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Aurora HDR 2019 – new features that I am really liking

In Post-processing by Rick McEvoy

I have been a Lightroom user since forever. When I say forever I mean that quite literally, from Lightroom 1.0 released in 2007. I have been thinking about different software, and have considered trying Aurora HDR. I bought Aurora HDR 2018 a few months ago, but never got round to trying it. I wrote about …

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Pre-visualization In Photography

In Landscape/Nature, Photo Basics, Post-processing by Brian Pex

Pre-Visualization: The Most Important Aspect of  Photography Photography is very much alive and well today. The equipment we have access to now is far more advanced in comparison to what we had just a few short of years ago. With the dizzying array of choices, many can become distracted from the single most important aspect …

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Advanced searching in Lightroom Classic with Excire Search

In Post-processing by Rick McEvoy

If you want to get enhanced search capabilities in Lightroom Classic you need to buy a plugin – Adobe Sensei search technology is only available in Lightroom CC. Excire Search is a new plugin offering advanced search capabilities in Lightroom Classic which I will describe in this article. Before I go on full disclosure I …

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How to Edit a Day-to-Night Timelapse

In Post-processing by Nathan Goldberg

If you’ve ever wondered how to photograph and edit day-to-night timelapses, fear not.  While making day-to-night timelapses may seem overwhelmingly difficult, it’s not.  The digital tools that we have today really simplify the workflow for creating them.  This is not to say that creating day-to-night timelapses is totally effortless.  There still is effort needed for …

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Photo Editors on a PC: Windows Photo Gallery vs five free options

In Post-processing by Frank Gallagher

Are there free photo editing programs out there that will fill in for Lightroom and Photoshop (or On1 and CaptureOne)?  Many photographers who are just starting out, or who are doing photography as a hobby (a very expensive hobby) may not want to shell out hundreds of dollars for top-of-the-line photo editing software.  Are there …

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9 ways to work faster in Lightroom

In Post-processing by Rick McEvoy

In this article I will give you 9 tips on how to speed up working in Lightroom. Lightroom has gone through the hideously slow phase, and if you do all these things you will find, like I have, that editing in Lightroom is just fine these days. Do you want to speed up working in …

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When Should Serious Photographers Make Snapshots?

In Post-processing, Uncategorized by Rick Ohnsman

Snapshots??!!  Most photographers aspiring to improve scoff at making “snapshots”, those being the quick images taken without much thought by the point-and-shoot crowd.  We’re serious photographers here and want to instead be Crafting Photographs, right?  But in this article, I’m talking about a feature in Lightroom you may not have tried or understood and it …