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Lightroom Keyboard Shortcuts 2017

We know that listening to photographers speak the language of Adobe Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop is as good as listening to a professor teach you how to learn calculus. Don't get me started on the fact that if you are using a Mac or PC that there are slight differences in terminology that you should be aware of when learning keyboard shortcuts that make this more complicated for some. Even seasoned photography veterans who use Lightroom and Photoshop on a consistent...

File Formats, Left Brain Thinking!

  When it comes to exporting/saving images you have some options on which file format to use. The 5 most common image file types are RAW, JPEG, PSD, PNG & TIFF. You probably have heard of most of the file types but this week I'd like to elaborate on their differences and when each is best used.   RAW: These files are what you get straight out of the camera when shooting in RAW format. They contain the unprocessed data captured by your...

Color Spaces, Left Brain Thinking!

As a photographer you are confronted with many settings beyond the exposure triangle basics. One of the many settings is color space. You can typically set this in your camera and then again in post processing. So lets talk about what it is and what your options are.   What is color space? It is simply a range of colors that can be displayed in an image. There is an overall visible spectrum of color that the human eye can see. The...

Digital Photography Sunday School Episode 24: Target Art

Digital Photography Sunday School Episode 24.        Another Sunday School Tip. Target Art 2016 Sacramento, CA Have you ever seen those photographs for sale at Target or similar stores? This week we kept it simple and tried to see if we could create an artsy image that we would be happy to hang in our home. The goal was to keep it super simple. Jack literally took four shots for this image. It probably only required two. The vision was there before...

Auto Mask Lightroom

Lightroom has a little tool called, "Auto Mask" that lives inside the Adjustment Brush, Radial Filter and Graduated Filter. It’s intended to help photographers by making their retouching jobs easier, automatically creating a virtual mask that limits adjustments to an automatically selected area. The auto mask feature is not without it's share of problems and may not be the best tool for every job. In many cases you may want to navigate to Photoshop for more advanced selecting to achieve the...

Digital Photography Sunday School Episode 22: Road to Nowhere

Digital Photography Sunday School Episode 22 Another Sunday School Tip. Road to Nowhere 2016 San Jose, CA So if you watched last week you saw that Jack got suckered in to using his cameras by the water. Water is basically his kryptonite. This week he protected himself by not bringing any cameras. What was the goal? Locate and capture one image from the sky before the quadcopter batteries run out. GOAL ACHEIVED!!!! For the record all aerial video and the final image was captured with...

Digital Photography Sunday School Episode 20: Keep Going

Digital Photography Sunday School Episode 20 Another Sunday School Tip. Keep Going 2016 Santa Cruz County, CA First of all, Happy Mother's Day to all of the Mom's out there!!!! You are the best!!! In this episode Jack visits a place he has never been to before. He is short on time and doesn't exactly know where he's going all the while the sun is going down. Take the trip with him over some hills until he ultimately finds an amazing location right on the...