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.Read More
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.
Fix this problem on phone shots by touching the screen to set your focus, and looking for the little sun or light bulb on a line beside or below the focus square. Use your finger to slide up or down on the line to increase exposure until the snow is white, then shoot away.Read More
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:
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.Read More
Spring is surely a glorious time for photography – everywhere you look there are amazing things happening!
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.
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.
Instead of pretending that I intended to shoot with my phone all along, I made the mistake of asking if anyone had a spare card. There were downward glances and looks of disbelief until finally someone quietly gasped – ‘You’re a professional’.Read More