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From Lightroom to Photoshop and Back Again

From Lightroom to Photoshop and Back Again

Lightroom is an elegant photo organization and editing tool. It does most things absolutely brilliantly. There are two cases, however, when you may need to access Photoshop to achieve your desired result. First, while Lightroom tools are sufficient for most editing needs, there are cases with the tool available is not inclusive enough to achieve the best outcome. Secondly, there will be cases when a task is not included in Lightroom's repertoire at all. In both cases, the use of Photoshop becomes a one-way street. Luckily, the transition between Adobe's two photographic tools is effortless.

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How to Use Lightroom's Spot Removal Tool

How to Use Lightroom's Spot Removal Tool

The spot removal tool in Lightroom is the go-to method to deal with annoying or undesirable spots in your photos. Spot removal is frequently used in portrait or modeling photography to improve the appearance of the skin. It is also used for the removal or duplication of fairly large objects or the elimination of annoying dust specks from a dirty camera sensor.

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Using Framing Compositions in Your Photography

Using Framing Compositions in Your Photography

When you want to create photos with a bit more originality, one of the easiest ways is just to change your perspective. Framing techniques are a way to do this.

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Going it Alone: A Step-By-Step Guide to Freelancing as a Photographer

Going it Alone: A Step-By-Step Guide to Freelancing as a Photographer

Think you're finally ready to take on the world as a freelance photographer? Follow our eight-point plan for launching your career as a lone-sword in the cut-throat world of photography and you'll be sure to hit the ground running.

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Interview with Els Vanopstal

Interview with Els Vanopstal

Els Vanopstal is an exceedingly talented photographer from Belgium. Both her self-portraits and her photos of others contain depth, honesty and relatable emotions. I had the fortunate chance to speak with her about rawness, lighting, photography genres, and more. I hope this inspires you to look at your work from a different perspective and be fearless when it comes to creative challenges.

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How to Easily Straighten Buildings in Lightroom

How to Easily Straighten Buildings in Lightroom

This article will help you get started with the Transform panel in Lightrooms Develop module. As an introduction, it is important to point out that buildings are ideal for geometric corrections as they almost always have hard edges and well-defined vertical and horizontal lines. Lightroom can detect lines and edges to the extent that some steps can be automated. I will also demonstrate how automation is not fool proof and how a simple and quick semi-auto method that has guaranteed results.

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Interview With Sebastian Siggerud

Interview With Sebastian Siggerud

Sebastian Tomas Siggerud is a talented photographer, 3D artist, and filmmaker. His love for nature and meaningful themes shines through all of his creations. I got the chance to speak with him about his love for photography, the reason he reveres nature, and the advice he would give to aspiring artists.

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Optimize Photos Through Lightroom Lens Profiles

Optimize Photos Through Lightroom Lens Profiles

One advantage of using Lightroom as your post-processing tool is that it contains a huge database of camera and lens specific information. No matter how advanced and precise the gear we use is, it is a fact of life that our lens will introduce us to some level of irregularities. These imperfections typically appear in photos in two ways.

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Stand Out on Social Media

Stand Out on Social Media

Many photographers on social media seek exposure, if not fame, to give their brands more space to grow. Valuable followers who are genuinely interested in your work will provide you with precious feedback, recommend your services to others, and make your job more interesting and diverse. However, it's easy to get discouraged by the sheer amount of photographers who are sharing their work on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc., and successfully so. Regardless of their fame, you can also succeed. You, too, can build a loyal following, which will enhance your brand and give you more job opportunities. Here are a few tips on how to market yourself as a photographer on social media, successfully.

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10 Tips for Shooting Newborns

10 Tips for Shooting Newborns

Baby portrait photography can be immensely rewarding. But it can also be challenging. Not only do you have parents hovering around waiting for that perfect picture, but you have this tiny human who would frankly rather be eating or sleeping. For these reasons and more, it’s important that you know what you’re doing. This will keep the baby safe, the parents happy, and will result in the best pictures possible. Here are a few tips to get you started.

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How to Use Basic Photography Skills to Make a Difference in the Lives of Others

How to Use Basic Photography Skills to Make a Difference in the Lives of Others

Creativity starts with making the most out of any situation. Everyone uses their creativity for different purposes, using different methods and individualized techniques. Sometimes they give speeches, sometimes they draw, or sometimes they take photographs like me. My adventure with photography started not long ago. Five years ago, I signed up for a photography club. At that time, since I knew nothing about photography, I lacked the tools, too. So, I borrowed the DSLR camera my mother had bought for herself, but never used. Her camera was nothing professional. Basically, I could use ISO up to 1600, and the camera couldn’t focus in the dark. Yet, it was enough for me to learn and to contribute. 

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How to Find and Define Your Artistic Style As A Photographer

How to Find and Define Your Artistic Style As A Photographer

When I was a young and inexperienced photographer, I wondered how my favourite artists created such stunning and meaningful images. Each one had an individual style which I would've been able to detect anywhere without being given the artist's name beforehand."How," I mused, "did these people find the creative spark and the abilities to come up with something that touched friends and strangers alike?" I myself wasn't able to achieve results even close to the ones I craved. I even tried copying styles, but all of my efforts were to no avail. I simply couldn't do it. The aforementioned question continuously haunted me as I took hundreds of pictures, disliked my results, and tried all over again.

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