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Add or Update Your Lightroom Copyright Year!

Posted by on Jan 8, 2018 in Blog, Learn, Lightroom | 0 comments

Add or Update Your Lightroom Copyright Year!

Happy New Year all, it’s time to create or update your Lightroom copyright year in your Import preset!

Why add copyright?

Copyright information in your image metadata lets people viewing images that you have shared online contact you to pay you a million dollars to use your image. (more…)

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! (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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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…)

Offering Worldwide Photography, Lightroom Training!

Posted by on Mar 20, 2015 in Blog, Featured, Learn, Lightroom, Photography, Sharing Photos | 0 comments

online training, lightroom, photography, microsoft office, excel, powerpoint, word

Your time, Your system, Your questions!

I’ve expanded my horizons (literally) thanks to a new tool I’ve discovered to replace the troublesome Skype.

This new tool does NOT require students to have an account or do elaborate setup – I just send a link, a few clicks and I’m seeing your screen – like sitting next to you! I can take your mouse if I need to, and, get this – we can record the session for you to watch again later! Wow.

 I’ve used this with several non-computer savvy students, works like a charm!

Sessions are $30/half hour with a half hour minimum. Fee includes a recording of the session if requested.

Potential Topics

  • General Photography – basics of exposure or composition for example
  • Organizing your files – the MOST requested topic!
  • Basic and advanced Lightroom topics
  • Lightroom Workflow Diagnostic: We review your workflow and work together to make it more efficient
  • Excel, Word, PowerPoint
  • MailChimp