Sometimes I wish I could be one of those people who make images, process them, and share them all within a few days. Or even the same day! I’ve never been able to do that and I guess I’ve given up trying. My photos seem to need a period of time to rest on my hard drive before they are ready to evolve and flourish with post processing. Call it beauty sleep. These photos I … [Read more...] about Dead Horse Ranch State Park, Arizona
Don’t you just love those photos with the dark gritty effects? Or the ones with the soft and dreamy look? As always in photo processing, these styles can be achieved many different ways! In this video demonstration, I will show you the easiest way to add dramatic and cinematic styles to your photos in Lightroom using split toning. The effects you will see in this … [Read more...] about Easy Cinematic Styles in Lightroom
I'm not big on cities. But photographing cityscapes makes it all worthwhile! And Shanghai must have one of the prettiest skylines I have ever seen. When I visited China a couple of years ago, I had an extra day to explore Shanghai and get used to the time change. It was hot, muggy and raining. So when I processed this photo I decided to make an abstract impressionist version … [Read more...] about Photo Editing Case Study: Shanghai
Upgrading Lightroom can be a bit intimidating! You wouldn't be alone to worry that all the time you've put into organizing your photos into catalogs, folders and collections might suddenly go POOF! Or that maybe your whole computer might suddenly go POOF! So it's better to be prepared and feel secure that you can recover from any disaster that might occur. Not that I … [Read more...] about How to Upgrade to Lightroom Classic CC and What You Need to do First
Dodging and burning is an easy and effective way to make portions of your image lighter or darker. So why is it so confusing to understand how it works? Because the terminology comes from the old darkroom days when processing photos was a two stage process. First we made the NEGATIVE by exposing the film to light. Just like when you make an image in your digital camera … [Read more...] about How to Use the Dodge and Burn Technique in Photo Processing
One question I get asked quite frequently since doing my review of Luminar 2018 is “What is the difference between Lightroom and Luminar and which is better?” While Lightroom and Luminar do have some things in common, there are more differences between them than similarities. In this video I’ll explain the similarities and differences and show you which features I use and … [Read more...] about Lightroom vs. Luminar – What’s the Difference?