Modern Photography

Modern Photography

I was having dinner a couple of nights ago with some photo friends when the conversation turned towards modern photography and new technologies.  Of course, ours is just one of many industries and professions that have needed to adapt to new digital technologies. 

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Locally Sharpen and Blur in Lightroom

Locally Sharpen and Blur in Lightroom

As I was working on an image I recently made after our Macro Workshop in Portland, I realized that the technique I was using is something I do quite often.  Especially in Macro work.  So I decided to make a video for you all. The technique is locally sharpening or blurring areas of a photograph. 

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Where is your favorite place to “be”?

Where is your favorite place to “be”?

I get asked a lot which is my favorite workshop. Eyes searching skyward, I take a deep breath and attempt to provide an accurate and honest answer.  It’s a tough question, though.  It’s loaded with pre-conceived ideas and expectations of a simple, easy answer. For me, there is no easy answer.

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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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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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