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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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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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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