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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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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Lightroom’s Hidden Gems #2

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 new 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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Lightroom’s Hidden Gems

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 new 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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Feedback

Feedback

Recently I was reading an article called “Personal Best” by  a surgeon named Atul Gawande. In the article he talks about a realization that he had after hitting a plateau in his surgical career.  It dawned on him that nearly all professional athletes have coaches while surgeons rarely benefit from the critical feedback that a coach provides.  

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Making Better Photographs- Persistence

Making Better Photographs- Persistence

We’ve all been there.  We get so excited about our location that we want to take a hundred different images to capture it all.  Rather than take the time to get one great shot we shoot many different ideas and up leaving with a dozen or so mediocre images.  In my last post on Making Better Photographs I talked about drilling down to find your actual subject within the scene.  

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Where are my photographs ?

Where are my photographs ?

We’ve all been there.  Day in and day out, we work with our photographs in Lightroom and then suddenly, poof, they’re gone.  Panic sets in.  The first question is usually “Where are my photographs”?   The second, “What did Lightroom do with them”?

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