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Smaller Files, Faster Loading: The Advantages and Disadvantages of Converting Raw Files to DNG

If you've looked closely at the Import dialog in Lightroom, you may have noticed an option that says "Convert as DNG." This helpful video will …

How to Create a Film Look for Your Photos From Scratch in Lightroom

The film look is currently enjoying a resurgence, and with that have come many preset packs and the like. While some of those are great, practicing …

Eight Lightroom Tips for Power Users

Click the title of the article to read this post on Improve Photography, which includes all media files mentioned.Adobe Lightroom is a super digital …

How to Get the Popular Teal and Orange Look Using Adobe Lightroom

<i>You can get a nice teal and orange look typically used by Instagrammers with some simple adjustments in Adobe Lightroom.</i><p>The so-called “teal and …

How to Make Precise Adjustments with the Gradient Filter on Lightroom

<b>Here’s a quick and useful tutorial that will teach you how to really, really, really use a gradient filter.</b><p>One of the most useful tools on your …

How to Add Depth and Drama to a Landscape Image in Lightroom

Half of creating a landscape image is in the editing process. This is where you shape the photo to match your personal style and to make whatever …

This Tip Will Give You Finer Control Over Slider Adjustments In Lightroom

<i>Sometimes it can be a pain to use the sliders in Lightroom to get a precise value; this tip will make that easier!</i><p>I think we have all been there at …

13 Steps for Editing Street Photography in Lightroom from Start to Finish

Favorite editing tools for street photographyI admit it, I take too many photos. I know it, and I have too many images to deal with, and unless I am …

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Check Out This Little Known Color Tool for Lightroom Users

Adobe Lightroom and Camera Raw house some solid color and toning options. These can be applied in a non-destructive way, and in general will get the …

How to Edit MOODY DARK Images Like Taylorcutfilms

This is a Lightroom tutorial that goes over the how to achieve a moody, green dark grade like Taylor cut films, Jordan Taylor Wright.<p><b>THE ORIGINAL</b> …

Photography Tips

Walk yourself fit: how striding out could transform your body

You walk every day without giving it a thought, but what if you could unlock a better, fitter, stronger you?<p>• Plus scroll down for step-by-step instructions<p>“Some people walk like this.” Joanna Hall, sports scientist, one-time TV fitness guru and now walking expert springs off to demonstrate a walk. …

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A Quick and Helpful Tip for Organizing Images in Lightroom

Half the trick to success with Lightroom is knowing how to move around the app efficiently. A lot of that comes down to the right combination of …

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14 Helpful Lightroom Tips and Tricks to Improve Your Photo Editing

Adobe Lightroom is an app that’s filled with all kinds of helpful features that can make life easier for you once you learn they exist. Here’s a …

Three Tips to Speed Up Adobe Lightroom

I have heard several photographers complain about how slow Adobe Lightroom is. While I agree that Adobe needs to make some improvements to their …

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These Two Lightroom Tutorials Are Guaranteed to Improve Your Nature & Landscape Photographs

Most landscape and nature photographers consider Lightroom’s Graduated Filter to be almost indispensable for processing their images. The ability to …

3 Powerful Tips for the Perfect Vignette in Lightroom

The vignette is one of the most powerful ways to boost your photos. It reduces your photo’s brightness at corners and sides compared to the image …

Sharpening in Lightroom: Make the Most Out of the Detail Panel

Adobe Lightroom was a pretty slick piece of software to begin with, but over the past several updates it has become an incredibly powerful tool for …

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Creating Impactful Black and White Imagery for Instagram

<i>Photographers who love black and white photography should check this out!</i><p>Are you drawn to dramatic and impactful black and white imagery on Instagram …

Adobe Updater Deletes Lightroom 6: Here’s How to Get It Back

If you use Lightroom 6 and don’t have any plans to switch to Adobe’s subscription software, here’s a warning: don’t run the Lightroom updater through …

Shaping the Light of a Landscape Photo Using Only Lightroom

There's often the belief that creating a fully polished photo requires the use of Photoshop at some point in the process. However, Lightroom is …

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The best iPhone camera lenses you can get your hands on

The photographic capabilities of the iPhone have come a long way since the 2-megapixel camera found inside the original model. But, there are times …

How to Optimize Images for Instagram

Instagram has become the go-to platform for photographers to market their work. It’s not surprising as the image-sharing network has more than 600 …

Tutorials

Black&White Conversion Lightroom Tutorial

In a world of over-saturated color, candyfloss HDR and fake vintage film apps, its easy to forget about the simple allure of black and white …

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Quick Tip: Refining Local Adjustments in Lightroom

Making local adjustments in Lightroom can be a great way to bring attention to a specific part of your image, but they lack an opacity slider to …

7 Lightroom Tricks and Shortcuts from Landscape Photographer Toma Abonciu (VIDEO)

Yesterday we shared a Lightroom video demonstrating why one top pro insists, ”Every photographer should be using Lightroom.” Today, in the tutorial …

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30 Composition Styles for Taking Good Pictures

Ever since I decided to start learning photography, I’ve been looking for a good catalog of composition ideas. Once you figure out the mechanics of …

PSA: Deleting Old Lightroom Data Can Clear Up a TON of Space

Photos take up a lot of storage space. That’s just something that us photographers have to deal with. That said, there’s no reason to <i>waste</i> space on …

Tutorials

Snapseed Review: Best Photo-Editing App for Serious Photographers

Snapseed (www.snapseed.com, free) surpasses all other general photo-editing apps we've tested in terms of professional quality and control, and it's …

Mobile Photography

Everything You Need to Know About Lightroom’s Radial Filter

One of the most under-utilized yet exceptionally powerful tools in Adobe Lightroom is the radial filter. But whether you’re an old hand with this …

Can't get enough of S-Town? Stream these 5 documentaries.

Eccentric characters, secretive loners, and hidden geniuses to watch at home.<p>The new podcast <i>S-Town</i>, from the same team that made <i>Serial</i>, launched on March 28, releasing all seven of its episodes at once for eager listeners to binge on. As the story begins, reporter Brian Reed travels to Woodstock, …

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