Tag: lightroom

Having downloaded the latest Beta release of Lightroom and having played with it for a month or so, I find that I am starting to experiment more and more with the various sliders and controls, in particular, the brush control. It allows me to put a lot of expressiveness into the photo, darkening shadows, increasing highlights, guiding the eye to where I want it to go. Take this photo, for instance. When it came out of the camera, it was…

Ilford HP5+ – Rodinal 1:50 – Leica M6 There are many reviews out there about LR 3 Beta; however, you just want to try something yourself, sometimes. Although this version has been out for some time, I finally downloaded it about a week ago. I had a lot of time on my hands during the day, let’s say. Having used it for about a week, I’ll give my impressions thus far on the pieces that I’ve used. Importing The import…

Red headed woodpecker There are probably a number of articles about smart collections to be found on the web so I won’t go into that here, save to say that I’ll be using them to manage my SoFoBoMo images. Right now, my smart collection picks up the following images: keywords contain sofobomo09 AND flag is not rejected AND aspect ratio is landscape AND rating >=2 This may, at the beginning, be a bit too rigid, or not. Initially, i want…

A friend from across the street I’ve heard negative comments about Adobe’s support before, but on this, I’ll have to give them kudos. I just got the Mac version of Photoshop CS4 yesterday (Monday). Adobe were very responsive. I called on Thursday, asked for the cross platform upgrade, they gave me a link to the Letter of Software Destruction (LOD), told me to sign it, add my case number, and e-mail, fax, or mail it back to them. They went…

Final touches All this talk of old school film and cameras reminded me of a skill that I once had and took for granted. I just remembered after downloading the Lightroom film presets and playing around with them. Ove asked if I had solarized a particular photo. Well, no. I didn’t. While in Lightroom I remembered what I used to do to black and white film to get dramatic skies. In my bag I always carried about 2 red filters…