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The Bobcat

It's been a while since I posted, but when you work for other people who want to see your pictures first, I often go through stretches where I don't take many pictures for fun. This past weekend, I took some time for myself and headed to a broad … [Read more]

Wild, Cool, Crazy and Fun – Nighttime HDR Christmas Micro Planets

A Playful Gallery of Nochturnal Holiday HDR Photographic Micro-Planetary Orbs. Happy Holidays! Made from photographs, the tiny worlds shown here are kinda, sorta, mainly, somewhat fictitious. Hope they ring a few holiday bells. Merry Christmas. You … [Read more]

The Sanity of Uncommon Sense

This has everything to do with everything - including the future of photography. It seems that in America, common sense has become nonsensical. Common thinking seems to have evolved into confusion, narrow mindedness, apathy and ignorance. What I … [Read more]

Greece Santorini

CLICK HERE to learn more about Adobe Lightroom. To learn more about how I process images check out my Lightroom Tutorial and Lightroom Presets.CLICK HERE to learn more about Adobe Lightroom. To learn more about how I process images check out my … [Read more]

Black & White Landscape

CLICK HERE to learn more about Adobe Lightroom. To learn more about how I process images check out my Lightroom Tutorial and Lightroom Presets.CLICK HERE to learn more about Adobe Lightroom. To learn more about how I process images check out my … [Read more]

New Zealand Mountain Landscape

New Zealand Mountain Landscape: CLICK HERE to learn more about Adobe Lightroom. To learn more about how I process images check out my Lightroom Tutorial and Lightroom Presets.CLICK HERE to learn more about Adobe Lightroom. To learn more about how I … [Read more]

St Kilda Beach Melbourne

CLICK HERE to learn more about Adobe Lightroom. To learn more about how I process images check out my Lightroom Tutorial and Lightroom Presets.CLICK HERE to learn more about Adobe Lightroom. To learn more about how I process images check out my … [Read more]

Melbourne Summer at the Beach

CLICK HERE to learn more about Adobe Lightroom. To learn more about how I process images check out my Lightroom Tutorial and Lightroom Presets.CLICK HERE to learn more about Adobe Lightroom. To learn more about how I process images check out my … [Read more]

Lightroom Presets – Matt’s Auto-Enhance Preset

Hi everyone. I’ve had a bunch of requests to update my Auto Enhance preset. A while back, I found myself making the same adjustments over and over again. So I figured the Auto Tone settings in Lightroom, along with some of the Vibrance, Clarity … [Read more]

Lightroom Presets – Sharpening for Landscape and Outdoor Photos

I always get a lot of questions about sharpening in Lightroom and what settings to use. Well, if there’s ever a place where presets work great, sharpening is one of them. For the first round of sharpening presets, I figured I’d create a … [Read more]

Lightroom Tip – Reordering Presets

If you haven’t noticed, you get fairly limited options when ordering your presets in the Preset panel in Lightroom. By default they’re sorted alphabetically. So any preset that begins with the letter A will show up in front of all other … [Read more]

Lightroom Presets – Sharpening for Portrait Photos

A few weeks ago I posted some landscape and outdoor sharpening presets for Lightroom. This time around I have some presets that tend to work best for portraits. The main difference is the masking feature. With landscape and outdoor photos we … [Read more]

Free Perfect Effects (and Presets) for Photoshop and Lightroom Users

Hi everyone. I usually post presets on Monday-ish but I’m traveling to Sacramento today for my Lightroom seminar tomorrow, and things have been pretty crazy around work, so I haven’t had much time to work on some new ones. But I … [Read more]

Lightroom Presets – Calendar Print Templates For 2013

Happy Monday everyone. I’m in San Diego today getting ready to teach my Lightroom seminar to around 400, and it looks like a great day. But I’ve also got some presets for you. The past few years I’ve featured some killer Lightroom … [Read more]

Lightroom 4.3 Is Released!

Adobe released the latest update to Lightroom yesterday (4.3). Tom Hogarty (Lightroom’s product manager) has a full list of what’s in this release but here’s the highlights: - The big thing (to me at least, even though I don’t … [Read more]

Feature preview: Commercial Retouching

<!--BEAUTY_SPREAD-->Beauty retouching is one of the more common processes practised by Photoshop users. However, many of the tutorials supplied online yield unconvincing effects, which won’t suffice if you want to show off your skills in the … [Read more]

Autodesk Entertainment Creation Suite Ultimate 2013

<!--entertainment_creation_suite_ultimate_2013_boxshot_hi-res-2--><!--max-anno1--><!--materials1-->In terms of available professional 3D applications, there are a few. CINEMA 4D, LightWave and the open-source (but rather tech-heavy) … [Read more]

Review preview: Portrait Professional Studio 64

<!--082_AVP_103-->If you’re an aspiring professional retoucher you’ve most likely been left scratching your head, pondering the question: ‘should I invest in plug-in software?’ First, there’s the matter of money, with some types more … [Read more]

New Adobe Edge tools & services

<!--web-->Great news for web designers using Adobe Cloud services! Further updates now see the inclusion of Adobe Edge tools & services, now added to the Creative Cloud membership. You can now use all of the Edge Tools & Services to … [Read more]

New Topaz Detail 3

<!--Screen-shot-2012-12-03-at-14.22.52--> Topaz Detail 3 is a tool designed for achieving well-defined detail, clarity and definition throughout your photos. Topaz Detail 3 allows digital images to enhance photos without halo and artifact side … [Read more]