Posts Tagged "lessons"

How to use the new Upright tool in Lightroom CC

Posted by on Jun 23, 2016 in Lightroom, Software | 0 comments

How to use the new Upright tool in Lightroom CC

Sorry for not continuing my story of my transition to Fuji this week, but Adobe released an update for Lightroom CC that I think is important to show you.  Earlier in June Adobe released a new version of Lightroom and for CC subscribers there was a new feature added – “Guided Upright”.  As this does change one of the existing panels in the develop module (Lens Corrections) and add a new panel (Transform). The first thing you will notice when you go to the Lens Correction panel, the Upright tool is no longer there in Lightroom CC 2015.6, it has been moved to a separate panel just below called Transform.  You will also notice that some of the other...

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Photo challenge for fun and learning

Posted by on May 25, 2016 in Adventures | 1 comment

Photo challenge for fun and learning

Recently my 10 year old son and I had a couple of hours to kill in the city whilst the rest of the family was off seeing a show. I was keen for my son to learn some photography skills and for me to flex my creative mind a bit further as well. The idea of just going to the city with cameras in hand and hoping for the best didn’t resonate with me and would most likely lead to boredom for the younger member of the party. We decided to undertake a “Hunt and Shoot” photo challenge instead, the rules being fairly simple; 9 given subjects (as supplied by my lovely wife) Timelimit – the length of the show that other family members were seeing Distance...

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Learning to accept feedback on your photos

Posted by on Mar 8, 2015 in Techniques | 1 comment

Learning to accept feedback on your photos

A number of weeks ago I wrote a blog post suggesting a number of methods for giving constructive feedback to photographers when asked. This week I am going to look at the reverse side of that discussion, how to gauge and evaluate feedback provided to your photographs. One the key factors to this is that anyone who provides you feedback for a photograph is providing their opinion. This understanding can be a bit of release in some circumstances, because you come to realise that not every opinion has equal weight and an opinion is not right or wrong, it is just an opinion. So when it comes to receiving feedback for your photos here are a couple of things to remember: 1)...

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The first 5 things to understand about Adobe’s Lightroom

Posted by on Jan 19, 2015 in Lightroom, Software | 0 comments

The first 5 things to understand about Adobe’s Lightroom

Adobe’s Lightroom is a very comprehensive program that can be used to both catalogue and process your pictures. With new subscription pricing models available that bundle this program with Photoshop and the demise of Apple’s Aperture, more photographers than every seem to investigating this program. As with any program, new users can feel a little overwhelmed when they first start using Lightroom so here are a few key concepts to understand about the program. 1) Lightroom Catalogue File The first thing to understand is the Lightroom catalogue file, it is after all the heart of the program. The catalogue is a database that contains 3 pieces of information...

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Composition and your intent

Posted by on May 26, 2013 in Techniques | 0 comments

Composition and your intent

I wrote a few weeks ago about a process for helping your photography called BE CALM when it came to making good photographs. BE CALM stands for Breathe & Examine, Composition, Angle, Light and Mood. This week I would like to expand on the first principle there – Composition. When we get to the point on our photography path where we start progressing from taking photos to making photos, composition is normally the first element of the photo that needs to be addressed. The big mental shift that comes into effect when we start making our photos is that we start examining our intent for the image prior pressing the shutter. Why are you making this photograph? What...

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