The Graduated Filter in Lightroom 4

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Last week I shared out a video on how to handle noise and sharpening in Lightroom 4. On the heels of that, I also shared a video hardware review on what a Justin Clamp is and how it can be used in a lighting your photography. Since these videos seem to be fairly popular. here’s another one on how to use the Graduated Filter in Lightroom 4.

Are you enjoying these video tutorials?  Judging from the analytics, they do seem to be pretty popular, so there’s likely more coming down the pike.  The next eBook announcement having been delayed, and now this rather unfortunate chest cold have left me a little behind the 8-ball so to speak, but more tutorials and educational content is coming.  But, if you keep following, you may find a neat little photo lesson coming up soon (hint, hint…eBook topic!) Thanks to all who have helped spread the word via social media – keep at it!

The Best Camera…

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Repeat after me…is the one you have with you!

While traveling recently (my DSLR is just too bulky for most of my travel lately), I was at a wedding in OH and did not have my gear with me.  A few snaps went around on the phone before I just tucked it away and played the part of spousal arm candy.  Once tucked away, those of us circa 1980’s started getting our groove on.  At one point out of the corner of my eye, the disco lights were dancing across the ceiling and something inside me just said…”Hmmmmm.” SNAP!

Ceiling Lights

Sure, it’s no masterpiece, and was taken from my iPhone, but something about it just makes me chuckle.  The point being?  Always have a camera with you.  Any camera.  If there’s nothing there, you’ll not capture a thing.   This will never sit in the Louvre, but I got a kick out of it.  And I took it on my phone camera!

What about you?  Any portable pics you ever take that just stand out for you?  Share ’em in the comments

Editor Note:  A thousand pardons to Joe Farace who had graciously agreed to write a guest post for me for this Monday!  I erroneously published his article last Monday and inadvertently flipped these two posts in my schedule by accident.  To read his post (which is what you should have received today, stop in to last week’s post here)