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Lightroom 4: Basic Sliders & Tone Control

In addition to the changing Lightroom’s baseline processing values, Lightroom’s engineers made a series of significant changes to the controls found in the Basic panel within Lightroom’s Develop module. These give better control over the tones in your images and improve Lightroom’s ability to recover highlight and shadow detail. As part of this change, Adobe […]

Trendwatching with “A-list” and “B-list” sources

In the Agile Photographer presentation, I recommend developing two RSS feeds or bookmark folders to help you glean the most valuable information from the sea of blog posts, news sources and Twitter updates on the Web. I call these your “A-list” and “B-list” sources. The A-list sources are the most thought-provoking sources of content. Those […]

Agile Photographer Wrap-up: Fairfield NJ.

I’m reflecting on last night’s Agile Photographer Presentation at Unique Photo over a delicious cappuccino at Espresso Neat in Darien, CT. Darien, with its tidy upscale downtown, reminds me of Bronxville, NY and provides significant contrast to the bustle and energy I’ve experienced on this trip in Philadelphia, New York and New Jersey. At last […]

Agile Photographer: Kansas City

Late last week, I kicked off the fall tour of the ASMP seminar Agile Photographer: A Multimedia Partner for Business series. In the  seminar, I encourage photographers to think outside the traditional publishing channels to discover, and generate, new opportunities for building a business creating compelling imagery. Judging by their questions and comments, the attendees in Kansas […]

The Curse Of The Expert

In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities. In the expert’s mind there are few. – Shunryu Suzuki For the past several years I’ve worked hard to be the go-to expert for my client’s Photoshop, workflow, color management and printing needs. While I’ve always found it immensely rewarding to be able to remove the technical […]

Really Useful Premiere Pro Tip

I picked up this Premiere Pro editing tip from veteran editor Tim Kolb on the Creative Cow forums and thought I would share it with you. When editing audio in Adobe Premiere Pro, switching your sequence’s units from frames to audio units allows you to make more precise audio edits on the timeline to remove […]

Friday Round-up: The $2.99 Follow Focus, Revolutionary Data Visualization and Mr. Beam Takes On the World

The $2.99 Follow Focus. I came across this little tidbit last night, a jar opener turned follow focus and am game to give it a try. Thus weekend I’ll be making a trip to Bed Bath and Beyond (probably the only the you’ll hear that on my blog) and pick up one to test. I’ll […]

SB3: Up Your Game

It’s been a week and a half since the Strictly Business 3 conference in LA and I’m still abuzz with ideas from the conference. If you haven’t been to SB3, I highly encourage you to do so. It’s a rare chance to network with your peers, become inspired by a host of outstanding presenters and […]

30 Days of CS5: Conclusion

This wraps up our 30 Days of CS5 series. Although we’ve covered lots of new ground, we’re still really only scratching the surface of how these features can be implemented into your workflow to help you work faster and expand your creative options. Those deeper posts will continue over weeks and months to come, particularly […]

30 Days of CS5: NetAverages

Let’s face it, in the Internet age, information is power. Google pioneered an entirely new, highly profitable business of leveraging information. But you and I, we’re the little guys. We don’t have access to the same information the big companies have and as a result, we often make decisions based on little more than an […]