, How To's, Video, YouTube|

Recently we had the brilliant Katrin Eismann as our guest speaker at the The Camera Calibration Panel in LightroomNew York City Lightroom Meetup. Katrin is the chair of the Digital Masters Program at the School of Visual Arts and has written dozens of books on photography. Clever, smart and funny, she’s truly one of the best educators I’ve ever had the pleasure of meeting.

Katrin’s opinion (and I agree!) is there’s no right or wrong way to develop your photos in

Photographing The Birds of The Camargue

2020-06-05T21:03:02+00:00August 27th, 2015|Digital Photography, Travel, Video|

Part 2 – The Birds of the Camargue 

Drag Slider Left/Right for Before/After Lightroom views
Flamingo coming in for landing – Info: Nikon D810, Nikkor 200-400 f/4 zoom, 1/1000 sec, f/4


In my previous post –The Horses of the Camargue, Serge Krouglikoff of Create Away and I were waist deep in a marsh in southern France, horses charging at us under the watchful eyes of the gardians. At dawn on this day I catch up with Serge and drive to the bird sanctuary in the Camargue wetlands area, the Parc Ornithologique.

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