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Use Lightroom Collections to track art show submissions

Posted by on Jul 24, 2017 in Blog, Learn, Lightroom | 0 comments

Use Lightroom Collections to track art show submissions

I’m in the process of selecting images to submit to a local show and wanted to share my process for using Lightroom Collections to keep track of what I consider for submission, submit, have juried in and sell (hopefully!). 

Note that even if you don’t use Lightroom Collections for this purpose, this five-minute video may be of value to you to learn how to organize images from trips or events too, so take a look!

Using Lightroom Collections for Show Submissions from Rebecca Benoit – Pixelegacy on Vimeo.

Travel Photography – Five Tips to Get Images Meaningful to YOU!

Posted by on Feb 23, 2017 in Blog, Learn, Photography | 0 comments

Travel Photography – Five Tips to Get Images Meaningful to YOU!

So you’ve gone on a big trip of a lifetime, brought home thousands of images.

Turns out the ones that you want to print and hang on the wall, or that your friends and family want to see are not the ones you expected. (more…)

Snow is White, not Gray

Posted by on Dec 15, 2016 in Blog, Featured, Great Outdoors, Photography | 0 comments

Gray snow because of underexposure

Gray snow because of underexposure

White snow because of overexposure

White snow because of overexposure

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unless you take control, when your camera looks at a bright snowy frame, it thinks – whoa! That’s too bright! I need to darken it down!

And so it does, making your snow turn out gray. (more…)

Lightroom to Gmail setup

Posted by on Nov 14, 2016 in Blog, Lightroom, Sharing Photos | 0 comments

One of the best things about Lightroom is being able to send images directly to your email client without exporting/opening  your client/attaching the file etc etc.

Unfortunately, setting this up to work with a Gmail account can be problematic because, unless you use this workaround, you need to lower your Gmail security settings (never a good thing) to make it work.

Here’s how to set up the workaround: (more…)

Lightroom: Remove Graduated and Radial Filter Effects with Brushes

Posted by on Mar 20, 2016 in Blog, Learn, Lightroom | 0 comments

Lightroom: Remove Graduated and Radial Filter Effects with Brushes

I love Lightroom’s graduated and radial filters, but sometimes they affect areas that I don’t want to be changed – such as a bird in a sky that I’ve darkened.

Erase brushes are available in Lightroom 6 and CC for both the graduated and radial filter that can undo that effect for selected areas.

Here are the instructions in a nutshell as well as a 6-minute video where I show how to use the Erase brush in the graduated filter, plus tips on using the brushes in general.

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Springing into Flower and Blossom Photography

Posted by on Mar 11, 2016 in Blog, Photography | 0 comments

Springing into Flower and Blossom Photography

Spring is surely a glorious time for photography – everywhere you look there are amazing things happening!

Tips for springtime photography
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Rookie (and Pro) Mistakes

Posted by on Feb 1, 2016 in Blog, Learn, Photography | 0 comments

Rookie (and Pro) Mistakes

I recently went on a shoot with a group of mostly amateur photographers to one of my favorite places to shoot here in Portland – Hippo Hardware. This eclectic collection of vintage hardware, lighting, plumbing supplies and paraphernalia is a photographer’s delight.

Oops!

I was careful to charge my battery, even had a spare, but somehow I neglected to check if I had a media card in the camera, which, in fact, I did not. (more…)

Phone Photos to Lightroom – Automatically!

Posted by on Jan 17, 2016 in Blog, Learn, Lightroom, Sharing Photos | 0 comments

Phone Photos to Lightroom – Automatically!

I know I’m easily entertained, but discovering how to have my phone photos load automatically into Lightroom has to count as one of the highlights of my month – maybe year! Takes a few minutes to set up – but works like a charm thereafter! (more…)

A Magical Night of Painting with Light

Posted by on Nov 22, 2015 in Blog, Learn, Photography | 0 comments

A Magical Night of Painting with Light

About 100 miles east of Portland on the Washington side of the Columbia River Gorge  is a Stonehenge replica build by a character named Sam Hill as a war memorial in connection with his elaborate mansion Maryhill.

The setting was perfect for a gathering of a group of nine semi-masochistic women photographers from the Women Learning Photography Together Meetup group, led by the inimitable Rebecca Evans and Dawn Baker, assisted by their minions Pat Dickerson and Val Drake to do light painting, and the ever popular steel wool spinning. (more…)

It’s Time to Let Them Know What You Want…

Posted by on Nov 9, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

It’s Time to Let Them Know What You Want…

Christmas blog bad gift ideasPersonally I don’t need any more stuff. I’d much rather have an experience and better yet, learn something new.

If this sounds like you, let your loved ones know that you’d LOVE to get some time with someone to help you take better photos and/or help with your photo file organization and/or using Lightroom better.

Yep, that would be me! Gift certificates available at a discounted rate through Dec 22 – $50/hr gets me showing up with a bow around my neck to help you however you like – in-person or online anywhere in the world.

Quick!  Before your loved ones get you something awful that you have to pretend that you like!

Just give them this link and I’ll take care of the rest. 

As always – thanks for supporting my small business.