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Have a lover, have friends, read books. Montaigne was right about one thing | Germaine Leece

We think we are escaping ourselves when we read literature, but we might be going deeper into our interior worlds through the therapy of reading<p>The understanding that literature can comfort, console and heal has been around since the second millennium BC; it is no coincidence that Apollo was the …

Books

7 road trip books that will stoke your wanderlust

MATADOR NETWORK Editors Matt Hershberger, Ana Bulnes, and Morgane Croissant selected 7 books that have made them want to get out and hit the open …

7 essential salads perfect for any menu

Sick of having the same old boring salad for lunch every day? We're here to help shake up your routine.<p>Even if you don't eat your greens as often as …

Understanding Composition & Why Not Doing So Is Undermining Your Work

Composition, as a term, stems from the latin for ‘put together.’ It can refer to the action, or strictly as a noun, and it doesn’t solely apply to …

How-To: Make the most of Lightroom to streamline your photo editing & cataloging

When Apple ceased development of Aperture, a lot of serious photographers were very unhappy about Apple’s attempt to palm them off with Photos instead. Many headed instead to Lightroom, the photo cataloging and editing app Adobe created from the ground up specifically for photographers.<p>If you’re …

Use This Lightroom ‘Secret Slider’ Trick for Extreme Shadow Recovery

Retoucher Matt Kloskowski offers this quick and easy Lightroom tip for your mental library: if you ever find yourself with a drastically underexposed …

Lightroom Trick To Get More From Your Shadows Than Your Shadows Slider Allows

As photographers, we are forever searching for ways to get our images to look as we envision them. One of our primary problems comes from the fact …

Extreme Shadow Recovery Trick in Lightroom

Sometimes a photograph needs extreme shadow recovery, and Lightroom 5’s shadow slider just doesn’t cut it. Lightroom 4’s old f<i>ill light</i> slider can be …

How to Create a Signature Watermark in Lightroom

Today we’ll show you how to create a watermark to place on your images in Lightroom to add a level of security to your work.

Making Sure All The Photos in Your Lightroom Catalog Have Your Copyright Info Embedded

Posted By Scott Kelby on Monday, April 6, 2015 in Featured, Library | 15 comments<p>Hi Gang (and Happy Monday). This is a quick tip for making sure …

How To Create a Photo Book in Lightroom and Send it to Print

Capturing a collection of photographs and assembling them into a physical photo book can sometimes seem like more trouble than it is worth. Different …

Black and White preference

Here is a quick tip to help you with your Black and White conversions… make sure that “Apply auto mix when first converting to black and white” is …

Tutorials

How to Get The New Dehaze Tool In Lightroom 6

So you bit the bullet and invested in Lightroom 6. Then Adobe announced their new Creative Cloud program and you decided you would stick with …

24 Essential Daily Keyboard Shortcuts in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom

Saving precious seconds here and there really adds up. Speed up your workflow in Adobe Lightroom with the most used keyboard shortcuts. This …

Tutorials

These Are the Keys to Keeping Your Lightroom Installation in Optimum Condition

Lightroom is an amazing app. Capable of cataloguing and editing tens of thousands of RAW images all from the click of a mouse. Despite it’s slick …

10 More Things I Would Tell a New Lightroom User: #6

<b>#6: Use Lightroom to move photos between folders</b>In my previous tip I mentioned the occasional need to create a subfolder and move photos into it, and …

Tutorials

A Primer on Reading and Using Histograms

Image histograms are useful tools that can be used to help properly gauge the exposure and contrast within a scene during shooting or to balance the …

50 Summer Salads You'll Actually Enjoy Eating

No more sad, wilted greens.<p>No more sad, wilted greens.

How To Master Indoor Photography With Natural Light

Whether you’re a street, portrait, still life, raccoon, or landscape photographer you’ll undoubtedly benefit from practicing indoors from time to …

How to Read a Photograph's Histogram

What that chart of colors really means<p>You've probably seen this x-y graph on your camera or some photo editing software. It shows the data of your photo's color range. It's not as intimidating as it looks. Here's how to master it.<p><b>The vertical axis</b> shows the number of pixels at each light level. (A …

Why Aperture Priority Is the Best Mode for Wedding Photography

<i>“Real pros shoot manual.”</i><p>If I had a penny for every time I had heard this in a photography forum, I could have given up wedding photography years ago …

Landscape Photography

How I Have My Camera Set Up to Shoot Weddings

The Nikon D750 is one of the most talked about cameras in a long time. It’s a small lightweight body that packs a major feature set and has even …

Cameras

How to Buy a Monitor for Photo Editing

No, purchasing a monitor for photo editing isn’t exactly straight forward, so don’t be so quick to become quippy. Instead, you’ll be surprised to …

Photo Editing

How to Use Focal Lock

At a recent wedding I handed my camera over to a friend to take a shot of my little family and I. We posed for a few shots, looking forward to …

Top 5 Tips for Lighting a Wedding by Photographer Ryan Brenizer

Here’s a 10-minute video in which well-known wedding photographer Ryan Brenizer shares 5 of his top tips for lighting in wedding photography. He …

Lighting 101: Flash and Ambient Balancing For Dramatic Effect

You are watching a free tutorial from Lighting 101.<br>To view the entire course, upgrade to Premium or purchase it in the SLR Lounge Store.<p>X<p>To …