Dodging and Burning Using Adobe Lightroom
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Dodging and Burning Using Adobe Lightroom

The art of dodging and burning using Adobe Lightroom has been made massively easier with the introduction of masking tools. In this post we’re going to cover dodging (lightening) and burning (darkening) using the tools available in Adobe Lightroom alone. There are other ways to go about this in Photoshop that I will write about…

New Photography Training for 2023
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New Photography Training for 2023

Happy New Year everyone! I love the New Year because it’s a time for new beginnings, an opportunity to reset for the New Year and assess what’s worked (photography training) and perhaps more importantly, what hasn’t worked so well in the previous twelve months! Every year I go through my Notes and I’m amazed and…

Ultimate Guide to Taking Sharp Landscape Photographs
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Ultimate Guide to Taking Sharp Landscape Photographs

This post takes us through the steps required to get perfectly sharp landscape photographs from front to back and side to side. I’ve been using various techniques, including focus stacking in Photoshop, increasingly in my landscape photography. Always with the same goal. To create an image that is sharp where I need it to be…

The Best Photo Editing Software 2022
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The Best Photo Editing Software 2022

The best photo editing software for landscape photography is a subject that I think I am reasonably well placed to comment on, having suffered and benefited from multiple solutions over the course of my career. As ever, I only feature software I have good hands on experience of. The section entitled Best of the Rest…

The Best Way to Use Adobe Lightroom Collections
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The Best Way to Use Adobe Lightroom Collections

In this post we’re taking a look at Adobe Lightroom Collections, how to create them, when to create them and where they sit in relation to the Catalog and keywords. Keywords or Collections? Adobe Lightroom offers a lot of choices when it comes to Catalog Management. Keywords, Keyword Sets, Collections, Collection Sets, Quick Collections, Smart…

Catalog Management with Lightroom Classic
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Catalog Management with Lightroom Classic

In this guide, we will be focusing on Catalog Management with Lightroom Classic. Adobe Lightroom Classic is the tool preferred by most professional photographers. Let’s take a closer look and figure out why that is. Adobe Lightroom Classic vs. Adobe Lightroom Adobe Lightroom Classic is the freestanding version of Lightroom that is still favoured by…

Library Management in DxO Photolab 4
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Library Management in DxO Photolab 4

Library Management in DxO Photolab 4 Update: DxO Photolab 5 is the more recent version of the program – DxO Photolab 5 Review In this post, I’ll be looking at Library Management in DxO Photolab 4 in detail. I’ll explain how it works in comparison with Adobe Lightroom and talk about why you might want…