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Mastering Lightroom Catalogs – Part I

One of the best features of Adobe Lightroom (all versions) is the ability to have multiple catalogs. A catalog is a database that tracks the location of your RAW files and information about them. This includes any Develop Module adjustments you’ve done to them, as well as keywords, ratings, and labels. The power of catalogs is the flexibility it gives…

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Setting Import Defaults in Adobe Lightroom

Following up on the Lightroom creative workflow video tutorial I posted last week, a few people emailed to ask how they can set specific Lightroom import default settings. Specifically I mentioned setting Lens Corrections to be on for every image imported as this is probably going to be needed for most if not all images you process in Lightroom. Why…

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The Tide of Changing Expectations in Landscape Photography

I’ve been noticing a trend recently in people's attitudes and perceptions on landscape and nature photography. I see it across different segments of people I talk to and work with—photographers on workshops, print buyers in galleries, people I follow and who follow me on social media, and just talking to friends on the street. But I’m also seeing it in…

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