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How Loupedeck+ Fixes Some of Lightrooms Biggest Failures

How Loupedeck+ Fixes Some of Lightrooms Biggest Failures

While Lightroom remains one of the most popular options for processing raw files, it is far from perfect. Thankfully, where Lightroom fails, the Loupedeck+ picks up the slack.

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Reduce Distractions and Become a More Efficient Retoucher with These Tips

Reduce Distractions and Become a More Efficient Retoucher with These Tips

When it comes to photography, the most time consuming part of the process is the editing. Retouching a beauty photo can take 3 hours with no breaks. Because of this, I’ve been trying to find new ways to be more efficient without cutting corners.

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How to Remove Noise by Stacking Multiple Photos

How to Remove Noise by Stacking Multiple Photos

As a photographer you are probably confronted every now and then with unacceptably high noise levels. This may occur when using extremely high ISO levels, or perhaps when lifting shadows too much in post processing. You can try to reduce noise by one or two sliders in Photoshop, Lightroom, or similar software, or by stacking a couple of photos.

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Are Your Photo Editing Habits Impairing Your Creativity?

Are Your Photo Editing Habits Impairing Your Creativity?

Loads of photographers enjoy a little light entertainment during the often monotonous process of editing photos. When you’ve got to bang out edits on a 10-hour wedding or work your way through vacation photos, it’s nice to have something playing in the background. However, recent studies suggest that whether you listen to music or podcasts or binge-watch your favorite shows, you might be hindering your creativity.

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The Problem With Presets

The Problem With Presets

Retouching is an essential part of the photography process. A photo does not get published without some finishing applied in post production. Automation tools such as presets and actions help speed up this process, but there is a danger in using them. This article discusses the problem with presets.

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Three More Things Capture One Can Do That Lightroom Can’t: Luma Curve, Sessions, and Process Recipes

Three More Things Capture One Can Do That Lightroom Can't: Luma Curve, Sessions, and Process Recipes

This is the second in this series of posts highlighting some of the differentiators between Capture One and Lightroom. As with the first, if you’re reading this, the likelihood is that you are or were recently a Lightroom user and are curious about a better software solution with which to treat your images.

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The Art of Portraits: Telling a Story with Gavin Hoey

The Art of Portraits: Telling a Story with Gavin Hoey

When you move beyond the technique of capturing people with appropriate lighting, while maintaining a flattering expression and pose for the subject, what should you be adding or recreating in your imagery next?

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Capture One Tips: Three Beginner Tips for a Faster and More Efficient Workflow

Capture One Tips: Three Beginner Tips for a Faster and More Efficient Workflow

Capture One is one of those programs that, once learned, is hard to do without, but due to the common experience of learning post-processing software within an Adobe ecosystem, anything different like Capture One can appear less intuitive or more challenging, even if it isn’t.

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Five Things Capture One Can Do That Lightroom Can’t

Five Things Capture One Can Do That Lightroom Can't

If you’re reading this, the likelihood is that you are currently or were recently a Lightroom user and are looking for better software with which to treat your images. That quest to find the best software is not necessarily an easy one, but it is necessary. While you may change camera bodies, lenses, lights, locations, and styles, the one constant that touches all of your images is the software used to develop them.

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Negative Lab Pro 2.0: C41 Scanning Heaven!

Negative Lab Pro 2.0: C41 Scanning Heaven!

Scanning film has always been a bit of a pain. However, with time comes progress, and Nate over at Negative Lab Pro has been doing some awesome work, making scanning C-41 film using a DSLR or mirrorless easier than ever. However, using Negative Lab Pro with a flatbed scanner has always been a bit lacking. That just changed with Negative Lab Pro 2.0 and an unlikely partner: Vuescan.

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Portfolio Editing Using Lightroom

Portfolio Editing Using Lightroom

I worked as a travel photographer for 8 years. In this period, I shot hundreds of thousands of images. As this part of my career came to a close, I wanted to have a portfolio of images that represented eight years of commercial travel photography. In this article, I’ll share how I used Lightroom and the Creative Cloud to edit a large body of work into a portfolio.

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Capture One Express: Straightforward, Powerful, and Free

Capture One Express: Straightforward, Powerful, and Free

What is Capture One Express? Simply put, it’s a totally free and simplified version of the Capture One editing software that still offers the same superior raw handling ability as the Pro version.

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Stop Wasting Your Time and Start Using Lightroom Rating Systems

Stop Wasting Your Time and Start Using Lightroom Rating Systems

You use Lightroom to process batches of images because you know how important efficiency is. But if you’re not fully utilizing Lightroom’s available rating (and sorting) options, you’re not running as tight a ship as you could.

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Photoshop Versus Lightroom: Which Do You Need More?

Photoshop Versus Lightroom: Which Do You Need More?

“That’s been Photoshopped” is something you hear often but have you ever heard anyone say “that’s been Lightroomed”? Does your answer to that question tell you which form of software is better, or which you need more?

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Fstoppers Review: NIK Tools Are Back With More Features and a Lower Price

Fstoppers Review: NIK Tools Are Back With More Features and a Lower Price

Many of us remember the debut of NIK Tools in 1995. They were a powerful set of plugins for Photoshop that did color adjustments, created lovely black and white images, and could sharpen images and lower noise in them. Just about every photographer I knew snapped them up at $500.

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Check out the New Texture Slider in Lightroom and Photoshop

Check out the New Texture Slider in Lightroom and Photoshop

That’s right, Adobe users, they just added yet another slider into the already fairly extensive bag of tricks. There are probably several schools of thought, as to whether or not the programs needed another slider to control functions similar to sliders already present in the software.

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Smoothing Out Backscatter with Adobe Lightroom’s New Texture Tool

Smoothing Out Backscatter with Adobe Lightroom's New Texture Tool

It has been some time since Adobe last released a new control to Lightroom, and as such, I was very keen to try out their latest addition — the “Texture” slider. Since a good majority of my work is underwater, I was of course interested in what value it could add to underwater images. As I have quickly learned, this new feature is a great tool for underwater photographers — particularly those who struggle with backscatter in their images.

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