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How Do I Save My Lightroom Work?

lightroom-photo-collection-save-workLaura Shoe blogged,

For those new to Lightroom, naturally you want to understand how to save your work. You’ll notice that the File menu in the menu bar suspiciously does not have “File Save” and “File Save As …” options. The short answer is that as you work in Lightroom – adding keywords, stars, flags and other metadata; developing your photos; creating collections and more, your work is being saved automatically, so there is no need to do a “save” before you wrap up your session.

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Become A Better Photographer In Your Spare Time With These 5 Free Online Courses from Top Universities

The Light Stalking blog published this article listing some free courses that might interest members. It begins,

Most of us probably have full time jobs that don’t allow us to spend as much time learning about our beloved photography as we’d like. And, wouldn’t you much rather spend your money on a fast new lens instead of textbooks? I know I would! Fortunately, there are ways you can save your money and still take on an Ivy League photography course. Here’s a list of some of my favorite classes that I invite you to enjoy, too:

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25 Helpful & Free Lightroom Tutorials to Post-Process Like a Pro

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David Marcus presents a list of helpful tutorials on the Photodoto blog. He begins,

In this article, I’d like to share with you up-to-date Lightroom tutorials to enhance your images. They will help you to take your Lightroom skills to the new heights! In this round-up, you’ll find tutorials on smoothing skin, creating vintage effects, fixing red eyes, creating grainy and matte looks, using tone curves, saving underexposed photos, turning photos into black and white, and many, many more!

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A Quick Introduction on How to Pick the Best Mirrorless Camera For You

Chris-Gampat-The-Phoblographer-Fujifilm-60mm-f2.4-review-product-photos-4-of-8ISO-4001-50-sec-at-f-4.0-680x453The Phoblographer posted this article that those members considering a move to mirrorless cameras might find useful.

With so many options out there and camera manufacturers introducing new models all the time, it can be tough for someone to figure out what mirrorless camera they should get. It all begins not by saying to your sales guy, “What’s the best camera?” The truth is that they’re all damned good. In fact, the technology has come so far that it’s almost impossible for you to take a terrible image by conventional standards.

Instead, what you should be asking is what you need. That can open up a floodgate of even more questions. But just like buying a car, computer or even a fridge, you should take a look at what your options are.

Here’s how to pick the best mirrorless camera for you.

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Change in image submission guidelines

Anonymous_light_bulbIn accordance with the image sizing rules for the 2014 Western Cape Inter-Club Competition we are amending the sizing guidelines for submission of digital images for club competition and evaluation evenings.

You were previously allowed to submit images with a maximum width of 1400 pixels, a maximum height of 1050 pixels and a maximum file size of 500KB. These have now been increased to the following.

Maximum image width: 1920 pixels
Maximum image height: 1080 pixels
Maximum image file size: 1MB (one megabyte)

The How to enter digital images and How to resize digital images pages have been updated to reflect this.

Some members seem to have trouble getting their image sizing to work correctly, submitting images that have had the maximum allowed width applied as the height of the image or vice versa. If you have trouble remembering which dimensions apply to horizontal, vertical or square images; don’t bother. All you need to remember is that no image may be wider than 1920 pixels or taller than 1080 pixels. If one of your dimensions is bigger, just set it to the maximum allowed for that dimension and let your software reduce the other dimension automatically.

Why Curves is One of the Most Powerful Tools in Photoshop

curvesJason Row explains why the curves tool is one of the most useful and important tools in Photoshop. Members that attend the black and white meetings will have seen that this tool is available elsewhere too; for example in FastStone Image Viewer, where we sometimes use it to try adjusting images as we view them.

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LIGHTROOM BLACK AND WHITE CONVERSION – STEP BY STEP

bwconvertThis article from DIY Photography presents a nice step-by-step tutorial on converting images to black and white using Adobe Photoshop Lightroom.

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