Archive for the 'Lightroom' Category

What Is The Best Way To Learn Lightroom or Photoshop?

November 25th, 2015

Last week I had two readers ask about Lightroom and Photoshop training. One knew Lightroom well and wanted to get just learn Photoshop and the other didn’t know either and wanted to find someone that would do one-on-one tutoring for Lightroom and Photoshop. First of all, this is NOT a paid advertisement. I’m just passing […]

With ImageRights, You Can Now Legally Copyright Your Photos Directly Out of Lightroom

October 29th, 2015

Andy on the Big Island pointed out this article at that explains that now has a Lightroom plugin that allows you to submit images for Copyright directly to the US Copyright offices right out of Lightroom. is a legal service that helps photographers protect and defend their copyright. The video to the right is […]

Alternatives To Lightroom and Photoshop For Real Estate – Are There Any Good Ones?

October 27th, 2015

After the Lightroom CC 6.2 fiasco several weeks ago several readers have asked questions about Lightroom alternatives for real estate photographers. Apparently some that were on the fence about believing in the concept of Adobe subscription software have been soured. My general advice for real estate photographers has two parts: If your business was impacted by […]

There’s Something To Learn For Everyone From This Week’s Lightroom Disaster

October 16th, 2015

There are some lessons to be learned from this last week’s Lightroom disaster: Lesson 1 for Adobe: If you have a widely used software product that professionals use for their business never, ever release a poorly tested update the disrupts customers business. It’s going to take a long time for Adobe to regain my trust after demonstrating […]

Is It Better To Use A Single Lightroom Catalog or Multiple Catalogs For Real Estate Photography?

October 12th, 2015

Angel in Barcalona asks: Nowadays, I’m reconsidering my workflow and I’m curious about if the most experienced real estate photographers are using one catalog in LR for each shoot or if all the shoots are included in the same catalog (every one in its folder, of course!) I think you’ll find that most low volume photographers that […]

Breaking News: Hold Off On Installing The Latest Lightroom Update 6.2

October 9th, 2015

If you haven’t installed it yet, better hold off on installing Lightroom CC 6.2 the update that was released a few days ago. There appear to be a number of stability issues with it. Here some places to follow what’s going on with this issue: Adobe Lightroom forum Apparently there’s an new […]

Lightroom Presets – A Way to Speed Your Post-Processing

September 27th, 2015

Have you noticed that there are a bunch of things that you do to almost every photo in a shoot? Things like: Enabling lens profile corrections which cause Lightroom to recognize what lens was used and load the lens correction profile for that lens. Reducing Highlights slider Increasing Shadow slider Increasing Clarity slider a bit […]

Trouble Ahead If You Are Not Subscribed To Adobe Creative Cloud

August 3rd, 2015

Last week Adobe announced that: In order to pursue further innovations in image processing and workflow technology, the next release of Adobe Camera Raw (v 9.1.1) will be the final version available for use with CS6. Customers can utilize the free Adobe DNG Converter utility to receive the very latest camera support for CS6 and […]

Does Photo Mechanic Have A Place In Real Estate Photography?

June 17th, 2015

Mark recently ask the question: Recent conversations with some wedding and event photographers have highlighted me to the usefulness of a tool called Photo Mechanic for checking focus at 100% and culling large amounts of photos in a very short period of time. They say it has changed their life, literally! I just wondered if […]

Automating Lightroom With Presets, Templates, Collections And Virtual Copies

June 11th, 2015

Lightroom is at the center of most real estate photographers’ post processing because it can do much of what real estate photographers need to do to process a shoot. So the speed that you can use Lightroom can have a huge impact on the amount of time you spend post-processing a shoot. In these two […]

Image Sharpening For Real Estate Photography

May 11th, 2015

This weekend Greg asked: I study photos on Houzz frequently. I notice how sharp many of these photos are and wonder how they achieve that level of sharpness. I’m using a 5D3 and a Canon 17-40 and I’m not even close to these. Are they using large format, fixed lenses, some special sharpening software, or […]

Lightroom CC/6 Speed Improvements – What Hardware Do You Need To Run Lightroom?

May 4th, 2015

Eric Chan hardware comments Eric Chan, a Camera RAW engineer at Adobe, made some recent comments in the Adobe forum about the speed improvements in Lightroom CC and 6. He explains that the speed improvements in Lightroom are from using your Graphics Processing Unit (GPU). Here is a summary of his comments: GPU support is currently […]

Adobe: You Did A Sloppy Job Of Transitioning From Lightroom 5 To Lightroom CC

April 21st, 2015

Today was Lightroom 6/CC release day – I hope yours went better than mine! For a while today I felt like shouting at someone at Adobe. My upgrade struggle: I’ve had the $9.99 subscription to Creative Cloud installed on my iMac for about a year but never installed  the version of Lightroom that is distributed […]

Announcing The Enfuse For Real Estate Photography Video Series

March 1st, 2015

Simon Maxwell and I are pleased to announce the release of Simon’s new video series entitled Enfuse For Real Estate Photography. Click here or on the image to the right to watch Simon’s introduction to the video series. We have created a new website ( just for the purpose of delivering this streaming video series.  So […]

Checkout Scott Kelby’s New Lightroom Show Podcast

February 26th, 2015

In case you missed it, Scott Kelby and RC Concepcion started a new podcast called The Lightroom Show. This is a once a week podcast that covers all aspects of Lightroom. If you’re not familiar with podcasts, they are great, just download a podcast App on your smartphone or tablet, use the app to subscribe to podcast […]