1-2-3 Lightroom Develop Strategy

2020-05-28T18:07:22+00:00April 23rd, 2019|Adobe Lightroom Classic, Developing, How To's, YouTube|

Our 1-2-3 Lightroom develop strategy is an easy and fast approach to great results for raw captures (JPEGs, too). Beginners and even experienced Lightroom users can benefit from utilizing Adobe Sensei’s ever improving machine learning. These features are incorporated into the Develop module of both Lightroom Classic and Lightroom CC. Using the 1-2-3 Lightroom develop strategy takes less time and is far more productive than poking around with sliders, especially if you’re unsure of what the sliders do.

Taking advantage

Using the Lightroom Radial Filter for Portraits

2020-06-03T18:35:20+00:00August 14th, 2017|Adobe Lightroom Classic, Developing, Video, YouTube|

I love using the Lightroom Radial Filter. It’s my most used of the Lightroom CC local adjustment tools. One of our clients even calls it the “instant spotlight” tool.

The Radial Filter Tool This is the Lightroom Radial Filter icon

With the Lightroom Radial Filter, it’s possible to add that light back into the subject’s face by simply drawing a circle and opening up the shadow detail. In portrait photography, it’s not unusual for a professional photographer to use something called a “fill card” to reflect light back into the subject’s face. But the

Four Ways to Adjust Lightroom Sliders

2020-06-03T18:35:25+00:00July 4th, 2017|Adobe Lightroom Classic, Developing, How To's, Video, YouTube|

Do you ever find yourself dreading the amount of time it takes to develop all the photos from your last trip? Well, you are not alone! Over and over again we hear from clients about how they avoid selecting and developing because of the shear number of photos they took. One of our solutions is to demonstrate how we take advantage of all the features that Lightroom has to offer. And one of them is, that there are four ways to adjust Lightroom sliders in the Develop module.

We know it sounds a little to simple but, knowing how to quickly

Lightroom Before and After Tools

2020-06-03T18:38:01+00:00December 8th, 2016|Adobe Lightroom Classic, Developing, Video, YouTube|

How to use the Lightroom Before and After tools in the Lightroom Develop module

I always love discovering something new in Lightroom that helps my workflow and developing process! I’ve been editing (selecting) and developing some photos that I shot for a wedding at a lovely farm in the Catskills this summer. The groom is a good friend of mine and he happens to be a film director as well so, he knows a lot about color process. He and his wife had some specific requests for how they wanted their photos look, which posed a slight

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)

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

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