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

Lightroom Keyboard Shortcuts In Action

2020-06-05T21:03:10+00:00July 14th, 2015|Adobe Lightroom Classic, How To's, Keyboard shortcuts, Video, YouTube|

In an earlier post, I wrote about setting View Options – specific camera metadata you can view on your image thumbnails in Grid and Loupe Views (Shutter speed, F/Stop, Exposure, Date, Camera Serial #, etc.). It’s incredibly useful, especially learning what went right (or what went wrong!) with your image captures.

I use shortcuts all the time to turn the visibility of my metadata View Options on and off. But the Lightroom keyboard shortcuts I use in one module sometimes have a completely different function in another module. That’s because, unlike Photoshop, Lightroom appears to treat each module (Library, Develop, Map, Book, Slideshow, Print and Web)

The Lightroom Basic Panel Is Missing

2020-06-05T21:04:25+00:00May 20th, 2015|Adobe Lightroom Classic, Developing, How To's|

Contextual Menu showing the options in the Develop Panel The Lightroom Basic Panel Appears in the Contextual Menu


Right clicking – Mac or PC (or Control clicking on a Mac) on a photo in any Lightroom module, will almost always (there are a few exceptions where it doesn’t) call up a contextual menu window of options. But there’s something unexpected that can happen and it usually happens a few days after I teach a student about contextual menus. I get a distress call that the Lightroom Basic panel (or some other sub-panel) is missing and they’re sure

Two Lightroom Keyboard Shortcuts for Viewing Metadata

2020-06-05T21:04:23+00:00May 13th, 2015|Adobe Lightroom Classic, How To's, Keyboard shortcuts|

Here are two Lightroom keyboard shortcuts I use dozens of times every day. And they are:

#1. Tap the J Key in Grid View – Library Module

I set my Lightroom View Options in the Library to show specific photo metadata (Merriam Webster definition:data that provides information about other data) when I’m editing (paring down to the best of the best) in the Grid View. For me, it’s a learning experience. I get exposure information that tells me if I did something wrong (or right!) and see my capture time (important to me!). Expanded cells show me as much info as possible, including the

Lightroom CC & Lightroom 6 Manual Download

2020-06-05T21:05:11+00:00May 6th, 2015|Adobe Lightroom, Adobe Lightroom Classic, How To's|

Without much fanfare Adobe has posted the Lightroom CC & Lightroom 6 Manual. This is the latest version of the manual. And with a publish date of 4/20, is there a little inside joke here? The PDF manual is now two weeks old and the world should know it’s available, especially since it’s not included with the CC download. (However it is available through the Lightroom Help menu, which brings you to the official Adobe Lightroom Help web page. Most bloggers just post the Keyboard shortcuts

How to Customize the Lightroom Identity Plate

2020-06-05T21:05:16+00:00April 21st, 2015|Adobe Lightroom Classic, How To's, Video, YouTube|

Lots of Lightroom users out there still have the “Adobe Photoshop Lightroom” Identity Plate showing up on the top left of their LR interface. Maybe it’s for no other reason that they’re having fun and have overlooked the option to customize this.

Lightroom Default Identity Plate Default Lightroom 5 Interface

And one of the really cool things to do, right out of the box so to speak (because Lightroom is mostly delivered via the Adobe Cloud), is to customize the Identity Plate and make it your own. It takes about a minute. You can also customize the Identity

Three Tricks for Closing Adjustment Tool Windows

2020-06-05T21:06:40+00:00April 9th, 2015|Adobe Lightroom Classic, Developing, How To's|

LR Shorts: Three Tricks for Closing Adjustment Tool Windows in Lightroom

Animation of Adobe Lightroom Tool Strip

What’s unique about the Lightroom 5 Adjustment tools, in contrast to the other panels in the Development module, is they all require you to tell Lightroom you’re done. Doing that is usually accomplished by clicking on the “Done” button, which closes the Adjustment tool window. But in Lightroom there are many ways to skin a cat and the Develop module’s local Adjustment tools located in the tool strip above the Basic Panel are no different.


Customizing the Lightroom Identity Plate and Module Buttons

2020-06-05T21:06:38+00:00April 1st, 2015|Adobe Lightroom Classic, How To's, Video, YouTube|

Over the past 4 years of teaching Lightroom to a broad range of students, I’ve discovered I sometimes make assumptions that something is understood: a keyboard command, what a slider does (or doesn’t do), or maybe it’s button on a panel. However, it’s not infrequent that these teaching moments get passed by unless a student stops me. And it’s my fault for assuming these things.

Because of these questions, I’m going to add posts from time to time that address very specific aspects of Lightroom that have come up during these sessions. Sometimes I’ll look microscopically at LR tools, settings and functions, other

Exposure Matching In Lightroom

2020-06-05T21:07:31+00:00March 25th, 2015|Adobe Lightroom Classic, Developing, How To's|

At my last NYC Lightroom Meetup at Tekserve we had Worldwide Adobe Evangelist, Terry White as our guest speaker. Easy going, clear and honest (tells it like it is), Terry breezed through two hours of Lightroom tips and tricks, and answering questions on the fly without missing a beat. Terry knows Lightroom like no one else I’ve ever met. Everyone had a great time. Terry also has a comprehensive YouTube channel Lightroom playlist loaded with

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