Adobe Launches New Video Series of 60-Second Lightroom Tutorials


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If you’re looking to hone your Lightroom CC and Lightroom Mobile skills, Adobe has launched a new series of bite-sized video tutorials that you might be interested in. The series is called “In a Lightroom Minute,” and it’s made up of 60-second (give or take) tutorials that cover a wide variety of topics.

Those of you familiar with Adobe’s YouTube channels probably recognize this concept. The company has done this before with the Lightroom Coffee Break series and, more recently, with the Photoshop Magic Minute series. In a Lightroom Minute follows in the same vein, sharing helpful tips

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You Can Grow Plants in Used Film Canisters


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Houseplants and film photography have both seen renewed interest among younger people in recent years. Here’s a neat way to combine these two loves: you can recycle used film canisters by turning them into tiny pots for plants.

Photographer Marina Llopis of IFWEFILM shared the idea in a short video tutorial earlier this week.

You’ll need to pull off the top cap of the canister — you can do this with pliers and a bottle opener. Once you take the film reel

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How to Learn How to Shoot Window Light Portraits at Home


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Window light portraits are something we all can do from the comfort of our own homes. It’s quite amazing during this time of lockdown, actually having the time to observe the light around the home at different times during the day and how it can transform a room as the sun pops out from behind the clouds. So what a perfect time to learn and practice lighting.

Use a family member, ornament, or one of those polystyrene heads and spend time watching how the light falls on the subject. And turn the subject and see how that affects the light

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How to Remove the Boom Mic in Resolve and Premiere


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Let’s take a look at two different programs, Adobe Premiere and DaVinci Resolve, and how you can use them to get rid of unwanted objects.

A guide to handheld focus-stacking


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Handheld focus stacking is a brilliant solution for many scenarios. It saves you all the troubles of using a focusing rail in the field and provides a maximum of flexibility. Whenever you need more depth of field than you can get with trading off image quality, this is the way to work around it. Have […]

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Concert Photographer Shoots Striking Bokeh Panoramas


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In Summer of 2019, while working with Elbow in Manchester, concert photographer Peter Neill had an idea. He decided to try and stitch an epic panorama… with a twist. Instead of using a wide-angle, he would use an 85mm f/1.4 and capture a pano of the stage and the crowd, but with a shallow depth of field.

Typically, when you set about shooting a panorama like this, you’re working with three or four shots captured at a relatively wide focal length. That makes the stitching easier, since there are fewer “seams” to deal with, but it lacks that shallow

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Better underwater photos with Luminar 4


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Join Rich Harrington for a look at how quickly you can solve challenging color balance for diving photos. You’ll also enhance detail and tone for the best image. Luminar works as both an application and a plugin. Learn more at skylum.com.

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Heading back outdoors to shoot? Check out this crash course guide to photographing birds in flight


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With lockdown restrictions starting to be eased in various parts of the world, many will want to get back into shooting photography outside of their home again. One excellent worthwhile genre you can cover that still lets you follow the social distancing guidelines which are still in place for most of us is bird photography, […]

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How to Straighten a Photo Perfectly Using Lightroom and Photoshop


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Photographer Demas Rusli has created a helpful tutorial that’ll benefit beginners and pros alike. In just a few minutes, he shows you how to straighten even extremely mis-aligned photos perfectly using both Lightroom and Photoshop.

The video was inspired by Rusli’s background as an architect. He’s been working as an architect for 5 years, and studied architecture for 5 years before that, so after 10 years, vertical and horizontal balance is extremely important to him. Let’s just say he’s no fan of the Dutch angle in his photography.

In this tutorial, Rusli covers two different methods.

The first, easier method,

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My Top 5 Photo Hacks as a Commercial Photographer


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Over the past decade and a bit (the years are flashing by!) I have managed to find some great hacks. In this 3.5-minute video, I go through my 5 favorite hacks as a commercial photographer.

#1. Tennis Ball Feet

First, you can cover the bare ends of stands and boom arms with tennis balls. Many a photographer or client has twisted round suddenly to find the wrong end of a C-stand right in their face. I am particularly “blinkers on” when shooting, so when I found out about this I jumped at the hack. A few cheap and

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How to turn your single light into a multi-light setup… sort of


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If you don’t own several strobes or simply don’t feel like making complicated lighting setups, you can use just one light and still get professional shots. In fact, you can turn this single light into two, three or even more lights. Well – kind of. It’s pretty simple, but you’ll need some Photoshop magic. In […]

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Your Canon Camera Just Became the Best Webcam You Own


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With a shortage of webcams across retailers, Canon’s EOS Webcam Utility Beta software gives Canon cameras a new purpose as a webcam. See how to set it …

How to perfectly straighten your photos in Lightroom and Photoshop


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Straightening your photos sounds like a simple task. But if you’ve ever tried doing it, you know that it isn’t always the case to get it done perfectly. I know it’s something I’ve struggled with when editing some of my images. If you’re anything like me, here’s a super-useful video from Demas Rusli. He’ll show […]

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How to Shoot a Rim Light Product Photo with One Light


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Here’s a 12-minute tutorial by AdoramaTV in which photographer Gavin Hoey shows how you can capture a perfect rim light shot without using multiple stripboxes and flashes — all you need is just one light.

In the tutorial, Hoey captures product photos of static glassware items, lighting the photos from different angles with his one light.

Once he has the photos he needs, he loads them into Photoshop and then combines them into a single finished composite photo that’s fully rim lit.

The single monolight used in the tutorial is the $549 Godox AD400 Pro (AKA Flashpoint XPLOR 400PRO TTL).

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How to Rebuild Lightroom Previews to Optimize Speed, Space, and Integrity


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Over time, Lightroom may become slow to render thumbnails and scroll through images. Rebuilding all previews may significantly improve performance. It may also significantly reduce the size of your Lightroom catalog. Rebuilding previews also serves as a file integrity check. So what are you waiting for?

Background

Previews in Lightroom are JPEG files that are used for thumbnail viewing. They can also be used for full-size viewing, particularly for offline media. Lightroom makes several (or more) of these previews for each image.

The previews are the largest component of Lightroom catalogs. And while Lightroom tries to manage them cleanly, that’s

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Follow this tutorial to take color photos on black and white film


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The three-color process is around a century and a half old method of getting a color photo from three black and white images. But even though it’s far from being new, it’s always fun to experiment with it! In this video, Jacob Carlson teaches you how to do it with black and white film photos. […]

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How to Use the Underrated FTP Transfer Feature on Sony Cameras


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The FTP transfer feature in the Sony α7 Mark III (and other newer Alpha models) doesn’t usually get a lot of attention. Sure, with all the modern technologies and apps, it’s easy to overlook this humble feature. But when it comes to transferring RAW and JPEG files, FTP can really hold its own.

In fact, it has several important advantages:

A beginner’s guide to After Effects, part two: Layer properties and keyframes


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After Effects is Adobe’s robust program for creating visual effects and motion graphics. This is the second in a series aimed at helping beginners learn the program, and will cover layer properties and keyframes. If you haven’t read the first article, click here. To follow along, just create a composition and make a text layer […]

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This Free ‘Bird In Flight’ Photography Crash Course Covers Everything You Need to Know


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Expert wildlife photographer Steve Perry has created an excellent “crash course” in Bird in Flight photography that he’s sharing for free with all of us. The video covers 10 techniques/tips that “will give you all the basics you need to start filling your memory card with wall-hangers.”

We won’t dive into the specifics here, mostly because he covers a lot in just 18 minutes of rapid-fire delivery, but here’s a quick overview of the 10 topics that Perry dives into. Keep in mind that he goes into far more detail in the full video:

  1. Shutter Speed – Choose a

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Edit dark tones in Lightroom Classic


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Be sure to check out part one and part two! This is the video tutorial for both parts! The 7 simple tips are: Pre-Photoshoot Planning Basic Exposure Adjustments Temperature Adjustments Tone Curve Adjustments Color Adjustments Split Toning Grain If you would like to view this tutorial in written form, check out part one and part two!

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