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Worked at making pretty things to make the world a nicer place. Klaus is a photographer, a former scientist, an author, a teacher and many other things that he has not even discovered yet. He deeply believes that sharing your knowledge with others can enrich your life. However, he also thinks it's weird to write about himself in the third person. So go ahead and visit me to see what I do at farbspiel-photo.com
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How to Find the Best Lightroom Preset for an Image
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If you have acquired some preset collections, it may not be easy to find the right preset for a given image. Usually, you will start at the top of the preset list and try each one. If you do this by pure intuition, you may quickly decide in favor of one preset, ignoring the rest of the list and then perhaps make some adjustments.

However, if you are more systematic, you will want to optimize the outcome of this entire process and find the best preset for a given image. But how do you keep track of the good ones, and how do you narrow them down to find the one you like the most? If you are after the best preset for a particular image, you need an approach for culling the list of presets and reducing it to the best candidates.

In this article, I will show you my favorite method for doing this. It involves creating a number of virtual copies of your image and applying the best candidate presets to them. This way, you can compare the candidates side-by-side and choose the one you really like best.

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Learn how to find the best Lightroom preset for a given image in your preset collection. This will make your work with presets faster and more reliable.
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How To Create A Dreamy Orton Effect by +Jimmy McIntyre 
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The Orton effect is visual effect that you can apply to your images to give them a nice glowing appearance. When Michael Orton invented this look, he would take two film slides - one in focus, the other one out of focus - and blend them. Today, applying this effect in Photoshop is quick and easy.

Jimmy McIntyre demonstrates how to do it by creating a duplicate of your images layer, setting the right blend mode and applying some Gaussian blur.

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In this featured tutorial, Jimmy McIntyre demonstrates how to create the Orton effect in Photoshop.
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How to Reverse-Engineer Lightroom Develop Presets

Lightroom Develop presets can be a rich source of information about other photographers’ processing style, and you can learn a lot about editing your images from analyzing someone else’s presets. To do so, you need a technique for reverse-engineering a preset. That is, you need a way of looking at the different components of a given preset individually to understand which settings actually make them work the way they do.

In this article, you will learn a simple but effective technique for doing this. Lightroom’s ability to turn on and off each section in the Develop settings will help you dissect a preset and possibly use only certain parts of it in your work.
Lightroom Develop presets can be a rich source of information about other photographers’ processing style. Learn how to crack their code.
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How to Retouch a Landscape Photo | Photoshop CC

Here are some nice tips for you by +Nathaniel Dodson on how to post-process your landscapes. Watch how he uses the color in the image creatively.

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Some interesting tips for hand-holding your camera at slow shutter speeds

In this video, +Pye Jirsa gives you some good tips for hand-holding your camera to get more stability. This is particularly important when you are shooting at slow shutter speeds.

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Isn't everyone just a stock photo?

How would your work place look if it was closer to what you see in a typically stock photo? Check it out below!
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4 Non-Destructive Dodge & Burn Techniques by Photoshop Masters
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Dodging and Burning is one of the oldest techniques in photo editing. It has been there ever since the early days of film photography. The terms themselves actually come from the darkroom techniques of exposing some areas longer (burning) to make them darker and some areas shorter (dodging) to brighten them.

In Photoshop, there are many different techniques to dodge and burn an image. You may know the Dodge and the Burn tools that let you work directly on an image layer to darken or light areas selectively. The problem with the direct application of these tools is that they are destructive. This means, they directly change the image pixels and you cannot really undo or change them once they are applied.

In this article, you will learn four different techniques by Photoshop masters for actually applying dodging and burning non-destructively. These are very important skills that will make your workflow faster, more flexible, and more robust, no matter which type of photography you are into.

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Learn 4 different techniques by Photoshop masters for dodging and burning non-destructively that will make your workflow fast, flexible, and robust.
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5 Ways Blend If in Photoshop Will Blow Your Mind by +Blake Rudis 
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You may have stumbled across the Blend-If controls in the Layer Style dialog box in Photoshop. But chances are that you did not even notice them, let alone recognized that they are actually a very powerful tool. Blend-If is one of those tools that is not self-explanatory and that does not make you want to use it straight away. The reason is that, by itself, it does not do a lot other than letting you select a range of tones where the layer and the layer below are going to be blended together.

Sounds cryptic? Watch the two videos in this post to gain some insights into this tool. In the first video below, Blake Rudis gives you 5 ways to apply Blend-If to achieve very specific things. In the second video, he actually takes one step back and teaches you the basics of Blend-If - the theory, if you will. You should really try to get your head around this as it will help you take your post-processing skills to the next level.

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In these featured videos, Blake Rudis gives you 5 ways to apply Blend-If to achieve very specific things and he teaches you the basics of Blend-If.
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6 Power User Tips for Lightroom Presets
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For a long time, I have dismissed the concept of using other people's presets in any image editing software. Originally, presets where intended to allow you to keep track of your own edits, and not as one-click shortcuts to copy someone else's style.

That's simply not how image editing works. Finding the best adjustments for any given image is a complex task, and it heavily depends on the nature of the image. Applying a tailor-made set of adjustments to another image - maybe even an image by another photographer - is essentially a random process: Maybe you're lucky enough to find one that looks nice on your images. But more often than not, it's not a fit!

That's why I think the 'industry' revolving around selling preset packages that seemingly allow you to edit a photo with a single click, is deeply flawed. But having said that, there are a number of ways in which presets can be very useful beyond merely keeping track of your edits. This is especially true for Lightroom, which has a very sophisticated ecosystem of presets. If you use those features in a clever way, they can really super-charge your post-processing work. In this post, I will give you 6 tips on how to achieve this.

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+Jan Ohlhoff Thanks, Jan! Good the hear that you like the presets.
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How to Stretch Images Using Content Aware Scale

In this video, +Aaron Nace shows you how to scale your images without distorting them. This may give you more flexibility in post-processing for some images.

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Learn How to Stretch Images Using Content Aware Scale in today's episode! We start out with a square image that we would like to extend. It is a great example because we want to stretch out the water and sky, but not the person standing in the center. If you have a highly detailed photo that you want to stretch, the content aware scale tool will not be the best option. If it's simple open space, however, like a sky or the ground, it will most cer...
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Wedding Photographer Slips, Snaps Shot on the Way Down

Did you ever wonder how to get that authentic look on your subjects face? Easy! Just fall flat on your face and don't forget to snap a shot while you're on your way down. ;)

PS: Take a second and study those faces. There's one person here that actually seems to feel more spiteful than the others. Can you spot who that is?

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Here's an unusual wedding photography fail: Chase Richardson was photographing a wedding party last year when he accidentally slipped on a puddle. As he tu
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Another amazing example of the Nikon P900 Zoom capabilities

If you've ever pointed your DSLR with its kit lens at the moon to see how close you can get, you may still feel the frustration of that moment.

Here's what the Nikon Coolpix P900 can apparently do in a similar situation. Amazing!
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+Klaus Herrmann Good thing you can mount a DSLR on a telescope and get a MUCH better image, the only bad thing is it is not portable or cheap...
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I am a photographer and educator. HDR photography is one of my main interests and and my subjects include architecture and landscapes. The techniques I use also include panorama and vertorama photography. 

Are you into HDR photography? Visit my website farbspiel-photo.com to get free access to my images and various educational resources. These include:

1. The HDR Cookbook - a free primary resource for HDR post-processing techniques
2. Before-and-After Comparisons - see what HDR can do for your images 
3. Making-of videos - watch the whole process of HDR post-processing in my time-lapse making-of videos
4. Pics-to-play-with - test your newly learned skills by downloading full-res source images and processing them

It's all free and waiting for you at farbspiel-photo.com.

I currently use a Nikon D7000 as my main camera. Find more infos on my gear at farbspiel-photo.com/about/gear and join my D7000 Users Group at bit.ly/gas-d7000.

If you don't care about all that stuff, that's perfectly fine. I'd also be happy if you'd just add me to your circles. Take a look at my stream to see if the stuff I am sharing is of interest to you. Thanks for stopping by.

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