Saturday, August 8, 2020

How to Optimize Images for Instagram

Optimize Images for Instagram
Instagram has become the go-to platform for photographers to market their work. It's not surprising as the image-sharing network has more than 600 million active users, making it the perfect platform to promote your art. Despite being a mobile photography platform, the majority of photographers use it to share their best images, which are normally captured with a DSLR. However,...

How to Create a Vignette in Lightroom

how to create vignette in Lightroom
Adding a vignette can be a powerful way to enhance both the mood and the composition of an image. By adjusting the light and selectively darkening certain areas of an image, you're able to guide the viewer's eye more easily through the image and towards the main subject. There are several ways to create...

What’s The Role of Visualization In Black & White Landscape Photography?

Black & White Landscape Photography
There are two different aspects to developing a black and white landscape photo in Lightroom. One is craft, where you use Lightroom’s sliders and tools to convert a color landscape to black and white, push sliders around and apply local adjustments. Craft skills are easy to learn. The other is visualization. To understand what visualization is let me ask you what...

A Quick but Efficient Color Enhancement Technique in Lightroom

Color Enhancement in Lightroom
An image pleasing to the eyes is a combination of many factors of which colors, in my opinion, are a major piece of the expression. Lightroom, Photoshop and many other editing programs come with a variety of color enhancing tools. We will in this brief article have a look at two color enhancing techniques I apply frequently and which can...

Capture the Full Dynamic Range by Taking Multiple Exposures

Use Multiple Exposures to Capture the Full Dynamic Range One of the biggest frustrations with landscape photography is capturing the entire dynamic range. Often, the sky turns out white while the landscape is correctly exposed and other times the landscape is black and the sky looks good. Unfortunately, capturing an over-all well-exposed image is at times not possible, therefore we have...

Video: Ultimate Lightroom RAW

In this 45 minute section of the Video Tutorial: "ULTIMATE LIGHTROOM RAW" by acclaimed landscape photographer Mark Metternich, you will learn the absolute best way to capture sharpen (also known as "raw sharpening" or "input sharpening") in Lightroom (or Camera Raw) to maximize the quality detail inherent in your original Raw files. Mark also goes over critical, very common misinformation...

Edit Images in Less Than Two Minutes

Edit Images in Less Than Two Minutes
There are some instances where it's important to quickly edit images. Perhaps you're out traveling and want to keep your friends and family updated or you need to send an image to your client as quickly as possible, or maybe you just don't like spending time processing. Here's how you can edit images in less than two minutes without using Lightroom Presets. Adobe...

How to Add Watermarks in Lightroom

add graphic watermark adobe lightroom
Lately a lot of people have been asking me on Instagram how to add watermarks on their images. There are probably a million ways to do this but I find using Lightroom the easiest as it works with both text and graphic styled watermarks. Here's a quick and easy method to add watermarks in Lightroom. To enter the Watermark Editor, go to...

Lightroom 101 – Part 4: Develop Module

Lightroom Develop Module
Do you feel that you master the camera but your images come out dull and don’t look impressive? That your technical skills are much better then what the image shows? Are you asking yourself why your images don't get the beautiful colors others show? Even though you photograph in perfect light, most of the time you need a final touch in...

Lightroom 101- Part 3: Library Module

Introduction to Adobe Lightroom Library Module
In the two previous Lightroom 101 articles, we learned how to organize your computer files  and import images into Lightroom. Those basic steps are important for the further use of Lightroom so, if you haven't read them yet, I recommend you do so before reading this article. To begin exploring the interface and possibilities within Adobe Lightroom, let's start by taking...

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