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How To Quickly Add a Signature or Copyright in Lightroom

In today's quick photo tip, I am going to show you how to quickly and easily add a signature, graphic or copyright notice to your images in Lightroom. First, at the top left of the screen, click on edit, then click on edit watermarks. As I already mentioned, there are...

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Lightroom Classic CC Enhance Details Feature

In this Lightroom Classic CC quick tip we will look at the enhance details tool introduced in Lightroom Classic CC version 8.2. According to the Adobe web site, the tool produces crisp detail, improved color rendering, more accurate renditions of edges, and fewer...

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Install Presets in the Develop Module of Lightroom Classic CC

In this Lightroom Classic CC quick tip Joe Fitzpatrick will teach you how to quickly and easily create a custom preset of your basic editing steps. Then, he will show you how to apply the preset to all your photos during import or in batches to photos that you have already imported.

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Lightroom Quick Tip- Quick and Targeted Collections

In this understand Photography Tuesday quick tip, Joe Fitzpatrick will show you how to speed up your workflow in Lightroom Classic CC with the quick and targeted collections feature. If you need to temporarily access multiple photos in different folders for a project,...

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How to Access Canon Quick Menu

How can I access the quick menu on my Canon camera? The Canon Quick Menu is really good for anything you need to look at quickly. First make sure your camera's turned on and press your shutter button slightly, and that'll wake up your camera. Then hit that Q button...

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How to Change Shutter Speed on a Canon 6D

How can I change the shutter speed on my Canon 6D? There are a couple ways, but really there's one way: there is a dial on the top to change your shutter speed. Or, if you're looking through the viewfinder at the same time, you will see the shutter speed changing. If...

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Learn how to use Range Masks using Adobe Lightroom Classic CC

 In this short tutorial, Joe Fitzpatrick will teach you how to use range masks in Lightroom. Lightroom's adjustment brush and the graduated and radial filters are powerful tools. With them, you can edit just parts of an image. The graduated and circular filters' erase...

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How to Change the Aperture on most Canon DSLRs

How do I change the aperture on my Canon?  I'm gonna teach you how to change your aperture on a Canon 6D. Now I am talking about when you're shooting in the manual mode. All you have to do while looking through the view finder or anywhere is just turn this big round...

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How to Enable Highlight Alert on a Canon 6D

How can I enable the highlight alert on my Canon 6D? One of the nice features that most DSLRs have is something called highlight alert or our nickname is the blinky's. When you view the image anything overexposed will blink so it alerts you that are overexposing parts...

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How to change ISO on Canon 6D

How can I change the ISO on my Canon 6d? There are two ways, basically, to change your ISO on a Canon 6D. On the top of your camera, there's an ISO button right here. If you press this button, you'll see the small screen isolated the ISO number. Use your...

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How to Use a Platypod instead of a Tripod

Do you want to take pictures low to the ground or from unusual angles, but just need that camera very steady? We're going to show you how.  I was a speaker at a convention one summer and this nice company gave me this device. It's a Platypod.  The Platypod is...

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How to Synchronize Settings in Lightroom Classic CC

In this Lightroom Classic CC Quick Tip, you will see how to quickly and easily make the same adjustments to multiple photos using Lightroom Classic CC's sync settings feature. Start by selecting one of the images and switching to the develop module. Edit the...

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Understanding Histograms

In this Understand Photography quick tip, Joe Fitzpatrick explains what a histogram is and how to use it to get better exposed photos.  Reviewing a photograph on the camera's LCD screen can be misleading since the brightness level of the LCD can be changed, causing...

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How-to Back Button Focus on Canon

Learn how to back button focus on a Canon camera with these quick and easy tips! Peggy Farren is going to show you how to change the back button focusing on a Canon 6D.

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Splash Photography Technique

In this episode of Understand Photography, Peggy Farren describes a fun project to do on a rainy day called fruit splash. It’s also a great exercise to really practice your off camera flash!

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HDR in Lightroom Classic CC

Learn how to use high dynamic range (HDR) in Lightroom Classic CC. Please subscribe our channel for new short training videos every Tuesday and The Understand Photography Show every Saturday. Our motto at Understand Photography is “We Simplify the Technical”. Subscribe and comment to let us know how we are doing!

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Silky Water Effect using Photoshop

Use Photoshop to create the silky water effect. You can photograph in broad daylight without using neutral density filter using this incredible and easy technique!

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I Got My Global Entry Card!

If you are a fan of The Understand Photography Show, you know we talk about travel, nature and fine art photography.  On one of our earliest shows, I interviewed travel agent Cindy Baldwin.  She talked about Global Entry as an important component to making air travel...

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