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4 Ways to Enhance the Sky in Lightroom

4 Simple and Fast Ways to Enhance the Sky in Your Photos Using Lightroom Sometimes, you just aren’t going to have perfectly blue skies and big, billowy clouds in your photos. Don’t worry, though – there are a few ways to give your skies some zing in a pinch, without having to open Photoshop and make a full-on sky replacement.1. Graduated Filters One of the most popular ways of editing skies in Lightroom is using the Graduated Filter tool, highlighted above. It can be found in the Develop Module. In the image below, we have a typical snow sky – completely.. - Continue Reading

How to Fix Blemishes and Reduce Wrinkles in Lightroom

A common question we get in the free webinars and at the help desk is how to fix blemishes without taking the image to Photoshop. Many Lightroom users do not realize how useful the "spot removal tool" can be for fixing blemishes such as scratches, food particles, pimples, etc. This tool continues to be improved with each Lightroom release and really can handle most of your healing and cloning needs. The spot removal tool is used to remove unwanted objects or blemishes via one of two modes:the clone mode or heal mode. The clone mode is best for hiding unwanted.. - Continue Reading

Using Manual Focus for Sharper Images

In order to achieve sharp focus on your images, you can set the focusing mode on your lens to manual focus. Manual focus is not ideal for all situations, but if you have a subject that is relatively still, you can use this mode to achieve sharp focus. Below are examples of a few scenarios where manual can work to your advantage, and why it can be so effective. First, though, let’s look at how to set your lens:Your lens is set to Auto and Manual focus on the lens itself, not in the interface of your DSLR. The above.. - Continue Reading

Free Social Media eBook

Social Media School  Thank you for being a part of our community.  I hope you enjoy our new Social Media School download. This eBook will encourage you as you use social media to expand your business. And, it's FREE!  You can click "Add to Cart" below to download it to your computer.  Enjoy and have a wonderful day! You can click "Add to Cart" to download the PDF instantly to your computer.  Thank you!  Also, a very special thanks to Lily from Blahblah Bebe Photography for this beautiful cover image. - Continue Reading

150,000 Facebook Friends Summer Celebration Giveaway!

150K Giveaway Celebration!I'm so excited about this giveaway!  There are three ways to feel like a winner during our 150,000 Facebook Friends Summer Celebration Giveaway.  Winners will be announced on Monday the 21st of July!!$200 Gift Card to Pretty Presets for Lightroom$175 Value - Lifetime Membership at Rock The Shot$150 Gift Card to Kelly Moore Bags$100 Gift Card to Photo Deal Cafe$100 Gift Card to Photographer DepotThat's a total of $725 in this prize package!  And, there will be 3 winners!  Congratulations to Jillian Harvey, Robin Golembieski and Rosanna from Rosy Outlook Photography!  Thank you all for being a part of.. - Continue Reading

Editing Skin Tones in Lightroom

Thank you for joining us last night.  It was so good to have you.  If you missed out or simply want to watch it again then please enjoy the recording below.  Don't forget to reserve your spot for our webinars coming up on the 20th and 27th of July.  Also, enjoy FREE NOTES from our webinar last night.  Essentials to Editing in Lightroom  From Lightroom to Photoshop and Back Editing Skin Tones in Lightroom Learn how to identify when a subject’s skin is too cool or warm, and how to make adjustments to correct the problem. During the webinar we.. - Continue Reading

5 More Photo Apps I Love

It has been a year or so since I’ve written a post about mobile photography and editing apps, so I figured now would be a good time to revisit the topic and share with you some of my latest app obsessions. Most of these are available for both iPhone and Android.  1. Instasize Ever want to upload your photos to Instagram as rectangles and not squares (I do, all the time…)? Instasize will do just that! 2. PureShot If you are becoming a serious mobile photographer, you will want to capture and save your images in an appropriate file format, just as.. - Continue Reading

How I Recovered From a Photography-Related Burnout

I’ve had something on my mind lately about some of my photography/being self-employed experiences, and I wanted to share them with our readers here, because I feel like my situation, at its core, is not uncommon, and if anyone out there is finding themselves in a bit of an existential crisis with regard to photography and owning their own business, I’m here to help. Because I’m the queen of existential crises when it comes to photography and being self-employed. And no one does drama quite like I do. However, I always pull through, and so will you. Let’s rewind four.. - Continue Reading

How to Build an Audience on Facebook

Special thanks to Qwaya for making this infographic for us to share. A great way to see how you can market to people within your own town through facebook. Enjoy! - Continue Reading

3 webinars you don't want to miss out on!

3 Free Webinars for July We're so excited to offer 3 new webinars to encourage you in Lightroom.  I offered a survey in June and these were the top 3 webinars that you requested.  Thank you for taking the time to fill out the survey so that we can meet your needs!  Please be sure to reserve your spot today.  As always, we will offer a recording after the webinar.  It usually takes 48-72 hours for that to be put up on the blog after the webinar.  Enjoy and please share with others who may be able to benefit from.. - Continue Reading

3 Ways to Correct White Balance in Lightroom

Colors. Temperatures. Tints. All things "white balance." It can all get so confusing and take what was a fun activity and turn it into a frustrating one. This tutorial will take some of the frustration away by teaching you how to quickly and easily fix white balance in Lightroom. White balance is the color temperature of an image, as it was captured by your camera. Why isn't the white balance perfect every time? Your camera can't read the color of light like it can the strength of light. It needs YOU to tell it what to do, what the like.. - Continue Reading

How to Make Diptychs in Lightroom

Have you ever wondered how to make a diptych in Lightroom? Not only is it possible, it is simple, though not completely obvious, seeing as how it is in the Print module, not Develop. Here’s how: Once you have your two images edited and ready to be diptyched (not a word, but I’m pretending it is) select the Print module in Lightroom. Under Layout Style, select Custom Package.  Under Rulers, Grid & Guides, turn Grid Snap off, and under Show Guides, you can check or uncheck which boxes suit your needs. I like to have Rulers and Page Grid displayed,.. - Continue Reading