Advanced Healing Brush in Lightroom 5

Tweet One of the new features of Adobe Lightroom 5 is a more advanced healing brush. When Adobe released Lightroom 2 they added a spot removal brush, however this brush was far from perfect and only allowed you to select a circle to heal. As we all know whenever you have an imperfection to fix in an image it rarely is in the shape of a exact circle. With Lightroom 5 Beta the Healing brush has been totally overhauled to now allow you...

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The Basics of Time Lapse Photography with Vincent Laforet

Tweet I ran across some videos that Canon published with Vincent Laforet that are really solid intros to shooting time lapse photography. If you want to get into this type of photography check out this video series below: In the first episode, Vincent Laforet introduces basic time lapse concepts including what to look for when searching for the ideal time lapse subjects, how to ensure smooth movement during playback, and other useful...

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How to Photograph Tulips

Tweet Todays article is a guest post by Mark Pouley It takes a special photograph of a flower to be considered unique or original.  Still, their color and splendor are a siren song drawing photographers to capture their beauty.  Where I live this phenomenon is magnified during the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival.  The annual display of color draws thousands of visitors from around the world and it seems each of them is armed with a...

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Radial Gradient Tool in Lightroom 5

Tweet A new feature that Adobe added with Lightroom 5 Beta is a radial gradient tool. This new tool is available in the develop module and makes it really easy to add a custom sized vignette to your image. To use the Radient Gradient tool just click on the icon underneath the histogram and then just like using any other brush in Lightroom click and drag a circle over the image to create your mask. After you create your selection you...

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Learning Pixelmator book now available

Tweet I am super excited to announce the release of my Learning Pixelmator book! Pixelmator is a great app for the Mac (sorry all PC’s) that gives you some pretty robust functionality similar to Photoshop but at a fraction of the price. It has a very clean design, performance is great and it’s really a must have app if you need something to edit your photos. Learning Pixelmator is great for photographers of any level who...

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