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Shadows vs Blacks Sliders: How They Affect Photos Differently

In Photo Basics, Post-processing by Frank Gallagher4 Comments

Lightroom’s Basic Panel in the Develop module and Adobe’s Camera Raw controls have a series of sliders with deceptively simple names, among which are Highlights and Shadows, and Whites and Blacks. So what’s the difference between the Blacks slider and the Shadows slider? Is there a special advantage in using one or the other? When should you use Blacks and …

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How to Use Curves in Lightroom: The full tutorial

In Post-processing by Brian Pex4 Comments

When it comes to post processing digital images, there is one tool that has as much power and use as any other and that would be the Curves adjustment tools offered in Lightroom and Photoshop along with many other editing applications. This article will deal with two of the most popular and those are Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop. Photoshop and …

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Wedding Photography Tips for New Photographers

In Marketing/Business, Portrait, Post-processing by Erica Kay7 Comments

As a photography educator who is also primarily a wedding photographer, one of the most common questions I’m asked is, “What wedding photography tips do you have for those of us who are just starting out with weddings?”  There are some great articles floating around the internet on this very subject, including one by our very own Jim Harmer, but …

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9 Post Processing Tricks To Improve & Correct Your Images

In Post-processing by Brian Pex4 Comments

Post Processing your digital images is, in many ways, like problem solving. Actually, in photography, the entire process of image creation is pretty much an entire problem solving exercise from start to finish. When shooting, we have to get the exposure correct. “Are my highlights going to be clipped?” “Will I have detail in my shadows?” “Is the lighting correct …

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Ten More Post Processing Tips & Tricks

In Post-processing by Brian Pex1 Comment

Some Tips & Tricks To Improve Your Post Production Workflow Post processing digital images in Lightroom & Photoshop to many photographers is a great way to make our digital images as best as they can be. From a simple crop to complex luminosity masking techniques, there are always tips and tricks to be learned along the way that make it …

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Lightroom Users: 10 Reasons Why You Need Photoshop

In Post-processing by Brian Pex8 Comments

Adobe Lightroom has become the most popular photography management and editing application over the last few years for many reasons. Not only is it a very powerful application that allows you to import your digial images, keyword them, rate them, sort them into collections, export them, etc – It is a also a VERY powerful editing software package as well. …