If You Print Your Photos Then Read This

If You Print Your Photos Then Read This

Today is my public service announcement day. It's a lesson I learned many years ago, but every once in a while it comes back to remind me that I've gotten a little too relaxed. It mostly rears it's head when printing your photos, and it's something that we can easily...

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Free Lightroom Presets – The Ultimate Fighter Look

Free Lightroom Presets – The Ultimate Fighter Look

Being into the martial arts, I always enjoy watching the UFC Ultimate Fighter fights when I see them on TV. And since everything has its own reality TV show, you can imagine that the UFC isn't left out. They actually have one called the Ultimate Fighter. In the...

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My Favorite Go-To Long Exposure Photography Trick

First off, a huge thanks to the 350 Lightroom fans that came out to my Arlington/Dallas Lightroom seminar yesterday. I'm very lucky to have such nice crowds in each city I go to. Now it's on to Atlanta, GA for the same seminar tomorrow. Anyway, I took the photo above...

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Video: Photo Workflow From Start to Finish

Last week I was extremely honored to be featured in another episode of onOne Software's Perfect Inspiration series, hosted by Brian Matiash (and I'm totally stealing it at my blog post for the day) 😉 Basically, it's like a Before/After video where you take a photo...

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Free Lightroom Presets – Tonal Contrast Effect

Free Lightroom Presets – Tonal Contrast Effect

One of my favorite effects in Photoshop plug-ins is the Tonal Contrast effect. onOne Software's Perfect Effects has it, and Nik has it as well. But I know that lots of people still don't use 3rd party plug-ins, so I set out to try to recreate the effect in Lightroom....

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Free Lightroom Presets – Wedding Day

Free Lightroom Presets – Wedding Day

Here's an update to some older presets. See, I’m always dissecting “looks” that I find in photos, and I’ve seen this one for a while now. I named it Wedding Day because that’s mostly what I see the effect used on – wedding photos shot outdoors in the afternoon. It’s...

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Lightroom 4 Presets – Vignettes and Edge Darkening

Hi everyone. One of the things that just about all of my photos get is a vignette to darken the edges. It really helps bring in focus on your photos, and makes a great finishing touch. It's also perfect for a preset because it's something that's very repeatable, and...

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Lightroom Presets – Sharpening for Portrait Photos

A few weeks ago I posted some landscape and outdoor sharpening presets for Lightroom. This time around I have some presets that tend to work best for portraits. The main difference is the masking feature. With landscape and outdoor photos we typically want to sharpen...

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Lightroom Presets – Matt’s Auto-Enhance Preset

Hi everyone. I've had a bunch of requests to update my Auto Enhance preset. A while back, I found myself making the same adjustments over and over again. So I figured the Auto Tone settings in Lightroom, along with some of the Vibrance, Clarity and Vignetting settings...

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