When to Crop in Lightroom, Aperture & Photoshop?

The Question
Over the last few weeks I’ve been involved with three different conversations with photographers about when to crop a photo in post processing. One person suggested cropping at the beginning of the process, one suggested cropping at the end and the other just wasn’t sure.
I tend to crop differently depending on what software I’m [...]

Nik Announces Color Efex Pro 4

Nik just announced the new version of Color Efex Pro 4.0. It is a wonderful upgrade to their current software and allows using multiple filters at one time.
Here’s the link:¬†http://www.niksoftware.com/colorefexpro/usa/index.php?

The Venerable S-Curve

There are many plugins and special software products designed to help you enhance your photographs. I use a lot of them and think they are extremely helpful for our digital workflow. However, I hear from lots of people that they don’t want to use all the fancy software. Rather, they just want something simple they [...]

Converting JPG to RAW?

Yes, that’s right. Convert JPG to RAW.
In my workshops, I show how it is possible to do this using Nikon Capture NX2 as well other software packages such as Lightroom and Aperture. I want to state up front that what I describe here isn’t truly creating a RAW file from a JPG. Rather, it is [...]

Check out the July 2010 OTI Newsletter

Our July 2010 newsletter is posted. This month our topics are:
- Greetings
- June GOAL Assignment: Light Throughout the Day
- July GOAL Assignment: 50 Photos Within 10 Feet
- Digital Tidbits: Lightroom 3 Great Features
- Book Review: Adobe Photoshop CS5 for Photographers
- Workshop Updates
Follow this link to read the newsletter.