Check out the latest update to Lightroom Mobile on the iPhone - some really good new stuff

What's new in the latest version of Lightroom Mobile

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"Authentic HDR on your mobile phone. 

Export original RAW images to your camera roll. 

Improved rating of your images. 

Significant improvements to synchronisation with the cloud. 

Bug fixes and speed improvements." 

You can read more about these improvements on the Adobe Blog

Looking forward to trying them all out. 

If only the iPad version of Lightroom Mobile had the same features.

Rick McEvoy Photography

Lightroom Mobile user

Tuesday 7th March 2017

Quick Tip in Lightroom - a keyboard shortcut for when you are stacking images

In Lightroom, select the images you want to stack then hit the keys Control and G at the same time and it is done. Once in a stack you can adjust which image is at the top by right clicking on the number icon.

Stacking in Lightroom is great - if you don't use it I strongly recommend you give it a go. 

Rick McEvoy Photography

Quick Tip in Lightroom 

Monday 6th March 2017

Are you ready to go pro? Pro photographer that is. Check out 106 minutes of a Stella Kramer gold in this Kelby One class

I am a member at Kelby One. This is Scott Kelby’s thing.

A new class is released every week on Kelby One, and the classes are all about photography – photoshop, Lightroom, photography and the business of photography.

Scott Kelby is of course well known for his training in Photoshop and Lightroom, and for all those books on these subjects. I own quite a few of these books myself.

My current favourite book is called “How do I do that in Photoshop!”, currently available from Amazon. I can highly recommend this book, which I will be writing about in the spring. Well some of the content of it anyway.

But I wanted to mention a recent class specifically, by the Pulitzer Prize winning photo editor Stella Kramer.

The class is called Are you ready to go pro? 

This is all about going pro. The information in this class is fantastic. I recommend this class to everyone, pros and non-pros.

Why is that?

Because Stella Kramer is a photo editor.

Not a photographer.

So the class is from a different perspective. Of someone who hires photographers. Someone who looks at photographers work with different eyes to photographers. Someone who critiques portfolios.

You can check out the class here, and I will let you into a secret – you can sign up to Kelby One for a 14 day trial and watch the class for nothing. If you do that there is of course every chance that you will become a member.

So check this class out to get a different perspective on not only going professional but also on being professional, and being a better and more successful professional photographer. I am going to listen to the class again today when driving out and about in Dorset and Hampshire as I do.

And while we are on the subject of Kelby One there is also a great podcast called The Grid, which is published on a weekly basis, which I watch on a weekly basis. Well I listen to it, but watch the photo and website critiques which are great.

This might seem like an advert for Scott Kelby, which it is I guess, but I wanted to make you all aware of some of the information out there which can help all of us grow as photographers. I wish I had known stuff like this when I was starting out in photography!

Rick McEvoy Photography

Friday 3rd March 2016

Quick Lightroom Tip - adding titles and captions to images

This is something I really need to do more. Add text to the title and caption fields before exporting and sharing images. 

This is easily done in Lightroom, and will help Google see your images. As clever as Google is Google can't actually see images. 

Another job for me to do then. And another item to add to my Lightroom Catalogue workflow. It's not difficult to do - it just needs doing.

Rick McEvoy Photography

Quick Lightroom Tip

Wednesday 1st March 2017

What do I use to clean the screen on my iPad Pro?

To clean the screen on my iPad Pro I now use the Ecomoist Natural Screen Cleaner 50ml with Fine Microfiber Towel, available from Amazon for less than a tenner.

I got the small bottle, and will see how long this lasts me, but so far all is good and I have a nice clean screen for my iPad Pro. 

Which is nice... 

Rick McEvoy Photography 

Monday 27th February 2017