Tutorials — January 2014

When working up an image in the Lightroom Develop module (or in any raw processing software), the white balance settings are a critical part of the puzzle. If you want your images to look neutral, i.e. without a color cast, then you have to nail down the white balance and it has to be extremely accurate. I would guess that...
Landscape photography is a very popular "genre" of photography, and it’s not a surprise. Who doesn’t enjoy being somewhere beautiful, majestic, or even surreal, and also having the opportunity to make a photograph of that place at the same time? Skill, expertise, experience and location are, of course, important elements to making a great landscape photograph, but we wouldn’t be...
The Develop module is the heart of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom. It is where all the magic happens. It is also the most complex module in Lightroom. As such, before we dive into the Develop module and discuss some of the critical adjustments in depth, I wanted to recap what we have already covered and give an overview of the Develop...
Taking photos with an extremely shallow depth of field can be challenging, yet exceptionally creative and rewarding. Capturing a photo where the subject is pin sharp set against a smooth, rich, bokeh background can offer a real sense of satisfaction. Creating a shallow depth of field can mean shooting at very large apertures where the slightest of movement can through...
The histogram is one of the most important tools we have on our digital cameras and in our processing software. A histogram is a bar graph of the intensity of the light absorbed by the sensor in a digital image file. Like any bar graph, it can be read both vertically and horizontally. The horizontal axis spans the range of...