Monthly Archives: June 2017

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Lightroom Preview Cache Corrupted

If you are reading this post, you could be in a serious panic at the fact that your Lightroom catalog will not open because you are receiving a message that reads, "Lightroom has encountered a problem", and now you are ready to either run for the hills, pull out your hair or smash your computer but before you do any of that, let us try and help you. In some cases, Lightroom will try to fix this problem on its own...

Golden Ratio, Left Brain Thinking!

One of the most commonly talked about compositional rules is "The rule of thirds". Most cameras are set up with grids in the view finder to help you with this rule. I mean, even your phone probably has this feature. Its a great rule. It can certainly add intrigue to your images. There is a little spin though that can take this concept to another level...

Why does Lightroom say my photos are missing?

Before we jump into the meat and potatoes of how we are going to fix the problem of missing photos. It is important to understand why this is happening in the first place. If you don't understand this concept, you can rest assured this will happen to you time and time again, which will create stress and frustration that could have been avoided. Lightroom is a database and it only knows what you tell it. When you add photos to the...

Don’t organize photo folders by topic

Spoiler alert! There is a simple reason why we don't recommend organizing your folders by topic versus our preferred method. The reason? A single photo file can only live in one folder at a time. This will cause issues should a single photo have more than one topic. You would be left to decide which topic to file this photograph under which creates doubt and a level of subjectiveness. Let us give you an example of what we mean exactly. You...

How to apply Selective Color in Lightroom CC

Let Photonerds University demonstrate How to do Selective Color In Lightroom CC. While we are not huge fans of this trick, we do believe that Selective Color has a place in the world. Top Brands like Nike, Adidas, Gatorade, just to new a few, use this technique to draw attention to a message all the time. Unfortunately, it seems to be highly overused and a bit tacky everywhere else, however, we still get asked all the time how to do it....

How to organize photo folders

It should go without saying that before you ever begin the process of creating an effective folder management system for organizing the hundreds, but more likely, thousands of digital photos we will accumulate in our lives, we should have determined where all of these photographs are going to permanently live. Once the decision of 'home' has been decided we can now begin the process of creating an awesome, tremendous, outstanding (ok, we’ll stop now), practical and easy to maintain, file management system....

Fake Depth of Field in Lightroom

For some photographers, camera settings, dials and compositions come quickly and easily. For other photographers, especially if you are just starting out, all the many things to think of can be a bit overwhelming and you may miss the mark creatively from time to time. When it comes to depth of field this is true but other times you may think that you applied the right amount of aperture only to find out later on that it wasn't shallow enough...

500 Rule, Left Brain Thinking!

We have a problem. The earth is rotating! It's making the stars in our astro images blurry!!! Don't worry, we have a solution. There is a simple rule to follow to avoid these streaky stars. Don't get me wrong, star trails can make some really cool images but what if you want to get that tack sharp shot of the Milky Way? FYI- Right now is prime time for MW images in the northern hemisphere. Here is where the rule comes...