If you are here, you have heard of Lightroom and want to learn...but it seems overwhelming. But I am here to tell you that if you just get over that "hump" of how it is different, you will fly through it. And it will save you countless hours of editing, because Lightroom makes editing FAST! I … [Read more...] about Quick Start FREE Lightroom Video Series
I first started hearing about Light Leaks a little over a year ago when a photographer I was watching, Ashley Nacke, designed some Light Leaks Photoshop Actions for Two Pear Designs called Color me Ashley. The affect is so fun! Especially for Senior Portraits. It is not for everyone, but it can … [Read more...] about Lightroom Light Leaks Tutorial and FREE Adjustment Brush Presets!
I remember the day that my mind was blown with the discovery of the Split Tone Panel in Lightroom. I was in a Facebook photography group and someone mentioned using Split Tones and that she starts with a little yellow in the highlights and blue in the shadows. I knew that I loved this … [Read more...] about Using Split Tones in Lightroom | Free Preset!
I was recently hanging out in a forum where someone was asking how to make a Matte look on their images. Then when someone said that it is done with the Tone Curve, she was totally lost. And I know why! Because you have to make a small change to your Lightroom Tone Curve before it can be used like … [Read more...] about Lightroom Tone Curve Tutorial & Free Matte Preset
Lightroom 5 Crop Tool Overlay with Guest Blogger Courtney Slazinik The new Lightroom 5 has a unique feature that will help you crop your image for print. When you take a photo in your camera the ratio is 2:3 which prints a 4x6 photo. However, if you are wanting to print an 8x10 or 4:5 ratio then … [Read more...] about Crop Tool Overlay | Lightroom Tutorial
Lightroom 5 Smart Previews with Guest Blogger Andrew Childress With each edition of Lightroom, Adobe adds a long list of features. Lightroom 5 was no exception, and one of my favorite new features is the addition of smart previews. With smart previews, we don't have to have the images stored on … [Read more...] about Lightroom 5 Smart Previews Tutorial
Obviously, this site is about giving away Lightroom Collage Templates...and I have over 150 of them for you to find on my site. But today you are in for a treat...a FIRST here at JL Photography...I am sharing with you a Free Lightroom 5 Preset. I especially like to work with teen models or do … [Read more...] about Magazine Model Inspired | Free Lightroom 5 Preset
So I'd been cruising along in Lightroom for a year...learning as I go. And every once in awhile, when I was in the Develop Module, I would see the "Previous" button in the bottom right corner change...to the "Sync" Button. Hmmm. I was clueless and I just thought I was doing okay and … [Read more...] about What is that Sync Button for? | Lightroom Tutorial
Dear Adobe Santa, I know it is early to get my list in, but we need to have a heart to heart. Yeah, thanks for my big gift of Photoshop CS6 last Christmas. You outdid yourself…Mama like! I was an Elements girl and ready for the next level and CS6 BLEW MY MIND! You rock Adobe … [Read more...] about Dear Adobe Santa
Some of you are curious about using Lightroom for editing babies and newborns. If you are a mom, well, I am on a quest to convince every mom that you NEED Lightroom! If you are a "pro" photographer, you probably know that Photoshop is standard for the fine-tuning of skin that you need to do on … [Read more...] about Lightroom – Editing Babies