We actually launched the book last night with a live “Book Chat” (now kind of a tradition) where I talked about the book, how it works, and revealed the basis of “The System” through a series of tutorials, and I’m embedded the whole book chat below, in case you’ve got a chance to check it out.
These Book Chats are fun and very informal, but there’s a lot of cool Lightroom stuff, too. My publisher literally gave 50% deals on the book (in print or ebook or both), and the deals are good all week (here’s the link).
Happy Monday, everybody! The Print module in Lightroom Classic lets you create these really cool multi-photo layouts, and best of all — you don’t have to just print them — you can save these layouts as JPEGs and share them on social, email them, whatever. Check out the video below (you’ll be surprised at how easy this is).
Hope you found that helpful (and if you have any questions about these multi-photo layouts, drop them in the comments section below).
This is going to be a great week — let’s make the most of it!
Mornin’ everybody. Today over on our sister-site, LightroomKillerTips.com, I did a post on a quick and super-easy technique for dealing with a common portrait lighting situation. It’s just two steps — 30-seconds, tops. Here’s the link.
Inspired by an article on DigitalCameraWorld.com called “Why I dumped Lightroom CC and went back to Lightroom Classic,” I wound up going into Photoshop and mocking up what Classic might look like if Adobe simply updated the look and feel with from Lightroom “cloud” (what he refers to as ‘cc’ in the article). Here’s that link.
A buddy of mine just did a survey about what people struggle with in Photoshop and the #1 response didn’t surprise me at all, because sooooooo many Photoshop users struggle with the same issue — printing. It’s only because, printing in Photoshop kinda stinks (and that’s being kind).
The fix is so simple — when it comes to printing — stay the heck out of Photoshop and ALWAYS print from Lightroom Classic.
Lightroom’s printing is everything Photoshop’s isn’t. It’s flexible, you have lots of great printing options, features and layouts, it’s streamlined, powerful, and modern, and it just works. It’s literally one of the things Lightroom does best and Photoshop (for all it’s magic, and there’s plenty) does worst. I’ll bet I haven’t printed an image from Photoshop in probably 10 years (and no, there haven’t really been improvements since then).
If you’re a KelbyOne member, you can watch this class I did on printing from Lightroom Classic (the trailer is above above), and I take you through the process from start to finish. If you’re not, either buy it and watch it right now ($29 I think), or join for a month and watch it as part of your subscription. Once you see how easy, and powerful Lightroom’s printing is versus Photoshop’s, you’ll never go back.
Remember, learning cool new stuff is a great way to start your week off right. :)
P.S. Speaking of learning new stuff – I had to learn to play a little slide guitar this weekend for a recording of Elton John’s Rocket Man. First time I ever actually tried slide (well, I tinkered for about 10 minutes once a few years ago when I bought a glass slide on a lark), but this time I needed it for the song, so I was patient and just practiced a bunch and son-of-a-gun it actually sounds OK. No one is more surprised than me. Now I’m thinking, it’s time for “Freebird!” ;-)
The conference itself is Wednesday and Thursday of next week, but it kicks off a day early on Tuesday with a special pre-conference session I’m teaching called “What makes a great travel photo?” I’ve got such a great session put together for this pre-con — I can’t wait to share it with the folks who’ve signed up.
Give the trailer above a quick look (it’s only like 2 minutes or so), and then go sign up right now — it’s going to be an amazing few days with an incredible team of instructors from all over, and you’ll learn a ton (there are a number of sessions on Lightroom and Photoshop for travel photography, including a session I’m doing on “Travel Photography Special Effects.”
Today at 11:00 AM ET the wonderful Terry White himself is doing a live Photography Master Class on JPEG vs. RAW: Which one is right for you, and folks I talked with Terry this morning, and he’s got a lot of really helpful fascinating stuff in this video podcast stream today — even if you’re already shooting RAW, you will learn new stuff about it today for sure.
You can watch it right above.
Have a great weekend, everybody. Here’s wishing you good health, and I hope to see you back here next week. :)