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How To’s – Lightroom Guy

Lightroom Classic Preferences & Catalog Settings

Best Practice Settings for Lightroom Classic — Part I

Lightroom Classic Preference Settings

I was configuring the Preferences and Catalog Settings for a new Lightroom Classic catalog the other week and I realized that there isn’t a lot of good information about which settings are the most important to pay attention to. So, I conferred with D.A. Wagner and we came up with a list of the most important settings that need attention for running Lightroom Classic.

Lightroom Classic has a

By |2020-03-26T05:54:13+00:00February 28th, 2020|Adobe Lightroom Classic, How To's|0 Comments

Summer Travel Photography – Part 2

In the previous post of this series, I discussed an important way of thinking about how to approach your summer travel photography. I pointed out that cameras are just tools and it is up to us as photographers, to know when and how to use the right tool for the right job, especially when it comes to smartphones or traditional digital cameras.

By |2020-05-28T17:03:39+00:00August 8th, 2019|Digital Photography, How To's, Travel|0 Comments

1-2-3 Lightroom Develop Strategy

Our 1-2-3 Lightroom develop strategy is an easy and fast approach to great results for raw captures (JPEGs, too). Beginners and even experienced Lightroom users can benefit from utilizing Adobe Sensei’s ever improving machine learning. These features are incorporated into the Develop module of both Lightroom Classic and Lightroom CC. Using the 1-2-3 Lightroom develop strategy takes less time and is far more productive than poking around with sliders, especially if you’re unsure of what the sliders do.

Taking advantage

By |2020-05-28T18:07:22+00:00April 23rd, 2019|Adobe Lightroom Classic, Developing, How To's, YouTube|0 Comments

How to Create Copyright Preset for Lightroom Classic

It’s 2019 – Time to update your Lightroom copyright preset.

The method to create a Lightroom copyright preset hasn’t changed over the years. But like many things we only need to do once, we forget the process. So, as a public service, here’s the step-by-step process:

Create the Copyright Preset

In the Library Module, go to the Metadata Panel and from Preset pulldown menu on the right side, choose “Edit Presets.” If you should find the Metadata panel completely blank, you’ll need to select a photograph. Then the Metadata

By |2020-05-28T18:09:32+00:00January 2nd, 2019|Adobe Lightroom Classic, How To's, Library|0 Comments

How to Choose a New DSLR Lens Using Lightroom

How To Choose a DSLR Lens

We’ve discovered a great way to help you make a decision when you’re thinking about buying a new DSLR lens, using Lightroom Classic CC. If you’ve ever wondered whether or not a particular lens is worth investing in, here’s what we do. We start by looking at lenses and focal lengths using the Lightroom Classic Metadata search. Use the Lightroom Metadata panel to choose a DSLR LensThis came about as more and more of our clients have asked us – What would be a good

By |2018-05-26T08:00:03+00:00May 26th, 2018|Adobe Lightroom, Digital Photography, How To's|1 Comment

Lightroom Videos from the Lightroom Guys

After years of teaching and training hundreds of clients, we are pleased to announce Lightroom videos from the Lightroom Guys.

For a while now, we have been looking at options to get our content online in the form of educational Lightroom videos. Not content to work with just any online content provider, we feel fortunate to have had the folks at Pluralsight ask us to join them as authors. Pluralsight’s commitment to quality is a match for what we are all about: learning Lightroom to become better photographers. We also believe strongly in their editorial process of content review and learning

By |2017-08-05T11:08:20+00:00August 5th, 2017|How To's, Video|0 Comments

Four Ways to Adjust Lightroom Sliders

Do you ever find yourself dreading the amount of time it takes to develop all the photos from your last trip? Well, you are not alone! Over and over again we hear from clients about how they avoid selecting and developing because of the shear number of photos they took. One of our solutions is to demonstrate how we take advantage of all the features that Lightroom has to offer. And one of them is, that there are four ways to adjust Lightroom sliders in the Develop module.

We know it sounds a little to simple but, knowing how to quickly

The Easy Way to White Balance Color Cast in Lightroom

How to White Balance Color Cast in Lightroom

Use the Lightroom eyedropper to color correct your photo Ugly Yellow Color Cast!

You know that awful yellow cast (or blue or green or orange, etc.) that makes an indoor photo look funky and the people in it appear like aliens? It’s called a color cast and White Balancing is how you correct it. This color cast is caused by the quality of light in a room and how the white balance is set on your camera. The room could have fluorescent or incandescent lights (you have camera settings