Tag: photo editing

Lightroom in Black and White

Converting a photo from color to black and white isn’t just a matter of reducing the color saturation to zero. Lightroom and Lightroom Classic offer several ways to go gray, from easy one-click options to manipulating each color value for distinctly different looks. In my latest article for CreativePro, I walk through the options for ...

Picktorial 4.0 Review

For Mac users who want more than the built-in Photos app, but aren’t wedded to the Lightroom ecosystem, there are now several photo editing application alternatives. One of those is Picktorial, a Mac-only app with sophisticated image editing and organization features. At Macworld, I review the latest version, Picktorial 4.0, paying attention to the search ...

PhotoActive Episode 41: Bird Photography with Marie Read

The latest episode of the PhotoActive podcast is up! We’re excited to welcome Marie Read, author of the book Mastering Bird Photography (Rocky Nook), to the podcast. She talks about getting started with bird photography, where to find interesting birds, and, yes, we necessarily talk a bit about gear, since a good telephoto lens is ...

PhotoActive Episode 39: Tripods with Mason Marsh

In the latest episode of the PhotoActive podcast, we’re talking about an essential tool for most photographers: the tripod. You might be thinking, “Big deal, it’s just three legs and a ballhead,” but once you start looking at tripods, things get complicated (and potentially expensive!), fast. In the new episode, we chat with photographer, educator, ...

PhotoActive Episode 38: Levels and Curves with Nik Bhatt

The new episode of my PhotoActive podcast takes a detailed look at using Levels and Curves controls to adjust tones in photos. I first learned how to edit using levels, so for me, although I’ve written about them and used them, curves have never been intuitive. This episode was a real eye-opener. Kirk McElhearn and ...

Lightroom CC Mobile Review

When my editor at Download.com asked if I could write a review of Lightroom CC Mobile, I figured it would be an easy assignment. 2700 words later, here's my review.

Recently, on PhotoActive…

I’ve been remiss in posting links to the latest PhotoActive episodes (holidays, work, etc., etc.), so here’s the most recent batch pointing to the podcast that Kirk McElhearn and I produce. Also, starting this week we’re shifting to a fortnightly (every two week) schedule, instead of publishing one episode every week. We both have a ...

Straighten Up with Lightroom’s Geometry Tools

Have people ever told you to "straighten up?" Maybe they think it's your attitude… or maybe it's your photos.

First Look: Luminar 3 with Libraries

After more than a year of promising a digital asset manager (DAM) in Luminar, Skylum is about to release Luminar 3 with Libraries, an update that starts the application on the road to the DAM, but isn't quite there yet.

PhotoActive Episodes 26 and 27

We’ve been so busy creating PhotoActive episodes that I almost missed that last week’s episode marks half a year of podcasting the show! I love how they’re turning out, and the great feedback we’ve been getting from listeners. From the PhotoActive reviews on iTunes: This is the only photography podcast I can think of that ...