Show #60–Lightroom Develop Module

Host Mike Howard, Tim Kemperle and Kathleen Bowie do a detailed walk through of Lightroom 4’s Develop Module.

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This was a LONG show and we had a few issues, but it’s a show well worth watching all the way through.

 

Prior to jumping fully into Lightroom, we had a special appearance by Morgan Kervin and Melissa van Ruiten about the charity “The Gold Hope Project”.  The Gold Hope Project is “ a group of photographers that have come together to capture the moments that your family holds so dear to their heart. Some of us have been touched by the presence of cancer, and some have not, but we have all been given a gift that we would like to share with you.”

If you are interested in helping or know someone who is, please head over to their site and fill out the the application.

 

In addition, meet Ava, a sweet little girl! 

 

 


Develop Module

White Balance – select a neutral area…using the RGB values…getting the three numbers close.  Once you click on the section with will change the White Balance to the correct temperature.  The selected photo became much warmer. 

Contrast Slider – Puts a S curve around the mid-tones,

White / Blacks Sliders – Works like levels adjustment in Photoshop

Clarity Increasing or decreasing the emphasis of a picture…you need to zoom in to ensure the impact is what you intend…look for haloing in the image.

Saturation – Richness of the colors

Vibrance – Increases the colors of the colors that are not saturated…will ignore skin tones of the subject

Tone Curve – Contains four parts:

Highlight

Lights

Mid Tones

Shadows

HSL – Hue_Saturation_Luminance / Color / B&W – Kathleen spends the most time in HSL, use the picker toggle, select a point in the photo and slide up or down to change the intensity to the photo.

Library Module

Pick (P) / Reject (X) – Used to cull photos after import, once the photos are “rejected” you can select from the menu, Photo / Delete Rejected Photos

Survey – Used when you have multiple photos of the same shot…select photos and then highlight a picture and select X and you will slowly eliminate photos until you have the most desired photo

 

 

 


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About geephotant

geephotant (Geek-Photographer-Accountant) (aka. Mike Howard) is the creator of Nov Studios and the jpeg2RAW podcast.

Mike is an accountant by day as the Controller for a large US based corporation. By night, he is a geek and has appeared on the Home Server Show Podcast & the BYOB podcast ( both found at www.homeservershow.com). He has also appeared on the Home Tech Show podcast (www.theaverageguytv.com) and is now a regular guest on that show.

Mike’s true passion is photography and shoots when ever he can find time. As an amateur photographer, he is always looking to learn more about the craft.

3 Responses to “Show #60–Lightroom Develop Module”

  1. Just stumbled upon your website through my YouTube subscriptions. I am hooked.
    I really have to say I thoroughly enjoyed Kathleen Bowie’s run through of the Lightroom Module. My photos have alraedy seem a remark inprovement with some of the tips she gave on the podcast.

    Hi Kathleen, I own an iMac too. I have 12 gigs running on mine. It runs with no hiccup. Do get yourself a backup drive though.
    Love your website too!

  2. Thanks for the comments (this is Mike). Kathleen just bought a backup solution today, a Drobo. I see you joined our Forums, thanks. They are still pretty slow, but we hope to grow them. For now, most of the activity is in our Facebook group. Which actually is very active. Kat just posted about her new backup solution.

    Come join us over on Facebook if you want. http://www.facebook.com/groups/jpeg2raw/

  3. Hi Mike, thanks for the warm welcome to your jpeg2raw. I am an avid amateur photographer that has been taking photos since I was a teen.
    I just got Lightroom a couple of months ago and have been hooked ever since.
    Again, thank for the great episode with Kathleen Bowie. Yes I have signed up to both Facebook page and group.

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