10 LIGHTROOM Tips You NEED to KNOW!

Uncategorized Apr 22, 2019

Lightroom Tip 1 - Keyboard Shortcuts in Lightroom Classic CC

These are a few of the keyboard shortcuts that I use every day. It will definitely speed up tasks that would normally take double or triple the time to do if you were to only navigate the menus with a mouse. Note: These are shortcuts for the macOS. 

Lightroom Tip 2 - Auto Tone (U)

Using Auto Tone, Lightroom will intelligently tweak your photo’s highlights, shadows, exposure, clarity, etc. This is really meant for the very beginning of your editing workflow. It's a jumping off point to make more refined adjustments.

Lightroom Tip 3 - Resetting Your Edits in Lightroom

Don't think you're limited to clearing your edits with the big "Reset" button in Lightroom Classic. What if you're generally happy with your edits but want to make adjustments to only a few sliders? Simply double click on the slider text (Exposure, Contrast, Highlights, etc.) and watch the slider move back to zero.

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14 Tips for Long Exposure Photography

Uncategorized Mar 30, 2019

Long exposures enable us to see otherwise impossible-to-see worlds with our own eyes. Our eyes see the world around us by recording moments in time but we cannot see movement as a fixed image. Perhaps this is why long exposure photography sparks our imagination and why it is so appealing to us.

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What Inspires You As A Photographer?

Uncategorized Mar 30, 2019

Let’s face it, we’ve all been here before. We start off being in love with photography – the camera, the lenses, the accessories. We dream of creative and artistic compositions and editing techniques. Eventually, though, the enthusiasm begins to fade and you feel like you’re taking the same photos over and over again. I mean, who wants to get up at sunrise all the time!

This probably sounds odd, and it’s true for me, but I believe that this is a cycle that I had to go through to get to a point where I’m almost always inspired by photography. Of course, there are slumps in the year, typically in late November and again in February, but I’m usually excited about photography.

In this video, I’m exploring why photography is inspirational to me. I’m also featuring a couple of creatives – Lisa Michelle who is a San Diego State University Entrepreneur student from San Diego, California and Sarah Gerber who is a...

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The BEST Lightroom Export Settings for Instagram Photography

Uncategorized Mar 30, 2019

In this video, I share the BEST Lightroom Export Settings for Instagram Photography. I explain each and every step of the settings used to optimize your images for Instagram:

  • Cropping using the correct aspect ratio
  • How to avoid Instagram using its algorithm to compress images
  • File format
  • Image quality setting
  • How to limit the file size and maximize photo quality
  • sRGB colour space
  • Landscape and portrait settings
  • Resolution

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Winterlude Photography in Ottawa, Ontario

Uncategorized Feb 19, 2019

Join me for a fun weekend in Ottawa to celebrate Winterlude, Ottawa’s EPIC winter festival! The capital region is a magical wonderland to photograph and I highlight a few of the major sights.

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