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Lightroom 5 Seminar In LA
6 months ago

Lightroom 5 Seminar In LA

Where: Los Angeles, CA When: Wednesday March 5th, 2014 What: Everything you want to learn about Lightroom 5 Sponsor: KelbyOne.com Live Events Location: Los Angeles Convention Center

Oh Yeah It’s Free! onOne Perfect Effects 8 Is Free Until Tomorrow
7 months ago

Oh Yeah It’s Free! onOne Perfect Effects 8 Is Free Until Tomorrow

Okay, I just got the go-ahead from my friends over at onOne Software to post this publicly. I’m always mentioning how I use their new Perfect Photo Suite 8 plug-ins …
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Topaz New Star Effects Plug-in with Landscape Photos
8 months ago

Topaz New Star Effects Plug-in with Landscape Photos

Hey everyone. First off, if you’ve noticed me a bit absent lately, it’s because I’ve totally been taking it easy over the holiday. I finished my last Lightroom seminar on Dec. 13th, and really pulled back on as much as I could, so I could enjoy some holiday time with my kids to watch as many holiday movies as we could, and cram in as much xBox time as possible ;) I’ll resume a more regular schedule in the beginning of January though.

Anyway, I recently downloaded Topaz Labs new Star Effects plug-in. As a landscape photographer, I love shooting in to the sun. I usually close my aperture to around f/16 and try to get that nice star effect of the sun just as it’s on the tip of hitting the horizon or some other element in the photo (and yes, my photos are still plenty sharp at f/16 for all of you lens geek/techies).

So I gave it a try on a photo I took at Clearwater beach, which is about 30 minutes from where I live. The sun had just went behind a cloud and I couldn’t get the sun-star I was looking for as it happened. But Star Effects definitely helped out.
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Enhancing Landscape Photos Webcast with Lightroom and onOne Software
8 months ago

Enhancing Landscape Photos Webcast with Lightroom and onOne Software

Hey everyone. I’m really psyched to be doing a FREE webcast today with onOne Software. They just released Photo Suite 8 and some of the effects in it are so …
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Get Lightroom At It’s Lowest Price Of The Year
9 months ago

Get Lightroom At It’s Lowest Price Of The Year

Happy Black Friday everyone! If you’ve been holding off on getting Lightroom or know some one who has, now’s the time to pull the trigger because you can get it …
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Behind the Scenes: New York City Long Exposure
10 months ago

Behind the Scenes: New York City Long Exposure

I’m in New York this week for the annual PDN PhotoPlus Conference and brought my camera along in case I got the chance to shoot. Well, if you didn’t know …
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onOne Perfect Effects 8 – We Have A New Killer Tonal Contrast/Clarity Plug-in
10 months ago

onOne Perfect Effects 8 – We Have A New Killer Tonal Contrast/Clarity Plug-in

I’ve always been a huge fan of tonal contrast and clarity related plug-ins. For years I’ve used Nik’s Color Efex Pro for Tonal Contrast. But I’ve also been a big …
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A Few Free Videos To Check Out Today
10 months ago

A Few Free Videos To Check Out Today

Hey everyone. Just wanted to post a quick update on some free videos to check out this week.

1) My Lightroom Basics class is being aired for free. It …
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No Time To Get Organized in Lightroom? Then Don’t!

Hey everyone. I posted this over on my Lightroom blog today, but it’s something that I really think can help some people out there so I decided to cross-post it …
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Lightroom 5 Training Coming Your Way (New Seminar Dates Added)

I just got a bunch of dates added for my Lightroom 5 Seminar Tour. So if you live in/near any of these cities, then start making plans to take the …
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Wanna Learn Lightroom 5? I Just Released A Ton Of Training On It

Lightroom 5 seems to have about as big a buzz as any version I’ve seen out there. Before I left on my trips last month, I locked myself in my …
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Why The New Google Server Farm Could Displace Adobe Lightroom?

“Why the new Google server farm could displace Adobe Lightroom?” Not my words… they’re Trey Ratcliff’s. He wrote a really interesting post on the new Google technology that was announced …
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What Photoshop CC (Creative Cloud) Means For Lightroom Users?

There’s obviously lots of feedback, buzz, interest, and excitement, from Adobe’s announcement yesterday. If you missed it, in a nutshell, Photoshop as we know it is going totally subscription based. …
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Heading to Moab / 5 Ways To Kickstart Your Lightroom Workflow

A couple of weeks ago I posted about a new online training class (for Kelby Training) that I’m doing on Landscape Photography. Your responses were so helpful, and it really …
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7 Top New Features in Lightroom 5

Yesterday, Adobe announced Lightroom 5 public beta as a free download for everyone. Well, Scott, Glyn Dewis and I recorded a quick video showing our top 7 features, as well …
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Big Lightroom News! Adobe Launches Lightroom 5 Beta!

Well, it doesn’t get much bigger than this in the Lightroom world. Adobe just announced the Lightroom 5 Beta and it’s available to download right now. I think you’ll be …
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Lightroom Presets – Black and White Tonal Contrast Effect

A while back I released some presets that simulated one of my favorite effects in Photoshop plug-ins – the Tonal Contrast effect. onOne Software’s Perfect Effects has it, and Nik …
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Lightroom Magazine Issue #4 Is Out!

I just got word that the latest issue of Lightroom Magazine (issue #4) is up on the App Store. If you’ve got an iPad, here’s the link to the free …
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Lightroom Presets – Sunflare Glow Effect

Hey everyone! This post is brought to you by a post-Easter-Sunday-chocolate-sugar-high, so I can make no claims as to it’s accuracy or usefulness But I do think you’ll like these …
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Download A Free Article From Lightroom Magazine – Color Workflow From Lightroom to Photoshop

We’ve been getting fantastic reviews of the latest issue of Lightroom Magazine. If you own an iPad and are still on the fence about downloading the magazine, I thought I’d …
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Free Lightroom Presets – Spot Retouching and Removal

Last week I did a post on removing spots from your photos if you’re printing (and just how important it is). Well, it got such a good response that it …
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A Free Lightroom Video And A Few Links To Check Out Today

Happy Friday everyone. I’m a little late on the blogginess for the day, but here’s a few things to check out as you’re surfing around this weekend.

1. I …
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Free Lightroom Presets – The Ultimate Fighter Look

Being into the martial arts, I always enjoy watching the UFC Ultimate Fighter fights when I see them on TV. And since everything has it’s own reality TV show, …
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Lightroom Magazine Issue 3 Almost Here

Happy Monday everyone. I wanted to let you know that our Lightroom Magazine App issue #3 is really close. The magazine is basically done, and will be submitted to …
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My onOne Photo Suite Webinar is Live

Hi everyone. A couple of weeks ago I was supposed to do a webinar for onOne Software and how I use it in my workflow with Lightroom. Unfortunately we …
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Video: Photo Workflow From Start to Finish

Last week I was extremely honored to be featured in another episode of onOne Software’s Perfect Inspiration series, hosted by Brian Matiash (and I’m totally stealing it at my …
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Free Lightroom Presets – Tonal Contrast Effect

One of my favorite effects in Photoshop plug-ins is the Tonal Contrast effect. onOne Software’s Perfect Effects has it, and Nik has it as well. But I know that …
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Lightroom Magazine Update

I’m heading out to Austin today for my Lightroom seminar tomorrow. It’s a miserable day for air travel in the southeast (hence the photo above). After racing to make …
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Free Lightroom Presets – Black & White HDR Presets for Landscapes

Some of the most popular presets I have are the HDR presets I created for Lightroom 4. As I looked through my website stats, I also realized that some …
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The First Issue Of Our New Lightroom Magazine Is Out!

Hey everyone. Big news today! I’m extremely happy to report that the Lightroom magazine we’ve been working so hard on over the last few months is live. Yep, an entire …
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Free Lightroom Presets – Wedding Day

Here’s an update to some older presets. See, I’m always dissecting “looks” that I find in photos, and I’ve seen this one for a while now. I named it …
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Lightroom 4 Presets – Vignettes and Edge Darkening

Hi everyone. One of the things that just about all of my photos get is a vignette to darken the edges. It really helps bring in focus on your …
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Lightroom Presets – Calendar Print Templates For 2013

Happy Monday everyone. I’m in San Diego today getting ready to teach my Lightroom seminar to around 400, and it looks like a great day. But I’ve also got …
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Photoshop and Lightroom Before/After Video – Toronto Skyline Photo

The other day, during my seminar in Toronto, I showed the skyline photo I took the night before. Well, after the seminar some one came up and said they wished …
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Lightroom Presets – Sharpening for Portrait Photos

A few weeks ago I posted some landscape and outdoor sharpening presets for Lightroom. This time around I have some presets that tend to work best for portraits. The …
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Lightroom Presets – Sharpening for Landscape and Outdoor Photos

I always get a lot of questions about sharpening in Lightroom and what settings to use. Well, if there’s ever a place where presets work great, sharpening is one …
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Lightroom Presets – Matt’s Auto-Enhance Preset

Hi everyone. I’ve had a bunch of requests to update my Auto Enhance preset. A while back, I found myself making the same adjustments over and over again. So …
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Lightroom Presets – Fall Colors

This week I’m updating my Fall Color presets. I was talking to my brother yesterday (who lives in the Northeast US) and he was saying how a lot of …
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Suggest A Lightroom Preset Day

I’m teaching my Lightroom seminar in Orlando today, so I’m bailing out on the blogginess for the day. That said, I thought I’d take your Lightroom preset ideas (I’m …
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Lightroom Presets – Fairytale Wedding Glow

Hey everyone. Hope you had a great weekend. I just got back from from shooting the Grand Tetons in Jackson Hole, WY (photos and report to follow this week) …
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