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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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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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CROP OR CRAP :: MATH OR MOMENT

croporcrapIn this article and the associated video, Zach Arias examines whether full frame sensors (35mm) are truly better than crop sensors (APS-C).

His conclusion is that advances in APS-C sensors have made the difference negligible.

Read the article to find out why he says this.

Is HDR a Fad?

20140427-134039.jpgNicole S. Young writes;

I recently read a blog post from someone who casually mentioned that HDR (High Dynamic Range photography) was a “fad”, and they were hoping it would eventually go away. Now this was, of course, a very opinionated statement, but it was not really one that was embellished with photos or even an explanation as to what their own definition of HDR is. After reading that it got me thinking, and I knew it would be a good topic to post here. So, without further ado, here’s my very own opinionated “rant” about HDR.

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5 Lessons Vivian Maier Has Taught Me About Street Photography

20140427-123437.jpgEric Kim presents a fairly in-depth look at the fascinating photographic life of Vivian Maier, ending with some lessons he’s drawn from her work.

He begins;

A street photographer whose work and life I hugely admire is that of Vivian Maier. For those of you who haven’t heard her story, she worked and lived as a nanny her entire adult life– and shot street photography on the side for herself. She created incredible black and white and color work through the 1950′s all the way through the late 1990′s. She shot an incredible amount of images– that amount to over 100,000 negatives.

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