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Sunset colors reflect around the seaweed and kelp covered rocks of Boothbay Harbor, Maine.

Coast of Maine Photography Workshop: June 11 -14, 2014

Join me for a unique photography workshop this June at the historic Spruce Point Inn in beautiful Boothbay Harbor, Maine. This short workshop is a terrific opportunity for participants to learn new landscape photography techniques while enjoying the hospitality and cuisine of Maine’s finest resort.

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How To Upgrade To Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5

Step-by-step instructions for current Adobe Photoshop Lightroom users upgrading to Photoshop Lightroom version 5. Tutorial covers downloading, installing, and updating an existing Lightroom Catalog to the new Lightroom 5 format.

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Fixing Tilted, Slanted, and Skewed Photos With Upright In Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5 brings a new set of Upright tools to the Lens Correction windowpane. The Upright repair tools utilize a new technology that attempts to automatically straighten out images that are tilted, slanted, or distorted. These new tools are an amazing time saver when correcting images with weird horizon lines, slanted buildings, or the dreaded keystone effect.

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Professional-Grade Backup Plans

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom is a wonderful image management tool but it is not a backup system. If you have neglected to prepare for total system failure, then you should expect to lose everything when disaster inevitably strikes. Here is an overview of my three-tiered backup plan.

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Introduction to Collections in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom

The Collections feature in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom really shines when you need to pull together a group of images for a specific project. What most Lightroom users usually miss though is that clicking and dragging is not the most efficient way to add images into your current project. In this video tutorial, I demonstrate how to use Collections, and the Set as Target Collection option, to quickly gather up my favorite images for my portfolio.

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