Photoshop & Lightroom Tips

New Video: Editing Family and Friend Photos

Earlier this week I sent you a photo tip from professional photographer Shelly Perry on a quick and easy way to edit your family, friend, and fine art shots. If you missed it, you’ll find that article in our archives, here. Today, I asked professional photographer Rich Wagner to create a little video showing you […]

Photo Tip: The Best Way to Use Lightroom Presets

Photo Tip: The Best Way to Use Lightroom Presets

Every image needs some processing before you can sell it. Think of it like taking photos with film. When you shoot film, it doesn't come out of the camera as a finished print. First, you get a negative.  Then you take that negative to a processing lab and they process it and give you back […]

Photo Editing Magic: How to Create Instant Panorama Shots

Photo Editing Magic: How to Create Instant Panorama Shots

This is the third group of attendees we've brought to Cotacachi, Ecuador, this year, and this time they got a big surprise.  On the day they arrived, the locals were gathering for a bull fight… and we were invited to watch. The locals didn't kill the bull (which we were all grateful for).  Instead, they […]

Bump Up the Drama in Your Photos

Bump Up the Drama in Your Photos

Yesterday Lori shared with you a few Lightroom techniques I used to artistically post-process a photo she took in Shanghai.  If you missed it, you'll find it here. Today, I want to show you one way to get a pretty cool and very popular effect using another one of Lori's Shanghai photos.  Here it is, […]

Photo Tip: How to Edit Your Photos in 3 Minutes Flat

Photo Tip: How to Edit Your Photos in 3 Minutes Flat

Every image needs some processing before you can sell it as stock. Think of it like taking photos with film. When you shoot film, it doesn't come out of the camera as a finished print. What you have is the negative, which needs to be processed. Digital files straight out of your camera are like […]

Correct Underexposed Photos in Lightroom

Correct Underexposed Photos in Lightroom

Last week we took a look at adjusting underexposed photos in Photoshop with Levels and Curves. As promised, today we’ll look at the Lightroom rescue remedy for those underexposed shots… The first thing you will have to do is import your photo into Lightroom (for instructions on how to do that click here). I’ve chosen […]

Photo Tip: Brighten Up

Photo Tip: Brighten Up

You'll remember we covered how your camera reads light and interprets what it sees to achieve "middle gray" and proper exposure. You can find that article in our archives, here. Most of the time your camera is fairly accurate.  But what happens if you have a once-in-a-lifetime shot that's underexposed?  Is there a way to […]

An Easter Egg Hunt for Prizes, Travel Tips in our Archives

** Rules of the Game ** For every question below, there’s an answer – and a corresponding “Easter Egg” hidden on our website: http://www.thephotographerslife.com Look for the answer in our archives (you don’t need to send it to us!), then click on the egg to pick up all kinds of cool prizes like: free reports, […]

Photo Tip: Unleash Your Inner Photo Genius

Photo Tip: Unleash Your Inner Photo Genius

Artists of every persuasion -- painter, writer, sculptor, photographer or any other creative type -- all ride the roller coaster up and down when it comes to creativity. And photographers, just like other artists, go through more- and less-productive periods. It's those less-productive times I want to talk about today. Let's call it "photographer's block." […]

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