Before and After: Using Lightroom to Edit Stock Photos

Remember when you had to turn a crank on your camera to roll the film? You’d pop out the canister, take it to the photo lab, and resign yourself to waiting for DAYS to see the result of your artistic mastery. Finally, you’d go back to the lab and rip open the envelope...
Make Your Photos Pop with the Tone Curve in Lightroom

Make Your Photos Pop with the Tone Curve in Lightroom

What’s the closest living relative of the almighty Tyrannosaurus Rex? A chicken. Remember that fact next time you look through your photos for something to sell as stock. Because, sometimes, all a photo needs is a tiny tweak to go from poultry… to powerful...
Why You Should Use Lightroom’s Gradient Tool

Why You Should Use Lightroom’s Gradient Tool

“Oh no! I should never have sent that…” Ever wake up in the morning and wish you could un-send that heated e-mail you wrote the day before? Well now you can avoid that altogether with a “Tone Checker” program that works alongside your e-mail software to alert...
How to Straighten a Crooked Horizon in Lightroom

How to Straighten a Crooked Horizon in Lightroom

A primary requirement of stock photographs is to convey a clear concept. To achieve this, good stock photos don’t have any elements that are distracting. A crooked horizon line immediately draws the eye and will unhinge an otherwise great image. See the before and...

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