Monthly Archives: December 2015

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Digital Photography Sunday School Episode 10

Digital Photography Sunday School Episode 10 Final Processed Image Straight out of camera - (0 Exposure) Straight out of camera - (-1 Exposure) Straight out of camera - (+1 Exposure) Camera Gear and Settings: Camera: Canon EOS 6D Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm F4L Focal Length: 176mm Shutter Speed: 1/13, 1/25, 1/6 Aperture: F/8 ISO: 100 Processing Software Used: Lightroom CC 2015 Photoshop CC 2015 Nik Sharpener Pro photo by: Jack Thatcher While You Slept 2015 Marin Headlands, CA I said it before and I will say it again...

Digital Photography Sunday School Episode 9

Digital Photography Sunday School Episode 9 Another Sunday School Tip. Final Processed Image Straight out of camera Camera Gear and Settings: Camera: Canon EOS 6D Lens: Canon EF 16-35mm F2.8L Wide Angle Focal Length: 16mm Shutter Speed: 1/60 Aperture: F/11 ISO: 320 Processing Software Used: Lightroom CC 2015 Photoshop CC 2015 Nik Silver Effex Pro 2 Nik Sharpener Pro 2 photo by: Jack Thatcher Prominent 2014 Somewhere in Ireland Ireland = Goodness. Such a beautiful country with amazing people. I really hope I can get back there soon and explore more. This image was captured while helping on a Tour with McKay Photography Academy back...

How to group photos using Quick Collections in Lightroom

[skillwrapper type="bar"] [skill title_background="#f7a53b" bar_foreground="#a1cd30" bar_background="#eeeeee" percent="35" title="Skill Level: Beginner"] [/skillwrapper] How to group photos using Quick Collections in Lightroom. Adobe Lightroom provides numerous options for grouping photos together for whatever reasons you see fit. Depending on how you have your folder structure set up, folders can in fact be one way you may consider grouping images. However, too much over use of folders is not only non effective, it can actually become quite complicated and less user friendly over time. Folders is definitely...

Digital Photography Sunday School Episode 8

Another Sunday School Tip.   Final Processed Image Straight out of camera - Foreground Straight out of camera - Sky Camera Gear and Settings: Camera: Canon EOS 6D Lens: Canon EF 16-35mm F2.8L Wide Angle Focal Length: 17mm Shutter Speed: 2.0 Seconds Aperture: F/8 ISO: 1600 LEE Big Stopper (10 Stop ND Filter) Processing Software Used: Lightroom CC 2015 Photoshop CC 2015 Nik Silver Effex Pro 2 Topaz Remask 4 photo by: Jack Thatcher Synthesize 2015 Kirby Cove, Marin Headlands, CA Oh Kirby Cove how I love you. This beautiful place lives just across the Golden Gate Bridge north of San Francisco, CA....

How to hide unused modules in Lightroom

[skillwrapper type="bar"] [skill title_background="#f7a53b" bar_foreground="#a1cd30" bar_background="#eeeeee" percent="35" title="Skill Level: Beginner"] [/skillwrapper] A common problem you will face with any software program as robust and versatile as Adobe Lightroom is the fact that is offers lots and lots of options. Just because a software offers these options doesn't always mean you need to use them or in this case if we take that one step further, we don't even need to look at these added features. Adobe Lightroom works out of separate modules depending...

Joel Grimes Master of Illusions

Joel Grimes is a commercial advertising photographer whose composite portraits stretch the limits of imagination and fantasy. His secret for success in the art and photography world is simple - hard work, passion, and the courage to be yourself, even if it takes sacrifices. He doesn't classify or limit himself to being called a photographer, instead his views himself and his work as an ARTIST first. This alone is inspiring but that coupled with his drive and determination as well...