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2025 Fall Photo Cruise!

Canada and New England Travel Photography Cruise

September 26- Oct. 4, 2025

Round-trip from New York City/Brooklyn

I’m excited to offer my clients a unique “photo vacation” experience in 2025. Join me on an exciting 7-night cruise from New York City as we journey to Canada and New England aboard the majestic Enchanted Princess. This all-inclusive event includes private excursions at four major destinations and on-board photography workshops where you’ll hone your travel photography techniques and image processing skills. Companions and smart-phone shooters are welcome on this tour, too!

Details and itinerary here:

POTD: Oh, baby!

This great egret chick isn’t ready to leave the nest, but it was curious about all the photographers surrounding it at Wakodahatchee Wetlands in Delray Beach, FL. I just got back from my Florida Birding Workshop, where we spent four days working to get the best possible camera and processing settings for bird photography. I still have openings to join me in the field this summer and fall!

Ultimate Infrared with Lightroom

Skip Photoshop and Process Your Raw Digital Infrared Images Directly in Adobe Lightroom

With my custom profiles (included in this class), you’ll be able to perform channel-swapping on raw infrared photos without using Photoshop!

What if I told you that the limitations of Adobe Lightroom for processing digital infrared images could be completely removed, allowing you to make all of your creative adjustments to infrared raw files without having to resort to OEM software and Photoshop?

Well, over the last two years, I’ve developed a set of custom profiles and presets that allow me to do just that. I’m now able to process infrared images from my full-spectrum camera directly in Lightroom. Whether it’s the muted look from 720nm infrared, or the bold colors of a channel-swapped 590nm filter, I can do it all without going to Photoshop.

Join me on Zoom Thursday, April 11th 6-8pm US Eastern Time where I’ll be teaching this approach to processing infrared photos

Topics Include

  • Fundamental processing workflow for editing infrared raw photos in ACR/Lr
  • How to set proper white balance in Lightroom with a custom camera profile
  • Performing channel-swapping on color IR images directly in Lightroom (blue sky effect)
  • Creating 1-click presets for all types of infrared photos
  • 720nm infrared looks
  • 665 and 590nm color infrared processing
  • Monochrome conversion from color infrared photos
  • Creating glow effects in Lightroom
  • Using Masking tools to enhance infrared photos
  • Fixing problems like banding, hotspots, and vignetting

Bonus content included with this class

  • Preset for creating infrared DCP camera profiles using Adobe’s DNG Profile Editor software
  • My special channel-swapping profile for ACR/Lightroom to use with infrared photos
  • My ACR/Lr presets for enhancing infrared photos

Optional: I’ll create a custom set of ACR/Lightroom profiles for your infrared camera

If creating profiles and presets sounds like something you’d rather not attempt, you can choose the option to let me build you a custom set of infrared profiles and presets for your camera (one wavelength). You can then install them directly and use them right away without any trial and error.

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The Image Doctors #225

New Nikon Z lenses!

This week, we discuss the recently announced Nikon 28-400mm f/4-8 Z lens, plus the new Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 Di III VXD G2 in Nikon Z mount.

Immediate opening for California/Oregon workshop

Due to an unforeseen cancellation, we have an immediate opening to join our May California/Oregon Redwoods Coastal Safari.

Vintage Film Presets for ACR & Adobe Lightroom

Recreate the look of your favorite film stocks with a single click

I’ve spent several months developing settings to recreate the look of classic films and they are now available as a set of presets and profiles for Adobe Camera Raw and Adobe Lightroom/Lightroom Classic. My Vintage Presets Pack includes 47 ACR/Lightroom presets for emulating 27 classic films, plus 37 creative profiles for creating your own custom vintage looks.

Original (left) | Velvia (Right)

27 Film Looks With a Single Click

Color Print Films

  • Gold 100/200/400/800
  • Superia 100/200/400/800
  • Portra 160

Color Slide Films

  • Kodachrome 64
  • Astia 100
  • Provia 100
  • Velvia 100

Black and White Films

Original (left) | Tri-X (right)
  • Ilford Pan 50
  • APX Pro 100
  • Neopan Pro 100
  • TMax 100
  • Plus-X 125
  • APX Pro 400
  • Delta Pro 400
  • HP5 Plus 400
  • Neopan 400
  • TMax 400
  • Tri-X 400
  • Neopan Pro 1600
  • Delta Pro 3200
  • Tmax Pro 3200