Sunday, September 16

Lightroom Features - Develop Module

This is a followup to my 9/15 post on Lightroom Features. Have you really explored all that Lightroom Develop Module has? Check out the photo to the left to see multiple tools - Presets and Profiles that offer combinations for enhancing photos. Many features are as good as 3rd party tools you purchase.

Lightroom Develop Presets
Lightroom Develop Presets

Saturday, September 15

Lightroom Features - Library and Develop Modules

As I explore additional post-processing solutions using Lightroom, I find additional tools and features that are very useful in my workflow. So, to record these for reference (as well as a refresher), the posts will be assigned labels titled with keywords 'Lightroom' and 'Features' for searching. Here are a few:

.. batch renaming of exported file names - select exported image(s) > right click > rename (great for consistently renaming similar photos of a particular shoot -or- just for clean organizing
.. setting proper whites and blacks without blowouts; under the section Tone' ... hold shift > double left click 'whites' and double left click 'blacks'
.. save time by creating user export presets - How to ... Presets for temporary, one use Jpegs or Facebook posts or website sharing.
.. explore and use Adobe's Presets (left side in the Develop Module) specifically Creative and Vignetting. Super easy and effective, providing a quick starting point for post-processing images

Friday, September 14

Lightroom Tutorials 101 - A Great Refresher

If you're interested in learning more about Adobe Lightroom and how you can use it to improve your photos, Photography Planet has a huge collection of articles and tutorials available for free. They compiled the Lightroom 101 series to provide an introduction to Lightroom's Library and Develop Modules

Sunday, September 2

Depth of Field (Bokeh)

Depth of field is the zone of acceptable sharpness within a photo that will appear in focus. In every picture, there is a certain area of your image in front of, and behind the subject that will appear in focus. So the Key Concepts are: 

To Increase depth of field
.. Narrow your aperture (larger f-number)
.. Move farther from the subject
.. Shorten focal length

To Decrease depth of field
.. Widen your aperture (smaller f-number)
.. Move closer to the subject
.. Lengthen your focal length

Source: Understanding Depth of Field