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Creating Your Own Creative Profiles in Adobe Camera Raw

April 27th, 2018

There Are Some Issues When You Move to the New Full Frame Sony Mirrorless Bodies

April 25th, 2018

??Larry in Virginia is looking for advice in moving from his Canon 5DMkIII to a Sony A7III. He says: I’m a Canon 5DMkIII shooter considering the Sony A7III for my real estate work with an adapter and my Canon 17-40mm L to lighten the load a bit. My 17-40mm has been the workhorse for my […]

Using the Auto Settings in Lightroom Classic CC

April 13th, 2018

Using Lightroom to Make Precise Selections with Color Range Masking

April 6th, 2018

Lightroom 7.3 April 2018 Update: Faster and Better!

April 5th, 2018

Tony Northrup has a nice concise summary of the latest improvements that were in the latest Lightroom 7.3 released this week. The highlights of this release are: Faster in many areas Profiles moved to the basic panel Improved profiles Dehaze moved to the basic panel As we’ve mentioned before, if Lightroom is the center of […]

Luminar Gets Closer to Being a Lightroom Alternative!

November 19th, 2017

?Back in March of this year, I pointed out that Luminar was on track to becoming an alternative to Adobe Lightroom. Last week, an update for Luminar was released (called Luminar 2018) which adds a lot of features to Luminar. Two key features that real estate photographers need are now in Luminar:

What Are Your Experiences with the New Adobe Creative Cloud Applications?

November 5th, 2017

I’ve had several readers ask what to do about the recent changes to Lightroom. Lee in WA said: I’m confused. I want to stay (mostly) with the now-renamed Lightroom Classic CC , using my desktop storage, but want to access a couple new features unique within the new Lightroom CC. So, I’d like to just […]

Lightroom Transform Panel Is Essential Post-Processing Software for Real Estate Photographers

October 18th, 2017

Peter in the UK says: I am trying to streamline my workflow and editing. Currently, the majority of work is done using Lightroom CC on a Mac. My main issue is the “transform” controls in Lightroom. Although this section of the software has automated settings (auto, vertical, etc.), 90% of the time, these fail and […]

Lightroom Presets: A Way to Speed Your Post-Processing

September 14th, 2017

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 […]

Lightroom Mobile on a 12.9″ iPad Pro Is Faster than Lightroom CC

August 3rd, 2017

This video by Tony Northrup about Lightroom Mobile running on a 12.9″ iPad Pro is worth 10 minutes of your time. I have the older 12.9″ iPad Pro (not the 2017 model) and the speed of Lightroom Mobile on it is truly amazing! I’m working at getting adept at using Lightroom Mobile and the pen. […]

Making Slideshows of All the Listings You Shoot

July 26th, 2017

Patrick in Texas says: I am feeling like I’m not taking advantage of all the listings I am shooting. I want an automated way of building a gallery and putting it up on my website so I can refer to it, build meta data, and link to it as needed. Is there a discussion on […]

What Is the Best Photo Editor for a Beginning Real Estate Photographer?

July 10th, 2017

Paul asks: I’m an amateur photographer and retired real estate agent. I am thinking of starting a real estate photography business. Can you tell me what is a good starter editing software, but not a monthly subscription? Cyberlink Photodirector and Lightroom were recommended. I think Lightroom is the best way to edit for any real […]

Luminar Is Close to a Replacement for the Nik Collection

July 5th, 2017

Back in March when I first tried out Luminar by Macphun and did a post on how impressed I was with it, I missed one of the most important aspects of Luminar. I’ve now been enlightened by Scott Kelby’s post on LightroomKillertips and his new class on Kelbyone.com on how to use the Luminar plugin for […]

How Can You Monitor Still Shoots While on Location?

June 30th, 2017

Hamish in Bristol, UK says: I’ve been shooting video with another photographer on site recently and noticed him using an iPad to monitor his shots via Bluetooth or Wifi or something. There was no physical connection. It also looked like he had some programme running that could add basic LR-style post-production automatically as each photo […]

How to Get a Lens Profile for Your Lens if It Doesn’t Show Up in Lightroom

June 7th, 2017

Lee in Hawaii asks: What profile do you use for the Sony 10-18mm lens and a Sony NEX or a6xxx camera? I don’t see that model pop up as a profile in Lightroom. Great question. First, you should always check the Adobe list of lenses that are supported in ACR (Adobe Camera RAW). If you scroll down […]