Size DOES Matter; Shooting Tethered In Lightroom

Long a standard practiced by studio and commercial photographers, shooting tethered should be an essential part of your photography. It may seem a bit intimidating at first but you probably already have all the necessary equipment for shooting tethered, and setting things up is not at all difficult. Got a camera? Good. Got a computer […]

Proportional Exposure Management

I don’t use the Quick Develop Panel. There I said it. I’m as guilty as the next person for having ignored what is truly a powerful tool in Lightroom. Sure I’ve played around with some Alt key trickery but I never really thought of Quick Develop as a valuable part of my workflow … until […]

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While preparing a series of images for print on a high resolution printer, I found myself obsessing about removing any residual sensor noise or image imperfections from my collection. Normally, I’m pushing images to 72ppi for proofing on the web, which will often downsample out any irritable noise, dust, or imperfections. Not this time – […]

Alt-ered States

Continuing on with my exploration of time-saving keyboard tricks, I have become a huge fan of using the {Alt} key (mac or PC) to quickly access two functions I use daily: Tone Control and Export as Catalog. During my first pass on a large job in the Library module, I not only rate images and […]