A Lightroom Tethering Tip For Nikon Users

2020-06-05T21:07:34+00:00March 11th, 2015|Adobe Lightroom Classic, How To's, Nikon|

At last night’s special NYC Lightroom Meetup we had Adobe Evangelist Terry White as our guest speaker. He presented a Lightroom tethering tip for Nikon users that I really appreciated – he discovered that Lightroom slows Nikons to a crawl when tethering if it has a memory card in it with lots of captures. It’s going to look like no camera is connected…

Lightroom No Camera Detected It looks like there is no camera, but Lightroom is actually very busy reviewing all

Radial Filter and Post Crop Vignetting in Lightroom

2020-06-05T21:07:42+00:00January 5th, 2015|Adobe Lightroom Classic, Developing, How To's, Video, YouTube|

Here’s a subtle, yet simple approach to gently pull your subject of interest visually forward while maintaining an “honest” result that doesn’t look manipulated using the Radial Filter and Post Crop Vignetting in Lightroom.

When I think about what I’m going to do in Lightroom before I start working, I discover details I hadn’t noticed when I shot the picture in the first place. Doing this contributes to how I grow and see as a photographer and, in this video I demonstrate how to mark up a photo to note the changes I want to make before actually starting work in the Develop Module.

Resetting Lightroom Sliders and Switches

2020-06-05T21:10:31+00:00December 18th, 2014|Adobe Lightroom Classic, Developing, How To's, YouTube|

Working in the Lightroom 5 Develop Module can often be an involved “give and take” process of trial and error.

To speed your Lightroom workflow along it’s good to know how to reset Panel and Adjustment sliders quickly to their default settings or their zero positions. As simple as this sounds, it’s an effective time saving method of undoing settings, as well as using the “on/off” Panel switches to view before and after of any work you may have done in a particular Develop or Adjustment Panel.

Finding Missing Lightroom Photos and Relink Them

2020-06-05T21:11:42+00:00August 14th, 2014|Adobe Lightroom Classic, How To's, Library, Video, YouTube|

Lightroom is not fun when you can’t find your photos.

And one of the most difficult and frustrating challenges is finding missing Lightroom photos and relinking them. There are a fair number of tutorials on this, but missing images rarely will be found in the same folder as where they were originally located, which is what most tutorials cover. That’s waaaaay to easy. You usually lose (or shall we say “misplace”) images because they were moved outside of Lightroom (we won’t say by whom) using your Finder or Explorer – if you’re on a PC.  So finding and reconnecting the file is

Adding Folder Names To Dated Folders After Importing Into Lightroom

2020-06-05T21:11:44+00:00August 8th, 2014|Adobe Lightroom Classic, How To's, Library, Video, YouTube|

Lightroom – Dated Folders vs. Titled Folders – I’ll take both, please…

If you’ve watched my previous post on importing into the Lightroom Library, you know that I recommend importing your photos into Lightroom with dated folders. Once you’re back in the Lightroom library, this is the next step – naming your folders while keeping the date up front.

I know, there are two camps on naming folders: one for importing into folders by date and one for importing into folders with names. But I hate having to choose one over the other

The Lightroom Library Mystery Part 3

2020-06-05T21:11:50+00:00July 23rd, 2014|Adobe Lightroom Classic, How To's, Importing, Video, YouTube|

Or, Lightroom Guy’s Completely Over Explained and Over Simplified Method of Importing Photos and Maintaining the Lightroom Library – Part 3

Even though the Image Preview Area seems pretty straight forward, there’s a lot going on and you can save time and dodge the frustrations of unintentionally importing duplicates into your library. This third part of the series shows more of my Lightroom importing methods that keep my students (professionals and amateurs alike) organized and frustration free. These two videos illustrate a few more ways to do that.

NOTE: Keep in mind that I am using the latest version of Lightroom, 5.5, recently renamed by Adobe to Lightroom

The Lightroom Library Mystery Part 2

2020-06-05T21:11:51+00:00July 3rd, 2014|Adobe Lightroom Classic, How To's, Importing, Video, YouTube|

Or, Lightroom Guy’s Completely Over Explained and Over Simplified Method of Importing Photos and Maintaining the Lightroom Library – Part 2

Some of you may be wondering why am I calling this series of posts The Lightroom Library Mystery. Here’s why. Frequently, Lightroom users create multiple catalogs, import to multiple locations on their computer and external hard drives and rename images on import with sequential numbers (untitled-001, untitled-002, etc.) and, eventually, loose track of what is where and what was named what. And they don’t know why. That’s why I’m demonstrating this method: A single catalog, organized by year, with folders by month

The Lightroom Library Mystery Part 1

2020-06-05T21:11:53+00:00June 13th, 2014|Adobe Lightroom Classic, How To's, Importing|

The Introduction

Dated lightroom Folders with titles This is an example of my Lightroom Library folder structure

If you are an experienced Lightroom user and comfortable managing your images and importing into Lightroom, you probably don’t need to read any further. You can go watch Julieanne Kost’s excellent importing video tutorial on the Adobe site. However, if you’re still struggling to organize your Lightroom Library this is the place to start: the Import.

Most of my initial house calls for private sessions start with finding, repairing, restoring and reorganizing a student’s

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