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FINDING FOCUS: NOUNS REVISITED

FINDING FOCUS: NOUNS REVISITED

You may have noticed a little video clip in the last post.  Maybe it didn’t seem to make much sense there.  Maybe you viewed it…maybe you didn’t. Did it stop you or did you skip straight to the photos in the post?

Don’t panic, it wasn’t a test and you didn’t fail!

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Finding Focus Maui: A few student images

Finding Focus Maui: A few student images

I just spent a week in Maui with 6 great people who came to focus on their craft.  I’m really excited about the images they created and will be putting together a catalog of their work very soon.  In the meantime, here is an image from each of these wonderful people to whet your appetite.

 

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Post Images to Instagram from Lightroom

Post Images to Instagram from Lightroom

Gone are the days when only smartphone pictures appear on Instagram. In recent years, it has become the de facto platform for all photographs.  For some reason though, Instagram still limits the ways in which we can upload our photos and edit our captions. In this article, I’ll show you an easy way to post images to Instagram directly from Lightroom.

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Enhancing Local Contrast in Lightroom

Enhancing Local Contrast in Lightroom

In last weeks Blog Tony volunteered me to talk about how to enhance local contrast in Lightroom.  I became really excited.  Its one of my favorite topics.  For so many genres of photography, the taking of the picture is only the first half of the art form.  The second part is realizing your initial vision while processing your image after the fact. Ansel Adams called it pre and post visualization. 

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INSIGHTS: EPISODE 18

INSIGHTS: EPISODE 18

It’s always beneficial to hear other photographers talk about their work.  It’s a great opportunity to get insight into the process and technique behind a photograph or series of photographs.  With that in mind, we’ve created a series of posts that we call Insights.  Please enjoy this latest video in our Insights series.

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Making Better Photographs-Lightroom’s Local Adjustment Tools

Making Better Photographs-Lightroom’s Local Adjustment Tools

One trick to making better images is paying attention in the field.  During the capture, we must ensure we are creating the best possible image we can make. This means striving for good composition,  finding the right light, using an appropriate lens and of course having the exposure correct.  Once you’ve captured the best possible image, Lightroom and Photoshop can help make it a masterpiece. Lightroom’s Local Adjustment tools are key to this transformation.  

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INSIGHTS: EPISODE 17

INSIGHTS: EPISODE 17

It’s always beneficial to hear other photographers talk about their work.  It’s a great opportunity to get insight into the process and technique behind a photograph or series of photographs.  With that in mind, we’ve created a series of posts that we call Insights.  Please enjoy this latest video in our Insights series.

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FINDING FOCUS: ON SIMPLICITY (Part 2, the problem and the solution)

FINDING FOCUS: ON SIMPLICITY (Part 2, the problem and the solution)

Recently, I was cleaning out years of accumulation in my childhood home after my father’s passing and I stumbled upon report cards from my early years in elementary school.  Year after year they all said roughly the same thing:  “Tony is a smart kid but he just doesn’t apply himself.”  “Tony needs to work harder.”  “Tony is lazy.”  “Tony does just enough to get by.”

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Lightroom’s Hidden Gems #3

Lightroom’s Hidden Gems #3

From keyboard shortcuts to menu items, there is a lot of Lightroom’s hidden gems we miss while organizing and enhancing our images. In this series, I’ll introduce you to (or remind you of) time saving shortcuts, enhancement techniques, and many of the lesser known, but really cool features in Lightroom.

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INSIGHTS: EPISODE 16

INSIGHTS: EPISODE 16

It’s always beneficial to hear other photographers talk about their work.  It’s a great opportunity to get insight into the process and technique behind a photograph or series of photographs.  With that in mind, we’ve created a series of posts that we call Insights.  Please enjoy this latest video in our Insights series.

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