Add Bokeh, Sun Flare and Haze in Lightroom 5, Lightroom 6 and the Creative Cloud

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Come see the Luminous Collection in action!  See how easy it is to add bokeh, sun flare and haze to your images.  We've included some great tips and tricks for you, too. Come join our webinar!  During this one hour online class we will discuss how to speed your workflow and edit efficiently with the new Luminous Collection. With this set we'll help improve underexposed images, adding light to overcast days and add some creativity to your images. We'll also briefly discuss some of the updates to Lightroom 6. Can't wait to see you there!  Lightroom 6 Release! Learn more...

Questions and Answers About Upgrading to Lightroom 6

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I am super excited for the new version of Lightroom.  However, I know that many of you have questions about upgrading and some of you even find it downright scary.  Today, I wanted to answer some of the questions I have gotten about Lightroom 6 in hopes that you'll feel more comfortable upgrading! Will my Pretty Presets work in Lightroom 6 or Lightroom CC? Yes they will! If you have any of our current sets, they will work in the newest version of Lightroom.  If you have any of the sets we retired earlier this year (Dreamy Baby, Spring, Color,...

Free Training: Lightroom 6 Release + Adding Bokeh, Sun Flare and Haze to your Images

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During this one hour online class we will discuss how to speed your workflow and edit efficiently with the new Luminous Collection. With this set we'll help improve underexposed images, adding light to overcast days and add some creativity to your images. We'll also briefly discuss some of the updates to Lightroom 6. Can't wait to see you there!  Lightroom 6 Release! Learn more about the updates to Lightroom 6 today!  Read more here on the updates to Lightroom 6. New Luminous Collection We're so excited to announce our newest collection! Introducing the LUMINOUS COLLECTION for Lightroom 5, Lightroom 6...

What’s New in Lightroom 6?

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  It is an exciting day for Lightroom users.  The long awaited release of Lightroom 6 is finally here.  If you are wondering what is new in this version of Lightroom, continue reading and I’ll fill you in! 1. NEW Brush Tool in the Radial and Gradient Filters In my opinion, this is the most exciting addition.  Now, when using the Radial Filter or Gradient Filter, you can brush on more of the effect to other areas of the photo OR you can erase the effect from areas of your photo. Graduated and Radial filters also now have colored overlays...

10 Things I Wish I Knew When Starting My Photography Business

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I just celebrated 5 years of being in business (yay me!!).  I remember when I first started my business, thinking it can’t be too hard.  After all, I just need to take great pictures, edit them, and give them back to people.  I could not have been more wrong.  How was I to know that taking pictures was what I would spend the least amount doing?  I spent the first month giving people the cd of images but quickly changed that and began offering prints and products.  I wanted to see in print what I had created!  As I’ve looked...

2 Free Pretty Presets for You!

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We're so excited to give away two Pretty Preset favorites!  Introducing "Dove" from our exclusive member-only download at Rock The Shot and "Aquarius V2" from our retired Retro Portrait Collection.  We hope these two unique presets will make editing just a little bit more fun today!  Join our private Pretty Presets group to instantly download now. Inside your download, you'll receive: Dove and Aquarius V2 Instructions for downloading and installing, possible speedbumps  Special Offer For You IMPORTANT: These will only be available until Sunday, April 26th at midnight EST.  Make sure you download today.  When clicking "DOWNLOAD HERE" you will...

20+ Webinars for Lightroom 5 {With Bonus Webinar Notes Included}

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  Learning Lightroom can be a daunting task!  We love to help you learn and have provided MANY webinars over the years to help you do just that.  The good news is that these webinars are available for you whenever you need to learn.  Scroll through the ones below and find the topics that you need to learn more about!  Happy LEARNING! Lightroom for Beginners   Editing in Lightroom 5    Workflow from Start to Finish   We have FREE NOTES for you!  Click on the button below to download.   Mastering the Brush and Graduated Filter   Free Notes...

7 Days to Mastering Manual Mode: Understanding ISO

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What is ISO? ISO measures the sensitivity of the camera sensor to light.   The term ISO is from the days of film.  Film is made up of little crystal grains.  At ISO 100 or 200, those crystal grains are very tiny and need more light to expose them.  With ISO 1600 or 3200 film, the crystal grains are larger and thus need less light to expose them. The trade off is that the larger crystal grains are more noticeable and photos are less smooth. Digital cameras have ISO equivalents.  However, with digital cameras it isn’t crystal grains that become...

Mastering Skin Tones and Brushes in Lightroom

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Mastering Skin Tones and Brushes in Lightroom Thank you so much for attending.  We had such a wonderful time and enjoyed all of the fantastic questions at the end, too.  Be sure to watch it through to the end, so you can check out the Q&A session also.   During the webinar Amanda shared about how to create natural skin tones in Lightroom, how to take advantage of the Pretty Presets brushes and graduated filters and how to enhance your images in Lightroom.  She used the Perfect Portrait Brushes and the Graduated Filters for these edits. Be sure to click...

6 Questions About Lightroom's Brush Tool You're Too Afraid to Ask

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Asking questions is hard enough.  But asking questions that you think most everyone else already knows can be even harder.  Today, I wanted to answer some of the questions about Lightroom's Brush Tool you may be asking in your head but are too afraid to ask! Where is the Brush Tool? Lightroom’s Brush Tool is located on the right-side panel of Lightroom.  You’ll find it with all the other Local Adjustments Tools in the Develop Module.  It is a paint brush with a dotted circle around the brush.  (However, as Amanda pointed out in one of her webinars, it also...

7 Days to Mastering Manual Mode: What is Shutter Speed?

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What is Shutter Speed? Shutter speed is another way to let light in the camera.  I think shutter speed is a little more straight forward than aperture.  The shutter is what “clicks” when you press the button to take a picture.  Basically, it is a little curtain in the camera body that opens to let light in and then closes to stop the camera from recording more light.   The speed that it opens and closes is what determines how much light the camera records.  A shutter speed of 1/60 will record more light than a shutter speed of 1/1000....

3 Ways to Help You Find Your Editing Style

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There are a few questions that I get asked a lot by new photographers.  They have to do with editing and style.  If the questions below sound like the same questions swirling around in your mind and you can’t find the answer to them, then this is just the right article for you.  I’m going to break this down for you so that it makes sense and you can decide how to move forward as a photographer. Should I have a certain way that I edit even though I’m just starting out?  How do I know what my style is?...