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Lightroom 4: The Lightroom-Photoshop Connection, Part 2 (6:54)
In this follow-up to Part 1, I take a look at the options involved in "round-tripping" JPEG files from Lightroom to Photoshop, and then back to Lightroom. Check out Part 1 of this episode to see a more detailed exploration of round-tripping Raw files from Lightroom to Photoshop.
Posted 4/21/13

Lightroom 4: The Lightroom-Photoshop Connection, Part 1 (12:58)
This video is for those who are relatively new to Lightroom, and explains the under-the-hood settings and options involved in "round-tripping" raw files from Lightroom to Photoshop, back to Lightroom, and then back into Photoshop. Emphasis is placed on ensuring that you are bringing the best quality image data into Photoshop from Lightroom, and also that any Photoshop layers you may have added are preserved by Lightroom for future trips into Photoshop. In the shorter Part 2 of this episode some minor differences in a JPEG workflow are explored
Posted 3/11/13

Lightroom 4: The Island of Lost Files(12:35)
In this episode I pay a visit to the Island of Lost Files to address one of the most common questions from new Lightroom users: "Why are some of my files missing in Lightroom, and how do I get them back?" I explain the reasons why Lightroom sometimes loses track of images, as well as show you how to track down those missing files (even if you have no idea where they are). I also make some organizational and workflow recommendations that will help prevent files from getting lost in the future.
Posted 12/10/12

Lightroom 4: Merging a Travel Catalog with your Main Catalog(8:00)
In this video I provide an overview of my Lightroom travel catalog setup (including backups and keeping the drives safe from loss while on the road), and then show how to import the data from the travel catalog into the main Lightroom catalog when the trip is over. Also covered is how to move files within Lightroom so the program always knows where they're at.
Posted 8/5/12

Lightroom 4: Snapshots & Virtual Copies (8:11)
Snapshots and Virtual Copies are a great way to easily explore different creative directions when processing your images. In this episode of the Lightroom Viewfinder, I go over the basics of working with these essential creative tools and share a tip for how to display two snapshots side-by-side (normally you can only view one at a time).
Posted 6/18/12


In Conversation with John Paul Caponigro:
Clarifying Your Process (12:08) and Exploring with Tools (13:33)
John Paul Caponigro and I talk about the importance of clarifying your creative process anddiscuss how exploring image making with different types of photographic tools influences the types of images we make
Posted 11/30/11

Lightroom 3: Import Dialog / Import Presets (9:58)
In this episode of the Lightroom Viewfinder, we take a look at the Import dialog in Lightroom 3 with a focus on making sure that you know exactly where your images are being imported to, as well as managing the nested folder structure that may be created during the import. We'll also look at creating an Import Preset to help make your import workflow as fast and easy process.
Posted 3/20/11


Lightroom 2: Moving Files & Keeping the Catalog Up to Date (5:21)
This tutorial shows how to move files between hard drives so that the work you've done in the Library module is preserved and Lightroom always knows where your images are. This technique is especially useful if you need to transfer files to a primary storage drive that have been added to the Lightroom catalog while on vacation or on a location shoot.


Photoshop CS3: Fixing a Blown Out Sky, part 1 (7:14)
This tutorial shows how to use Curves and the Advanced Blending options to add some color and tonality back into an overexposed, blown-out sky (part 1 of 2).


Photoshop CS3: Fixing a Blown Out Sky, part 2 (5:44)
This tutorial shows how to use layers, layer masks and blending modes to add some cloudy sky detail back into an overexposed, blown-out sky (part 2 of 2).