Daily Archives December 6, 2022

It’s #TravelTuesday and I, Dave Williams, am here with more from the world of travel photography, this week from the south coast of the UK where I’m getting ready to leave for an epic 80 days in the Arctic Europe. I’ll be documenting my trip on Instagram and YouTube, and I’d love you to follow along.

This week I discovered an amazing update to Adobe Lightroom Mobile. This one’s a game changer! I’m a big advocate for mobile photography and I constantly write and talk about how the camera in our pocket really is the best. Lightroom Mobile has been great for our creative flow for a long time and it’s constantly evolving. Not so long ago Adobe told us the power of Lightroom Mobile and Photoshop Web were on-par with the power of the desktop apps, but this update has addressed something that I thought was an issue for a while: – Healing.

In this image you can see the Healing Tool has been hard at work in the corners of the frame. The update has given us three options for Healing: – Remove, Heal, and Clone. This closely mimics the Spot Healing Brush Tool in Adobe Photoshop and allows much better Healing adjustments in Lightroom Mobile than we previously had access to. Take a look at the initial image: –

This is a shot of a Sigma 150-600 f/5-6.3 DG DN that I’ll be using for wildlife shots in the near future. I took this product shot because I’m also reviewing it – it’s been supplied to me my Sigma UK. My custom flatlay background wasn’t quite big enough so I shot it diagonally using my iPhone and Profoto A2. It was quick and easy to fill in those corners by simply selecting the Healing Tool in Adobe Lightroom Mobile and painting over them. The tool has been refined and it gives us an incredible amount of power, right in our pockets. The ability to shoot and edit on the move is extremely useful to me and with this entire workflow I never opened my laptop or used my camera.

I’ve written a lot in the past about how we should be using our iPhone as a secondary camera to shoot additional images and BTS (Behind The Scenes), but now we’re at the point where our iPhone and the apps we have access to are sky-high in terms of quality and performance. Adobe Lightroom Mobile is free, and our Creative Cloud account (including the Photography Plan) gives us the ability to work across multiple devices. Give it a go!

Much love
Dave

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The Lightroom Mobile Camera allows us to shoot long exposures. Check out this video by Glyn Dewis: –

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