Using Photoshop® to Edit Rim-Lit Subjects Using Luminance Selections

Jim Hardiman Learning, Photography, Training, Video 2 Comments

This Quicktip video demonstrates how to set up for a Rim-Lit subject and then how to use Luminance Selections in Photoshop to make editing easy and quick. I learned how to set-up the photograph from Wallace Weeks at the Orlando Camera Club.  Luminance selections are very useful when trying to select transparent objects.  This video is best watched in full-screen. ...

Using Lightroom® to Achieve a Better Starting Point When Processing RAW Images

Jim Hardiman Learning, Photography, Training, Video 2 Comments

This Quick Tip covers the use of Lightroom® 5 to utilize Camera Calibration Profiles, Lens Corrections and the removal of Chromatic Aberrations to achieve a better starting point to process RAW images.  Often the RAW images that we import into Lightroom® appear flat and low in contrast making the processing of them difficult and tedious.  I have spoken to many people ...

Using Lightroom® to Remove Sensor Dust from Photos: Using the Spot Removal Tool

Jim Hardiman Learning, Photography, Training, Video 2 Comments

Sensor dust is a fact of life for those of us using a DSLR.  It is important to use good lens changing techniques and clean your sensor (professionally if you are not sure how to do it) if it gets to the point where dust is causing a problem with your photos.  To deal with problem dust that is already ...