Monthly Archives: July 2017

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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...

Tricks for showcasing your photography at home

Displaying Art or Photography at home can be tricky, especially when it comes to light. Here is some advice on properly lighting your artwork. Reflection and glare are often problems with artwork that has been placed behind glass. Nonreflective glass and proper placement of lighting can help solve these problems. The options for lighting a piece of art depend on how the piece is framed. A piece of art or wall sculpture that does not have a frame can be illuminated with lighting...

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...

How to search for multiple keywords in Lightroom

Looking for one image in an ocean of images can be quite exhausting. Instead, why not take advantage of the power Lightroom offers with filters. To be more specific, knowing how to search for multiple keywords inside of Lightroom, instead of one at a time, can save you loads of work and frustration. Note, if you do not see the filter bar in your menu, you can view it by either hitting the \ key on your keyboard or heading up...

White Balance Presets in Lightroom

How to apply Lightroom's White Balance Presets to a JPEG file? White Balance presets will work on RAW but not JPEG, why? Let us explain. Wether or not you can use Lightroom's built-in presets to adjust the white balance in your photo, really comes down to which file type you have. If your camera is set to RAW then you can use the built in White Balance presets in Lightroom with no problem at all. However, if your camera is set to...

Export Your Photos out of Lightroom for the Web

The truth of the matter is that if you are using Adobe Lightroom to catalog, organize and edit your photography, then you most certainly at some point will need to export your photos out for the internet. This leads us to today's post which is all about, 'what is the perfect settings for exporting an image out of Lightroom when you are wanting to post that image on the internet". This is a very common question and we are going to...