It’s That Time of Year!  Tips for Great Holiday Photos

It’s That Time of Year! Tips for Great Holiday Photos

December 11, 2017

With just a few days until Christmas, it seems the right time to talk about Christmas and Holiday photography.

Here are a few tips:

Get ready! Be sure to be ready for lots of picture-taking. That means having your camera gear packed up and ready to go, if you will be on the road, or just ready and waiting for you if you’ll be staying home...

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Finding Faces: Using Lightroom CC's Facial Recognition Feature

Finding Faces: Using Lightroom CC's Facial Recognition Feature

November 30, 2017

If you've ever spent time scrolling through your Lightroom catalog looking for images of particular people, you know how frustrating it can be.

But Lightroom can help with that.

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The Gang's All Here! Tips for Taking Great Group Holiday Photos

The Gang's All Here! Tips for Taking Great Group Holiday Photos

November 20, 2017

It's that time of year again! Time for holiday fun and family gatherings.

And it's a great time to capture your family in a group portrait.

Here are some tips for shooting a great group photo:

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Lightroom's Best New Feature: Luminance and Color Range Masking

Lightroom's Best New Feature: Luminance and Color Range Masking

November 10, 2017

One of the biggest new enhancements in the latest version of both Lightroom and ACR (Adobe Camera Raw) is the addition of Luminance and Color range masking.

Range masking allows you to limit the area of your image that is affected by local adjustments based on a range of colors or tones within your image. And, best of all, the masking is totally non-destructive and re-editable.

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Telling the Story with Selective Focus

Telling the Story with Selective Focus

October 30, 2017

All images tell a story. But it isn't always the story we want to tell.

Selective focus is a simple but powerful technique that can help you control the narrative by managing which part of your image stands out and which part doesn't. And with that, the story behind your images becomes clearer.

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What's new in Lightroom?

What's new in Lightroom?

October 19, 2017

There's been some big changes in the Lightroom world!

Yesterday, at Adobe MAX, it was announced that the Lightroom that we've been using has had a name change. What we all have known as Lightroom CC has been renamed Lightroom Classic.

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Autumn 15 Minute Photo Challenge!

Autumn 15 Minute Photo Challenge!

October 10, 2017

The colors of fall make Autumn a favorite season for many of us photographers. The beautiful landscapes just seem to ask to be photographed!

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The Quickest Way to Get Smooth and Creamy Skin...in Lightroom!

The Quickest Way to Get Smooth and Creamy Skin...in Lightroom!

September 30, 2017

Who doesn't want smooth, creamy, flawless skin?

By using Lightroom's Adjustment Brush, you can give your portrait subjects skin that's as smooth as a baby's bottom in just a few quick steps.

Here's how it's done:

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It's Quick and Easy to Convert Photos to Black and White in Lightroom!

It's Quick and Easy to Convert Photos to Black and White in Lightroom!

September 20, 2017

I love images that are steeped in rich, luscious colors.

But I also love the simplicity and charm of black and white photography. There's just something so classic and timeless about a black and white image. Black and white photos are all about shapes and textures and the way that the light plays with those elements. And without color, there's nothing to distract from the message/emotion captured in an image.

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Don't Miss the Best Time for Capturing those Amazing Fall Colors!

Don't Miss the Best Time for Capturing those Amazing Fall Colors!

September 10, 2017

Fall is almost here!

The official start of Fall is September 23. It's just a mere two weeks away! And with the cooling weather and the reduced sunlight, the trees begin to change color, creating a photographer's paradise with some of the most breathtaking scenics of the year.

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Why I Shoot RAW

Why I Shoot RAW

September 01, 2017

I always shoot RAW. I have my camera set to shoot in the RAW format and I never change that setting.

But I know that there's some controversy about shooting RAW vs. JPEG. It seems that everyone has an opinion on it. Obviously, I do too.

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Looking to Get started in Photoshop?

Looking to Get started in Photoshop?

August 21, 2017

If you are looking to get started in Photoshop, you’re in luck! Adobe has recently launched a new Photoshop for Beginners Tips and Tutorials Series on YouTube.

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