TheFIX 070: Lightroom CC – Guided Upright

This week on TheFIX, host Seán Duggan covers the recent 2015.6/6.6. Lightroom update and in a multi-image test drive he explores the new Guided Upright feature in Lightroom CC for correcting perspective distortions. Reminder: You still have a week to enter the current Rocky Nook book giveaway.
A moonbow spans across upper Yosemite Falls with passing clouds and Half Dome in view.

TheFIX 069: Backup Strategies with Jim Goldstein

In this episode of TheFIX, photographer Jim Goldstein joins host Seán Duggan for a conversation about chasing moonbows in Yosemite and backup strategies for keeping your images safe from hard drive failure or other catastrophes.
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TheFIX 068: Mobile Creativity with Dan Marcolina

In this episode of TheFIX, designer and photographer Dan Marcolina takes us on a magical mystery tour of iPhoneography, mobile creativity, and his books and apps (now available for free!) on that subject.

TheFIX 067: Encaustic Prints with Jill Skupin Burkholder

In this episode of TheFIX, fine art photographer Jill Skupin Burkholder joins host Seán Duggan for a conversation about her work making encaustic prints, a process that uses hot beeswax and resin over the photographic image. We focus on her Hidden Worlds series, which combines digital images of wildlife captured by a motion-activated trail camera with the organic and textural qualities created by the hot wax used in the encaustic process.

TheFIX 066: Defining Your Photographic Style with Brian Matiash

In this episode of TheFIX, photographer, author and photo educator Brian Matiash joins host Seán Duggan for a wide-ranging conversation about defining your photographic style, improving your craft, and creating a meaningful place for photography in your life. Plus, you can win a copy of Brian's book!

TheFIX 064: Photoshop Blend Modes with Scott Valentine

In this episode of TheFIX, digital artist and Photoshop author Scott Valentine joins host Seán Duggan for a deep dive into Photoshop blend modes. Scott discusses the process of experimentation and creative play that he uses to really understand what goes on under the hood with certain blend modes, and how to use them with a variety of photo projects.

TheFIX 063: Dodging & Burning in Photoshop

In this episode of TheFIX, host Seán Duggan shows some of the basic ways you can apply dodging and burning adjustments (lightening and darkening) in Photoshop. Working with three images and using different methods that include blending modes, adjustment layers and layer masks, Seán shows some of the essential ways you can create basic tonal modifications in Photoshop. With adjustment layers and layer masks, these dodging and burning methods can be used for more than just lightening and darkening. You can adapt the basic technique to many types of tonal and color adjustments that you need to apply to a specific area of the photograph.
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TheFIX 062: Lightroom Local Adjustments

In this episode of TheFIX, host Seán Duggan focuses on the power of Lightroom local adjustments (a.k.a. "dodging & burning") such as the Gradual Filter, the Radial Filter, and the Adjustment Brush, showing the processing for a single image from straight out of the camera to a version benefiting from multiple local adjustments.
Newport Harbor, an aerial panorama by Colin Smith

TheFIX 061: Aerial Panoramas with Colin Smith

In this episode of TheFIX, Colin Smith joins host Seán Duggan for a conversation about aerial drone photography & techniques for photographing aerial panoramas and processing them in Lightroom.

TheFIX 056: Fashion & Beauty Retouching with Carrie Beene

In this episode of TheFIX, retouching expert Carrie Beene joins host Seán Duggan for a conversation on fashion and beauty retouching that is destined for high-end reproduction. Carrie shares some of the work she is regularly hired to do, and deconstructs a layered file to share some of her process, as well as Photoshop tips for fashion and beauty retouching.
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TheFIX 053: Photo S.O.S: Lightroom Stunt Catalog

On this episode of TheFIX, we open the Photo S.O.S. file to take a look at questions about synchronizing Lightroom folders, ensuring you're working in the right catalog, stopping the Apple Photos app from trying to hijack your images, & the importance of a Lightroom stunt catalog.

TheFIX 052: Boundary Warp for Panoramas

In this episode of TheFIX, host Seán Duggan kicks the tires of Boundary Warp, the new feature in Lightroom CC and Camera Raw 9.4 that automatically warps the edges of panoramas to fit them into a rectangular frame. We also cover the return of the book giveaway from Rocky Nook Press.

TheFIX 051: Nature & Wildlife Photography with Lewis Kemper

In this episode of TheFIX, wildlife and nature photographer Lewis Kemper joins host Seán Duggan to talk about the joys and challenges of photographing Alaskan coastal brown bears, and a personal project on a stretch of the American River that is just a short walk from his home. Along the way Lewis shares Lightroom post-processing tips for "flipping the light" to transform original captures so they they are a more accurate reflection of the moment he experienced.

TheFIX 050: Lightroom Export Essentials

In this episode of TheFIX, host Seán Duggan provides a tour of the essentials of the Lightroom Export dialog, including how to create a custom naming template, how to work with the Watermarks edit dialog, and how to create Export Presets to streamline that part of your Lightroom workflow.