Book Winners Announced, and an Answer to a Reader Question – Photography Article

Posted By Rob Sylvan on Wednesday, July 17, 2019 in Cloud-based Lightroom, Featured, Fun, Lightroom CC, Lightroom Ecosystem | First, I want to thank everyone that left a comment for a chance to win my Lightroom Classic for Dummies book last week. It really meant a lot to see so much interest in it. I used a random number generator to help me pick the winners, and I have sent an email to B. Glidden and T. Stein to let…

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Instant Awesome Looks Using Creative Profiles in Lightroom – Photography Article

Posted By Scott Kelby on Monday, July 15, 2019 in Develop, Featured, Lightroom CC, Lightroom Classic, Lightroom Videos | [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s6baouvJ0vc?feature=oembed&w=838&h=471] Terry White did a great video on one of my favorite Lightroom features in years — the Creative Profiles. I found so many users who aren’t taking advantage of these profiles, and if that’s you, make sure you check out Terry’s video (above). This will open a whole new world of awesome looks the easy way. Thanks, Terry! I’m…

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Editing with Lightroom Desktop (and a Book Giveaway!) – Photography Article

Posted By Rob Sylvan on Wednesday, July 10, 2019 in Cloud-based Lightroom, Develop, Featured, Lightroom CC, Lightroom Ecosystem, Lightroom Only | This post is following up from last week’s look at the cloud-based Lightroom desktop app. Today I want to explore the editing workflow to see how similar, yet different it is from Lightroom Classic. I’m also super excited to announce that the update to my Lightroom Classic for Dummies book is finally out! To celebrate I’ve got two copies…

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Lightroom Texture Slider vs. Skin Smoothing – Photography Article

One of Adobe’s recent feature updates to Lightroom has profound implications for photographers who retouch their portraits. While in-depth alterations are best handled in an app like Photoshop or Affinity Photo, Lightroom’s brush tool has been a good choice for basic retouching for many years. Users can dial in specific settings to help skin appear softer and smoother, or select a preset defined by Adobe. However, these retouches have typically employed the Clarity slider, which is great for a lot…

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Taking a Closer Look at the Cloud-based Lightroom for Desktop App – Photography Article

Posted By Rob Sylvan on Wednesday, July 3, 2019 in Cloud-based Lightroom, Featured, Import, Lightroom CC, Lightroom Ecosystem, Lightroom Mobile | If you haven’t checked out the cloud-based version of Lightroom for Mac and Windows recently, it might be worth taking another look. Before going any further, you may want to read through my blog post on the May 2019 updates to Lightroom to better understand the most recent name change Adobe has made to its Lightroom family of applications…

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What Version of Lightroom Are You Using? – Photography Article

Posted By Rob Sylvan on Wednesday, June 12, 2019 in Featured, Lightroom CC, Lightroom Classic, Lightroom Mobile, Lightroom Only | Answering Lightroom Help Desk questions for KelbyOne has gotten more challenging since Adobe dropped the “CC” from the names of all Lightroom products last month. Just about every conversation I have with fellow Lightroom users involves a bit of back and forth out of the gate to ensure we are on the same page about which product they are using.…

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Lightroom Black & White Editing Tips – Photography Article

Posted By Scott Kelby on Monday, May 20, 2019 in Develop, Featured, Lightroom CC, Lightroom Classic, Lightroom Videos | Happy Monday, everybody. Today I did a short tutorial for you that includes a bunch of little tips for making better black and white conversions, and you’ll see my workflow for taking a color image through to the black and white final. It’s short and sweet. Well, it’s short anyway. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZyYcBmgGZ0w?feature=oembed&w=838&h=629] Hope you found that helpful. Some photos from my…

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How to Use Lightroom’s New Texture Slider (and why it’s ​so awesome) – Photography Article

Posted By Scott Kelby on Friday, May 17, 2019 in Featured, Lightroom CC, Lightroom Classic | I saw a post this week in my feed and it noted that the Texture Slider was the first new slider added to Lightroom in four years (I guess the last slider added was the Dehaze slider). Of course, there’s been a ton of new features added since then, but as far as sliders go, I think they might be right. Well, thankfully, this…

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Amazing iOS Photography Apps and Resources – iPhone Photography Article

Amazing iOS Photography Apps and Resources I just wanted to share my favorite iOS photography apps and their features at the moment along with some new resources I recently discovered. Let’s start with some new iOS photography resources I encountered that really peal back the layers of shooting photos on the iPhone. These resources are offered by some crazy smart guys, the 2 men that bring us the Halide camera app on iOS. The resources range from just some great…

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iOS Camera Apps and Lens Comparisons – iPhone Photography Article

iOS Camera Apps and Lens Comparisons I wondered to what extent camera apps create different images of the exact same composition when using my iPhone X camera hardware. Do they all call the same hardware functions and therefore produce the exact same image? Or, do app-specific incantations exist that voodoo the image into existence creating variance in the rendered images of the same compositions? Unsure, I decided to conduct an experiment and write this post: iOS Camera Apps and Lens Comparisons.…

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Waldo Has a Conversation with Mr. Squirrel – iPhone Photography Article

Waldo Has a Conversation with Mr. Squirrel I’m posting this not so much because the photos are cute, but because all of the photos were shot with my iPhone X. I was inside the house with Waldo. He and the squirrel were having a casual conversation with each other. The squirrel was outside and was at least 25 feet away from us. Moment 60mm Telephoto Lens (click/touch photo to visit Moment) I had the Moment 60mm telephoto lens on the…

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