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My 12 Most-Used Lightroom Shortcuts

Happy Friday, everybody! These aren’t a list of hidden or super secret shortcuts — just those “meat and potatoes” type shortcuts that I use day in and day out. Here goes:G – This instantly returns me to the Library Module and the Grid view of all my … [Read more]

Heads up About Camera Raw 14.4.1 for Full Compatibility on Mac

This is just a heads up mostly for Mac users who have installed the Lightroom Classic 11.4.1 update. A little backstory first for context though. As best as I can sleuth out, on June 22, 2022, Adobe released a Windows-only update (14.4.1) to the … [Read more]

What’s New in Lightroom Classic 11.4.1 (June 2022)?

Interested in Lightroom? Whether you’re just getting started with Lightroom, or you’ve been learning for a while, you’ll love these FREE Lightroom eBooks. You’ll learn not only how to get started, but more importantly, how to avoid the most frequent … [Read more]

Adobe Lightroom Mobile is perfect for Instagram Stories

It’s #TravelTueday and I, Dave Williams, am here as always, this time writing from France where I’m on a mission in my van. I’ve just supported Epic Photography Podcast co-host Peter Treadway and his riding buddy, James Salmon, as they rode all the … [Read more]

I Did A New Course On The “Top 20 Lightroom Classic Questions”

Well, it’s at least the ones I get asked (or got asked at our most-recent Lightroom conference). Anyway, I did an entire course with step-by-step answers and tutorials on these techniques. It’s not really one of those “Watch it all in one sitting” … [Read more]

My Lightroom Classic Tethering Set-up (from top to bottom)

I’m back from my trips to New York, and my family vacation in Maine, so let’s do this! ? Whenever I show behind-the-scenes shots from my shoots, I always get lots of questions about the rig I use for shooting tethered in Lightroom Classic, so today, … [Read more]

Which One Is Better? Lightroom’s Texture Slider or the Clarity Slider?

I get this question a lot, and so I thought I’d share how I think about the two; how they are different, and when to use them. NOTE: these same two sliders are in Photoshop’s Camera Raw as well).Both of these sliders enhance or bring out detail in … [Read more]

Guest Blog: Getting Started in Music Photography with Commercial and Entertainment Photographer Brad Moore

Have you ever wondered what it takes to get into doing music photography, and make money? My session on the KelbyOne Live Making Money with Your Photography Conference gives you the insights you need to get started!GEARI cover all the different … [Read more]

Lightroom Classic Masking Hack for Selecting Reflected Skies

Ok, I’ll admit right away that this is not pretty, but I thought it was interesting enough to share. Perhaps someone will figure out a more elegant solution (like Adobe), and I’d love to hear it. That said, here’s the problem and a proposed solution … [Read more]

How can I use the new Invert Mask?

How are you liking the Masking features in Lightroom? Since being introduced last October, we’ve now seen additional features such as being able to invert masks. How does this work in practice? And how would you use Duplicate and Invert Mask not just … [Read more]

Guest Blog: The Creative Struggle with Commercial and Entertainment Photographer Brad Moore

Here’s the scenario: You get back from a gig, download the images, go through the take, mark the selects, do your editing, and deliver the photos. The client loves them… But you don’t. Sure, they’re okay, but… They don’t quite inspire you.Sound … [Read more]

What’s New in Lightroom Classic 11.4 (June 2022)?

Interested in Lightroom? Whether you’re just getting started with Lightroom, or you’ve been learning for a while, you’ll love these FREE Lightroom eBooks. You’ll learn not only how to get started, but more importantly, how to avoid the most frequent … [Read more]

June 2022 Update for Lightroom Classic and Lightroom

The June update has arrived! Along with support for new cameras and lenses we’ve gained a host of new features and improvements in Lightroom Classic and Lightroom. Let’s take a look at what’s new in Lightroom Classic first.Preset Intensity … [Read more]

What’s New in Lightroom (Cloud Service) June 2022 release?

Interested in Lightroom? Whether you’re just getting started with Lightroom, or you’ve been learning for a while, you’ll love these FREE Lightroom eBooks. You’ll learn not only how to get started, but more importantly, how to avoid the most frequent … [Read more]

Limit yourself to grow – Scott Kelby’s Photoshop Insider

It’s #TravelTuesday and I, Dave Williams, am here as always. Today I’m in rural England putting together the final pieces of a few projects before I head over the channel to mainland Europe again in a couple of weeks. One of the project is a new book … [Read more]

Three Reasons Why I Don’t Organize My Photos By Date

I don’t organize by date for three main reasons:I actually used to organize by date when I first started using Lightroom, but organizing by date requires you to remember, to some extent, when you shot all your photos. I have 15+ years of photos in … [Read more]

Lightroom’s Powerful Little Arrow Buttons (That Nobody Knows About)

Well, not nobody…but just about nobody. If you haven’t seen them or seen them and didn’t know what they do, don’t feel bad — it’s not the least bit obvious. Here’s an example of what they do and how to use them. STEP ONE: Here’s a behind-the-scenes … [Read more]

Another Way to Share to Social Media from Lightroom Classic

We’ve been exploring various ways to share photos from Lightroom Classic, and up to this point I’ve only shown options that involve exporting from Lightroom Classic. However, there is another option that has been around for years, and in fact was … [Read more]

Travel Photography Q&A with Scott Kelby & Erik Kuna | The Grid Ep. 517 

Travel Photography Q&A with Scott Kelby & Erik Kuna | The Grid Ep. 517On this episode of The Grid, Scott Kelby and Erik Kuna answer viewer questions about travel photography! Along with that, they share their gear recommendations. Check it … [Read more]

GUEST BLOG: PHOTOGRAPHING BONNAROO FOR RED BULL, DAY 4, WITH MUSIC PHOTOGRAPHER BRAD MOORE

White Reaper perform at Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival in Manchester, TN, USA on June 11, 2017.My final day at Bonnaroo began back at What Stage once again with White Reaper.White Reaper perform at Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival in … [Read more]