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Resources & Blog: Adobe Lightroom

Beginning Photographers: Simple DoF Calculator App

Beginning Photographers: Simple DoF Calculator App Apps for photographers are great tools to add to your kit as they are more and more functional these days. A few of our favorites include: Simple DoF Calculator: Great for calculating depth of field for your camera and lens! The Photographer’s Ephemeris: Get the lighting just right…This app is helpful for determining the time and angle of the sunrise for a given date and location Snapseed: Don’t forget the final touches with this easy to use photo editor For now, let’s take a closer look at...

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Fun with Adobe Creative Suite Panels

Fun with Adobe Creative Suite Panels Use Adobe Creative Suite Panels to organize and design your own workspace The possibilities with Adobe Creative Suite are endless. For this reason and more, Adobe CS has become the industry standard for graphic design, video production and many other creative professions. Programs such as Adobe’s Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign have revolutionized several industries and are now more accessible to the average consumer than ever before. At the Digital Workshop Center, we consistently see...

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Adjusting Your ISO to Capture Natural Light and Drama

Adjusting Your ISO to Capture Natural Light and Drama Photography Tutorial: ISO to Capture Natural Light and Drama In my last digital photography blog, I discussed exploring your DSLR’s manual settings to create photos with some depth and punch. Manually choosing your aperture settings is one way. Today, we’ll talk about the importance of adjusting your ISO. In photography, ISO refers to film speed, or how sensitive film is to light. Digital cameras don’t use film, but they do have a sensor which behaves similarly, so the term stuck with the...

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Breaking Away From Automatic DSLR Modes: Working with Aperture

Breaking Away From Automatic DSLR Modes: Working with Aperture A decade ago, digital single-lens reflex cameras (also known as DSLRs) were used mainly by professional photographers and cost about $3,000—and only had 3 megapixels. Today, many popular camera manufacturers offer consumer-targeted entry-level DSLRs for as little as $500—with a whopping 18 megapixels. Many people have invested in DSLRs, but how many really know how to use them? With so many shooting options, non-professional photographers overwhelmed by their camera’s horsepower tend to rely...

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Adobe Creative Suite: Introduction to Using Layers

Adobe Creative Suite: Introduction to Using Layers Creating designs in Adobe CS programs is a little like making a collage–various materials are put together to make one composition. The key difference, however, is that a composition in Photoshop has to be treated as if it were in 3D. As in, you don’t slap materials next to each other. Rather, materials are stacked on top of each other. Be it text, photos, or an original design, if there is more than one source material for your project, you need to know how to manage layers in Adobe...

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Using Adobe Lightroom to Organize, Edit & Export Your Digital Photos

Using Adobe Lightroom to Organize, Edit & Export Your Digital Photos In the last few years, Adobe© has been rolling out some new pieces of software aimed towards digital photographers and designers alike. One of Adobe©’s newest pieces of software is targeted towards professional photographers, and is called Adobe Photoshop Lightroom (or just Adobe Lightroom to most). When Lightroom first hit the market, those of us schooled in Photoshop since Version 3 looked upon the newcomer as a mismatch of features we already used. We wondered who would want to use...

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