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How to Professionally Retouch Portraits in Lightroom. A Post By: Post Production Pye The Following is an excerpt from the SLR Lounge Lightroom Preset System v5 and accompanying workshop from the Lightroom Workshop Collection v5.

How to Professionally Retouch Portraits in Lightroom

25 Excellent Free Adobe Lightroom Presets. Lightroom is one of the most popular options for photo editing, and with good reason.

25 Excellent Free Adobe Lightroom Presets

Those who process a large number of photos can increase efficiency and decrease the time spent processing and editing thanks to a number of different features. One of those features that allows for a great deal of efficiency and saved time is the use of presets, particularly in the develop module. With the help of presets you can apply the same effects to photos over and over again, and you can even apply them to a large number of photos all at once.

Lightroom comes with a small number of presets already installed, plus you can download free presets, purchase professional presets, or create your own. One the best things about Lightroom presets is that they are completely editable and flexible. 10 Questions to Ask When Taking a Photo. What goes through your mind in the moments as you raise your digital camera up to take a shot and before you press the shutter?

10 Questions to Ask When Taking a Photo

If you’re like many digital photographers you’re not thinking about too much – you just want to capture the moment and then move on. However getting in the habit of asking some simple questions can help take your images to the next level. Here’s 10 questions to get in the habit of asking while framing your shots. I’ve included links in each one to further reading on the topics. I hope you find them helpful: 1. Titles with full-text online.

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Titles with full-text online

Aldrich": Metropolitan Museum Journal, v. 6 (1972) Boorsch, Suzanne (1972) 20th-Century Art: A Resource for Educators Paul, Stella (1999) 82nd & Fifth The Metropolitan Museum of Art (2013) Abbot Suger and Saint-Denis Gerson, Paula Lieber, ed. (1986) "About Mäda": Metropolitan Museum Journal, v. 40 (2005) Baetjer, Katharine (2005) "About the Sequence of the Tapestries in The Hunt of the Unicorn and The Lady with the Unicorn": Metropolitan Museum Journal, v. 17 (1982) Nickel, Helmut (1982) "About the Sword of the Huns and the 'Urepos' of the Steppes": Metropolitan Museum Journal, v. 7 (1973) Nickel, Helmut (1973) "Abraham Lincoln: The Man (Standing Lincoln): A Bronze Statuette by Augustus Saint-Gaudens": Metropolitan Museum Journal, v. 48 (2013) Tolles, Thayer (2013) Abstract Expressionism: Works on Paper. "The Abstract Expressionists": The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, v. 44, no. 3 (Winter, 1986–1987) Thaw, Eugene Victor (1986–1987)

Understanding Layers in Photoshop. This post on Understanding Layers in Photoshop has been submitted by Jodi Friedman of MCP Actions.

Understanding Layers in Photoshop

MCP Actions offers customized one on one photoshop training, photoshop actions, and photo editing for photographers. To see more Photoshop tips and tutorials visit her blog at One of the most important keys to learning and mastering photoshop is using layers. Why work on layers at all? They do not destroy your original photo.You are working on top of or on copies of that photo.You will have more control.You can use blending modes to change the way layers interact.You can change the opacity of any effects.You will have or can add layer masks so that you can work selectively on your photo with any adjustments you make. Tips for Photographing Engagement Sessions and Weddings. How to Add an Opacity Slider to Lightroom Develop Presets with The Fader Plug-In. Make Lightroom Faster by Using DNG. A Post By: Andrew S.

Make Lightroom Faster by Using DNG

Gibson A question that often arises is how to make Lightroom faster. On my computer the biggest bottleneck comes when I’m looking at images in the Library module’s Loupe view or in the Develop module. Even images for which Lightroom has created 1:1 previews can take a few seconds to render properly. This may not sound much, but it’s annoying when flicking through images trying to decide which ones to process. Luckily, there’s a relatively easy fix – and it doesn’t involve upgrading your computer or adding RAM (although those things may help). Fast Load Data. How to Professionally Retouch Portraits in Lightroom.

Creative ways to use Keywords in Lightroom 5. Finding Your Style and Achieving it in Lightroom. A Post By: Andrew S.

Finding Your Style and Achieving it in Lightroom

Gibson There are so many options for processing photos in Lightroom that it’s no surprise that some photographers get confused. White balance, what is it and how to use it? White balance settings are something new to the digital photography era, but color temperature is not.

White balance, what is it and how to use it?

Today we’re going to explore a few things about white balance, color temperature and how to adjust the settings to your advantage. Light has Different Colors Full color spectrum light is composed of different ranges of color tones. 21 Settings, Techniques and Rules All New Camera Owners Should Know. Some are very basic while others go a little deeper – but all have been selected from our archives specifically for beginners and new camera owners.

21 Settings, Techniques and Rules All New Camera Owners Should Know

Enjoy. A New Photographer’s Guide to Composition. A Post By: James Maher Recently I wrote a New Photographer’s Guide to Camera Settings.

A New Photographer’s Guide to Composition

Once you become comfortable with your camera settings, the next step is to learn the rules of good composition and design for your photography. So here are the 10 most important tips to take into account when framing your scene. Your guide to composition. Grand Central Terminal and Chrysler Building, NYC #1 How will the viewer’s eyes flow through the scene?

Digital Photography Tips and Tutorials for Beginners. Wedding Photography - 21 Tips for Amateur Wedding Photographers. “Help me – I’m photographing my first Wedding! … Help me with some Wedding Photography Tips Please!” It’s a question that’s been asked a few times in our forums over the last few months so while I’m not a Pro Wedding Photographer I thought it was time to share a few tips on the topic of Wedding Photography. I’ll leave the technical tips of photographing a wedding to the pros – but as someone who has been asked to photograph numerous friends and family weddings – here are a few suggestions. 1. Create a ‘Shot List’ One of the most helpful tips I’ve been given about Wedding Photography is to get the couple to think ahead about the shots that they’d like you to capture on the day and compile a list so that you can check them off. 2.

I find the family photo part of the day can be quite stressful. 3. Visit the locations of the different places that you’ll be shooting before the big day. 4. Digital Photography School - Digital Photography Tips and Tutorials. Horses and Humans.