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The Photoshop Techniques Every Lightroom User Needs To KNow

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While Adobe Lightroom Classic is a powerful image editor and workflow management tool in its own right, there are certain things that it cannot do. To go beyond Lightroom, you need a pixel editor such as Adobe Photoshop.  In this class, I will teach you how and why to utilize Adobe Photoshop alongside Lightroom.  I will present a coherent Lightroom/Photoshop workflow strategy and take you through the features of Photoshop that every Lightroom user should know, including:

  • How to prepare images for Photoshop in the Lighroom Develop Module
  • Sending images from Lightroom to Photoshop
  • Understanding Layers/Adjustment Layers/Layer Masks
  • Cloning/Healing/Content Aware Fill Tools
  • Adding text to your images
  • Using Plug-in software in Layers and as Smart Filters
  • High-Pass Sharpening
  • Working with RAW Smart Objects in Photoshop
  • How to finish Photoshop files in Adobe Lightroom
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Pro Tip: Cleaning Up Your Lightroom Catalog

Streamline Your Lightroom Catalog

I’ve been using Adobe Lightroom (Lightroom Classic) in earnest for about five years now, and my image library contains over 80,000 photos. Every now and then, I like to streamline my catalog to reduce clutter. A great way to do this is by using the “Refine Photos” command in Lightroom Classic:

Easily reduce clutter and streamline your Lightroom Classic catalog with the “refine photos” tool.
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The Image Doctors #11

The Image Doctors Photography Podcast

Infrared Photography

This week, Jason and Rick are talking about digital infrared photography. Infrared photography is more accessible than ever, so here’s what you need to know before you get started, from choosing a conversion to what subjects to photograph.

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The Image Doctors #10

The Image Doctors Photography Podcast

What Photographers Worry Too Much About

In this episode, Rick and Jason talk about many topics that photographers obsess over and ask whether those things really matter. Does your camera have enough megapixels? Is it ever a good idea to use auto-ISO? Do I have the best lens? Sit back and enjoy our discussion of these topics and more.

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Nikon D6 DSLR & 120-300mm lens

New Nikon Flagship DSLR Announced

The Nikon D6 flagship DSLR (Image courtesy Nikon)

Nikon has announced the development of their newest flagship DSLR, the Nikon D6. Given the timing of this announcement, and that 2019 marks the 20th year of Nikon single-digit “D” digital cameras (the D1 was released in 1999), I would speculate that we’ll see the D6 available sometime later this fall.

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The flagship D-series Nikon DSLRs are geared towards professional sports/action photographers who need the best autofocus, fastest frame rates, and superior low-light performance. These cameras offer superior weather sealing, long battery life, and an integrated vertical grip, ideal for using larger telephoto lenses.

Nikon 120-300mm f/2.8 FL ED SR VR Nikkor

Nikon 120-300mm f/2.8E FL ED SR VR zoom Nikkor (Image courtesy Nikon)

Also announced today was a new fast telephoto zoom lens for sports photographers. The Nikon 120-300mm f/2.8E FL ED SR VR lens will use Nikon’s electronic aperture control for more reliable exposure control, and will incorporate fluorite (FL) elements as well as Nikon’s extra low-dispersion (ED) glass elements. This pro lens will be ideal for sports photographers who work from fixed locations, where having a zoom lens becomes extremely valuable. What’s interesting here is the as of yet undisclosed “SR” designation. I guess we’ll have to wait to see what that one means!

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