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My All Raw Timelapse Workflow

Here's a series of there videos I produced about an all-raw Timelapse workflow. This was shot partially on location at the Panama Canal.

Part 1 — Shooting & Raw Processing


Part 2 — Assembling in After Effects


Part 3 — Color Grading and Filtering Timelapse Scenes



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DSLR Video, Terry White, and Matt Kloskowski — Photofocus Podcast 10/5/13

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This week’s show is a triple feature… we tackle three areas of the photo industry that are hot topics. First up, Scott Bourne interviews Rich Harrington about how to get started in DSLR video. Rich Harrington then takes the microphone and talks to Terry White from Adobe about changes at Adobe as well as Terry’s photography. Our third segment, Melissa Niu interviews Matt Kloskowski of Kelby Training to find out about how the photo industry is evolving.
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Mastering aperture: DSLR Video Tips

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How much light does your camera see? The aperture of your camera is its portal to the light in your scene (and without light, there are no pictures or video). Controlling the aperture is essential to getting the right amount of light on to your camera’s sensor to capture the best shots.
There’s another side to aperture as well. As you open the aperture wider, you can narrow the depth of field in your shot, blurring more of the frame outside of your immediate focus area. This is often a hallmark of the “DSLR video” look. Mastering aperture is critical to high-quality video and photos.
This week we cover

  • What is aperture? Learn why the aperture is critical to good exposure, and how to access it on your lens.
  • A DP’s perspective on aperture Catch up with director of photography Jim Ball and learn how he uses aperture when shooting in different situations.
  • Adjusting the aperture Learn how to make adjustments to the settings on your camera to get the best results.
  • Real-world examples We’ll evaluate several shots, breaking down what worked and what didn’t.


Check out both the sample video above and
this week’s complete episode on lynda.com. We’ll help you get the best exposure, and control the depth of field of your shots!

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A Detailed HDR Webinar

A detailed HDR Workflow webinar. We take a look at the brand new Photomatix beta release. Speakers Include:
  • Ron Pepper — HDRsoft
  • Hal Schmitt — Director of LIGHT Photographic Workshops
  • Kim Seng (Captain Kimo) — HDR Expert

Photofocus Team:
  • Richard Harrington
  • Melissa Niu
  • Levi Sim
  • Abba Shapiro

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Try Out the New Photomatix 5 for Free

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You can download the beta here:  
http://www.hdrsoft.com/download/betas/pmp50.php. Here are a few notes from HDRsoft.

Photomatix Pro version 5.0 is currently in beta testing phase. You are welcome to help us test the beta releases, but please note the following:
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  • Beta releases are not stable versions of the software. They may not work properly and they may crash often.
  • Beta releases are intended for testing purposes only, and should not be used for normal use and production work.
  • Beta releases of Photomatix Pro include the usual registration system of normal versions, i.e. they run in trial mode when the software has not been registered.
  • Beta releases are not supported. If you need support with running Photomatix Pro, please download the official release of Photomatix Pro instead

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Premiere Pro tutorial: Importing a layered Photoshop file


In this tutorial, learn how to import layered PSD files in order to create picture-in-picture effects in a Premiere Pro project. Watch more at
http://www.lynda.com/Premiere-Pro-tut....

This tutorial is a single movie from the Premiere Pro Guru: Dynamic Link and the Adobe Workflow course presented by lynda.com author Rich Harrington. The complete course is 1 hour and 29 minutes and shows how to save time, save disc space, and get more billable work done using Dynamic Link--the Adobe technology that allows you to use files from other Adobe apps inside your Premiere Pro projects.

  • Welcome
  • 1. An Intro to Dynamic Link
  • 2. Adobe Premiere Pro Working with After Effects
  • 3. Adobe Premiere Pro Working with Audition
  • 4. Adobe Premiere Pro Working with Photoshop
  • 5. Adobe Prelude to Adobe Premiere Pro
  • 6. Other Workflows
  • Conclusion

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DSLR Video Planning and Shooting


Here's a recent presentation from Photoshop World — DSLR Video Planning and Shooting. Learn about the process of planning for and creating a DSLR video project.
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Premiere Pro tutorial: How to work with slow-motion effects


In this tutorial find out how to work with slow-motion effects in Premiere Pro. Watch more at
http://www.lynda.com/Premiere-Pro-tut....
This tutorial is a single movie from the Premiere Pro Guru: Dynamic Link and the Adobe Workflow course presented by lynda.com author Rich Harrington. The complete course is 1 hour and 29 minutes and shows how to save time, save disk space, and get more billable work done using Dynamic Link--the Adobe technology that allows you to use files from other Adobe apps inside your Premiere Pro projects.

  • Welcome
  • 1. An Intro to Dynamic Link
  • 2. Adobe Premiere Pro Working with After Effects
  • 3. Adobe Premiere Pro Working with Audition
  • 4. Adobe Premiere Pro Working with Photoshop
  • 5. Adobe Prelude to Adobe Premiere Pro
  • 6. Other Workflows
  • Conclusion

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Mastering exposure: DSLR Video Tips

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When it comes to capturing great images, exposure is critical. Under- or overexpose your shot and you lose precious details. But setting the proper exposure isn’t easy; your light may move behind a cloud, or change over time. When shooting video, exposure requires an almost scientific understanding of light.

In this week’s
DSLR Video Tips, we’ll show you a straightforward way to get strong, well-exposed shots. You’ll learn about

  • Exposing for video — What is the desired goal when exposing for video and when does it look “right”?
  • Balancing the exposure triangle – Learn how to balance the shutter speed, ISO, and aperture of the camera. It’s critical to get the right mix for both technical and artistic reasons.
  • Evaluating the settings – We’ll look through several shots, and break down what worked—and what didn’t
Check out both the sample video above and this week’s complete episode on lynda.com and learn to take better shots right away!

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Get Consistent Color with Conditional Mode Automation



The Conditional Mode Change command in Photoshop allows you to set a color mode among your images in a consistent way. In this tutorial, set up an action to specify which color mode you'd like the Conditional Mode Change command to convert your images to. Watch more at http://www.lynda.com/Photoshop-tutori....

This tutorial is a single movie from the Up and Running with Photoshop Automation course presented by lynda.com author Rich Harrington. The complete course is 2 hours and 37 minutes and shows how to utilize actions and automation in Adobe Photoshop and Bridge to speed up your workflow.

  • Introduction
  • 1. Understanding Actions
  • 2. Automate Commands
  • 3. Using Scripts
  • 4. Saving Time with Adobe Bridge
  • Conclusion


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Adam Elmakias and Lightroom 5.2 — Photofocus Podcast 9/25/13

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This week’s show is a double dose of Photo inspiration that will work both sides of your brain.  First we take a look at new Adobe tech for Lightroom and Camera Raw, then we jump over and catch up with music photographer Adam Elmakias.  Join hosts Rich Harrington and Melissa Niu for interviews with important thought leaders.

Lightroom 5.2 and Adobe Camera Raw 8.2 Updates

Rich catches back up with Sharad Mangalick, product manager for Adobe Photoshop Lightroom and Camera Raw.  Adobe is shipping a new update that adds a lot of cool features for both Creative Cloud and CS6 users.
Rich and Sharad discuss:
  • What specific change will we see in Camera Raw
  • What small tweaks have been improved
  • What can you do with video clips
  • What are some new Lightroom specific changes
  • How to get access to tech early with Adobe Labs
  • Where can you learn more about Lightroom

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Adam Elmakias

Adam Elmakias is a music and travel photographer based out of San Diego, California. He started shooting at age 16 by going to local shows with his camera.  This eventually grew into applying for photo passes, then going out on the road with bands. He’s spent the last several years touring almost nonstop. Adam is also one of the most followed photographers on Instagram.
Melissa Niu catches up with Adam:
  • Who is Adam and what does he do?
  • How does is monetize his work?
  • How did Adam get his foot in the door and grow?
  • Why trust has been essential in the process?
  • Advice on working with social media
  • Gear talk: what he uses and how
  • How he gets his unique photos
  • What advice does he offer to those starting out?
  • Where to find Adam online?

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Combining Blur Gallery Filters


Want to learn about the Blur Gallery? Join Instructor Richard Harrington as he demonstrates how to combine blur gallery filters in Adobe Photoshop.

Be sure to also check out the book and video training bundle —
Understanding Adobe Photoshop CS6: The Essential Techniques for Imaging Professionals
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Come see me in LA Tuesday Night

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Are you in the Los Angeles area? I'll be speaking at theLA Web Professionals Group group this Tuesday.

Photoshop for Web Designers featuring Richard Harrington

Tuesday September 24, 2013 - 6:15 PM - 9:30 PM LOCATION: Capital One 360 - Los Angeles Café - https://www.facebook.com/CapitalOne360LA  11175 Santa Monica Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90025

FREE PARKING::WIN 1 YEAR OF CREATIVE CLOUD::BOOK EXCHANGE::REFRESHMENTS::NETWORKING::DOOR PRIZES

Agenda


  • Some of the topics we will cover include:
  • Selection Tools and Techniques
  • Compositing with Layers
  • Blending Modes
  • Color Correction and Curves
  • Layer Styles: Bevels, Shadows, Glows, and More
  • Creating Backgrounds and Video Bumpers
  • Photoshop Video Editing

Schedule

  • 6:15 PM - Doors Open - Registration
  • 6:40 PM - Part 1
  • 7:50 PM - Networking Break / Tweetup @lawebprosgroup and Refreshments
  • 8:15 PM - Prize Drawing / Win Creative Cloud 1 Year Subscription
  • 8:25 PM - Part 2
  • 9:30 PM - Meeting End




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Time-lapse Tutorial: Choosing a Working Drive


Because your time-lapse shoots will result in a lot of data, it's important to consider data storage options. This tutorial explores data storage solutions for both desktop and mobile setups, and explains the importance of redundancy, security, and preventing data loss. Watch more at
http://www.lynda.com/After-Effects-tu.... This tutorial is a single movie from the Creating Time-Lapse Video course presented by lynda.com author Rich Harrington. The complete course is 3 hours and 27 minutes. Get on-location tips and post-production techniques to speed up time and create compelling visual effects with time-lapse photography.

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Do You Love After Effects? Get to Seattle This Week for AE World!

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If you’re an After Effects fan, you should check out the After Effects World Conference. It’s being held in Seattle this week. Several members of the Adobe team as well as top gurus speaking at the conference. I'll be there.

You can find out more at –
http://www.aftereffectsworld.com/why-attend-2/

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An Introduction to the GoPro Hero3

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Whether you call it a sports cam, action cam, crash cam, or toy cam, the GoPro 3 has taken the production world by storm. While it’s not a true DSLR camera, we find ourselves mixing it into our production jobs all the time. For time-lapse, point-of-view, underwater, and aerial photography, these cameras are great.
In
this week’s episode, we start with an in-depth look at GoPro cameras. You’ll learn
What is a GoPro? Where did these cameras come from and what are they good for?
The GoPro bodies. What are the challenges with the form factor?
Essential GoPro gear. What do you need to get the best shots?
Powering the GoPro. How can a little camera use so much juice?
Accessing GoPro menus. How to stop driving yourself nuts pushing buttons and actually see what you’re doing.
Essential menu commands. Which commands will get you a quality shot?
GoPro cameras are a lot of fun and in future weeks we’ll cover using them for time-lapse shots, going underwater, and flying in a copter. Check out both the sample video above, and this week’s complete episode on lynda.com to learn how you can use a GoPro camera with your own projects.
GoPro is registered trademark of Woodman Labs, Inc.

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Using the History Brush


Wanting to combine multiple states of an image? Join Instructor Richard Harrington as he demonstrates how to utilize the History Brush in Adobe Photoshop.

Be sure to also check out the book and video training bundle —
Understanding Adobe Photoshop CS6: The Essential Techniques for Imaging Professionals
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Generating a Web Gallery with Adobe Bridge


In this tutorial, find out how to create a customized web gallery in Adobe Bridge. Watch more here. Bridge is a huge timesaver and one of the mot overlooked apps in Adobe Creative Cloud and Creative Suite.

This a single movie from the Up and Running with Photoshop Automation course presented by lynda.com author Rich Harrington. The complete course is 2 hours and 37 minutes and shows how to utilize actions and automation in Adobe Photoshop and Bridge to speed up your workflow. Introduction 1. Understanding Actions 2. Automate Commands 3. Using Scripts 4. Saving Time with Adobe Bridge Conclusion

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Time-lapse video tutorial: Basic moves on a slider


In this tutorial explore the basics of working with a Kessler camera slider in order to shoot time-lapse photography. Topics include setting the shoot's start and end points, adjusting the axis of the camera, and tips for keeping flicker out of your shots, including engaging the mirror lock-up and turning of noise reduction. Watch more at
http://www.lynda.com/After-Effects-tu.... This tutorial is a single movie from the Creating Time-Lapse Video course presented by lynda.com author Rich Harrington. The complete course is 3 hours and 27 minutes. Get on-location tips and post-production techniques to speed up time and create compelling visual effects with time-lapse photography.

  • Introduction
  • 1. What Is Time-Lapse Photography?
  • 2. Technical Essentials
  • 3. Equipment: What You'll Need and Might Want
  • 4. Choosing a Shooting Format
  • 5. A Better Timeline Panel
  • 6. The Exposure Triangle in Depth
  • 7. Using a Slider
  • 8. Shooting Time Lapse on a Smartphone or Tablet
  • 9. Managing Data from a Time-Lapse Shoot
  • 10. Organizing the Images for Post
  • 11. Developing the Images for Post
  • 12. Assembling a Time-Lapse Movie with Adobe Photoshop
  • 13. Assembling a Time-Lapse Movie with Adobe After Effects
  • 14. Assembling a Time-Lapse Movie with Adobe Premiere Pro
  • 15. Assembling a Time-Lapse Movie with Apple Final Cut Pro X
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How To Read A Waveform Monitor & Vectorscope

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When reading video scopes for the first time, it can be tough to figure out what you’re actually looking at. But tools like waveform monitors and vectorscopes can help with the exposure and color in your shots—and are definitely worth the time spent learning how to use them.
The primary thing to keep in mind is that these tools are more accurate than your eyes in providing an objective, analytical snapshot of your video signal. This week we’ll explore

  • Why scopes are essential in helping you achieve better shots
  • How a histogram complements the information on a waveform monitor
  • How to use a waveform monitor to judge exposure and contrast
  • How to use a vectorscope to analyze hues and saturation in a shot

Learning how to use both a waveform monitor and vectorscope can really aid you in getting beautiful shots that are properly exposed, and with vibrant, consistent color. Be sure to check out both the sample video below, and this week’s complete episode on lynda.com to learn how you can use them with your own projects.



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Photographers Tamara Lackey & Joel Grimes plus Facebook’s New Policy — Photofocus Podcast 9/15/13

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Here is the new podcast feed: 
feed://feeds.feedburner.com/photofocuspodcast Get the show here  or get it on iTunes
This week’s show is a triple scoop of goodness.  We’ve got three interviews to satisfy your creative, technical, and business needs. Join hosts
Rich Harrington and Melissa Niu for interviews with important thought leaders.
First up, Rich talks with Tamara Lackey who is a professional photographer, speaker, and author. She focusses on  lifestyle photography, from children’s portraits to celebrity portraits.  Tamara’s work has been featured in dozens of media outlets, including Parenting Magazine, O – The Oprah Magazine, Town & Country, Vogue, Food & Wine, Men’s Journal, Nikon World, Professional Photographer Magazine, Rangefinder Magazine, Photoshop User Magazine, NBC’s The Martha Stewart Show, ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, PBS’ Need to Know and NBC’s The Today Show.


Rich and Tamara discuss:

  • What she’s been working on lately
  • The What If Day Camps to recharge your creativity
  • How bringing art and business together taught her a lesson
  • Tips on balancing your personal, business, and family life
  • Three things that you can do to change bad habits that are holding you back
  • Practicing with your equipment so you know it cold

Next up, Melissa Niu sets down with Joel Grimes. Joel is a commercial advertising photographer with a distinct style. His unique approach has earned him work from top advertising agencies and art buyers.

Melissa and Joel discuss:
  • How he started out
  • Advice for branding your work
  • How Joel defined his look
  • How compositing and digital photography affected his workflow
  • What you need to do to master your look
  • Advantages of HDR
  • Our handicaps and the beauty of working and overcoming them
  • How his color blindness affected and contributed to his look
  • Tips to achieve your goals

Last up, we dig deep into the recent
Facebook controversy. Photographers are giving up even more rights by posting to the social network.  We went straight to the top to get a leading legal expert.  Terry Hart, the Director of Legal Policy for the Copyright Alliance breaks through the hype and rumors and walks us through the real repercussions.
Rich and Terry discuss:
  • Why is this Facebook change creating such a buzz
  • Why Facebook wants your content
  • What are you granting Facebook to do with your content?
  • What Facebook says they will do versus what the terms of service says they can do
  • Suggestions on how to protect your interests when using a social network
  • Why watermarking your content won’t protect you
  • Can you change your mind and “un-post” content?
  • How to use 3rd party sites to share links
  • Why is this becoming  a legal issue and Congress getting involved?
  • How can groups like the Copyright Alliance and American Society of Media Photographers help?
  • Where can you go to learn more about copyright
Disclaimer: This show presents several ideas and techniques that we hope help you.  These are just some ways of approaching the issues at hand.  Combine with your own skill for best results.
Download  — http://photofocuspodcast.libsyn.com/webpage
Hosted by Rich Harrington and Melissa Niu
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Use a Field Monitor for Better Shots

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A common phrase among DSLR pros is that “everything looks good on the back of the camera LCD.” While intended as a joke, the phrase really means that it’s hard to judge aspects of your shot like critical focus, color, and exposure using the LCD on the back of a DSLR camera. As these LCDs are generally very small, it can also be difficult for on-set clients and team members (like a focus puller) to clearly see what the camera is actually shooting.

That’s where field monitors come in. Over the past few years, lightweight field monitors offering flexible connectivity, high-resolution large screens, and extensive features have become more affordable. This week, we’ll explore the benefits of using a field monitor, including

· What a field monitor is, and how it helps you in the field · How to connect a field monitor to your camera · Using peaking or focus in red to assist in getting sharp focus · Using zebra patterns and color assist options to get proper exposure · Passing the video signal thru a field monitor to other devices, like an electric viewfinder (EVF) or larger client monitor.


Field monitors can immediately improve the quality of your shots, so be sure to check out the episode to learn how you can use them in your own shooting workflow. And remember, each week’s DSLR Video Tips episode is free for seven days, so be sure to tell all your video and photography friends to watch it this week.
Often you’ll only have one chance to get interview audio right, so check out this week’s episode so you’ll be prepared before your next shoot. Remember, each week’s episode is free for seven days–tell your video and photography friends to watch for free.
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The Refine Edge Command for Better Selections and Adjustments


Are you trying to adjust a selection? Join Instructor Richard Harrington as he demonstrates how to use the Refine Edge Command in Adobe Photoshop.

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Understanding Adobe Photoshop CS6: The Essential Techniques for Imaging Professionals
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Time-lapse Tutorial: Tracking the Sun's Position


When, and for how long, are you shooting your time-lapse sequence? Sun position can play a vital role in your shoot and knowing the sun's location ahead of time can help you plan ahead. In this tutorial, learn how to use the Sun Seeker app, available for both iOS and Android devices, in order to track the location of the sun. Watch more at
http://www.lynda.com/After-Effects-tu....
This tutorial is a single movie from the Creating Time-Lapse Video course presented by lynda.com author Rich Harrington. The complete course is 3 hours and 27 minutes. Get on-location tips and post-production techniques to speed up time and create compelling visual effects with time-lapse photography.
  • Introduction
  • 1. What Is Time-Lapse Photography?
  • 2. Technical Essentials
  • 3. Equipment: What You'll Need and Might Want
  • 4. Choosing a Shooting Format
  • 5. A Better Timeline Panel
  • 6. The Exposure Triangle in Depth
  • 7. Using a Slider
  • 8. Shooting Time Lapse on a Smartphone or Tablet
  • 9. Managing Data from a Time-Lapse Shoot
  • 10. Organizing the Images for Post
  • 11. Developing the Images for Post
  • 12. Assembling a Time-Lapse Movie with Adobe Photoshop
  • 13. Assembling a Time-Lapse Movie with Adobe After Effects
  • 14. Assembling a Time-Lapse Movie with Adobe Premiere Pro
  • 15. Assembling a Time-Lapse Movie with Apple Final Cut Pro X
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Using Random Fills in Photoshop


Do you want to create a pattern using a photo? Join Instructor Richard Harrington as he utilizes Random Fills in Adobe Photoshop.

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Understanding Adobe Photoshop CS6: The Essential Techniques for Imaging Professionals
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Using Photoshop Layer Comps


Do you want to store the state of several layers? Join Instructor Richard Harrington as he demonstrates how to use layer comps in Adobe Photoshop.

Be sure to also check out the book and video training bundle —
Understanding Adobe Photoshop CS6: The Essential Techniques for Imaging Professionals
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Stop Motion, Slow Motion, and They Might Be Giants



A little distraction… that combines three things I love. They Might be Giants have always been one of my favorites (they're one of two actual Fan Clubs I belong too). A great song and well-executed video.

Check out some more of the creative team (Hoku & Adam's) work
here.
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DSLR tutorial: You call this a mic?


This specific tutorial is from the DSLR Video Tips series presented by lynda.com authors Rich Harrington and Robbie Carman. The complete DSLR Video Tips course is presented as a weekly lynda.com series and covers the most common questions videographers encounter when shooting and editing with DSLR (digital single-lens reflex) cameras, from choosing a frame size and frame rate to understanding moiré. This digital video tutorial looks at one of the reasons the audio recorded with your DSLR sounds so bad: it might be your mic. Watch more at
http://www.lynda.com/course-tutorials....

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Postprocessing choices for time-lapse photography


I love timelapse photography. And here's my new class all about the topic!
Get the class here – http://www.lynda.com/After-Effects-tutorials/Creating-Time-Lapse-Video/137903-2.html


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New Class on Micro Four Thirds Photography


I'm proud to announce my new class on Micro Four-Thirds video and photo. I am so excited about this new technology and how liberating it is for shooting. This was shot with one of meet best friends, Scott Bourne.

The micro four-thirds sensor format is enabling a new generation of cameras that combine compact size with DSLR-like features, such as interchangeable lenses. In this course, Rich Harrington and Scott Bourne introduce the micro four-thirds format, detailing its strengths and weaknesses for both photography and video, offering buying advice, and sharing tips for getting the best results when shooting with a micro four-thirds camera.

This course was created and produced by Rich Harrington. We are honored to host this content in our library.

Topics include:

  • What is the micro four-thirds format?
  • Understanding the advantages and disadvantages of micro four-thirds
  • Choosing a micro four-thirds body
  • Choosing the best lens
  • Using image stabilization
  • Shooting video with a micro four-thirds camera
  • Improving your audio


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Mastering Exposure, HDR, and Meet The New Team — Photofocus Podcast 9/5/13

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Rich Harrington has two great guests on the Photofocus podcast this week.
First up, a return from Panoramic, Landscape, and HDR guru
Ron Pepper.  We explore myths about HDR, killer techniques, and advanced controls.  No matter what your style of shooting or subject matter, you’ll learn a ton.

You’ll learn:
  • A complete understanding of exposure
  • Bracketing tips for capturing any scene
  • How to master exposure
  • Shooting HDR handheld
  • How to remove Ghosting objects and deal with moving subjects
  • How to work within the limitations of your camera
  • How many shots to take for  the best HDR
  • Using Photomatix and Photoshop for HDR
You’ll also meet the new editor of Photofocus, Melissa Niu.  She’s got a true passion for showcasing the best folks in the photo industry.  You’ll hear Melissa on future shows and see her work on the website.
Disclaimer: This show presents several ideas and techniques that we hope help you.  These are just some ways of approaching the issues at hand.  Combine with your own skill for best results.
Download  — http://photofocuspodcast.libsyn.com/webpage
Hosted by Rich Harrington
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New Class on Time-lapse Photography


I love timelapse photography. And here's my new class all about the topic!
Get the class here – http://www.lynda.com/After-Effects-tutorials/Creating-Time-Lapse-Video/137903-2.html

Learn how to speed up time and create compelling visual effects with time-lapse photography. Join Rich Harrington in the field as he captures nature's patterns at Red Rock Canyon in southwestern Nevada, and shows how to frame your scene and choose the proper camera settings. He'll show you how to capture great images, whether you're using a DSLR camera and a motorized slider or just a smartphone you have handy. Then join him back in the studio to transform your still footage into a storytelling time-lapse video, using tools like Photoshop, Premiere Pro, and Final Cut Pro.
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Topics include:
  • What is time-lapse photography?
  • Why shoot with a still camera?
  • Choosing a frame size and frame rate
  • Using an internal or external intervalometer
  • Selecting a memory card
  • Tracking the sun's position
  • Deciding how long to shoot
  • Using a slider
  • Shooting time lapse on a smartphone or tablet
  • Removing noise and spots with Adobe Camera Raw
  • Importing the image sequence
  • Refining the duration and frame rate
  • Blending frames
  • Creating variable speed effects
  • Exporting your sequence

  • Timelapes3
Get the class here – http://www.lynda.com/After-Effects-tutorials/Creating-Time-Lapse-Video/137903-2.html

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Setting the Ambient Light in After Effects

This Motion Control 3D tutorial shows how to create believable depth by adding ambient light to an animated photo in After Effects. Watch more at http://www.lynda.com/After-Effects-tu.... This tutorial is a single movie from the ninth chapter of the Motion Control 3D: Bringing Your Photos to Life in Three Dimensions course presented by lynda.com author Rich Harrington. The complete course is 1 hour and 40 minutes long and reveals how you can transport your photos into a three-dimensional world using the Motion Control 3D plugin for Adobe Photoshop and After Effects.

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Stable Shots with a Micro Four-Thirds Camera

Let me show you how to stabilize a Micro Four-Thirds camera.  For some of the cameras, the stabilization is part of the camera and not the lens.
You can check out the whole class 
here and get a free trial membership here.
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How are Micro Four-Thirds Cameras Different?

MFT - How Micro Four-Thirds Differs from DSLR from RHED Pixel on Vimeo.

Let me show you how to stabilize a Micro Four-Thirds camera.  For some of the cameras, the stabilization is part of the camera and not the lens.
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New Class on Panoramic Photography


I am super passionate about panoramic photography. And here's my new class all about the topic!


    Do not let another breathtaking scene go undocumented. Learn how to capture wide landscapes using panoramic shooting techniques, whether you're using an iPhone or a professional DSLR. Rich Harrington explains general panoramic concepts, like field of view and nodal point, and then describes the technical details for getting great original shots: how to properly mount the camera on a tripod, how to overlap each shot, which lenses deliver best results, and more. Next, learn about optional hardware like the GigaPan system and sliders, and a variety of mobile apps for capturing 360 panoramas. Finally, come back into the studio to learn how to process the photos in Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom, and Camera Raw.

    Topics include:
    • Choosing your gear
    • Compensating for the nodal point
    • Stitching in camera
    • Leveling the camera platform
    • Locking exposure and focus
    • Shooting with the GigaPan system
    • Shooting HDR panoramas
    • Shooting with an iPhone
    • Managing data from a panorama shoot
    • Reducing noise and removing dust with Camera Raw
    • Initiating the Photomerge command
    • Blending the photos
    • Refining highlights and shadows
    • Saving panoramas for print and the web
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      Two More Green Screen Tutorials



      Two more videos from our new class on Greenscreen workflow

      Check out the class here – http://www.lynda.com/After-Effects-tutorials/Adobe-Green-Screen-Workflow/141500-2.html

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      Master the Magic Wand Tool in Photoshop


      Trying to make a selection in your photo? Join Instructor Richard Harrington as he demonstrates how to use the Magic Wand Tool in Adobe Photoshop.

      Be sure to also check out the book and video training bundle —
      Understanding Adobe Photoshop CS6: The Essential Techniques for Imaging Professionals
      Follow Me on Twitter or Facebook

      For more on photography, be sure to check out Photofocus.
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      Selecting color with the Color Range Command in Photoshop


      A Photoshop tutorial describing how to use the Color Range command to select a portion of your image based on color. Watch more at http://www.lynda.com/Photoshop-tutori... This specific tutorial is just a single movie from chapter five of the Practical Photoshop Selections course presented by lynda.com author Rich Harrington. The complete Photoshop course has a total duration of 1 hour and 8 minutes, and discusses the importance of making precise selections with the right tools, whether you are masking, or making basic tone adjustments.

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      New Class on Greenscreen Workflow at Lynda.com

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      Working with green-screen footage can be a daunting task. The Adobe suite of video tools provides a wide array of choices, but how do you know which to use? This course aims to answer that important question. By providing an overview of the import process, and then moving into Premiere Pro, After Effects, and popular third-party keying tools, author Rich Harrington guides you through the keying process. Learn how to use the Ultra Keyer, KEYLIGHT, Primatte Keyer, zMatte, and more, while discovering ways to work with transparency and create great backdrops in Photoshop.

      This course was created and produced by Rich Harrington. We're honored to host this material in our library.
      • Topics include:
      • Deciding where to key your footage: Premiere Pro or After Effects
      • Importing footage to key
      • Stacking layers in Premiere Pro
      • Using the Ultra Keyer
      • Using Keylight
      • Enhancing a key with 3D lights
      • Deciding when to use a third-party tool
      • Processing backdrops in Photoshop
      • Exchanging transparency data

      Check out the class here – http://www.lynda.com/After-Effects-tutorials/Adobe-Green-Screen-Workflow/141500-2.html

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      Photofocus Podcast with Special Guest Robert OToole

      Don't miss this podcast with wildlife photographer Robert OToole.

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      Rich Harrington has a special guest this week.  Robert OToole joins us to discuss his migration from commercial photographer to world-renowned nature photographer. Robert was the co-leader for our Alaska trip this year and a fantastic photographer and instructor.
      Robert O’Toole is an award-winning professional photographer. He was named American Bald Eagle Foundation “Photographer of the Year” in 2008. His vertical banking Bald Eagle image was awarded highly commended in the 2006 BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition.
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      Rich and Robert discuss:

      • His move into nature photography
      • How to practice wildlife photography in your own neighborhood
      • Strategies for photographing nature
      • What makes a great image
      • Where to position the sun when shooting outdoors for the best light
      • The best times of day to shoot outdoors
      • Why Robert loves snow and eagles
      • The role of postprocessing and nature photography
      • The best camera settings for outdoor shooting to preserve highlights and exposure
      • Why he shoots manual 90% of the time
      • His favorite plugins for nature and landscape work
      • How to use your back focus button
      • How tracking sensitivity impacts your shots
      • Where you can travel with Robert for workshops

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      Download  — http://photofocuspodcast.libsyn.com/webpage
      Hosted by Rich Harrington
      Follow Robert on
      Twitter and read his blog
      Please post a review for the Podcast on iTunes — http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/photofocus/id512223214

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      Recording Audio for an Interview: DSLR Video Tips

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      Having clear, crisp audio tracks is essential for effective corporate videos, commercials, documentaries—and particularly critical for interview footage. Audiences are often willing to forgive small technical mistakes with video, but far less so with problematic audio.
      This week we’ll set up to shoot an interview, and look at ways to improve audio recording quality on location. It’s easy to focus solely on capturing great visuals while shooting an interview; but audio that’s hard to hear, distorted, or runs together between interviewer and subject can quickly ruin a production–and possibly even require a reshoot. To help you capture the best audio with interview footage, this week we’ll discuss:
      • Why good audio is essential to an interview
      • How to place microphones for the best results
      • Best practices for positioning the interviewee, interviewer, and crew
      • Interview techniques including making your subject comfortable, having questions prepared, and not talking over your subject’s answers
      Often you’ll only have one chance to get interview audio right, so check out this week’s episode so you’ll be prepared before your next shoot. Remember, each week’s episode is free for seven days–tell your video and photography friends to watch for free.
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      Motion Graphics Tutorial: Liquid Pours and Ink Chambers

      This motion graphics tutorial shows how to create interesting abstract backgrounds for your effects by filming liquid pours and ink chambers in a live-action studio. Watch more at http://www.lynda.com/After-Effects-tu.... This tutorial is a single movie from the Practical Motion Background Workshop course presented by lynda.com author Rich Harrington. The complete course is 1 hour and 25 minutes long and shows how to capture footage of everyday objects and combine it with effects in popular postproduction tools like After Effects and Premiere Pro, resulting in rich, abstract backdrops for your project.

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      Essential Apps for Site Surveys

      Explore how apps on mobile devices can help you get the most out of a photo or video shoot. Watch more at http://www.lynda.com/Photography-Vide.... This tutorial is a single movie from the Effective Site Surveys for Video and Photo Projects course presented by lynda.com author Rich Harrington. The complete course duration is 1 hour and 34 minutes long and introduces creative professionals to the core concepts of location scouting for video and photo projects.

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      Photoshop's Healing Brush


      Is there an object in your image you would like to fix? Join Instructor Richard Harrington as he demonstrates how to utilize the Healing Brush in Adobe Photoshop.

      Be sure to also check out the book and video training bundle —
      Understanding Adobe Photoshop CS6: The Essential Techniques for Imaging Professionals
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      For more on photography, be sure to check out Photofocus.
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      Choosing a DSLR frame rate


      This specific tutorial is from the DSLR Video Tips series presented by lynda.com authors Rich Harrington and Robbie Carman. The complete DSLR Video Tips course is presented as a weekly lynda.com series and covers the most common questions videographers encounter when shooting and editing with DSLR (digital single-lens reflex) cameras, from choosing a frame size and frame rate to understanding moiré. This tutorial discusses which frame rate you should choose, depending on your specific requirements. Watch more at http://www.lynda.com/course-tutorials...

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      Correcting backlit subjects: DSLR Video Tips

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      Out in the field, you’ll often find yourself in a situation where the nicest-looking shot is extremely backlit. For example, an office interview scene with bright windows behind the subject can create a challenging shooting situation. The problem with strongly backlit shots is that they make it difficult for your audience to focus on what you want them to: your subject! Worse yet, you might not even realize how backlit your shot is until you begin the postproduction process.
      This week, we’ll take a look at
      fixing a backlit shot from a recent music video shoot. Although it can seem that backlit footage is impossible to fix, we’ll show you some powerful tools and techniques to add to your toolkit that can help, including:
      • Understanding what backlighting is
      • Using scopes to verify your exposure, and detect a backlit shot
      • Using Masks in Adobe SpeedGrade CC to compensate for backlighting
      • Working with Tiffen’s Dfx plugins to relight and add texture to backgrounds

      Be sure to check out this week’s episode so you’ll be prepared to fix any backlit shots that come up in your productions. And remember, each week’s episode is free for seven days, so invite your video and photography friends to check it out.
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      Creating a Hand-Tinted Look for a Photo


      Do you want to add tint to your photo? Join Instructor Richard Harrington as he demonstrates how to create a hand-tinted look in Adobe Photoshop.

      Be sure to also check out the book and video training bundle —
      Understanding Adobe Photoshop CS6: The Essential Techniques for Imaging Professionals
      Follow Me on Twitter or Facebook

      For more on photography, be sure to check out Photofocus.
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      Premiere Pro tutorial: The Paste Attributes Options Dialog

      Find out how to paste select attributes from one clip to another using the Paste Attributes dialog in Premiere Pro. Watch more at http://www.lynda.com/Premiere-Pro-tut.... This tutorial is a single movie from the Premiere Pro Technology Preview course presented by lynda.com author Rich Harrington. The complete course duration is 2 hours and 7 minutes long and explores the features that are designed to get video producers and editors excited about the online subscription version of Adobe Premiere Pro
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      Experimental Collages and Multiple Exposures with Blending Modes


      Interested in making composited photo collages that simulates shooting multiple exposures? In this tutorial I show you a favorite technique for combining several images with blending modes in Adobe Photoshop. Give me two minutes and I’ll show you a bunch of cool tricks for merging exposures.
      Be sure to head over to
      Photofocus for more photo news.
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      Photofocus Podcast with Special Guest Jeff Revell

      In case you missed the new Photofocus podcast…. Jeff is one of my favorite photo educators.

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      Rich Harrington has a special guest on this week’s show. We catch up with best-selling author Jeff Revell, creator of the Snapshots to Great Shots series. Jeff is specializes in travel, landscape, urban, and nature photography.
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      Rich and Jeff discuss:
      • What matters most when buying a new camera.
      • What are the coolest new features to show up the latest crop of cameras.
      • What is photowalking and why you should get involved.
      • Jeff’s favorite places to learn photography
      • Practical advice for photographers
      • Where to find Jeff.

      Disclaimer: This show presents several ideas and techniques that we hope help you.  These are just some ways of approaching the issues at hand.  Combine with your own skill for best results.
      Download  — http://photofocuspodcast.libsyn.com/webpage
      Hosted by Rich Harrington
      Circle Jeff on Google+.
      Please post a review for the Podcast on iTunes 
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      Free Transform Command in Photoshop


      Do you want to modify the shape of a layer? Join Instructor Richard Harrington as he demonstrates how to use the Free Transform Command in Adobe Photoshop.

      Be sure to also check out the book and video training bundle —
      Understanding Adobe Photoshop CS6: The Essential Techniques for Imaging Professionals
      Follow Me on Twitter or Facebook

      For more on photography, be sure to check out Photofocus.
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      DSLR tutorial: Transferring from a card into Premiere Pro


      In this tutorial, Rich Harrington and Robbie Carman explain how to bring footage into Premiere Pro from a card. Watch more at
      http://www.lynda.com/course-tutorials.... This specific tutorial is from the DSLR Video Tips series presented by lynda.com authors Rich Harrington and Robbie Carman. The complete DSLR Video Tips course is presented as a weekly lynda.com series and covers the most common questions videographers encounter when shooting and editing with DSLR (digital single-lens reflex) cameras, from choosing a frame size and frame rate to understanding moiré.

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      How to Fix an Underexposed or Overexposed Photo in Seconds


      Do you want to lift the shadows in your photos? Give me two minutes and I’ll show you the powerful Shadows Highlights Adjustment in Adobe Photoshop. In seconds you can fix exposure problems for just about any image.
      Be sure to head over to
      Photofocus for more photo news.
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      Create a Video Project's Scope and Workflow



      This tutorial describes how to clearly define and present a video project's potential scope and workflow to a client. Watch more at http://www.lynda.com/course-tutorials... This specific tutorial is just a single movie from chapter three of the Budgeting Video Projects course presented by lynda.com author Rich Harrington. The complete course has a total duration of 2 hours and 18 minutes, and explores the world of video-project budgeting including how to set your rate, scope your project, create a quote, and bill your client.

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      New Raw Support for Mac Users

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      If you’re a Mac user, two new camera updates have recently shipped. OS X Mountain Lion provides system-level support for digital camera RAW formats.  In order to use these files, you can access them through Aperture or iPhoto on your Mac.  You can also browse at the system level looking through folders.
      Supported by Digital Camera RAW Compatibility Update 4.07* 
      • Panasonic LUMIX DMC-G6
      • Panasonic LUMIX DMC-GF6
      • Sony Alpha SLT-A58

      Supported by Digital Camera RAW Compatibility Update 4.06*
      • Canon EOS-1D C
      • Canon EOS Rebel SL1 / 100D / Kiss X7
      • Canon EOS Rebel T5i / 700D / Kiss X7i
      • Hasselblad Lunar
      • Nikon COOLPIX A
      • Nikon D7100
      • Nikon 1 J3
      • Nikon 1 S1
      • Sony Alpha NEX-3N

      You can find out about other recently added cameras that work on your Mac here – http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5371?viewlocale=en_US&locale=en_US
      Note: To install Digital Camera RAW Compatibility Updates, you may need certain versions of Aperture or iPhoto already installed on your Mac.
      For more photo news, visit
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      Content Aware: Fill, Scale & Heal


      Want to easily repair or change your image? Join Instructor Richard Harrington as he demonstrates how to utilize Content Aware in Adobe Photoshop.

      Be sure to also check out the book and video training bundle —
      Understanding Adobe Photoshop CS6: The Essential Techniques for Imaging Professionals
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      Photofocus Podcast with Special Guests Dave Wilson and Gerard Murphy

      In case you missed the new Photofocus podcast…. Gerard is a Lightroom expert. Dave makes beautiful high dynamic range photos.

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      Rich Harrington has two special guests on this week’s show. We’re joined by Dave Wilson, a freelance art photographer from Texas. Dave shares his approach to getting the best shot (no matter how many exposures it takes). Dave is a native of Scotland  who likes to photograph subjects, scenes, locations and objects which symbolize Texas, the American Southwest and the United States in general.
      In the second half of the show we catch up with Lightroom expert 
      Gerard Murphy. Gerard has had a passion for photography since borrowing his Mom’s Pentax while on family vacations. He is also one of the inventors of Mosaic which helps photographers organize and backup their Lightroom catalogs.

      Rich and Dave discuss:
      • How Dave got into photography
      • How he balances his art career while having a second job
      • Why Dave loves HDR
      • Dave’s Favorite shooting techniques
      • How to create stunning black and white photos
      • How to determine the number of brackets to shoot for a HDR photo
      • When to use a fisheye lens
      • How to spot and fix chromatic aberration
      • Can you “fix” an image too much?
      • Selling strategies to help photographers make money
      • Developing multiple versions of a file
      • What is “Clown Vomit?”
      • Shooting with ND filters for long exposures

      Rich and Gerard discuss:
      • The most important features added to Lightroom 5
      • What’s missing from Lightroom and needs to be added
      • When to work in Lightroom vs.  Photoshop
      • How search can be used (and improved)

      Download  — http://photofocuspodcast.libsyn.com/webpage
      Hosted by Rich Harrington
      Circle Jeff on Google+.
      Please post a review for the Podcast on iTunes 
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      An Incredible Music Video from 1968


      I've always been a Monkees fan…and I must say I forgot about this clip from their 1968 film
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      In this scene Davy Jones dances with future 80s pop star Toni Basil (who's way more talented than just Hey, Mickey!)
      The video is a triply segment with great camera work but incredible editing. Watch this for juxtaposition and rhythm. I'm going to have to try this out sometime soon. This was all done in camera and in edit.. no visual FX here.
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      Shooting under bright lighting conditions: DSLR Video Tips

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      On this week’s episode of DSLR Video Tips, we look at techniques to control exposure and depth of field when shooting under bright light conditions. Outdoor lighting can be too much for a camera, so it’s important to master the exposure triangle—the critical relationship between shutter speed, aperture, and film speed (ISO). Join us as we head back out on a real-world music video shoot for musician Jason Masi, and discuss ways to achieve total control over your focus and exposure when natural lighting is in abundance:

      • Use a neutral density (ND) filter to knock down exposure.
      • Use a loupe to magnify the image on your camera’s LCD screen and knock out stray light, making it much easier to achieve critical focus and exposure.
      • Use a variable ND filter to dial in the perfect exposure.
      • Use a matte box to hold filters and block lens flares.
      Check out this episode so you’ll be ready for your next production. Remember, each week’s episode is free for seven days, so tell all your video and photography friends to watch.
      Watch the entire DSLR Video Tips Series
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      Black and White Adjustment Layers in Photos


      Are you trying to change the mode of your image? Join Instructor Richard Harrington as he demonstrates how to convert your image mode in Photoshop CS6.

      Be sure to also check out the book and video training bundle —
      Understanding Adobe Photoshop CS6: The Essential Techniques for Imaging Professionals
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      For more on photography, be sure to check out Photofocus.
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      Using Photoshop's Refine Edge command


      A Photoshop tutorial exploring how to use the Refine Edge command to select a complex object such as hair. Watch more at http://www.lynda.com/Photoshop-tutori...
      This specific tutorial is just a single movie from chapter four of the Practical Photoshop Selections course presented by lynda.com author Rich Harrington. The complete Photoshop course has a total duration of 1 hour and 8 minutes, and discusses the importance of making precise selections with the right tools, whether you are masking, or making basic tone adjustments
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      DSLR tutorial: Using a prime lens


      In this tutorial, Rich Harrington and Robbie Carman explain how to get shallow depth of field with a prime lens. Watch more at http://www.lynda.com/course-tutorials.... This specific tutorial is from the DSLR Video Tips series presented by lynda.com authors Rich Harrington and Robbie Carman. The complete DSLR Video Tips course is presented as a weekly lynda.com series and covers the most common questions videographers encounter when shooting and editing with DSLR (digital single-lens reflex) cameras, from choosing a frame size and frame rate to understanding moiré.
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      Project management tutorial: Managing a project with Facebook

      Discover how to use Facebook groups as a project management tool. Watch more at http://www.lynda.com/Video-tutorials/.... This tutorial is a single movie from the Practical Project Management for Creative Projects course presented by lynda.com author Rich Harrington. The complete course duration is 2 hours and 30 minutes long and shows how to manage a project and balance the goals, schedule, team members, and clients involved in a creative endeavor
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      How to Merge Handheld Panoramic Photos

      Adaptive Wide Angle Panos from Photofocus Video Channel on Vimeo.

      Learn how to merge handheld panos and remove all distortion from the shot with Adobe Photoshop. The Photomerge feature in Photoshop is very forgiving of uneven shots, varying overlap, and even exposure changes. This feature works with almost any version of Photoshop you’ll find installed today.
      Check out Photofocus for more photo news and inspiration.
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      How to Determine Rates for Video Projects


      This video production tutorial shows how to determine your freelance rates for the services you are providing during a video project. Watch more at http://www.lynda.com/course-tutorials... This specific tutorial is just a single movie from chapter two of the Budgeting Video Projects course presented by lynda.com author Rich Harrington. The complete course has a total duration of 2 hours and 18 minutes, and explores the world of video-project budgeting including how to set your rate, scope your project, create a quote, and bill your client

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      Shooting Without A Tripod – The Leaning Bow and Arrow

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      Olympus OM‑D E‑M5 with Sigma 30mm Lens ƒ 2.8 | 1/13 second | EV -1.0 | ISO 640

      I was shooting inside a museum with very little light and a no tripod rule.  The results are above.
      For this technique, I used both my gear and environment to stabilize a shot in VERY low light. I was also running on 2 hours of sleep after just getting off the airplane.

      • Find a pole or wall to lean against to brace your body.
      • Using your camera strap, create a reasonable amount of tension by stretching the camera body between your two arms.  You can also just leave the strap around your neck and pull, but this reduces the number of angles you can achieve.
      • Use the Live View panel on the camera to frame the shot.
      • Exhale your breath, (don’t hold it – which causes shake).
      • Fire the shots. Consider using a burst mode to get multiple photos or even brackets so you have a few options in post.

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      Overall I’m happy with the results.  A tripod would of course been ideal, but there are plenty of times you’re not allowed to use one when shooting.
      Check out Photofocus for more photo news and inspiration.

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      Attend Photoshop World and Get a Free Year of Adobe Creative Cloud

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      Are you looking for a no-brainer deal? Come to Photoshop World and get a full free year of Adobe Creative Cloud. That's attend one of the world's best conferences for $598 (before August 2) or $698 (Full Conference Registration) and get a $599 value of the best software on the planet for designers, photos, and video pros. That's some pretty easy math.

      Attend the show this year held in Las Vegas, September 4-6. The show of douse covers Photoshop and Lightroom, but you'll find coverage on other apps in the suite as well (I'm teaching about digital publishing and video).
      To register for Photoshop World, visit http://photoshopworld.com/.

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      Adaptive Wide Angle Controls in Adobe Photoshop


      Do you want to adjust the angle of your image? Join Instructor Richard Harrington as he demonstrates how to utilize the adaptive wide angle controls in Adobe Photoshop.

      Be sure to also check out the book and video training bundle —
      Understanding Adobe Photoshop CS6: The Essential Techniques for Imaging Professionals
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      Punching in on LiveView: DSLR Video Tips

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      On this week’s episode of
      DSLR Video Tips, we look at a key aspect of getting great-looking shots: critical focus. Join us as we head back out on a real-world music video shoot for musician Jason Masi, and discuss time-saving techniques for achieving critical focus:

      • “Punch in” on a shot in LiveView mode to achieve sharp focus.
      • Use a loupe or viewfinder to magnify the image on your camera’s LCD screen, making it much easier to achieve critical focus.
      • Use autofocus to quickly lock in focus prior to recording.
      • Take a look at the benefits of using a field monitor, as well as an electronic viewfinder, to aid in focus. A bigger or higher resolution screen can be a huge help in getting sharp focus.
      • Adjust aperture to help locking focus.


      Achieving critical focus is essential to creating beautiful shots. Check out this episode so you’ll be ready for your next production.


      Remember, each week’s episode is free for seven days–so tell all your video and photography friends to check it out.

      Interested in more?

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      I Just Wrapped a New Class on Photography

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      I just sat down on the couch after two intense days. My good friend Abba Shapiro and I finished shooting a new class for Lynda.com called "Up and Running with Studio Strobes" to help photographers. It's an introductory course to help beginner and intermediate photographers select and setup a strobe lighting setup for use in a studio or a remote location.

      Here's the Table of Contents.

      1.0 Why Shoot with Strobes?
      2.0 Why Shoot with Continuous Lights (Instead of Strobes)
      3.0 Buying a Lighting Set-up
      4.0 The Components of a Studio Strobe Kit
      5.0 Getting to know your lights
      6.0 Triggering a Light
      7.0 Setting and Testing Your Strobes
      8.0 Modifying Strobe Lights
      9.0 Setting up your Lights Effectively
      10.0 Postproduction (Bonus Lessons)

      While you're waiting for new things to come out… check out some of my other classes.
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      An Insider’s Look at Adobe Photoshop with Guest Bryan O’Neil Hughes

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      Rich Harrington has a very special guest on this week’s show. We’re joined by Bryan O’Neil Hughes from Adobe.  He’s the Senior Product Manager for Adobe Photoshop and works on many of the projects that Adobe builds for photographers.  What many don’t know is that Bryan has an extensive career in photography as well and that he’s written a handful of books and authored courses to share his love of photography and photo restoration.
      This week show answers a ton of questions about how Photoshop gets made.  You’ll learn how Adobe creates dramatic advances that benefit photographers worldwide.
      Rich and Bryan discuss:

      • How features in Photoshop are designed and built
      • What are the most useful ways to make a selection in Photoshop
      • The new mantra – save time and get better results
      • Why there are so many “magic” tools
      • How new users can better learn photoshop?
      • Breathing new life into old commands and making the application better
      • Why and when do features get cut
      • Tips for editing black and white photos with Lightroom and Photoshop
      • Working with bracketed photos and 32-bit images in Adobe Camera Raw
      • How many content aware tools are there?
      • Content aware tips and tricks
      • How do remove lens flares using content aware fills
      • What is the adaptation setting in the content aware commands
      • How do Creative Cloud updates affect subscribers
      • How Photoshop and Lightroom are complimentary
      • What are some of the best features that people seem to miss
      • How to selectively sharpen your photos
      • Using Camera Raw with TIFF and JPEG files
      • How to remove lens distortion from all photos (even those from a phone)

      Download  — http://photofocuspodcast.libsyn.com/webpage
      Please post a review for the Podcast on iTunes —
       http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/photofocus/id512223214

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      Are You a Control Freak? Run Camera Raw as a Filter

      Run Camera Raw as a Filter in Photoshop from Photofocus Video Channel on Vimeo.


      Ever wanted to use some of those great camera raw adjustments like Clarity or Post Crop Vignette on any image? With Photoshop CC you can now use Adobe Camera Raw as a filter which opens new creative options. Give me :30 seconds to show you and I’ll unlock new control in your post workflow.
      Check out Photofocus for more photo news and inspiration.
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      Setting a Custom White Balance

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      While White Balance presets and Auto White Balance can be quite useful, many choose to manually set the white balance on their cameras.  This is a useful approach if you need to compensate for when multiple lighting sources are mixed together in the same scene.  It is also a way to warm or cool a shot for stylistic purposes.

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      If you want to work numerically, you can use these numbers in degrees Kelvin as a guide.

      • 1,700K Match flame
      • 1,850K Candle flame
      • 2,700–3,300K Incandescent lightbulb
      • 3,400K Studio lamps
      • 4,100K Moonlight
      • 5,000K Horizon daylight
      • 5,500–6,000K Typical daylight, electronic flash
      • 6,500K Daylight, overcast

      If memorizing a bunch of temperatures is too difficult or you aren’t happy with a built-in preset, it’s time to make your own preset. The exact process will vary from camera to camera, but typically the process involves doing the following.
      1. Shoot a reference photo with something white in the shot.  The white should fill most of the frame.
      2. The subject can be a sheet of paper or a more accurate calibration target.
      3. Choose the custom white balance option in your camera’s menu.
      4. Select the reference image so the camera can calibrate itself.
      5. Take a few more photos under the lighting conditions used to make the preset.
      6. Visually inspect the preset’s result and ensure that skin tones and key details in the shot look natural.

      Here’s a short video tutorial showing the process.

      DP BestFlow - Manually White-Balancing a Camera from ASMP dpBestflow on Vimeo.


      Check out
      Photofocus for more photo news and inspiration.

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      DSLR tutorial : Calculating the Sun's Position


      A key factor to keep in mind when shooting outdoors is the position of the sun. In this tutorial find out how to calculate the sun's position in order to plan for your shoot. Find out more about the app here for iTunes and here for Android.

      Interested in more?

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      Importing Images with Adobe Bridge


      Are you trying to import your images from your camera? Join Instructor Richard Harrington as he demonstrates how to utilize Adobe Bridge to import your photos.

      Be sure to also check out the book and video training bundle —
      Understanding Adobe Photoshop CS6: The Essential Techniques for Imaging Professionals
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      A Complete HDR Workflow

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      I’ve put together a complete lesson on creating High Dynamic Range panoramic photos.  This video tutorial walks you through a few different tools to try out.
      I’ll show you how to:

      • Organize multiple HDR photos
      • Use Photoshop’s built-in toolset
      • Use Adobe Camera Raw to pre-process raw files before the merge
      • Align images and reduce noise and ghosting
      • Create a batch process with Photomatix
      • Enhance images with tone maps and fusion
      • Browse preset looks to find a good starting point
      • Choose the right bit depth
      • Repair white balance issues
      • Stitch the panoramic photo with Photomerge
      • Enhance with a Curves adjustment
      • Crop to a finished size
      • Fill in gaps in the photo

      Check out Photofocus for more photo news and inspiration.

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      DSLR Video Tips: What is a follow focus?

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      On this week’s episode of DSLR Video Tips, we’ll look at a piece of gear called a follow focus that makes it easier to get repeatable, sharp focus. We’ll examine how a follow focus works, and techniques for using one in the field.

      • Learn the benefits of using a follow focus, the essential parts of a follow focus system, and how to put one together.
      • Learn how to set up marks for your talent, as well as marks on the follow focus—so that you can quickly repeat focus as objects or people move through the scene.
      • Our special guest Kevin Bradley shares his techniques for operating follow focus, and Robbie tries his hand at the task of “focus puller.”
      • After the shoot, we’ll head back to the studio to take a look at the results and discuss how the follow focus helped us, and what we could have done better.
      A follow focus is a great addition to any DSLR filmmaker’s kit, and it can help you get consistent, reproducible focus. Join us and learn more as we head into the field on a real-world music video shoot for musician Jason Masi.
      Remember, each week’s episode is free for seven days–so tell all your video and photography friends to
      check it out.
      Interested in more?

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      Using the Right White Balance Preset

      The White Balance setting on your camera is one of the most important choices to make. This control can be used to neutralize any color cast in an image and to set the overall color (or tone) for the scene. White is most often used as a reference point because it is the perfect blend of all the color channels.

      While many are perfectly content to shoot in an Auto White Balance setting… this can lead to extra work in post.  Changes in lighting conditions (such as clouds passing overhead) can create variations in skin tones or subjects that just end up being frustrating. Ideally, strongly consider setting your white balance correctly before shooting in a location.  If shooting raw, you have greater flexibility to compensate in post.

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      The presets for your camera may vary slightly depending on the model and manufacturer. However, they’re usually easy to understand when you think about them. Typically, the presets are named for the type of lighting they are designed to work best with.
      • Daylight or Direct Sunlight. This option works best for general shooting under daylight conditions where the sun is readily visible.
      • Shade. This option is used when shooting in sunlight and your subjects are in the shade. It tends to make the image more orange to compensate for the bluish tones of the shaded areas.
      • Cloudy. This setting is similar to daylight but compensates for the sky having some cloud cover (which cools down the color temperature). Many prefer this setting because it is a little warmer.
      • Tungsten or Incandescent. This white balance setting is designed for shooting indoors with standard lightbulb illumination.
      • Fluorescent. This setting works best when shooting under standard fluorescent tube lights. However, some lights are daylight balanced, which would require you to switch to the daylight setting.
      • Flash. This option is designed to be color balanced for your camera’s flash. You won’t use this option when shooting video because you can’t use a flash.
      Be sure to experiment with your settings as well as apply your own judgement to get the best results.

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      Using the Mixer Brush in Adobe Photoshop


      Do you want to give your image a painterly feel? Join Instructor Richard Harrington as he shows how to utilize the Mixer Brush in Adobe Photoshop.

      Be sure to also check out the book and video training bundle —
      Understanding Adobe Photoshop CS6: The Essential Techniques for Imaging Professionals
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      How to Remove Distortion From Wide Angle Photos

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      If you shoot architecture or panoramas, you’ll often shoot wide angle.  This can lead to an unwanted fisheye effect.  Whether you’re shooting one exposure or stitching several, fixing the problem is stone cold simple.  Learn how to use the Adaptive Wide Angle command in Photoshop to repair perspective issues in your photos. This is a fast and easy way to get better landscapes and architectural shots.

      Give me 2 minutes and I'll give you better looking photos.

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      Photofocus Podcast with Ron Pepper and Skip Cohen

      Rich Harrington has two special guests on this week’s show.  First up is Ron Pepper of Panorama Network.  We explore all aspects of panorama shooting, stitching, and HDR.  If you want to shoot wider photos and capture great details, don’t miss this interview. In fact the tips discussed will help many styles of photography.
      Rich and Ron discuss:
      • The challenges of 360˚ panoramic photography
      • Why you should shooting panos in RAW
      • Using the in-camera tools to decide how to shoot a photo
      • Tips on finding proper exposure
      • Workflow tips for postproduction
      • How to remove chromatic aberration
      • Which order should you stitch and merge  HDR panoramas
      • Methods when working with Photomatix Pro

      In the second half of the show we catch up with Skip Cohen.  Skip talks about the upcoming Skip Cohen University conference.Learn from the best instructors in the business
      • Skip’s summer school schedule
      • What an attendee can expect

      Please post a review for the Podcast on iTunes — http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/photofocus/id512223214
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      Removing Noise in a Raw File


      Do you have noise in your camera raw file? Join Instructor Richard Harrington as he shows how to remove noise in Adobe Photoshop.

      Be sure to also check out the book and video training bundle —
      Understanding Adobe Photoshop CS6: The Essential Techniques for Imaging Professionals
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      Want great shots? Make sure you have at least one prime lens

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      When you bought your first DSLR, it likely came with a zoom lens. This style of lens makes it easy to get a wider range of coverage with just a quick turn of the wrist. Many prefer this flexibility versus having to actually move their feet to get the shot.

      So why go “old school” and choose a prime lens that only offers a single focal length? It’s all about
      aperture. Here are a few reasons to consider.

      • Most prime lenses offer apertures that open as far f/1.2 to f/2. These wider opening can let in more light to hit the camera’s sensor.
      • More light can be truly useful when shooting in existing light or low-light environments. It means you can use lower ISO settings to control noise or combine with higher ISO settings to get sharper photos due to faster shutter speeds.
      • Prime lenses are typically sharper than zoom lenses.
      • Prime lenses tend to be cheaper and lighter than zoom lenses. This is because they have fewer moving parts and elements.
      • If you want a shallow depth of field to blur the background, prime lenses make this task much easier.


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      Shot at ƒ2.0 — The shallow depth of field keeps the viewer focussed on the emotional details of the photo.
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      A great place to start for most users is a 50 mm lens. The “nifty fifty” can often be found for as low as $150. Sure you can spend more to get a 1.2 aperture… but for those looking to get started, the 1.8 aperture is a great place to begin.

      Check out Photofocus for more photo news and inspiration.

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      DSLR Video Tips: How Do I Shoot in Small Places?

      Have you checked out the new and enhanced DSLR Video Tips series? Rich Harrington and Robbie Carman head out into the field weekly to explore practical tips for all levels of shooters. In this week’s episode, we tackle shooting in small places. You’ll learn how we get great shots where there’s very little room to fit a crew.

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      • Learn how to use small lights to shoot in small places. LED lighting along with batteries pull off great light inside a car.
      • We walk through how to use wide-angle lenses to shoot in small places. Learn how affordable prime lenses can open up a scene to fit more action. We also demo how a GoPro camera can give you more options for shooting in tight quarters.
      • We’ll look at options to mount cameras to windows and smooth surfaces, including mini tripods and GorillaPods for positioning cameras into cracks and gaps.
      • Learn how to use an ad hoc Wi-Fi network to control cameras wirelessly. We’ll also show one of our favorite new tools—the CamRanger—for adjusting, focusing, and controlling a DSLR with an iPad.
      • After the shoot, we’ll look at the raw results, straight from the camera. You’ll see what worked, what didn’t, and how to improve the shot next time.
      We’ve got a bunch of great stuff as we go out into the field. We’re joined by special guest Kevin Bradley, and take you onto a real-world shoot behind the scenes of a music video for musician Jason Masi.
      Remember, each week’s episode is free for 7 days. So tell all your video and photography friends to check it out, and
      try the show for free.
      Interested in more?

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      Localized Adjustments in Camera Raw


      Are you trying to make a selection in a camera raw image? Join Instructor Richard Harrington as he demonstrates how to make localized adjustments in Adobe Photoshop.

      Be sure to also check out the book and video training bundle —
      Understanding Adobe Photoshop CS6: The Essential Techniques for Imaging Professionals
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      New Adobe Premiere Pro Features Released

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      Adobe quietly released new features today for Adobe Premiere Pro and Adobe Prelude that increase production flow efficiency and editing finesse and will be available immediately for all Creative Cloud users.

      The complete list of newly added features in this update is :

      • Duplicating a title in a sequence creates a new, unique title, which can be independently edited from the original.
      • Lift and Extract can be used when only an In or Out point is set (if only an In is set, Lift/Extract will use the end of the sequence as the Out point; if only an Out is set, the beginning of the sequence will be used for the In point).
      • Copy, Cut, and Clear commands work between In and Out points on targeted tracks when no clips are selected.
      • When a sequence is loaded in the Source Monitor, keyboard shortcuts can be used to navigate to edit points (Up/Down keys by default).
      • Keyboard shortcuts can be used to clear In/Out points on clips in the Project Panel.
      • The Enable Clip command now works as a toggle when multiple clips are selected, such that any disabled clips become enabled and vice versa.
      • The Match Frame command will prioritize a selected clip over a targeted track.
      • The Relink command can now be used on a sequence containing offline media.
      • The Export EDL dialog now contains the option to include or exclude Transitions and the Key Track.
      • The Reveal In Project command now works from the Source Monitor.
      • A preference has been added to select whether or not playback jumps to the beginning of the Timeline or a Clip once the end has been reached.
      • A button has been added to the Timeline Panel to globally Link or Unlink all clips in the sequence.
      • An assignable keyboard shortcut has been added to enable toggling between the Source and Program Monitors.
      • The Reveal In Finder command can now be used on clips in a sequence.
      • A default start timecode value for all new sequences can be set in the Timeline panel.
      • Clips can now be dragged from the Finder or Explorer directly into the Source Monitor.
      • The Match Frame command now works on Nested or Multi-Camera Source Sequences, first matching to the source sequence, then stepping back further to the original master clip used in that source sequence.
      • Offline audio clips are now displayed in red, matching offline video clips.
      • The Source Settings dialog can be accessed by right-clicking on Clips within the Timeline Panel.
      • A preference has been added to allow the Timeline Panel to be automatically focused after an Insert or Overwrite edit is performed.
      • The Auto-Save dialog is suppressed during editing, and auto saves will not occur if no changes have been made to the project.
      • The Tone Settings dialog allows users to set the amplitude and frequency of the Bars and Tone synthetic clip.
      • Closed Captions are displayed on thumbnails in the Captions panel.
      • Options have been added to the Automate To Sequence dialog for Still Clip Duration, giving control over whether still clips use the In/Out range or a specified number of frames per clip (for timelapse workflows).

      More information is available in the ‘What’s New’ document.

      Be sure to visit CreativeCloudUser.com for more on Adobe's pro video tools.

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      Mastering the Camera Raw Interface


      Are you trying to open a camera raw image? Join Instructor Richard Harrington as he explains the camera raw interface in Adobe Photoshop.

      Be sure to also check out the book and video training bundle —
      Understanding Adobe Photoshop CS6: The Essential Techniques for Imaging Professionals
      Follow Me on Twitter or Facebook

      For more on photography, be sure to check out Photofocus.
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      DSLR video tutorial: Syncing sound with PluralEyes


      In this tutorial, Rich Harrington and Robbie Carman explain how to sync sound with PluralEyes. Watch more at
      http://www.lynda.com/course-tutorials.... This specific tutorial is from the DSLR Video Tips series presented by lynda.com authors Rich Harrington and Robbie Carman. The complete DSLR Video Tips course is presented as a weekly lynda.com series and covers the most common questions videographers encounter when shooting and editing with DSLR (digital single-lens reflex) cameras, from choosing a frame size and frame rate to understanding moiré.

      Get 7 days of free unlimited access to lynda.com.
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      Puppet Warp in Adobe Photoshop


      Are you trying to transform an object in your photo? Join Instructor Richard Harrington as he demonstrates how to puppet warp in Photoshop.

      Be sure to also check out the book and video training bundle —
      Understanding Adobe Photoshop CS6: The Essential Techniques for Imaging Professionals
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      Summer Fun — Photofocus Podcast



      Join Rich and Scott as they talk about a bunch of summer oriented photo topics.  Get ready for shooting great pictures this summer with this potluck of photo wisdom.
      Rich and Scott discuss:
      • Summer travel  and photography season
      • Favorite places to shoot
      • Travel Guide Resources
      • How much to pack for a road trip
      • Assigning a personal project for the day shooting
      • When to buy a new camera
      • The FUJI X100S
      • Mannypacks
      • Where to Buy New and Used Lenses
      • What to look for when buying a used lens
      • Do you need model and talent releases
      • Apps for model releases
      • Do you need Location releases
      • Shooting in National Parks
      • The benefit of looking like a tourist when shooting photos

      Download  — http://photofocuspodcast.libsyn.com/webpage
      Hosted by Rich Harrington & Scott Bourne
      Please post a review for the Podcast on iTunes —
       http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/photofocus/id512223214
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      A Recent Spot I Directed

      Here's a recent public service announcement I directed for the National Foundation for Credit Counseling. Jim Ball was the DP and Rachel Longman the producer. We're producing a behind the scenes training title to share some of our techniques.
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      DSLR Video Tips Series Goes On Location


      Robbie Carman and I head into the field in the new season of the DSLR Video Tips series presented by lynda.com. The complete DSLR Video Tips course is presented as a weekly lynda.com series and covers the most common questions videographers and photographers encounter when shooting and editing with DSLR cameras. Each week's episode is free to view the week it is released.

      Get 7 days of free unlimited access to lynda.com.
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      Real World Photoshop Workflow Example

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      In this video for TipSquirrel.com, I show my workflow Adobe Camera Raw and Photoshop. I transform an image to remove the imperfections caused by lowlight shooting.


      You can see how this image was shot by reading Shooting Without A Tripod – The Leaning Bow and Arrow at Photofocus.

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      How to Expose a Video Shot on a DSLR

      I've had a lot of people ask me how to properly expose a DSLR camera when shooting video.  It seems a bit tricky since you really need to shoot in Manual mode to get the best results.  Here's a video I recorded for the DPBestflow project which may help you.
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      Building a GigaPan

      Panoramic Photography - Building a GigaPan from RHED Pixel on Vimeo.


      See how to setup the GigaPan system with your camera. Learn how to connect the camera and tether it for control.

      For more on photography, be sure to check out Photofocus.
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      A Great Article on Learning Online and Offline

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      Lynda Weinman (yes the creator of Lynda.com) recently posted a very interesting article. She looks at the strengths and weaknesses of online learning. She also raises important questions and concerns about the skills that are being lost as face to face educational opportunities decrease.

      The article will take about 10 minutes to read and is highly recommended.
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      How to Publish Video to the Web

      I explain how to export video from your nonlinear editor to make sure your movie is ready for the web. From the extensive DPBestflow site I highly recommend.
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      Making a Dramatic Vignette

      Advanced Vignettes in Photoshop from Photofocus Video Channel on Vimeo.


      Vignettes help control where the viewer focusses in your picture. Using Adobe Photoshop, you can create truly impressive vignettes. Try the Iris Blur effect to create de-focussed edges as well as an alpha channel. Toss on an exposure adjustment and a layer mask and you have the perfect vignette.

      For more on photography, be sure to check out Photofocus.
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      Transferring From a Card into Final Cut Pro X


      In this tutorial, Rich Harrington and Robbie Carman explain how to import footage from a card into Final Cut Pro X. Watch more at
      http://www.lynda.com/course-tutorials.... This specific tutorial is from the DSLR Video Tips series presented by lynda.com authors Rich Harrington and Robbie Carman. The complete DSLR Video Tips course is presented as a weekly lynda.com series and covers the most common questions videographers encounter when shooting and editing with DSLR (digital single-lens reflex) cameras, from choosing a frame size and frame rate to understanding moiré.

      Get 7 days of free unlimited access to lynda.com.
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      Sorting and Sifting Video in Adobe Premiere Pro

      I show you how best to organize your video footage in a Nonlinear Editor so you can find the clips you need faster. From the extensive DPBestflow site I highly recommend.
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      What is a GigaPan?

      Panoramic Photography - What Is a GigaPan? from RHED Pixel on Vimeo.


      Learn what the GigaPan system is and why people choose to use it. We’ll complete the initial setup of the platform and create a level shooting area. I’m helped by Photofocus contributor Levi Sim.

      For more on photography, be sure to check out Photofocus.
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      Connecting a Video Monitor


      I explain the different accessories and monitors you can connect to your DSLR camera in order to see your video footage better. From the extensive DPBestflow site I highly recommend.
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      Moving DSLR Attachments Off Center — DSLR Video Skills


      Watch more at
      http://www.lynda.com/course-tutorials.... In this tutorial, Rich Harrington and Robbie Carman discuss tools like Y adapters, which move attachments to your camera's hot shoe just slightly off center, which results in better sound and video capture results. This specific tutorial is from the DSLR Video Tips series presented by lynda.com authors Rich Harrington and Robbie Carman. The complete DSLR Video Tips course is presented as a weekly lynda.com series and covers the most common questions videographers encounter when shooting and editing with DSLR (digital single-lens reflex) cameras, from choosing a frame size and frame rate to understanding moiré.

      Get 7 days of free unlimited access to lynda.com.
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      Fixing Nighttime Time-lapse

      Fixing Nighttime Time-lapse from RHED Pixel on Vimeo.

      Sometimes when shooting time-lapse at night you'll get unwanted reflections. In this tutorial you'll learn how to make selective adjustments to fix problem areas. For more on photography, be sure to check out Photofocus.
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      DSLR tutorial: Setting up slow motion in camera settings


      In this tutorial, Rich Harrington and Robbie Carman explain how to set up a DSLR camera for slow-motion shoots. Watch more at
      http://www.lynda.com/course-tutorials.... This specific tutorial is from the DSLR Video Tips series presented by lynda.com authors Rich Harrington and Robbie Carman. The complete DSLR Video Tips course is presented as a weekly lynda.com series and covers the most common questions videographers encounter when shooting and editing with DSLR (digital single-lens reflex) cameras, from choosing a frame size and frame rate to understanding moiré.

      Get 7 days of free unlimited access to lynda.com.
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      Creative Color Grading — Watch the Free Webinar


      Here is a recording from the Tiffen Webinar I did.

      Learn how to approach color grading tasks for video workflows. I show important techniques for both production and post. I also unlock some of my favorite filters in the Tiffen Dfx v3 and DFT Film Plug-ins sets.

      You can download a free 15-day trial here: http://www.tiffensoftware.com/products/dfxv3-free-trial-download/dfx-v3-free-trial-downloads

      Take 30% off with this unique code:
      RHEDDFX13
      It can be redeemed here:
      http://tiffensoftware.com/promos
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      Using a Video Calibration Target

      I show you how to make sure your DSLR footage is in focus by using a video calibration target. From the extensive DPBestflow site I highly recommend.
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      Smart Rendering in Adobe Premiere Pro

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      This article is from the new website — Creative Cloud User The latest version of Adobe Premiere Pro CC adds some real power under the hood. When it comes to export your final project, you can often take advantage of Smart Rendering. To use this feature is pretty simple.
      • Use a media format that supports smart rendering.
      • Put that media into a a sequence with matching settings. This is easy to do by simply right-clicking on a clip and choosing New Sequence From Clip.
      • Export to a self-contained file that matches the same format. This can be done by checking the Match Sequence Settings box in the Export dialog.

      Additionally, if you’ve gone the extra step of setting up a sequence and set the preview format to matches the source material, you’re in luck. Just choose the "Use Preview Files" option an Adobe Premiere Pro will also attempt to smart render the preview files during export.

      Whenever possible, Adobe Premiere Pro will query each asset during the export. It will check to see if the asset can be smart rendered. If it can, then the app will use it. If not, then regular rendering kicks in. The good news is that Smart Rendering is fairly automatic and if you work with a primary format that’s supported, you can see some real gains in productivity.

      These formats are supported:
      • DV
      • DVCPRO
      • DVCPRO HD
      • XDCAM HD (in OP1a MXF format)
      • XDCAM EX (in MP4 within BPAV folder structure)
      • AVC-I (in OP1a MXF format)
      • DNxHD (in OP1a MXF format)
      • DNxHD (in QuickTime)
      • ProRes (in QuickTime)
      • Animation (in QuickTime)
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      Sony NEX-VG900 Camcorder Product Overview

      Learn more about the new Sony hybrid camera.
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      How to Resize Images in Photoshop for use in Video

      I show you how to adjust photographs in Photoshop to make sure they are ready for your video project. From the extensive DPBestflow site I highly recommend.
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      Better Keying From Production to Post — Watch the Free Webinar


      Here is a recording from the Tiffen Webinar I did.

      Greenscreen has become an essential tool in modern video, film, and photo workflows. To succeed, it needs to be the perfect combination of production and post. This webinar features visual FX industry veteran Marco Paolini and Motion Graphic Designer and Editor, Rich Harrington. You'll learn how to shoot footage and photos to produce better keying footage (particularly the need for quality lighting) as well as on-set advice to follow. With Digital Film Tool software products, you'll learn how to use additional tools for those times when you need a key, but there's no greenscreen to be found. This workshop will teach you techniques that work with any post workflow and also gives you a quick start on successfully keying with zMatte.

      You can download a free 15-day trial here: http://www.tiffensoftware.com/products/dfxv3-free-trial-download/dfx-v3-free-trial-downloads

      Take 30% off with this unique code:
      RHEDDFX13
      It can be redeemed here:
      http://tiffensoftware.com/promos

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      DSLR tutorial: Using a prime lens


      In this tutorial, Rich Harrington and Robbie Carman explain how to get shallow depth of field with a prime lens. Watch more at
      http://www.lynda.com/course-tutorials.... This specific tutorial is from the DSLR Video Tips series presented by lynda.com authors Rich Harrington and Robbie Carman. The complete DSLR Video Tips course is presented as a weekly lynda.com series and covers the most common questions videographers encounter when shooting and editing with DSLR (digital single-lens reflex) cameras, from choosing a frame size and frame rate to understanding moiré.

      Get 7 days of free unlimited access to lynda.com.
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      Near NYC? Check out this Free Event at Adorama

      AdoramaTV, host Diane Wallace invites you to a very exciting event - the 3rd annual Adorama Street Fair, called Sunday Family Fun Day, in support of the Boomer Esiason Foundation to fight Cystic Fibrosis. The event is free and and fun for the entire family. Last year's festival attracted more than 20,000 attendees.

      Sunday Family Fun Day will be held on Sunday, June 23rd from 10am to 4pm on 18th street between 5th and 6th Avenue in New York City. Taking place right out front of the Adorama store, you can participate in fun games and activities. There will also be a live petting zoo as well as food and beverages. Come inside and explore the Adorama store and you will be sure to find a plethora of discounts and you will have the opportunity to speak in person with some of the industries top camera and electronic brands including: Canon, Nikon, Sony, Panasonic and Adobe. Visit the Adorama outdoor Learning Center tent and take advantage of the free photography clinics. Additional highlights include, celebrity appearances, prizes and raffles.
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      Sync Sound Workflow

      When shooting video with a DSLR, audio is often recorded separately to another source. I show you how to sync that audio to your video in post-production (Adobe Premiere Pro). From the extensive DPBestflow site I highly recommend.
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      Photofocus Podcast with Olympic Photographer Dave Black

      Join Rich and Scott as they discuss the recent decision by the Chicago Sun Times to lay off their entire photography staff.  They made the decision to train their reporting staff to shoot with iPhones and to focus more on video.  Rich and Scott analyze what this means to the photo community.

      The second half of the show will inspire you as we hear from
      Dave Black.  Dave is a freelance photographer for over 30 years.  His   work has primarily centered on the sports industry for such publications as Sports Illustrated, Time, Newsweek and the award-winning TV show Sports Century on ESPN. He’s covered events like the Masters, Kentucky Derby, National Football League, NASCAR and extensive work regarding the United States Olympic Committee, Olympic athletes and coverage of twelve Olympic Games.

      Rich and Dave discuss:
      • How Dave broke int sports photography
      • What is it like working in the field and at sporting events
      • How Dave prepares for a sports shoot by studying the sport and the athletes
      • Practical advice for shooting indoor and outdoor sporting events
      • How Dave got into the Olympics
      • Advice about Light Painting
      • Where to Find Dave — Check out his blog: http://www.daveblackphotography.com

      Download  — http://photofocuspodcast.libsyn.com/webpage
      Hosted by Rich Harrington & Scott Bourne
      Please post a review for the Podcast on iTunes —
       http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/photofocus/id512223214
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      Rolling Shutter Explained

      I explain the problems of a rolling shutter when shooting video with a DSLR, and how to make sure that fast moving subjects aren't distorted or jittery. From the extensive DPBestflow site I highly recommend.
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      Essential Editing Commands in Adobe Premiere Pro

      I show you how to use three-point edits to speed up your post-production workflow (Adobe Premiere Pro). From the extensive DPBestflow site I highly recommend.
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      Great Lighting in Production and Post — Watch the Free Webinar


      Here is a recording from the Tiffen Webinar I did. We discussed working with Variable ND Filters, Reflectors, LED lights, Portable Lights, and More. Get production techniques as well as postproduction tips for digital effects to enhance the lighting (or even relight) during the edit.

      You can download a free 15-day trial here: http://www.tiffensoftware.com/products/dfxv3-free-trial-download/dfx-v3-free-trial-downloads

      Take 30% off with this unique code:
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      Don't miss
      “How to Key Almost Anything.  Greenscreen Solutions for Video and Photo Pros”
      Register for free — https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/721949422
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      Free Webinar: How to Key Almost Anything.  Greenscreen Solutions for Video and Photo Pros

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      Greenscreen has become an essential tool in modern video, film, and photo workflows. To succeed, its the perfect combination of production and post.  This webinar features visual FX industry veteran Marco Paolini and Motion Graphic Designer and Editor Rich Harrington.   You'll learn how to shoot footage and photos  to produce better keying footage (particularly the need for quality lighting) as well as on-set advice to follow.

      You'll learn how to get the best keys as well as use additional tools to enhance the After Effects RotoBrush for those times when you need a key, but there's no greenscreen to be found.  This workshop will teach you techniques that work with any post workflow and also gives you a quick start on successfully keying with zMatte.  If you want to get professional results, don't miss this comprehensive webinar.  One lucky attendee will receive a free copy of Dft’s  zMatte software ( value $395.00)  and a 30 minute private lesson (via Screensharing) with Rich Harrington.

      Register for free —
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      Chromakeying in After Effects

      Learn how to key footage with Adobe After Effects and Keylight
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      Free Webinar — Great Lighting in Production and Post

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      Production to Post Series- Great Lighting in Production and Post


      Join special guest Richard Harrington and learn about great lighting techniques.  Rich will review how he uses Lowel lights as part of his production package.  Other tools like Variable ND filters, reflectors, and more to control the light.  Learn studio and on location lighting techniques for best results.  Once the shot is done, you'll learn how to enhance lighting (and even change it) in post with the  DFX lighting filters.  This is a popular webinar, click here to reserve your space!
       

      Registration Link for June 5th  https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/718549206 

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      How to Properly Use A Tripod

      tripod A lot of you have likely invested in a tripod… that’s the good news. Now let’s make sure you’re getting the most benefit from using it. Here are a few practical tips to get the results you want.
      • Find a level space. When you set your tripod up, look for a level space. This means less vibrations caused by legs jutting out at awkward angles. If possible, try to avoid spaces prone to a lot of vibration (such as metal platforms or wooden floors in high traffic areas). In fact a surface that’s a little softer (like a grassy field or dirt road) may be ideal.
      • Go low if possible. Depending on the shot you want to make, keep your tripod as close to the ground as possible. This minimizes the potential effects of wind and vibration. Try spreading the legs a little wider. You can go too far and make the whole thing unstable, but remember that a fat pyramid will be more stable than a thin one. It also reduces the chance of the gear tipping over and falling.
      • Don’t use the center column. Less extension always means greater stability. At all costs, try to avoid raising your tripod’s center column. This actually destabilizes the tripod. If you need more height, try moving to higher ground. Can you lower your body instead? Can you try a different angle? Don’t shoot the world from eye level all of the time. If you’re tall, consider a tripod that has longer legs.
      Head over to Photofocus, my Photography blog for the rest of the article. http://photofocus.com/2013/06/01/how-to-use-a-tripod-the-right-way-2/
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      Manually White-Balancing a Camera

      DP BestFlow - Manually White-Balancing a Camera from ASMP dpBestflow on Vimeo.

      I show you how to get the proper white balance on your DSLR camera. From the extensive DPBestflow site I highly recommend. For more on photography, be sure to check out Photofocus.
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      Using Card Wallets: DSLR Video Tutorial


      Watch more at http://www.lynda.com/course-tutorials.... In this tutorial, Rich Harrington and Robbie Carman explain how to store photo cards using card wallets. This specific tutorial is from the DSLR Video Tips series presented by lynda.com authors Rich Harrington and Robbie Carman. The complete DSLR Video Tips course is presented as a weekly lynda.com series and covers the most common questions videographers encounter when shooting and editing with DSLR (digital single-lens reflex) cameras, from choosing a frame size and frame rate to understanding moiré.
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      Mixing Audio in Adobe Premiere Pro

      I show you how to properly mix your audio in a nonlinear editor (Adobe Premiere Pro). From the extensive DPBestflow site I highly recommend.
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      Recording Sync Sound

      Capturing quality audio with a DSLR camera can be a bit of a challenge. I explain how to get good audio on your next DSLR video shoot. From the extensive DPBestflow site I highly recommend.
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      Fixing shaky shooting in Premiere Pro


      In this tutorial, Rich Harrington and Robbie Carman explain how to get shallow depth of field with a prime lens. Watch more at
      http://www.lynda.com/course-tutorials.... This specific tutorial is from the DSLR Video Tips series presented by lynda.com authors Rich Harrington and Robbie Carman. The complete DSLR Video Tips course is presented as a weekly lynda.com series and covers the most common questions videographers encounter when shooting and editing with DSLR (digital single-lens reflex) cameras, from choosing a frame size and frame rate to understanding moiré.

      Get 7 days of free unlimited access to lynda.com.
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      How to Organize Your Video Edit

      I show you how to use bin structures to organize your video footage in Adobe Premiere Pro. From the extensive DPBestflow site I highly recommend.
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      Tritone Effect for Creative Color in After Effects

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      If you’re looking for a creative way to tint your images, use After Effects. The versatile Tritone effect goes well beyond the typical sepia tone effect, as it allows you to treat highlights, midtones, and shadows separately. In addition to simple tints, you can use the filter to create stylized looks.

      1. Select a clip in the After Effects timeline.
      2. In the Effects panel, type Tritone. Drag the effect onto a video clip.
      3. Press the E key to reveal the effect on that layer, and then double-click on the effect called Tritone to open its controls in the Effect Controls panel.
      4. Click on the Midtones color swatch to open the Color Picker. Choose a color to map the midtones to.
      5. Click on the Highlights color swatch to open the Color Picker and select a brighter color for the highlights.
      6. Remap the Shadows color swatch.
      7. Use the Blend With Original slider to mix the original state with the new color effect.


      For more Adobe tips, check out
      Creative Cloud User.
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      Time-Lapse: RAW Workflow Part 3


      Adorama Photography TV Presents DSLR | Video Skills with Rich Harrington. In the last episode of this three-part series, Rich continues with the all-RAW workflow in post-production. Join him as he shares some tips on how to enhance your new time-lapse video using filters, adjustment layers, and blending modes in Adobe After Effects.

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      Time-Lapse: RAW Workflow Part 2


      Adorama Photography TV Presents DSLR | Video Skills with Rich Harrington. In the second episode of this three-part series, we continue with the all-RAW workflow in post-production.

      Join Rich as he shares some tips on how to develop and finesse the RAW files using Adobe After Effects. He will show you techniques such as adjusting the scale of the files before using Bezier handles for creative looking movement.
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      Time-Lapse: RAW Workflow Part 1


      Adorama Photography TV Presents DSLR | Video Skills with Rich Harrington. Join Rich in the first episode of this three-part series about creating a professional time-lapse video using an all-RAW workflow. In this episode, Rich shares some clips from his trip to Panama and explains how he overcame the obstacles of shooting a time-lapse in a crowd of tourists. Then, watch as he begins the post-production workflow by processing the images in Adobe Camera RAW.
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      Making Your Mark in Adobe Premiere Pro

      essentialeditmarks As you work in the timeline or source window, you’ll come to rely upon In and Out points to accurately edit. These two points can clearly define which part of a clip you want to use, what section of the timeline you want to replace, or where to remove footage. Here are the most essential editing shortcut commands:
      • In—Press I to add an In point.
      • Out—Press O to add an Out point.
      • Clear In—Option+I (Alt+I) to clear an In point.
      • Clear Out—Option+O (Alt+O) to clear an Out point.
      • Clear In and Out—Option+X (Alt+X) to clear both an In and Out point
      • Go to In—Shift+I to go to an In point
      • Go to Out—Shift+O to go to an Out point
      • Lift—Press ; (semicolon key) to remove the media between the In and Out point and leave a gap.
      • Extract—Press ‘ (apostrophe key) to remove the media between the In and Out point and close the gap.
      For more Adobe tips, check out Creative Cloud User.
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      Increase Dynamic Range with a Single Raw File

      eagle_tonemapped In this tutorial, I’ll show you how HDR tone mapping can be applied to a single image for dramatic effect. The image can then be finished using a tool like Photoshop, Lightroom, or Aperture to get final results.
      Be sure to check out the
      HDR Learning Center for more on HDR.

      Increase Dynamic Range with a Single Raw File from Photofocus Video Channel on Vimeo.

      For more on photography, be sure to check out Photofocus.
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      Next Free Webinar & Special Offer From Tiffen

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      June 5th 12pm EST   
      Production to Post series with Richard Harrington
      Great Lighting in Production and Post

      Join special guest Richard Harrington again and learn about great lighting techniques.  Rich will review how he uses Lowel lights as part of his production package.  Other tools like Variable ND filters, reflectors, and more to control the light.  Learn studio and on location lighting techniques for best results.  Once the shot is done, you'll learn how to enhance lighting (and even change it) in post with the  DFX lighting filters.  This is a popular webinar, click here to reserve your space !
                                                                                         

      Special Discounts

      Thank you again  for attending our  Color Grading Webinar last week. We thought it rocked and we hope you enjoyed our event! As a special thank you to you lucky folks, we'd like extend a 30% discount off our newly lowered priced individual Dfx products. And to make it even more special, we extend the courtesy to discount the DFT product- FilmStocks Video Plug-in at 20% off.

      Please visit: www.tiffensoftware.com/promos and enter promo code: RHEDDFX13 to get 30% Off the purchase price, but hurry - offer expires on May 24th!

      If you own an earlier version of Tiffen Dfx software you may be eligible for a heavily discounted upgrade price. Please visit:http://tiffensoftware.com/support/upgrades

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      DSLR tutorial: DSLR recording time limits


      Watch more at
      http://www.lynda.com/course-tutorials.... This tutorial explores DSLR recording time limits and scenarios where a time limit might affect a shoot. This specific tutorial is from the DSLR Video Tips series presented by lynda.com authors Rich Harrington and Robbie Carman. The complete DSLR Video Tips course is presented as a weekly lynda.com series and covers the most common questions videographers encounter when shooting and editing with DSLR (digital single-lens reflex) cameras, from choosing a frame size and frame rate to understanding moiré.

      Get 7 days of free unlimited access to lynda.com.
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      Scrubbing Audio in After Effects

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      To hear the audio while you’re dragging through your After Effects timeline, hold down the Cmd (Mac OS) or Ctrl (Windows) key while dragging.

      While not as good as a full preview, it can help you find your place quickly. You can improve audio scrubbing by turning off the visibility for layers with video- or processor-intensive effects.

      For more Adobe tips, check out Creative Cloud User.
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      Converting Image Modes in Photoshop


      Are you trying to change the mode of your image? Join Instructor Richard Harrington as he demonstrates how to convert your image mode in Photoshop CS6.

      Be sure to also check out the book and video training bundle —
      Understanding Adobe Photoshop CS6: The Essential Techniques for Imaging Professionals
      Follow Me on Twitter or Facebook

      For more on photography, be sure to check out Photofocus.
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      More on Color Grading Footage

      I show you how to color grade you video in a nonlinear editor (Adobe Premiere Pro). From the extensive DPBestflow site I highly recommend.
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      Importing a Final Cut Pro Project to Adobe Premiere Pro

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      Video editing is often a collaborative process. You may need to work with someone else’s editing project that was started using Final Cut Pro. Adobe Premiere Pro is a very flexible editing solution. You can easily import projects and media started on other edit systems. For example, moving a project over from Apple Final Cut Pro is a snap.

      1. In Final Cut Pro, mark an In and Out point within a sequence for the range you’d like to export.
      2. Choose File > Export > XML. In the dialog box that opens, choose Apple XML Interchange Format, version 4 (or later), and click OK.
      3. Specify a location for the new XML file (such as your project folder) and click OK. The XML file is small and references the original media on your drive. It will only take a few seconds to write.
      4. Switch to Adobe Premiere Pro and create a new project using a preset that most closely matches the video format you’ve been using.
      5. In Adobe Premiere Pro, choose File > Import. Navigate to the XML file you created and click Import.
      6. Adobe Premiere Pro creates a sequence and adds the media and a report to the project.
      7. Update the edit or work with the imported project sources.


      For more Adobe tips, check out
      Creative Cloud User.
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      Free Class — Creative Color Grading

      Learn how to approach color grading tasks from production to post using Tiffen Dfx v3 and DFT Film Looks Plug-ins. You'll also learn about Adobe Premiere Pro, After Effects, and Final Cut Pro X.



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      Premiere Pro tutorial: Expanded support for formats


      Watch more at http://www.lynda.com/Premiere-Pro-tut.... This tutorial reviews the new supported file formats and codecs in Premiere Pro, including ARRIRAW and ProRes. This tutorial is a single movie from the Premiere Pro Technology Preview course presented by lynda.com author Rich Harrington. The complete course duration is 2 hours and 7 minutes long and explores the features that are designed to get video producers and editors excited about the online subscription version of Adobe Premiere Pro. Introduction 1. User Interface Improvements 2. Extending the Power of Premiere Pro 3. Quality and Format Improvements 4. A Better Timeline Panel 5. Project and Media Management 6. Improved Effects Workflow 7. Improved Audio Workflows 8. Improved Multicamera Workflows 9. Improved Closed Caption Workflow 10. Improved Export Controls Conclusion

      Get 7 days of free unlimited access to lynda.com.
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      Free Webinar on Color Grading with Tiffen

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      Creative Color Grading – Fast!

      Learn how to approach color grading tasks from production to post. Learn important techniques about what to shoot in the field including camera profile, white balance information, and essential metadata. Then in post you'll learn how to create popular looks that clients want. This
      workshop will explore both general techniques and theory as well as a detailed look at Tiffen Dfx Video/Film tool set.

      • Each attendee will receive a 15 day trial as well as a special discount on the software.
      • One lucky attendee with receive a give-away of a full license of the software
      • To register for Creative Color Grading Webinar, click here



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      Selecting storage for video editing

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      When it comes time to edit your video, the hard drives you use are going to have a huge impact on the performance of your system. No matter how much RAM you have or how powerful a video card, you won’t get real-time performance if your drives are a bottleneck.

      Important factors

      There are three factors when choosing a disk for video editing:

      • Speed: The speed of drive is the most important factor in determining what media you can play off it. Drives like internal laptop drives or bus-powered USB drives are generally not fast enough to edit HD video.
      • Capacity: When you start to edit HD video, you’ll quickly use up disk space. For example, each minute of video shot on a Canon 5D Mark II is about 320MB. In order to get the storage you need, you may invest in multiple drives or drives that are striped together for a performance RAID.
      • Redundancy: To avoid losing their video footage, most video creators choose to back up to two or more drives or to use additional methods like Blu-ray Disc. Look at redundant drives (such as RAIDs)


      Drive technology


      Be sure to consider your options when looking at hard drives.
      • Internal drive solutions: Many computers support multiple drive slots. Consider placing a fast SATA drive internally into your computer as a performance disk. Keep it only as a scratch disk and avoid installing application or system files on it.
      • External and portable drive solutions: Several different drives are available once you’ve maximized your internal storage. You’ll find both single- and multiple-drive solutions. Look for units offering connections like FireWire, USB3, or eSATA.
      • Networked RAIDs: Several professional drives allow multiple users to connect simultaneously. These solutions are important if you work in a multiple editor environment and need to share projects or assets.

      For more on Adobe pro video workflow, check out the new website — Creative Cloud User.

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      Merge to HDR Pro in Photoshop


      Do you know how to create a HDR image? Join Instructor Richard Harrington as he demonstrates how to combine multiple exposures to create a High Dynamic Range Image in Photoshop CS6.

      Be sure to also check out the book and video training bundle —
      Understanding Adobe Photoshop CS6: The Essential Techniques for Imaging Professionals
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      Keynote tutorial: Running a presentation from an iPad to a television via HDMI


      Watch more at http://www.lynda.com/Business-Compute.... This tutorial demonstrates how to run an iPad presentation from a television using an HDMI cable and how to interact with that presentation using a touch-enabled "laser pointer." This tutorial is a single movie from the Delivering Keynote Presentations course presented by lynda.com author Rich Harrington. The complete course duration is 1 hour and 36 minutes and shows you how to successfully deliver a Keynote presentation. Introduction 1. Getting Organized 2. Rehearsing Your Presentation 3. Using Keynote Remote 4. Connecting Keynote to a Screen 5. Alternate Presentation Techniques 6. Creating Handouts 7. Creating Movies and Graphics from Keynote Conclusion

      Get 7 days of free unlimited access to lynda.com.
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      Hearing Audio in After Effects Previews

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      When working in After Effects, you might not hear your audio tracks. This is because audio must be loaded into RAM before it can be heard.
      • Make sure that there’s audio in your composition.
      • Make sure that the speaker icon is not muted in the Preview panel.
      • Click the RAM preview to load a video and audio preview.

      For more on After Effects and all the Adobe pro video tools, check out the new website — Creative Cloud User.
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      Creating an Action in Photoshop


      Do you want to capture your creativity? Join Instructor Richard Harrington as he demonstrates how to create actions in Adobe Photoshop CS6.

      Be sure to also check out the book and video training bundle —
      Understanding Adobe Photoshop CS6: The Essential Techniques for Imaging Professionals
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      Save 30% on Tiffen DFX Software

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      I have a great discount to offer my readers on one of favorite tools. I love using their collection to create fantastic film looks.

      You can download a free 15-day trial here:
      http://www.tiffensoftware.com/products/dfxv3-free-trial-download/dfx-v3-free-trial-downloads

      Take 30% off with this unique code:
      RHEDDFX13
      It can be redeemed here:
      http://tiffensoftware.com/promos

      Here ares two tutorials I did that shows the effects in action. One of the things I like the best is that one license gets you a tool that works in every major video editing and motion graphics package. It's also fantastic when working with photos.



      I also have a few new webinars coming soon on the software.

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      Fading a Filter in Photoshop


      Did you know you can use blending modes on a filter? Join Instructor Richard Harrington as he demonstrates how to utilized blending modes with filters in Photoshop CS6.

      Be sure to also check out the book and video training bundle —
      Understanding Adobe Photoshop CS6: The Essential Techniques for Imaging Professionals
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      Two Cool (Free) Plugins for Adobe Premiere Pro

      Simple Mask



      This plugin allows to create a simple alpha mask on the source clip and composite it with the existing alpha channel by adding, subtracting or intersecting. Both rectangular and elliptical shapes are supported. They can be repositioned and rotated.

      Downloads:


      Vignette


      This plugin allows to create a vignette on the source clip. Both rectangular and elliptical vignettes are supported. Vignettes can be repositioned and rotated, applied in any color and blending mode available, to the inside or to the outside. Alternatively only the mask can be rendered, replacing the source layer altogether or the vignette can be filled with transparency.

      Downloads:


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      Learn what's coming next from Adobe.

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      The Adobe Max conference kicks off at full speed on Monday. Adobe has two keynote addresses you won't want to miss.
      . This will get you up to speed on all the big announcements as well as some inspiration.

      Day 1: A Creative Evolution

      Monday, May 6, at 9:30am PDT Time zone conversion ›
      The process of where and how we create is dramatically changing thanks to major advancements in technology, and there has never been a more exciting time. Join Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen, Adobe SVP and GM of Digital Media David Wadhwani, and a collection of Adobe visionaries across digital photography, illustration, video, web design, and more as we unveil brand-new creative workflows and capabilities. We'll take a look at the present and set our sights on the endless possibilities in our creative future.

      Day 2: Community Inspires Creativity

      Tuesday, May 7, at 10am PDT Time zone conversion ›
      Join David Wadhwani as he welcomes four incredibly creative minds to explore how they foster creativity and approach their work. You'll hear from Rob Legato, an Oscar-winning visual effects supervisor; Paula Scher, an iconic graphic designer and illustrator; Erik Johansson, an up-and-coming photographer and retouch artist; and Phil Hansen, a constraint-based artist who believes limitations drive creativity. We think you'll leave with more than a few new ideas to incorporate into your next creative project.

      Register for Free Here
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      Atlanta Post|Production Conference

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      I'm speaking at a conference offering training for sports TV & post professionals. I hope to see some of you there.

      Two full days of expert training sessions for video, TV, film & new media professionals, with a unique track 2-day track dedicated to technical workshops geared for Sports TV production. The
      Atlanta Post|Production Conference is designed for professionals involved in the acquiring and designing of TV content who seek cutting-edge training to maximize their efficiency and creativity:

      • Motion Graphics Designers
      • Technologists
      • Facility Managers
      • DP's
      • Photographers
      • Producers
      • Editors

      Features:
      • 2 full days of expert training in 2 unique tracks: general post production and Sports TV production
      • In-depth sessions for deep immersion in the editing application of your choice!
      • Sessions taught by industry renowned experts and Certified Instructors
      • Browse the Exhibition Show Floor and network with industry professionals at the SVG College Sports Summit located at the hotel
      • Gain tips and techniques you can apply to your very next project




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      It's Official… I'm Certified

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      Always nice to see "proof" on paper. With that said… maybe you should consider taking one of the ACE exams if you need a jumpstart to your career. Helps make the resume standout or give you fodder for the discussion of a raise.

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      A View From the Desert


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      One of my images from my new Lynda class

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      Using Digital Publishing to Distribute Your Photography and Extend Your Brand


      Slides from my Photoshop World class… enjoy

      In this session you learn how tools like Apple iBooks Author and Adobe Creative Cloud make it easy to publish your images and creative work. Whether you want to distribute your photos or do work for your clients the topic of digital publishing has never been hotter. This class serves as a jump in point for those who want to start to create digital publications and applications. No coding experience required, this is all about using easy tools and new business opportunities. If you’ve always wanted to publish that book, or reach a whole new audience, this is the session for you.
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      New Wacom Tablet Offers Potential for Motion Graphics, Animation, and Video Pros

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      Wacom has just announced the new
      Cintiq 22HD touch. This device combines tablet and display into one, plus now features multi-touch. Here are the features I'm most excited about.

      • Multi-touch to directly interact with UI elements like color correction controls.
      • A 21.5" full HD display (with 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution)
      • 16 customizable, application-specific ExpressKeys located on the side of the display bezel.
      • User-defined Touch Strips, placed on the back of the display to adjust functions like zoom, scroll, brush size and canvas rotation
      • An adjustable stand allows for display rotation, offering both landscape and portrait viewing angles as well as the option to set an incline between 10° and 65°.

      The Cintiq 22HD touch ($2,499 USD) will be available in May at select locations and Wacom’s eStore.

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      Premiere Pro tutorial: Merging and syncing clips with audio sync


      Watch more at http://www.lynda.com/Premiere-Pro-tut.... This tutorial shows how merge and sync clips using audio in Premiere Pro. This tutorial is a single movie from the Premiere Pro Technology Preview course presented by lynda.com author Rich Harrington. The complete course duration is 2 hours and 7 minutes long and explores the features that are designed to get video producers and editors excited about the online subscription version of Adobe Premiere Pro. Introduction 1. User Interface Improvements 2. Extending the Power of Premiere Pro 3. Quality and Format Improvements 4. A Better Timeline Panel 5. Project and Media Management 6. Improved Effects Workflow 7. Improved Audio Workflows 8. Improved Multicamera Workflows 9. Improved Closed Caption Workflow 10. Improved Export Controls Conclusion

      Follow Me on Twitter or Facebook

      Get 7 days of free unlimited access to lynda.com.
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      Time-Lapse: RAW Workflow Part 2



      Adorama Photography TV Presents DSLR | Video Skills with Rich Harrington. In the second episode of this three-part series, we continue with the all-RAW workflow in post-production. Join Rich as he shares some tips on how to develop and finesse the RAW files using Adobe After Effects. He will show you techniques such as adjusting the scale of the files before using Bezier handles for creative looking movement. Related Episodes: Part 1 Time-Lapse: RAW Workflow: Ep 125 DSLR | Video Skills with Rich Harrington: Adorama Photography TV http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jCuHGT... Time-lapse Gear: DSLR | Video Skills http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L4ke-3... Time-Lapse: Organizing: DSLR | Video Skills http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BRtSwu... Time-Lapse: Developing: DSLR | Video Skills http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UVPpFw...
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      Keynote tutorial: Customizing the presenter view


      Watch more at
      http://www.lynda.com/Business-Compute.... Find out how to get the most out of the Presenter Display feature in Keynote, which allows you, as a presenter, to view presenter notes, set timers, and more. This tutorial is a single movie from the Delivering Keynote Presentations course presented by lynda.com author Rich Harrington. The complete course duration is 1 hour and 36 minutes and shows you how to successfully deliver a Keynote presentation. Introduction 1. Getting Organized 2. Rehearsing Your Presentation 3. Using Keynote Remote 4. Connecting Keynote to a Screen 5. Alternate Presentation Techniques 6. Creating Handouts 7. Creating Movies and Graphics from Keynote Conclusion

      Get 7 days of free unlimited access to lynda.com.
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      Organizing Multi-Camera Footage



      In the previous episode,
      PTC002 - Creating a Music Video: Production, we have shown you what it takes to produce a multi-camera music video. Now that all our footage is captured, it is time to begin the post production process. The first and most important step to editing is organizing your footage. From importing to renaming, Host Richard Harrington will demonstrate how to easily assemble and line up all of the pieces you need to effectively edit.
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      Photofocus Interview about Lightroom 5 Public Beta with the Adobe Product Manager


      NOTE NOTE NOTE NOTE NOTE: The Photofocus Podcast Feed HAS CHANGED!
      Here is the new feed: 
      feed://feeds.feedburner.com/photofocuspodcast Download episode here...   or get it on iTunes

      Rich takes a deep dive with Adobe Photoshop Lightroom product manager Sharad Mangalick.
      Topics include:

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      The Topaz Labs Image Enhancement bundle. Open up a world of creative possibilities with a seamless, integrated workflow. You don't need to be a Photoshop wizard to look like one. Click here and use the code photofocus to get a 15% discount.
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      Drobo - Not only is Drobo 5D fast, but it’s easy-to-use, expandable, flexible, and protected.
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      Select Color Range and Masking in Photoshop


      Trying to use the colors of your image to make a selection? Join Instructor Richard Harrington as he demonstrates how to utilize the Select Color Range Tool to create a mask in Adobe Photoshop CS6.

      Be sure to also check out the book and video training bundle —
      Understanding Adobe Photoshop CS6: The Essential Techniques for Imaging Professionals
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      DSLR tutorial: Beneficial features of the Canon 6D


      Watch more at
      http://www.lynda.com/course-tutorials.... In this tutorial, Rich Harrington and Robbie Carman discuss the benefits of the Canon 6D, including affordability, enhanced low-light shooting, and built-in wifi and GPS capabilities. This specific tutorial is from the DSLR Video Tips series presented by lynda.com authors Rich Harrington and Robbie Carman. The complete DSLR Video Tips course is presented as a weekly lynda.com series and covers the most common questions videographers encounter when shooting and editing with DSLR (digital single-lens reflex) cameras, from choosing a frame size and frame rate to understanding moiré.

      Get 7 days of free unlimited access to lynda.com.
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      A New Photo and Tutorial


      I hope you enjoy this new HDR shot from Alaska.
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      NAB 2013: New From Convergent Design


      Adorama is in Las Vegas this week at NAB! Join Rich as he chats with Amber Cowles of Convergent Design about the new Odyssey, a full-featured 7.7" OLED monitor. It also offers high-quality disk recording.
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      The New Radial Filter in Lightroom 5

      I'd like to share a few things from Adobe about the new Photoshop Lightroom Public Beta
      Radial Filter

      Busy backgrounds or bright colors can distract viewers from the focal point of an image. Photographers may try to reduce the distraction by cropping an image, but this can result in the loss of interesting detail and balance. Another approach to focusing the viewer’s attention is to create a vignette effect, but this only works if a subject is in the center of an image.
      The Radial Gradient tool in Lightroom 5 now offers photographers more flexibility and control in how they guide a viewer’s eye to emphasize the important parts of an image. Using this tool, photographers can create off-center vignette effects or multiple vignette areas in a single image. This local adjustment control lets photographers minimize distractions and focus a viewer’s attention exactly where it should be.
      Get the free public beta here
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      Premiere Pro tutorial: Automatic syncing with audio waveforms

      Watch more at http://www.lynda.com/Premiere-Pro-tut.... Find out how to sync audio with waveforms automatically in Premiere Pro. This tutorial is a single movie from the Premiere Pro Technology Preview course presented by lynda.com author Rich Harrington. The complete course duration is 2 hours and 7 minutes long and explores the features that are designed to get video producers and editors excited about the online subscription version of Adobe Premiere Pro. Introduction 1. User Interface Improvements 2. Extending the Power of Premiere Pro 3. Quality and Format Improvements 4. A Better Timeline Panel 5. Project and Media Management 6. Improved Effects Workflow 7. Improved Audio Workflows 8. Improved Multicamera Workflows 9. Improved Closed Caption Workflow 10. Improved Export Controls Conclusion

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      Keynote tutorial: Using landscape view in Keynote Remote


      Watch more at
      http://www.lynda.com/Business-Compute.... This tutorial shows how to view mobile presentations in landscape using Keynote Remote. This tutorial is a single movie from the Delivering Keynote Presentations course presented by lynda.com author Rich Harrington. The complete course duration is 1 hour and 36 minutes and shows you how to successfully deliver a Keynote presentation. Introduction 1. Getting Organized 2. Rehearsing Your Presentation 3. Using Keynote Remote 4. Connecting Keynote to a Screen 5. Alternate Presentation Techniques 6. Creating Handouts 7. Creating Movies and Graphics from Keynote Conclusion

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      Creative Sepia Tones in Photoshop


      Do you want to create a creative sepia tone on your image. Join Instructor Richard Harrington as he demonstrates how to use gradient maps to create a sepia look in Adobe Photoshop CS6.

      Be sure to also check out the book and video training bundle —
      Understanding Adobe Photoshop CS6: The Essential Techniques for Imaging Professionals
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      My Photoshop World Schedule




      Wednesday

      • 1:00 pm—6:00 pm | Show Floor & Drobo Booth


      Thursday

      • 10:45 am—11:45 am | PHOTOSHOP 101 | General Photoshop
      • 12:00 pm—1:00 pm | USING DIGITAL PUBLISHING TO DISTRIBUTE YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY & EXTEND YOUR BRAND
      • 1:30 pm—5:00 pm | Show Floor & Drobo Booth


      Friday

      • 9:30 am—10:30 am | COLOR CORRECTING VIDEO FOOTAGE
      • 11:00 am—12:00 pm | EDITING VIDEO IN PHOTOSHOP
      • 12:00 pm—1:00 pm | Show Floor & Drobo Booth

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      NAB 2013: New From Canon


      Rich Harrington visits the Canon booth at NAB to speak with Chuck Westfall about some hot new products. Find out more about the 6th member in Canon's Prime Lens Series, the 35mm lens. See what Canon has to offer for cinematographers and video pros, such as the Canon XA20 Compact Full HD Camcorder and the Canon XA25 High Definition Camcorder. Order them now at Adorama.com.
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      A Few Of My Piqsures as Interactive Objects

      A company that I've been working with is Piqsure. They are about to roll out their public beta to allow people to post their images in cool new ways (including high-resolution viewing on blogs and social media).

      Comments welcome.

      Neil Armstrong's Space Suit


      Powered by Piqsure



      Valley of Fire Panoramic


      Powered by Piqsure



      Rapunzel at Rest


      Powered by Piqsure



      Young Woman in Israel


      Powered by Piqsure

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      Batch Processing in Photoshop


      Are you trying to apply one action to several images? Join Instructor Richard Harrington as her demonstrates how to use the Batch Command in Adobe Photoshop CS6.

      Be sure to also check out the book and video training bundle —
      Understanding Adobe Photoshop CS6: The Essential Techniques for Imaging Professionals
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      Adobe Unveils the Next Generation Video Tools and Offers 40% Off for a Limited Time

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      While visiting the National Association of Broadcasters Conference in Vegas, Adobe had a huge booth.  At it, they showed the next generation of their video products (such as Adobe Premiere Pro, After Effects, and SpeedGrade).  While they didn't promise a release date, the likelihood was definitely stated as "soon." which should mean major updates to all their tools can't be far behind.
      If you want to see a detailed overview of Adobe Premiere Pro — check out my class on Lynda.
      Adobe offered a special deal that is only good for a few days.  Save 40% off a year of Creative Cloud (which drops it to $29 a month). This offer can be used by anyone (even if you don't own a qualifying upgrade product).  I strongly suspect this will be the best deal offered this year.
      Remember, a few key facts about Creative Cloud.
      • You get every Adobe Creative software tool.  Adobe Premiere Pro, After Effects, Photoshop, Prelude, SpeedGrade, Encore, Story and more.
      • You get tools like Digital Publishing Studio, Acrobat, and Muse for creating apps, PDFs, and websites.
      • You always have the latest version installed on your drive.  These do not run in the cloud, the apps are local just like before.
      • You get  20GB of Cloud storage and other cloud benefits that keep rolling out.
      • You get a professional Behance account to build portfolios and search for jobs.
      • You get updates sooner with no need to wait.

      So if you're sitting on the fence, consider the offer.  It expires April 19.
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      Time-Lapse & RAW Workflow: DSLR | Video Skills



      Adorama Photography TV Presents DSLR | Video Skills with Rich Harrington. Join Rich in the first episode of this three-part series about creating a professional time-lapse video using an all-RAW workflow. In this episode, Rich shares some clips from his trip to Panama and explains how he overcame the obstacles of shooting a time-lapse in a crowd of tourists. Then, watch as he begins the post-production workflow by processing the images in Adobe Camera RAW. Related Episodes: Time-lapse Gear: DSLR | Video Skills
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L4ke-3... Time-Lapse: Organizing: DSLR | Video Skills http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BRtSwu... Time-Lapse: Developing: DSLR | Video Skills http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UVPpFw...
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      Check Out My Detailed Adobe Premiere Pro Technology Preview Class



      Watch more at http://www.lynda.com/Premiere-Pro-tut.... Find out how to paste select attributes from one clip to another using the Paste Attributes dialog in Premiere Pro.


      Here's the full length course (with more to come after the app is released).

      Premiere Pro Technology Preview
      http://www.lynda.com/Premiere-Pro-tutorials/Premiere-Pro-Technology-Preview/126763-2.html?utm_campaign=SxF5DCi6zaI&utm_medium=viral&utm_source=youtube

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      Lowel's GL-1 Power LED Light.


      Join Rich in Las Vegas at the NAB show where he caught up with Director of Communications, Duane Sherwood, to talk about Lowel's brand new GL-1 Power LED Light. This light is perfect for photographers or videographers who want just a little extra light on their field shoots. Features:
      Hand held
      Tungston color LED source
      Adjustable dimming
      Rechargeable Battery
      Cool to the touch
      Quiet The Lowel GL-1 Power LED Light is available now at Adorama.com
      http://www.adorama.com/LLGL1.html
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      NAB 2013: New From Blackmagic Design


      In this episode Adorama TV host, Rich Harrington visits the Blackmagic Design booth at NAB to speak with Stuart Ashton about some hot new products. The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera with 13 stops of dynamic range, Super 16 sensor, MFT lenses with ProRes and RAW recording is available for pre-order now at adorama.com
      http://www.adorama.com/VDBMCCP.html Also available for pre-order is the Blackmagic Production Camera 4K. A high resolution 4K digital film camera with large Super 35 sensor and global shutter for 4K and Ultra HD production. http://www.adorama.com/VDBMCC4K.html
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      My NAB Speaking Schedule

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      Monday

      • 10:15—11:00 am | Tiffen Booth – C8818 (Free)
      • 12:15—1:00 pm | Tiffen Booth – C8818 (Free)
      • 1:15—1:45 pm | Drobo Booth — N6926 (Free)
      • 2:00—3:15 pm | Practical Motion Background — Post|Production Conference
      • 3:30—4:45 pm | Advanced Motion Control 3D — Post|Production Conference
      • 5:00—6:15 pm | Hyper-syndication — Post|Production Conference


      Tuesday

      • 10:15—11:00 am | Tiffen Booth – C8818 (Free)
      • 11:15—11:45 am | Drobo Booth — N6926 (Free)
      • 2:00—3:15 pm | Photoshop for Premiere Editors — Post|Production Conference
      • 2:00—3:15 pm | Practical Motion Background — Post|Production Conference
      • 3:30—4:45 pm | Time Floats By — Post|Production Conference
      • 5:00—6:45 pm | Digital Publishing UnConference — Post|Production Conference


      Wednesday

      • 9:15—10:00 am | Tiffen Booth – C8818 (Free)
      • 10:30—11:00 am | Adobe Booth – SL3910 (Free)
      • 12:00—12:45 pm | Tiffen Booth – C8818 (Free)
      • 1:00—1:30 pm | Adobe Booth – SL3910 (Free)
      • 2:00—3:15 pm | Successful Site Surveys — Post|Production Conference
      • 3:30—4:45 pm | Dynamic Link and more — Post|Production Conference
      • 5:00—6:45 pm | Hot Panel: Future of Digital Publishing — Post|Production Conference


      Thursday

      • 9:15—10:00 am | Tiffen Booth – C8818 (Free)
      • 10:30—11:30 am | Drobo Booth — N6926 (Free)
      • 12:00—12:30 pm | Adobe Booth – SL3910 (Free)
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      Win a Camera at NAB from Adorama


      You can win a great camera at NAB. Chances are pretty good for those of you at show.

      1. Register at this page — http://www.adorama.com/pages/nab-2013
      2. Visit the Adorama booth at The NAB Show (Booth C7412) to get your ticket
      3. Be at booth at 5pm on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday for the drawing.

      Good luck.

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      Remotely Backing Up Your Footage


      In a previous episode,
      PTC004 - Shooting HDR Photography, we learned how to have a successful HDR photography shoot, while focusing on the benefits of high dynamic range photography, camera settings, and appropriate gear to use.

      In this episode of Power to Create, Host
      Rich Harrington and Special Guest Abba Shapiro return to discuss the first steps to take when finishing up a shoot, backing up your footage. Uncontrollable obstacles can happen, but you can avoid being a victim. Technology like the Drobo Mini has made transferring your footage easy and accessible. 


      In this episode you will learn:
      • How to utilize your laptop to backup your footage.
      • The tools you need to transfer your footage in the field.
      • How to successfully transfer footage from your card to your source.
      • The importance of keeping you footage organized when shooting and backing up.

      Be sure to check out the
      Power To Create site and Win a Drobo!
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      Photofocus podcast April 5 — "Live" from Alaska

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      Here is the new feed: feed://feeds.feedburner.com/photofocuspodcast
      Download episode here…   or get it on iTunes

      Rich and Scott record a special podcast live from Alaska.  They breakdown how they get ready for a professional shoot.
      Topics include:
      • What gear to bring and what to leave
      • How to get gear on location
      • How to get the shot by setting objectives
      • Using multiple camera bodies
      • Scott’s Eagle shot he’s still trying to get
      • Pre-visualization strategies
      • What makes a great photo
      • How to photograph birds
      • What is the best depth of field for action?
      • Plus the announcement of our new HDR Learning Center


      Download the episode here…
      Hosted by Rich Harrington & Scott Bourne
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      Adobe Output Module and Bridge


      Did you know there is may options for Output in Photoshop? Join Instructor Richard Harrington as he reveals the various benefits of the Output Module in Adobe Photoshop CS6.

      Be sure to also check out the book and video training bundle —
      Understanding Adobe Photoshop CS6: The Essential Techniques for Imaging Professionals
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      DSLR tutorial: Frame size recommendations


      This tutorial answers the universal question, "Which frame size should I use?" by covering the basics of frame size.
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      Win a Drobo from Me Plus New Tutorials

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      Thanks to the folks at Drobo… I have one to give away each month.

      These are the same drives that I run both my office (
      RHED Pixel) on as well as my home studio.

      You can
      enter the contest over at the Power To Create site.

      Plus you can check out some great tutorials like


      Head over to
      The Power to Create site.

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      DSLR tutorial: Using a Digital Slate



      In this tutorial, Rich Harrington and Robbie Carman show how to use digital slates during a shoot to track information such as exposure, aperture, and take numbers.
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      Accidentally Reformatted a Memory Card and Need to Get Your Pictures Back? There’s an App for That

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      It hasn’t happened to me in a LONG time, but I did get asked the other day by a fellow photographer about recovering pictures from a memory card after an accidental reformat.  There’s a great tool that I’ve used int the past that can pull back photos from the grave called Klix.
      The following issues can be solved:
      • Deleted images
      • Reformatted memory cards
      • Corrupted memory cards (often cause by sudden loss of camera power)

      The tool works on all types of cards and can recover photos or video (as long as you haven’t written a file to that new place on a memory card). The following card types are supported. It really works well and I’ve used it to recover gigabytes of data with no hitches. The best thing is the try before you buy. You can download the demo and scan your cards… if the demo version sees the pictures it can recover them. File this away for that disaster moment when you realize you’ve blown away a picture (or even a whole shoot) accidentally.
      For $20 this is a good insurance policy… you can get more info or the trial
      here.

      For more photo news like this, check out
      Photofocus (my photo blog).
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      Setting Preferences in Photoshop


      Trying to set your preferences in Photoshop? Join Instructor Richard Harrington as he walks through essential preference controls in Photoshop CS6.

      Be sure to also check out the book and video training bundle —
      Understanding Adobe Photoshop CS6: The Essential Techniques for Imaging Professionals
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      An In-Depth Interview About My Post Workflow and NAB

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      This week Kanen sits down with Richard Harrington. The two discuss everything from Post Production World, held annually at NAB, to self publishing and the world of new media online.


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      Video Compression and Color Loss


      This tutorial discusses video compression and how to not lose color information, or Chroma Subsampling, when switching to video mode.
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      All About Tripods and Camera Support

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      Make sure you check out this episode of Photofocus.

      Rich and Scott record a special podcast live from Alaska.  They breakdown the gear they brought and share an in-depth look at camera support.

      Topics include:
      • Lightweight support including the Joby Gorillapod
      • Ultra-portable travel tripods
      • Using a slider
      • A High Hat for video shooting
      • Going with a solid set of legs
      • Why tripods are called sticks in the first place
      • Getting gear onto small airplanes
      • Practical advice for traveling with equipment
      • How to approach prepping for a shoot on the road

      Download the episode here…
      Hosted by Rich Harrington & Scott Bourne
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      Using Filters with Blending Modes in Photoshop


      Do you know how to combine filters with blending modes? Join Instructor Richard Harrington as he demonstrates how to blend the effects in Adobe Photoshop CS6.

      Be sure to also check out the book and video training bundle —
      Understanding Adobe Photoshop CS6: The Essential Techniques for Imaging Professionals
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      New Class on Apple Keynote Released

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      Those who know me… know I'm a big fan of Apple Keynote… In fact I just completed a new in-depth class to help you become a presentation master. It was released today on Lynda.com.

      Having a killer Keynote deck isn't enough on its own. This course shows you how to wow your audience with a well-planned presentation. Author Rich Harrington shows you how to successfully export a Keynote deck once it's created and deliver the presentation. He also covers rehearsing your talking points, connecting to a screen, and creating handouts to accompany your slideshow.


      1. Getting Organized
      2. Rehearsing Your Presentation
      3. Using the Keynote Remote App
      4. Connecting Keynote to a Screen
      5. Alternate Presentation Techniques
      6. Creating Handouts
      7. Creating Movies and Graphics from Keynote

      Take the class for free here

      Get 7 days of free unlimited access to lynda.com.
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      Five Reasons That You Need an L-Plate

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      I just posted this over at my photo blog — Photofocus. Be sure to visit there for daily news and inspiration about photography.

      I just upgraded and added an L-plate to my Olympus OM-D camera… I’d previously used L-plates on my DSLRs, but this is a first for my Micro Four Thirds camera.
      • A Stable Platform — The L-plate lets you easily switch the camera from portrait to landscape in your tripod. As such the camera is always attached to the tripod head with its weight directly over the tripod column. There’s no flopping the camera into a notch slot and hanging it at an angle when you switch orientation. This means less vibration and less chance of the camera tipping over.
      • A Secure Connection — Because the plate connects with a hex nut, it’s in there. You have to use an actual Allen wrench to connect the plate. It won’t accidentally slide on you throughout the shooting day and you don’t need to worry about the camera coming loose.
      • Less Distortion — I got into L-plates because of panoramic photography. As you rotate the camera, keeping it centered over the column makes it a lot easier to get cleaner results. Each rotation keeps the camera centered and as you swing to encompass a wider view, the images overlap more cleanly and stitch together to make better panoramic photos.
      • Reduced Wear and Tear — I often attach camera straps to my L-plate. I also find that the plate itself provides additional protection from bumps and scratches (almost like body armor).
      • Interchangeability — The L-plate use a tongue and groove type connection that’s based on an Arca Swiss plate system. These makes it very easy to move from one tripod or mount to another. A system is just that, compatibility across all your gear.

      If you’re serious about getting the most stability from a tripod (particularly if you shoot stitched panoramics), invest in an L-plate.

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      DSLR tutorial: Why do I need a fluid head?


      This tutorial explores tripods and fluid heads in detail, and offers practical advice for using tripods in a shoot.

      Check out the weekly series here —
      http://www.lynda.com/video-tutorials/DSLR-Video-Tips/103707-2.html

      Get 7 days of free unlimited access to lynda.com.
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      My Interview on "Crossing the 180"

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      I was recently a guest on
      Ron Dawson's “Crossing the 180” podcast.

      Apparently I let loose a few pearl's including this one:

      “If you don’t practice your craft at least 20 minutes a day, you’re going to become a dinosaur.” ~ Richard Harrington



      Here's the official blurb:

      Today on the show we have world renown instructor, author, successful businessman, social media master and award-winning visual communicator, Richard Harrington of RHED Pixel. From CreativeCow to a #1 iTunes podcast, Richard brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the scene. Today on the show we learn about how Richard got his start in communications, his company processes for working with clients, his philosophy on how to deal with criticism (constructive and otherwise), as well as how he chooses the technology he uses. You’re going to want to take notes for this episode.

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      Site Surveys Tutorial: The Reason We Do Site Surveys

      Watch more at http://www.lynda.com/Photography-Vide.... Learn the benefits of doing a site survey before a photo or video shoot. This tutorial is a single movie from the Effective Site Surveys for Video and Photo Projects course presented by lynda.com author Rich Harrington.

      • Introduction
      • 1. The Importance of the Site Survey
      • 2. The Purpose of a Site Survey
      • 3. What to Plan for, Creatively
      • 4. Location Scouting
      • 5. Who Should Go on the Site Survey or Scout?
      • 6. Gear to Bring on a Site Survey
      • 7. What to Accomplish on a Site Survey
      • Conclusion


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      Calculations Command in Photoshop


      Do you want to create a selection with two channels? Join Instructor Richard Harrington as he demonstrates how to perform a Calculations Command in Adobe Photoshop CS6.

      Be sure to also check out the book and video training bundle —
      Understanding Adobe Photoshop CS6: The Essential Techniques for Imaging Professionals
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      Social Media Tutorial: What to Post

      Watch more at http://www.lynda.com/Facebook-tutoria.... This tutorial explores how to write for social media and provides pointers for posting to social media outlets. This tutorial is a single movie from the Social Media for Photo and Video Pros course presented by lynda.com author Rich Harrington. The complete course duration is 1 hour and 19 minutes long and shows how to use social media to its full potential and leverage the unique benefits it offers photographers and filmmakers. Introduction 1. What Is Social Media? 2. The State of the Internet 3. Social Media Growth 4. Becoming an Enlightened Social Media User 5. Posting Strategies 6. Monitoring Your Social Identity Conclusion

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      Day One of My Eagle Photo Safari


      A collection of photos and video clips from Day One of my Eagle photo safari. My first time making images of these birds, but I wanted to share these magnificent creatures with you.

      Music: Sticky Bumps (featuring Debbizo) by spinningmerkaba
      Mentorship:
      Scott Bourne & Robert O'Toole
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      A Great Read About Star Wars/Disney Deal

      For a great article about the business behind the Star Wars/Disney deal take a look at the video and article from Bloomberg.
      An inspired read for those working in the creative fields and interested in the value of intellectual property.
      At first Lucas wouldn’t even turn over his rough sketches of the next three Star Wars films. When Disney executives asked to see them, he assured them they would be great and said they should just trust him. “Ultimately you have to say, ‘Look, I know what I’m doing. Buying my stories is part of what the deal is.’ I’ve worked at this for 40 years, and I’ve been pretty successful,” Lucas says. “I mean, I could have said, ‘Fine, well, I’ll just sell the company to somebody else.’


      And on a different note… a little humor as a reward.
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      Creating Custom Gradients in Photoshop


      Are you trying to customize the gradients you use? Join Instructor Richard Harrington as he demonstrates how to create your own personal gradients in Photoshop CS6.

      Be sure to also check out the book and video training bundle —
      Understanding Adobe Photoshop CS6: The Essential Techniques for Imaging Professionals
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      Did Adobe Discontinue Creative Suite?

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      There's been a lot of hullabaloo on the Internet about Adobe discontinuing the Creative Suite. Many sites are reporting that Adobe is getting rid of Creative Suite altogether.
      Here's the official statement from Adobe's FAQ about the discontinuation of physical media (aka shiny discs).
      Why is Adobe discontinuing boxed copies of Creative Suite and Acrobat?
      As Adobe continues to focus on delivering world-class innovation through Creative Cloud and digital fulfillment, we will be phasing out shrink-wrapped, boxed versions of Creative Suite and Acrobat. Electronic downloads for Creative Suite products will continue to be available – as they are today – from both Adobe.com, as well as reseller and retail partners.

      So the real deal is that physical media is being discontinued.  Same thing Apple did to all of its software packages.  The Creative Suite is not discontinued.  This is a misunderstanding (and one that I personally verified with Scott Morris, the Senior Marketing Director, Creative Cloud & Creative Suite). Morris assured me that CS6 will continue to be sold with a perpetual license.

      “Adobe is not discontinuing CS6. We are just discontinuing the shipment of physical boxes with physical DVDs, and will instead offer the products as ESD (electronic software download) only, or through Creative Cloud," said Morris.  “This change does not affect the availability of Adobe's perpetual products, just the delivery medium – in the same way that most music is delivered online now, instead of via a physical CD.”
      So there you have it...  you can still buy Creative Suite... if you want to.  Though I personally think the Creative Cloud is a much better deal.

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      The Rise in Business Use of Social Media

      Watch more at http://www.lynda.com/Facebook-tutoria.... This tutorial explains how businesses engage with social media outlets. This tutorial is a single movie from the Social Media for Photo and Video Pros course presented by lynda.com author Rich Harrington. The complete course duration is 1 hour and 19 minutes long and shows how to use social media to its full potential and leverage the unique benefits it offers photographers and filmmakers.

      • Introduction
      • 1. What Is Social Media?
      • 2. The State of the Internet
      • 3. Social Media Growth
      • 4. Becoming an Enlightened Social Media User
      • 5. Posting Strategies
      • 6. Monitoring Your Social Identity
      • Conclusion

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      Give Away for Blackmagic, Sony and Canon Cinema Cameras

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      Coming to NAB? Adorama is giving away some great cameras at NAB. Sign up online and visit the Adorama Booth (C7412) at NAB 2013 for a chance to win a Blackmagic Cinema Camera, Sony PMW-200 or Canon C100.
      Three lucky NAB 2013 attendees will walk away with the hottest new cinema cameras on the market: the Blackmagic Cinema Camera, the Sony PMW-200 or the Canon C100.

      We are really looking forward to this year’s NAB show. In addition to raffling off some amazing prizes, we’ll be showcasing a full range of pro video camera solutions at our booth, with gear for everyone from the weekend hobbyist to the 24/7 professional,” says Abby Hessney, marketing manager at Adorama. “Plus, Adorama specialists will be onsite to answer any production and postproduction questions attendees may have. If that’s not what someone’s looking for at NAB, they can still drop in and power up their phones and other electronics at our special NAB charging station – and who doesn’t need that?

      How to Win?

      Each day of NAB through Wednesday, Adorama will be raffling off one of three high-end cinema cameras. Every evening at 5pm, a lucky NAB attendee will win one of the three following prizes:
      • Blackmagic Cinema Camera: Elegant, sophisticated and jam-packed with the latest digital cinema technology, Blackmagic Cinema Camera gives work that timeless feature film look. Blackmagic Cinema Camera features an amazing 2.5K image sensor with a wide 13 stops of dynamic range for a true digital film camera.
      • Sony PMW-200: The Sony PMW-200 Camcorder is equipped with three 1/2" Full HD 1920 x 1080 Exmor CMOS sensors, which support 1000 TV1 high resolution, F11 (2000 lx) high sensitivity, low 56 dB noise and a wide dynamic range. Functions include Slow/Quick motion playback, focus magnification, slow shutter, shutter angle settings and picture cache recording.
      • Canon C100: Endowed with a rich Cinema EOS feature-set and optimized for one-person operation, the C100 is a full 1920x1080 digital video camera that's compatible with Canon's entire range of EF Cinema and EF-lenses. Equipped with the Super 35mm Canon 8.3 Megapixel CMOS image sensor and revolutionary Canon DV III processor, the C100 is a highly mobile, compact professional camera ideal for those seeking operational convenience and exceptional HD imagery.

      Rules of the Adorama Great Giveaway Sweepstakes

      To participate in Adorama’s NAB Great Giveaway Sweepstakes, contestants must register online and visit the Adorama booth (C7412) during NAB 2013, which is held in Las Vegas, NV from April 8 through 11. Participants must visit the Adorama booth between 9am and 4:45pm to check in for the drawing and pick up their raffle ticket. The drawing schedule is as follows:
      • Monday, April 8th, 5pm: Blackmagic Cinema Camera
      • Tuesday, April 9th, 5pm: Sony PMW-200
      • Wednesday, April 10th, 5pm: Canon C100

      Participants must be present during the drawings to win. To register for the contest, please visit the
      Sweepstakes link. One raffle ticket is good for all three days of Adorama’s Great Giveaway Sweepstakes.

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      The Easiest Way to Shoot HDR Photography


      Join us this week, as we venture out to Great Fall National Park. Have you tried to photograph the beauty of a scene but just can't capture its intensity or range? In this episode, Host Richard Harrington and special guest, Abba Shapiro explore the world of HDR photography. You will learn the benefits for using High Dynamic Range photography to capture all your breathtaking moments.

      In this show you will learn:

      • The benefits of High Dynamic Range photography
      • The camera settings needed to achieve HDR photography
      • How to work with moving subjects when capturing HDR images
      • What gear you need to capture HDR Photography
      • The benefits for using a remote shutter release

      We will be back with an episode revealing the post process for HDR photography soon.
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      Creating a Slideshow in Photoshop


      Do you need to make a slideshow? Join Instructor Richard Harrington as he demonstrates how to quickly create a slideshow in Photoshop CS6.

      Be sure to also check out the book and video training bundle —
      Understanding Adobe Photoshop CS6: The Essential Techniques for Imaging Professionals
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      Facebook Tutorial: Posting Video on the Go


      Watch more at http://www.lynda.com/Facebook-tutoria.... This tutorial demonstrates how to post content generated from a mobile device, such as photos and videos, onto Facebook. This tutorial is a single movie from the Facebook for Photo and Video Pros course presented by lynda.com author Rich Harrington. The complete course duration is 2 hours and 25 minutes long and shows how to increase your brand and take advantage of the free features in Facebook to communicate and advertise your photography or videos.

      • Introduction
      • 1. The Evolution of Facebook
      • 2. Connecting with Colleagues and Clients
      • 3. Creating a Company Page
      • 4. Posting Work Samples
      • 5. Managing a Client Project
      • 6. Advertising Your Services
      • 7. Mobile Facebook
      • Conclusion


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      I Have a Free Time-lapse Workshop in New York City on 3/12


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      I'll be teaching a free workshop in New York City on Time-lapse Photography (sponsored by Drobo).
      Getting Started with Time-lapse Photography and Keeping Those Thousands of Images Safe Sponsored by Drobo Tuesday, March 12, 2013 | 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
      Sign up here
      • Event Type: Photography, Software
      • Skill Level: Intermediate
      • Speakers: Richard Harrington

      Here's the official description of the event:
      DSLRs can produce amazing photos and video… but how about compelling video created from hundreds of still images? In this seminar you’ll learn how to create dynamic time-lapse video and use photographic techniques to achieve amazing dynamic range and super high resolution. Rich finds that time-lapse is a great creative outlet that almost any photographer can learn in just a few hours.
      You'll learn the whole process from shoot to post… with an emphasis on speed and practicality. You’ll learn how the addition of a simple intervalometer to your existing DSLR kit can open up all new creative outlets. No expensive gear to get started, just a clear path and streamlined workflow. You'll also learn Rich's data management approach from field to studio to keep all those images safe. Finally, put the images together with popular tools like Photoshop, Premiere Pro, or Final Cut Pro.

      Sign up here
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      Project Management Tutorial: Understanding Your Capabilities

      Watch more at http://www.lynda.com/Video-tutorials/.... This tutorial shows how to analyze your business to know what you can complete in-house versus with contractors or vendors, and how to achieve a competitive advantage. This tutorial is a single movie from the Practical Project Management for Creative Projects course presented by lynda.com author Rich Harrington.

      • Introduction
      • 1. The "Whats" and "Whys" of Project Management
      • 2. Understanding Services Offered
      • 3. Project Management Core Concepts
      • 4. Scoping the Project
      • 5. Estimating Time
      • 6. Client Communication
      • 7. Project Control Cycle
      • 8. Managing Employees and Contractors
      • 9. Effective Teams
      • 10. Keeping Clients Happy
      • Conclusion

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      Avid — Has the Ship Sailed (or Even Sunk)?

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      Mark my words… Avid will make a desperate announcement at this year's NAB (if not sooner). Their 'we're focussing on the pro market' strategy is too little and too late. The pros they want to keep are moving on in records numbers (let alone dwindling).

      My favorite quote from a
      Boston Globe Article

      "‎To fight back against Apple and Adobe, Avid spent more than $600 million buying two companies in 2004 and 2005 that sold audio and video editing products aimed at consumers. Instead, Avid wound up selling its consumer businesses last year for just $17 million."


      Sounds a little desperate to me…..


      A few "things" to keep in mind

      • The company has reported a net loss each year since 2006, from $198 million in 2008 to nearly $21 million in 2011.
      • Avid indefinitely delayed reporting its 2012 earnings and refuses to say when they will (a HUGE no no for a publicly traded company)
      • Stock prices are in a tail spin.
      • Avid has cut out all of the bundled software like Boris, leading you to essentially have to install Adobe's suite. I'm hearing conflicting reports on this one… looking into. Latest info is that Boris Continuum Complete was only product pulled.
      • I can tell you a WHOLE lot of broadcast stations are switching to Adobe Premiere Pro.
      • Apple seems to actually be trying to woo back it's "pro" market as well. Both Apple and Adobe are rapidly starving Avid to death.

      Articles you need to read



      If you run your shops on Avid... it's time to start thinking about a transition strategy.

      I'd like to be wrong… but encourage my fellow pros to start thinking critically if they run their businesses based on Avid workflows.



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      Time-lapse & Panoramic Photography Field Workshop


      I'm teaching a two-part
      Time-Lapse & Panoramic Photography Workshop at the NAB show. Join me for a classroom tutorial and hands-on afternoon field trip to Red Rock Park where you will capture shots of the park and sunset. Attendees will learn the best practices and techniques for shooting time-lapse video and panoramic photography in one of the most scenic settings in the country. Space is limited.

      Time 12:00 — 9:00 (lunch and snacks included)
      Saturday, April 6
      Register Here
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      Camera Raw Lens Correction in Photoshop


      Do you have a camera raw image that is in need of lens correction? Join instructor Richard Harrington as he demonstrates how to perform lens correction in Adobe Photoshop CS6.

      Be sure to also check out the book and video training bundle —
      Understanding Adobe Photoshop CS6: The Essential Techniques for Imaging Professionals

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      Prepping Video Files for Social Media


      Watch more at http://www.lynda.com/Facebook-tutoria.... This tutorial explains how to prepare video footage for posting on Facebook. This tutorial is a single movie from the Facebook for Photo and Video Pros course presented by lynda.com author Rich Harrington. The complete course duration is 2 hours and 25 minutes long and shows how to increase your brand and take advantage of the free features in Facebook to communicate and advertise your photography or videos.

      • Introduction
      • 1. The Evolution of Facebook
      • 2. Connecting with Colleagues and Clients
      • 3. Creating a Company Page
      • 4. Posting Work Samples
      • 5. Managing a Client Project
      • 6. Advertising Your Services
      • 7. Mobile Facebook
      • Conclusion

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      Getting Started with Digital Publishing - FREE Webinar

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      From eBooks to podcasts, the path to digital publishing has never been easier. If you have content to distribute there are more opportunities than ever before. In this webinar, digital publishing guru and content creator Rich Harrington will share a practical workflow to reach the broadest audience and monetize your content. Learn how to get results that will help everyone from independent authors to nonprofit organizations to corporations. This is a perfect warmup for the Digital Publishing Workshop at NAB which will extend your reach broader than ever.

      When: Monday, March 11th, 2:00PM EST

      Register for FREE here
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      A Working Definition of Social Media


      Watch more at http://www.lynda.com/Facebook-tutoria.... This tutorial defines social media and explores a few social media outlets. This tutorial is a single movie from the Social Media for Photo and Video Pros course presented by lynda.com author Rich Harrington. The complete course duration is 1 hour and 19 minutes long and shows how to use social media to its full potential and leverage the unique benefits it offers photographers and filmmakers.

      • Introduction
      • 1. What Is Social Media?
      • 2. The State of the Internet
      • 3. Social Media Growth
      • 4. Becoming an Enlightened Social Media User
      • 5. Posting Strategies
      • 6. Monitoring Your Social Identity
      • Conclusion

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      Free Time-lapse Workshop in NYC

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      Tuesday, March 12, 2013 | 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

      Event Type: Photography, Software
      Skill Level: Intermediate

      DSLRs can produce amazing photos and video… but how about compelling video created from hundreds of still images? In this seminar you’ll learn how to create dynamic time-lapse video and use photographic techniques to achieve amazing dynamic range and super high resolution. Rich finds that time-lapse is a great creative outlet that almost any photographer can learn in just a few hours.

      You'll learn the whole process from shoot to post… with an emphasis on speed and practicality. You’ll learn how the addition of a simple intervalometer to your existing DSLR kit can open up all new creative outlets. No expensive gear to get started, just a clear path and streamlined workflow. You'll also learn Rich's data management approach from field to studio to keep all those images safe. Finally, put the images together with popular tools like Photoshop, Premiere Pro, or Final Cut Pro.

      You can
      register for free here

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      Restoring a Damaged Photo in Photoshop


      Do you have an old photo that has been damaged? Join Instructor Richard Harrington as he demonstrates how to restore your image back to it’s original state with Adobe Photoshop CS6.

      Be sure to also check out the book and video training bundle —
      Understanding Adobe Photoshop CS6: The Essential Techniques for Imaging Professionals


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      Project Management Tutorial: Managing a Project with Facebook

      Watch more at http://www.lynda.com/Video-tutorials/.... Discover how to use Facebook groups as a project management tool. This tutorial is a single movie from the Practical Project Management for Creative Projects course presented by lynda.com author Rich Harrington.

      • Introduction
      • 1. The "Whats" and "Whys" of Project Management
      • 2. Understanding Services Offered
      • 3. Project Management Core Concepts
      • 4. Scoping the Project
      • 5. Estimating Time
      • 6. Client Communication
      • 7. Project Control Cycle
      • 8. Managing Employees and Contractors
      • 9. Effective Teams
      • 10. Keeping Clients Happy
      • Conclusion

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      Photoshop Touch for iPhone and Android Just Released

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      I've got all the details posted about the new Photoshop Touch for iPhone and Android over at Photofocus.com.
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      Creating Videos People Want to Watch


      There’s a lot to making a great video… one that connect with an audience and drives them to action. Of course video can be both expensive and time consuming. In this session, web video expert Rich Harrington shares practical advice that won’t break the bank.

      You’ll learn industry secrets like:

      • What’s the right length to keep someone watching?
      • How can you ensure your audio doesn’t suck?
      • When should you use graphics to inform the viewer?
      • How do the pros create messages that stick in the viewer’s brain?
      • What role does music play in a successful video?



      For more great content like this… come see me at the TAP!2013 conference in Las Vegas —
      www.TAP2013.com
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      The Workflow of a Professional Film and Video Colorist

      I recently had a chance to write a detailed article about the workflow of my colleague Robbie Carman. Rob is a professional colorist (who works on films and television shows).

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      Our recent guest Robbie Carman of Amigo Media shared a lot  of insight into the world of professional film and video.  He also wanted to give you an idea of what his work environment looks like.“Well I like gear!  In reality my gear is separated into several categories,” said Carman.  “A decade ago, the color correction systems that were in use were between half a million to a million dollars.”

      Fortunately the prices have fallen significantly.  There's still a lot of gear, but things have gotten a lot more affordable.

      Here's the whole article.
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      My Presentation from the National Press Club on Podcasting


      What is a podcast and how can it help my organization reach people online?

      At this month's "Get It Online" lunch discussion, learn what a podcast is and why both communicators and journalists are increasingly using them to successful reach niche audiences. This informative session will share secrets on creating professional looking video for podcasting and other video-sharing technologies.

      Podcasting is another name for audio and video blogging. The general idea is that you post audio or video content that someone can subscribe to. You are essentially creating a channel, one that you add audio, video, or print content to so it can be automatically downloaded to a subscribers’ computer or media player. All of this can occur without the need for email blasts, people logging onto websites, or expensive shipping bills.

      Additionally, podcasting is much more affordable than streaming and web video options. Podcasting uses a distributed model, so instead of everyone coming to your website and clicking (then wanting to watch the video at the same time), podcasts download in the background automatically. This means that podcasts are there, waiting to be watched whenever and wherever the consumer wants them.
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      Project Management Tutorial: The Characteristics of a Project


      Watch more at http://www.lynda.com/Video-tutorials/.... Explore the characteristics of a project, including its purpose, constraints, interdependencies, and more. This tutorial is a single movie from the Practical Project Management for Creative Projects course presented by lynda.com author Rich Harrington.

      • Introduction
      • 1. The "Whats" and "Whys" of Project Management
      • 2. Understanding Services Offered
      • 3. Project Management Core Concepts
      • 4. Scoping the Project
      • 5. Estimating Time
      • 6. Client Communication
      • 7. Project Control Cycle
      • 8. Managing Employees and Contractors
      • 9. Effective Teams
      • 10. Keeping Clients Happy
      • Conclusion

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      Creating a Slideshow in Photoshop


      Do you need to make a slideshow? Join Instructor Richard Harrington as he demonstrates how to quickly create a slideshow in Photoshop CS6.

      Be sure to also check out the book and video training bundle —
      Understanding Adobe Photoshop CS6: The Essential Techniques for Imaging Professionals
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      Essential Questions to Ask at the Start of a Project


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      Through the years, we’ve learned many lessons the hard way. While every project is unique, it often seems the problems remain the same. Here are a few questions we always ask at the start of a project:

      • Who is our customer? Projects often have many parties involved. Know who you are responsible to keep happy.
      • What is the purpose? Establish what the video is trying to accomplish.
      • How will we measure success? Determine which factors will be used to judge the success of the project.
      • What do we want to say? Identify the goal of the piece and the message that the audience should walk away with.
      • What resources do we have? Decide who will be assigned to the project. Establish if there are any assets or resources available to the project that should be utilized.
      • What is the budget? Never discuss approach without having an idea of your financial constraints. Creative types often get swept up into big ideas without knowing what the project can support.
      • What are the deadlines? Equally as important as budget is schedule. You need to understand any major milestones so you can schedule work and adjust your approach to match the available time.
      • Are there any customer requirements? Never make assumptions. It’s always a good idea to ask the clients if they have any specific needs or requirements for the end product. You’ll often be surprised how important details can go unspoken until the very end of the project.

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      Creating a Multi-camera Music Video: Field Production



      The following is from a new project I'm involved in called The Power To Create.

      Join us this week, as we go on location with rising country music star Tyler Toliver. Have you ever wondered how music videos are created? In this episode, Host Richard Harrington and special guest, Director of Photography, Kevin Bradley will take you behind the scenes of a multi-camera set. From camera selection to lighting, you will learn the tools to produce a multi-camera music video.

      In this show you’ll learn:

      • The tools needed to set up a multi-camera production.
      • Why it is beneficial to use a multi-camera setup. 
      • The importance of capturing audio from multiple sources.
      • The advantages and disadvantages of using zoom lenses and prime lenses.
      • How to use fog and practical elements  to add depth to your scene.
      • How to have a cost effective multi-camera setup.
      • How to manage footage securely on set.

      Be sure to subscribe today (
      iTunes or YouTube) to not miss the next free episode.

      We'll be back with episodes on editing in Adobe Premiere Pro and Final Cut Pro soon.

      Don't forget to enter our monthly contest for a free Drobo!

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      New Camera? TIme to Update if You're a Mac User

      For more photo news, be sure to check out www.Photofocus.com.

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      If you’re using a Mac, you need to fire up the software update engine….  Apple Menu > Software Update.  There’s been a trio of recent Digital Camera RAW Compatibility Updates.
      Supported by Digital Camera RAW Compatibility Update 4.04*
      • Leica D-Lux 6
      • Leica V-Lux 4
      • Leica X2
      • Nikon D5200
      • Pentax K-5 II
      • Pentax K-5 IIs
      • Pentax K-30
      • Pentax Q
      • Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1

      Supported by Digital Camera RAW Compatibility Update 4.03*

      • Canon EOS 6D
      • Nikon 1 V2

      Supported by Digital Camera RAW Compatibility Update 4.02*

      • Nikon COOLPIX P7700
      • Olympus PEN E-PL5
      • Olympus PEN E-PM2
      • Olympus STYLUS XZ-2
      • Panasonic LUMIX DMC-GH3
      • Sony Alpha NEX-5R
      • Sony Alpha NEX-6
      • Sony Alpha SLT-A99

      If the updates don’t show up, you’re either current… or need to install a newer version of Aperture or iPhoto.

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      Creating a shot list and shooting order for Photo & Video Projects


      This tutorial shows how to plan for a photo or video shoot by building a shot list that addresses factors such as talent limitations, continuity issues, and location availability.

      This tutorial is a single movie from the
      Effective Site Surveys for Video and Photo Projects course presented by lynda.com author Rich Harrington.

      • Introduction
      • 1. The Importance of the Site Survey
      • 2. The Purpose of a Site Survey
      • 3. What to Plan for, Creatively
      • 4. Location Scouting
      • 5. Who Should Go on the Site Survey or Scout?
      • 6. Gear to Bring on a Site Survey
      • 7. What to Accomplish on a Site Survey
      • Conclusion

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      A Cool Travel Tripod

      Adorama Photography TV presents the Giottos VITRUVIAN Travel Tripod. This lightweight, 5-section aluminum tripod is meant for travel. If you are looking for a tripod that is small enough to fit into your suitcase and light enough not to weigh you down on trips, this one is for you.

      You will find that unfolding this compact tripod is quick and easy and the legs are very sturdy. Reaching a maximum height of 62" it only takes a few seconds to unlock the legs and fold it back down.

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      Creating Custom Gradients in Photoshop


      Are you trying to customize the gradients you use? Join Instructor Richard Harrington as he demonstrates how to create your own personal gradients in Photoshop CS6.

      Be sure to also check out the book and video training bundle —
      Understanding Adobe Photoshop CS6: The Essential Techniques for Imaging Professionals
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      Lynda.com Gets Bigger

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      As many of you know, I distribute several online classes through Lynda.com. This news just broke and I wanted to share it with you. It means that the Lynda library gets even bigger (with no price change to you). It also opens a bunch of additional languages of learning to more folks (which makes the teacher in me happy).

      Here's the edited down press release.

      lynda.com announced its acquisition of video2brain, a European-based online video training company that specializes in German-, French-, Spanish- and English-language courses. Now a branded division of lynda.com with a team of more than 60 people, video2brain provides an extensive multi-lingual library of 1,700 video courses covering many of the same categories as lynda.com. Based in Graz, Austria, the video2brain brand has over 400,000 subscribers who purchase access to the library either through individual and multi-user subscriptions, or through DVD and single-course downloads.

      “Having video2brain become part of lynda.com creates a powerful fulfillment of some of our company’s most strategic goals,” said Lynda Weinman, co-founder and Executive Chair of lynda.com. “We welcome the video2brain staff into our family and I am confident in our ability to create an impact on education–and on people’s lives–with more reach, momentum and relevance than ever before.”

      Founded in 1995, lynda.com provides software, technology, creative and business skills training to more than two million people worldwide through its comprehensive library of over 87,000 high-quality instructional videos taught by 250 recognized industry experts. In 2012, the company earned more than $100 million in revenue. video2brain, founded in 2002, has also successfully delivered outstanding instructional content created by industry experts in multi language online course libraries and on DVD.

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      Why Shoot HDR? I LOVE HDR — Free Copies of New Book

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      I just released a new book all about HDR Photography with my buddy Scott Bourne. If you would like to learn more about high dynamic range (HDR) photography, check out my new book for Apple iPad. It’s called “Secrets of HDR.” It’s only $2.99 and covers all the essentials. We’ve written this book with a simple goal. We want to share our love of “tasteful” HDR photography. While there are fans of extreme HDR, we prefer a more subtle approach. We couldn’t find any books on this more realistic approach to HDR so we wrote one!

      Free codes are sprinkled into this article. Redeem on the front page of the iTunes Store by cocking the Redeem link in upper right corner). A code can only be used once. First come, first served.



      From the intro...

      Why Shoot HDR?

      While it may seem like a silly question, there are actually several reasons to shoot HDR. We personally don’t ever shoot a landscape or a cityscape without also shooting it in HDR. It solves so many problems and it’s better safe than sorry.

      Our personal approach is often far more reserved than some photographers. Generally speaking we prefer HDR photos that are closer to what the eye can see. Our goals are generally tasteful and subtle.

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      However, how much HDR to use is a personal choice. There are lots of opinions on what’s acceptable and that’s a good thing. The techniques used by all HDR shooters can be adapted to most styles of shooting with both aesthetic and technical benefits.

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      iPad Only?

      The book is only available for iPad owners. This is necessary in order to take advantage of all the interactive features available in iBooks. Our update includes a whole chapter on post-processing with 12 video tutorials. That’s right – this is a book but it contains video training. There are even quizzes so you can make sure you’ve read and understood the material. We’re very excited about this book because it uses all the tools available in Apple’s iBooks Author to create a fully interactive experience. You’ll not only be able to read the text, but you’ll find video, audio, motion graphics and more.
      We will continually update the book and the great thing about Apple’s iBooks is that we can push those updates to buyers free of charge.

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      You can get more information about the book and a link to purchase it here on the
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      Photoshop Easter Egg — Bread & Coffee

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      I originally posted this over at Photofocus… be sure to check it out. Photofocus is the most comprehensive photo site on the web with daily news and a kick ass podcast (if I do say so myself).

      Photoshop has a long history of tiny Easter Eggs hidden inside the app… little jokes left over by the programmers. There's a new one tied to the shades of the user interface. How dark are the elements around the screen?

      Currently the chips look like this.
      PSAPP1


      But you can change how they look…

      Choose:
      • Photoshop > Preferences > Interface... (Mac)
      • Edit > Preferences > Interface... (Windows)

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      You'll find the Easter Eggs this way
      • Shift + Opt + Cmd + click on a gray chip = Bread (Mac)
      • Shift + Alt + Ctrl + click on a gray chip = Bread (Windows)

      or like Coffee…. just repeat the process and click again.

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      Enjoy!

      Head over to Photofocus for more, great resources.
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      Why Linked In Still Matters

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      I was recently trying to explain LinkedIn to a few family members and friends… in this economy, people are definitely thinking about what comes next or how to protect themselves. But I think this is wrong. Business networking and your professional network can't just be resuscitated when you need it… you need to keep it healthy year round.

      I recently came across my business card rolodex book, and I realized what an antique it truly was. Sure I have some pretty cards that are little bastions of miniature design… but they instantly go out of date. Here are ten reasons why I use LinkedIn… the paid version which offers more features.

      1. People move around. People are constantly getting new jobs or switching employers. I need to be able to keep track of them. Once we're connected on LinkedIn, I can find them wherever they end up.
      2. References matter. People have left some nice references and lots of endorsements on my profile. Nothing goes further than references… people really respond well to thoughtful opinions left about your work and character.
      3. Great groups. I belong to several group on LinkedIn. These let me interact with peers in a high-quality forum environment.
      4. Two or Three degrees of separation. Whenever I need a connection into a company for business… I can usually find a connection. It may be a connection that knows one of my connections, but this is an easy way to get the inside track and make a proper engagement.
      5. Targeted business news. I get some great articles from my network… and why I enjoy Facebook and Twitter… there's very little talking dogs, dancing babies, and spammy ads.
      6. A great app. The app of LinkedIn makes it really easy to browse the site and my connections. It also keeps my phone up to date with contact information for my network.
      7. Geographic awareness. Whether I am traveling for business and want to connect (check out Here on Biz) or to filter my lists on the site to find crew and freelancers in my network, I use the site all the time to connect with other professionals.
      8. It's not just resumes. You'll find videos, articles, slideshows, photos, and posts. The site is as rich as any other social media site, but a clearer focus.
      9. Search for jobs or candidates. If you need to look for a job, there's lots of those. If I need to advertise a position, I can go headhunting based on lots of criteria.
      10. See who's thinking bout doing business with you. Depending on privacy settings, I can see anything from their full bio to info about industry and location. This is a great way to see what's on some of your colleagues minds or to spot potential business opportunities.

      Trust me… Using Linked In and taking the time to post updates and gather references… really makes a difference. Build your professional network so its strong and vibrant when you need it most.

      I guess it's working… I got this in the mail today…. looks like LinkedIn just hit 200 million users…

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      Sony Alpha NEX-6 Camera: Hands-On Overview

      Adorama Photography TV presents the Sony Alpha NEX-6 Camera. The Sony NEX-6 camera is similar to the Sony NEX-7, only more affordable and will fit in your pocket. In this episode, Rich describes the many features of this new compact interchangeable lens camera. Follow along as he describes the settings and results of different images that he took while experimenting with this camera.
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      The Power To Create Podcast Launches

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      Joining us this week is professional colorist Robbie Carman (www.amigomediallc.com) as he shares practical advice and inspirational techniques. Robbie's job is to enhance the visual appearance of television programs and films. He refines the visual appearance of images for both aesthetic and technical reasons. In this episode you'll learn about professional video, color theory, and client relationships.




      On this show you'll learn:

      • What is a colorist
      • How do you train to enter the high end of the video market
      • The impact of color and contrast on the human brain
      • What tools and technology are useful for pro video workflows
      • How to keep large volumes of digital assets safe
      • What software is useful for coloring video and photos
      • How to recharge your creative batteries and find inspiration
      • The link between music and visuals
      • Lessons learned

      Be sure to
      subscribe and get every free episode. Get it on iTunes

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      Coming Soon: A New Podcast Series

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      You'll dig it… I promise.

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      Don't Miss the Editor's Retreat

      ER2013

      There's one event I've attended every time since 1998… the Editor's Retreat. This is a great opportunity to learn and network with top video professionals. It's a firehose of information set in a beautiful location. And I have a deal for you.

      When you register… tell them I sent you…. and you'll save $200 on the cost of signing up.

      An intensive, interactive environment for TV, video and film editors that fosters creativity and the exchange of ideas at the highest level.

      Featuring:
      • Five Days of Sessions in Multiple Tracks.
      • Award-Winning Keynote Speakers.
      • Daily Social Networking with Experts.
      • Numerous Prizes.

      Now in its eight year, the Editors Retreat has become an annual gathering for the post-production elite. Highly experienced editors from the worlds of film, TV and video come together to network, exchange ideas, share tips and of course, have fun! To ensure that only the best of the best attend, participation is subject to an application and screening process.

      Running for 5 days and 4 nights, the Editors Retreat offers advanced sessions on post, visual and audio techniques and features valuable insight into emerging trends and technologies. An equal amount of time will be devoted to discussing the creativity, craft and business practices of successful editors.

      Past keynote attendees have included such names as Alan Heim, Sally Menke, Stuart Bass, Chris Franklin, David Helfand, Dan Lebental and Maysie Hoy. Other Retreat alumni include representatives from HBO, FRONTLINE, MTV, Lockheed Martin, Harpo Productions and Telemundo, as well as Apple, Avid and Adobe experts.

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      Calculations Command in Photoshop


      Do you want to create a selection with two channels? Join Instructor Richard Harrington as he demonstrates how to perform a Calculations Command in Adobe Photoshop CS6.

      Be sure to also check out the book and video training bundle —
      Understanding Adobe Photoshop CS6: The Essential Techniques for Imaging Professionals
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      Why You Should Attend SCU — Skip Cohen University in March


      Looking for a great event to recharge your creative batteries and give you new insight into photography and DSLR Video? I'm teaching at SCU — Skip Cohen University. The first program: a day-and-a-half live workshop and launch event in Las Vegas, March 8-9. Registration information and extra details are here.

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      Photofocus Podcast February 5 with Syl Arena

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      Here is the new feed: feed://feeds.feedburner.com/photofocuspodcast Download episode here…   or get it on iTunes
      Rich is joined by special guest Syl Arena to discuss a range of topics to help photographers of all levels.
      Syl Arena is known around the world more for his “colorful” hair or the colorful words and photos he shared in his best-selling Speedliter’s Handbook. Either way, he has a memorable persona.

      Discussed on the show:
      • Portrait posing techniques
      •  Working with your subject
      • Lighting on location
      •  Studio work
      • The latest offerings from Canon
      •  Why self-publish and use a blog
      • Syl’s upcoming workshops
      • Favorite shooting places

      Download the episode here…

      Hosted by Rich Harrington and
      Syl Arena.
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      Using Filters with Blending Modes in Photoshop


      Do you know how to combine filters with blending modes? Join Instructor Richard Harrington as he demonstrates how to blend the effects in Adobe Photoshop CS6.

      Be sure to also check out the book and video training bundle —
      Understanding Adobe Photoshop CS6: The Essential Techniques for Imaging Professionals
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      Sync Sound in Final Cut Pro X


      Adorama Photography TV Presents DSLR | Video Skills with Rich Harrington. Now that Rich has explored the sync sound workflow and production process in earlier episodes, it's now time to bring the processed material into Final Cut Pro X and line them up.

      Watch as he takes you through the different ways of synchronizing and also how to use popular programs, such as Plural Eyes, for those high volume projects.

      Comments

      Almost 100 Free Photoshop Videos

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      How'd you like almost 100 free Photoshop videos? Thanks for Peachpit and Adobe for brining my videos live to you for free.

      Visit the Understanding Adobe Photoshop CS6 on Adobe TV.

      Learn essential imaging skills from Photoshop Expert Richard Harrington. This video series is based on Richard’s book Understanding Photoshop CS6. These videos provide a strong foundation of any Photoshop user. Learn more about the book at peachpit.com

      Here's a sample.
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      Applying Effects in Adobe Premiere Pro

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      I came across a useful article over at
      Creative Impatience on how effects work in Adobe Premiere Pro. Essentially you have 8-bit and 32-bit effects. How you choose effects the quality of your output. Go have a look if you're serious about total control of your video.

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      Photo Effects with Styles in Photoshop


      Want to add Styles to your photos? Join Instructor Richard Harrington as he demonstrates to how to add Styles to your images in Adobe Photoshop CS6.

      Be sure to also check out the book and video training bundle —
      Understanding Adobe Photoshop CS6: The Essential Techniques for Imaging Professionals
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      The Secret to Cleaner HDR Photos



      In this tutorial I show you how to get cleaner HDR photographs. In this example I am merging three exposures shot from a bouncing and moving platform (aka a boat). The correction tools in Nik HDR Efex Pro 2 did an excellent job of removing unwanted distortion and poor overlap.

      For more great photo resources, check out Photofocus for daily news!
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      Try All My Lynda.com Training for Free

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      You probably know I have a ton of classes over at Lynda.com on photography, video, and business. What you may not realize is that you can try them all for free (or even watch them all if you want to give up bad network TV for a week or so). Over at my photo blog (Photofocus) we have a unique offer.
      Get TEN free days of Lynda.com with a membership trial. That deal is available know where else. Here's a direct link.

      The fine print:
      You’ll get 10 days of free unlimited access to lynda.com. We’ll ask for your billing information, but you won’t be charged unless you continue with a paid membership after the trial. Your membership will include access to all 1,601 lynda.com courses. Choose a premium membership for downloadable exercise files that let you work along with the instructors.

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      iPhoto tutorial: Creating a PDF of your book to email


      This iPhoto tutorial shows how to create a high-resolution PDF file of your book to back up the layout, and an optimized version to sync to iPads and email. Watch more at
      http://www.lynda.com/iPhoto-tutorials/Creating-Photo-Books-iPhoto/115960-2.ht.... This tutorial is a single movie from the Creating Photo Books with iPhoto course presented by lynda.com author Rich Harrington. The complete course is 2 hours and 7 minutes long and and shows how to make thoughtful, personalized gifts of photo books with iPhoto. Introduction 1. Getting Ready to Make a Book 2. Choosing a Book Theme 3. Customizing Layout for an iPhoto Book 4. Text and Captions 5. Formatting Images in a Book 6. Using Maps in a Book Layout 7. Finalizing a Book 8. Creating the Book 9. Other Export Options Conclusion

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      Apple Migration Assistant Tips

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      Apple offers a useful utility to transfer files from one machine to another — Migration Assistant. However, its pretty easy to make some bad choices that can make the process painful. Here are some do's and don'ts.

      • Do repair permissions with Disk Utility on the machine you are going to be copying from.
      • Do run Software Update on the source Mac to confirm that the latest updates are installed.
      • Don't try to run Migration Assistant over a WIFI network. (23 hours versus 2.5).
      • Do connect the two machines together directly with an Ethernet cable.
      • Don't run the Migration Assistant directly from the setup cycle when you boot a new machine for the first time.
      • Do complete the new machine setup and then launch Migration Assistant from the utilities folder on both Macs.
      • Do disable sleep on both computers using the Energy Saver control panel

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      iPhoto tutorial: Customizing a map's location


      This iPhoto tutorial shows how to edit the location tags added to images with the Map layout. Watch more at
      http://www.lynda.com/iPhoto-tutorials/Creating-Photo-Books-iPhoto/115960-2.ht.... This tutorial is a single movie from the Creating Photo Books with iPhoto course presented by lynda.com author Rich Harrington. The complete course is 2 hours and 7 minutes long and and shows how to make thoughtful, personalized gifts of photo books with iPhoto. Introduction 1. Getting Ready to Make a Book 2. Choosing a Book Theme 3. Customizing Layout for an iPhoto Book 4. Text and Captions 5. Formatting Images in a Book 6. Using Maps in a Book Layout 7. Finalizing a Book 8. Creating the Book 9. Other Export Options Conclusion

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      Nikon D5200 Digital SLR: First Look


      Adorama Photography TV presents the Nikon D5200 Digital SLR. Join Adorama TV host Rich Harrington in Times Square where he got a first peek at this brand new camera from Nikon. The camera showed up and he rushed out the same day to do a quick overview.

      Rich will not only show you what's in the box, but he also takes the camera out to the streets to test the features, presets, mode effects, and much more. Keep checking back for a more in-depth review of this camera, coming soon.

      Note, the camera DOES have a mic input, but no headphone jack. We'll update in the in-depth review shortly.

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      I'm Speaking at Adobe MAX

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      I'm super excited to be speaking at the official Adobe conference this year…. Adobe MAX.

      To start things off, don't miss my shooting pre-conference session.

      Shooting and Editing Footage from DSLR Cameras
      The use of DSLR cameras to shoot video has skyrocketed. Learn from Photoshop and Adobe Premiere Pro Certified Instructor Rich Harrington as he introduces you to DSLR shooting and helps you put all the pieces together in post-production using Adobe’s powerful software.

      This all-day lab will:
      • Introduce you to the entire process of shooting DSLR videos
      • Teach you important planning and shooting techniques
      • Show you how to edit and stabilize footage and make it look better in Adobe Premiere Pro and Photoshop
       
      Link: http://max.adobe.com/sessions/preconference-training.html


      I have some cool new classes I am going to be teaching.
      Creating Motion Graphics for the Web
      Date: Monday5/6/13
      Time:17:00 - 18:30

      Creating Motion Graphics for the Web
      Date: Monday5/6/13
      Time:15:30 - 16:30

      Creating Motion Graphics for the Web
      Date: Wednesday5/8/13
      Time:11:00 - 12:30

      Motion Control 3D: Bringing Photos to Life in Three Dimensions
      Date: Wednesday5/8/13
      Time:9:30 - 10:30


      Adobe MAX 2013
      L.A. Convention Center
      & Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE
      May 4 - 8, 2013

      Registration Pricing

      • Early Bird - $1,295 (Nov 1 - Feb 28, 2013)
      • Regular Pricing - $1,495 (Mar 1 - May 3, 2013)
      • On-site Pricing - $1,695 (May 4 - May 8, 2013)
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      Select Color Range and Masking in Photoshop


      Trying to use the colors of your image to make a selection? Join Instructor Richard Harrington as he demonstrates how to utilize the Select Color Range Tool to create a mask in Adobe Photoshop CS6.

      Be sure to also check out the book and video training bundle —
      Understanding Adobe Photoshop CS6: The Essential Techniques for Imaging Professionals
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      Creative Sepia Tones in Photoshop


      Do you want to create a creative sepia tone on your image. Join Instructor Richard Harrington as he demonstrates how to use gradient maps to create a sepia look in Adobe Photoshop CS6.

      Be sure to also check out the book and video training bundle —
      Understanding Adobe Photoshop CS6: The Essential Techniques for Imaging Professionals
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      Guy Kawasaki Keynote from TAP2013

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      We were pleased to host Guy Kawasaki as the opening keynote at the TAP! 2013 Conference. Guy is the author of What the Plus!, Enchantment, and ten other books. Guy is also the co-founder of Alltop.com, an online magazine rack of popular topics on the web. Previously, he was the chief evangelist of Apple.

      Guy presented on his new book APE — Author • Publisher • Entrepreneur. He’ll share his vision on how the publishing process has changed – and what opportunities lie ahead.

      Here is Guy's inspirational keynote. And it's ready to share, republish, and spread. Help get out message out.

      Direct Link — https://soundcloud.com/rich-harrington/guy-kawasaki-tap2013
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      DSLR tutorial: Apps you can use to record sync sound


      Watch more at http://www.lynda.com/course-tutorials/DSLR-Video-Tips-Rich-Harrington/103707-.... This digital video tutorial explains how to use an iOS or Android device as a dedicated digital audio recorder with the help of a few different apps. This specific tutorial is from the DSLR Video Tips series presented by lynda.com authors Rich Harrington and Robbie Carman. The complete DSLR Video Tips course is presented as a weekly lynda.com series and covers the most common questions videographers encounter when shooting and editing with DSLR (digital single-lens reflex) cameras, from choosing a frame size and frame rate to understanding moiré.

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      Subscribe to DSLR Video Skills Podcast for Free

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      My DSLR | Video Skills podcast brought to you by AdoramaTV is now available on iTunes. It's a totally free show that gives you free video tips on how to make better looking videos, time-lapse, and more. There are about 3 new episodes a month, but you can get all the back episodes and every new one with a FREE subscription. Visit iTunes to download it right now.

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      Don't Miss SCU (Skip Cohen University)

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      I am honored to have been invited to guest lecture at Skip Cohen University. This event is a great opportunity to learn from top pros in an intimate location. You get a ton of direct interaction with both the faculty and the students. The first program: a day-and-a-half live workshop and launch event in Las Vegas, March 8-9. Registration information and extra details are
      here.

      Skip Cohen University’s team, or “faculty,” as it were, include Dean of the Wedding School: Clay Blackmore; Dean of the Portrait School: Matthew Jordan Smith; Dean of Video/Fusion: Rich Harrington; Dean of Marketing: Scott Bourne; Dean of Students: Michele Celentano, and more to be announced.

      In case you're not familiar with Skip, let me say he is one of the most knowledgable and generous educators in the photo industry. A few career highlights.
      • Former President of Hasselblad USA
      • Past President/Chief Operating Officer of Rangefinder Publishing Inc.
      • Current President/Founder of Marketing Essentials International and the Photo Resource Hub
      • Ran Rangefinder Magazine, After Capture Magazine, the Wedding and Portrait Photographers International Association and the WPPI Convention and Trade Show
      • Vice President of the Photographic Manufacturer’s and Distributor’s Association
      • Author of six photography books

      Some of you may have heard of his great event called
      Skip Cohen’s summer school. The event has now expanded in both dates and scope. I highly recommend you keep an eye on this event and consider attending.

      "We’ve decided to do something radical. We’re going to go back to basics. To human handshakes, telephone calls, meetings that happen face-to-face in a room full of people who share a passion for photography. If you want to learn, you need a variety of tools – including hands-on education with outstanding instructors who know how to teach and can give you the time you need to develop your skills. Sure, we’ll do stuff online. We’ll offer webinars, blog posts and podcasts, Google Hangouts and more. But there will always be humans behind everything we offer, and a chance to interact with them in real life. You need a network of vendors and associates who help you through those challenges you face in growing your skills and business. You need the ability to customize your own program in order to grow at your own pace without waiting in lines, dealing with crowded giant ballroom programs and never feeling the intimacy of building new friendships with your peers and instructors. Welcome to Skip Cohen University."


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      Do Your ZIP Files Stop Working?

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      I recently had the Archive utility on my Mac go bonkers. Double-click on any zip archive or download a file from the net and it just sat there spinning. Fortunately I have good friends who are geekier than me. Thanks to Jeff Greenberg (
      https://twitter.com/filmgeek) I'm up an running again. Thought I'd share in case its happened to you.

      1. In the Mac Finder, hold down the Option key.
      2. Click the Go Menu and choose Library.
      3. In the search field, enter the text com.apple.archiveutility.plist.
      4. Narrow the search results to just your library.
      5. Trash one or both files that are named com.apple.archiveutility.plist.
      6. Launch Disk Utility (in your Utilities folder).
      7. Select your hard drive.
      8. Click Repair Permissions.
      9. When it finishes, reboot.
      10. Problem solved.
      .
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      iPhoto tutorial: Organizing images with a Smart Album


      This iPhoto tutorial shows how to add your photos to a Smart Album automatically using parameters like ratings, keywords, locations, or even facial recognition profiles. Watch more at
      http://www.lynda.com/iPhoto-tutorials/Creating-Photo-Books-iPhoto/115960-2.ht....

      This tutorial is a single movie from the Creating Photo Books with iPhoto course presented by lynda.com author Rich Harrington. The complete course is 2 hours and 7 minutes long and and shows how to make thoughtful, personalized gifts of photo books with iPhoto.

      • Introduction
      • 1. Getting Ready to Make a Book
      • 2. Choosing a Book Theme
      • 3. Customizing Layout for an iPhoto Book
      • 4. Text and Captions
      • 5. Formatting Images in a Book
      • 6. Using Maps in a Book Layout
      • 7. Finalizing a Book
      • 8. Creating the Book
      • 9. Other Export Options
      • Conclusion

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      Almost Free Workshop on Video and Photoshop CS6 in NYC

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      I've got a "free workshop" at Adorama on January 27, 2013. Sign up HERE.
      It costs $25 to hold your spot (seating limited) but you get a full refund by way of a $25 gift card for the store (which you can sip at before or after the class).

      Get Started Editing Video with Adobe Photoshop CS6

      Sunday, January 27, 2013 | 12:30PM - 4:30PM
      Event location: The Adorama Building, 42 West 18th Street 5th Floor


      Event Description:
      With the release of Photoshop CS6, Adobe introduced the ability to edit video footage. Come along with AdoramaTV's Richard Harrington as he guides you through this brand-new workflow, from building a sequence to working with audio and exporting your video in a variety of high-quality formats.

      Learn how Photoshop’s strongest feature, its image enhancement toolset, translates over to video, from fixing under or overexposed footage, performing color balancing, and adding vibrance and contrast to special effects, such as converting to black and white, and using Smart Filters to soften skin.

      Topics to be discussed include:
      • Understanding the video file formats supported in Photoshop
      • Controlling playback in the Timeline
      • Building a sequence
      • Organizing and editing A-roll and B-roll footage
      • Adding transitions, adjusting volume, adding music
      • Color balancing a shot, adjusting contrast
      • Adding a lower-third graphic and animating text
      • Exporting to H.264 or QuickTime

      Requirements:
      Skill level: Intermediate

      You should be comfortable with and have a working knowledge of Adobe Photoshop (no beginners please), but a novice with video is okay.
      Bring your own laptop (can be Mac or PC) if you want to follow along, and make sure it is fully charged as there won't be enough wall outlets for charging.
      Please make sure to bring headphones to listen to audio through your computer if you intend to edit along with Richard—this is a must. Install Photoshop CS6 or load the 30-day demo prior to class.
      Practice footage that will be used during the class will be provided to registered attendees through an email with a download link—this will be sent to the email you register with a few days before the event, please make sure and check for it and download it before the event.

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      Batch Processing in Photoshop


      Are you trying to apply one action to several images? Join Instructor Richard Harrington as her demonstrates how to use the Batch Command in Adobe Photoshop CS6.

      Be sure to also check out the book and video training bundle —
      Understanding Adobe Photoshop CS6: The Essential Techniques for Imaging Professionals
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      Green Screen in FCPX


      Adorama Photography TV Presents DSLR | Video Skills with Rich Harrington. In earlier episodes Rich gave you some important tips on lighting, shooting, and processing backgrounds for your green screen project.

      The key to a great green screen is a combination of how you shoot and how you post process your material. In this episode join Rich as he shows you how all these pieces come together when keying in editing software, such as Final Cut Pro X.


      Check out more DSLR videos here – http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL45101D7EFD3E733A
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      Sync Sound Post-Production


      Adorama Photography TV Presents DSLR | Video Skills with Rich Harrington. In earlier episodes Rich showed you some great gear to use and the best field work flow when shooting sync sound. Join Rich again in this episode as he shares the post-production process for the final edit in Adobe Premiere Pro.

      Watch as he takes you through the steps to use Premiere's built-in method of syncing sound. Then, follow along as he explains a way to use popular programs, such as Plural Eyes, for those high volume projects.


      Check out more DSLR videos here – http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL45101D7EFD3E733A
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      Photoshop tutorial: Understanding resolution

      This Photoshop tutorial explains the concept of resolution when it comes to video graphics, and how pixels per inch, or PPI, translates to fixed format resolutions like 1080p or 720p. Watch more at http://www.lynda.com/After-Effects-tutorials/Photoshop-Video-Editors-Core-Ski.... This tutorial is a single movie from the Photoshop for Video Editors: Core Skills course presented by lynda.com author Rich Harrington. The complete course is 3 hours and 8 minutes long and shows how to use Photoshop to perform typical video editing tasks, like lens correction, color grading, and more.

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      Green screen tutorial: Acquisition strategies for background plates


      Watch more at
      http://www.lynda.com/After-Effects-tutorials/Green-Screen-Techniques-Video-Ph.... This green screen tutorial shows how to photograph background plates for green screen, explaining how to compose and process your photos. This tutorial is a single movie from the Green Screen Techniques for Video and Photography course presented by lynda.com authors Rich Harrington and Abba Shapiro. The complete course is 3 hours and 16 minutes long and walks you through the process of hanging and lighting the backdrop; positioning your subject; and completing the scene with postproduction techniques in Adobe After Effects, Photoshop, and Premiere Pro. Introduction 1. An Introduction to Green Screen 2. Prepping the Green Screen 3. Lighting the Subject 4. Working with the Subject 5. Best Shooting Practices for DSLR Video 6. Background Selection 7. Creating Backgrounds in a Nonlinear Editing Tool 8. Creating the Composite for Motion Conclusion

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      Adobe Output Module and Bridge


      Did you know there is may options for Output in Photoshop? Join Instructor Richard Harrington as he reveals the various benefits of the Output Module in Adobe Photoshop CS6.

      Be sure to also check out the book and video training bundle —
      Understanding Adobe Photoshop CS6: The Essential Techniques for Imaging Professionals
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      DSLR tutorial: Why does my exposure change with a zoom lens?


      This digital video tutorial explains why your exposure changes when you zoom: cheaper lenses have variable f-stops. Watch more at http://www.lynda.com/course-tutorials/DSLR-Video-Tips-Rich-Harrington/103707-.... This specific tutorial is from the DSLR Video Tips series presented by lynda.com authors Rich Harrington and Robbie Carman. The complete DSLR Video Tips course is presented as a weekly lynda.com series and covers the most common questions videographers encounter when shooting and editing with DSLR (digital single-lens reflex) cameras, from choosing a frame size and frame rate to understanding moiré.

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      Adding Lens Blur in Photoshop

      Selectively blurring an image can help your viewer find a focal point. Photoshop offers a realistic lens blur that also produces depth-of-field blurring. This allows some objects to be in focus while others fall out of focus. You can be very specific in regard to the blurring if you make an accurate alpha channel to serve as a depth matte. The depth matte defines how far away things are from the camera. Black areas in the alpha channel are treated as being the foreground, whereas white areas are seen as being in the distance.

      1. Close any open files, and then open the file Lens Blur.tif (available here
      downloadable ZIP archive)

      2. An alpha channel has already been added to the image. It was created using the Calculations command and Quick Mask mode.

      ALB11

      3. Make sure the RGB composite channel is selected.

      4. Choose Filter > Blur > Lens Blur to run the Lens Blur filter.

      5. Choose the alpha channel from the Source menu. You can click the Invert box if you need to reverse the blur. For faster previews, choose Faster. When you’re ready to see the final appearance, select More Accurate.

      6. Adjust the Iris shape to curve or rotate the iris. Photoshop mimics how a traditional lens operates. Even if you are not an experienced photographer, you can twiddle and adjust as desired.

      7. Move the Blur Focal Distance slider until the desired pixels are in focus. Additionally, you can click inside the preview image to set the Blur Focus Distance.

      8. You can add Specular Highlights by adjusting the Threshold slider. You must set the cutoff point for where highlights occur. Then increase the highlights with the Brightness slider.

      9. Finally, it’s a good idea to add a little noise/grain back into the image. Normally, the blur obscures this, but putting it back in makes the photo seem more natural as opposed to processed.

      ALB12


      Be sure to also check out the book and video training bundle —
      Understanding Adobe Photoshop CS6: The Essential Techniques for Imaging Professionals

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      Setting Preferences in Photoshop CS6


      Trying to set your preferences in Photoshop? Join Instructor Richard Harrington as he walks through essential preference controls in Photoshop CS6.

      Be sure to also check out the book and video training bundle —
      Understanding Adobe Photoshop CS6: The Essential Techniques for Imaging Professionals
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      iPhoto tutorial: Improve a washed out photo with saturation


      This iPhoto tutorial shows how to improve an overexposed or washed out image with the Saturation control. Watch more at
      http://www.lynda.com/iPhoto-tutorials/Enhancing-Photos-iPhoto/115961-2.html?u.... This tutorial is a single movie from the Enhancing Photos with iPhoto course presented by lynda.com author Rich Harrington. The complete course is 1 hour and 30 minutes long and shows how to increase the quality of your photos using iPhoto. Introduction 1. Controlling the iPhoto Interface 2. Essential Repairs 3. Improving Exposure 4. Improving Color 5. Black and White Effects 6. Polishing an Image 7. Managing Changes to Photos Conclusion

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      Green screen tutorial: Working with a light meter


      Watch more at
      http://www.lynda.com/After-Effects-tutorials/Green-Screen-Techniques-Video-Ph.... This green screen tutorial shows how to use a light meter to measure your luminance levels, set your shutter speed, and refine your lighting setup. This tutorial is a single movie from the Green Screen Techniques for Video and Photography course presented by lynda.com authors Rich Harrington and Abba Shapiro. The complete course is 3 hours and 16 minutes long and walks you through the process of hanging and lighting the backdrop; positioning your subject; and completing the scene with postproduction techniques in Adobe After Effects, Photoshop, and Premiere Pro. Introduction 1. An Introduction to Green Screen 2. Prepping the Green Screen 3. Lighting the Subject 4. Working with the Subject 5. Best Shooting Practices for DSLR Video 6. Background Selection 7. Creating Backgrounds in a Nonlinear Editing Tool 8. Creating the Composite for Motion Conclusion

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      Fixing Soft Focus in Photoshop

      Cameras are much more likely to generate a soft focus under low light. The Smart Sharpen filter has the most options of any sharpening filter built into Photoshop. It allows you to choose the sharpening algorithm as well as control the amount of sharpening in shadow and highlight areas. This filter can produce dramatically better quality, but do not expect results like you see in a TV police drama.


      1. Open the Sharpen1.tif file, available with other sample images in this downloadable ZIP archive, and zoom the document window to 100%. This will give you the most accurate view of the sharpening.

      SF1


      2. Choose Filter > Sharpen > Smart Sharpen and select the Advanced radio button.

      3. Click and drag the image in the preview window so you can better see the wood texture.

      4. Adjust the controls in the Sharpen tab:

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      Amount. Sets the amount of sharpening. A higher value increases contrast between edge pixels, which gives the appearance of more sharpness.

      Radius
      . Determines the number of pixels surrounding the edge pixels that will be affected by the sharpening. A greater radius value means that edge effects will be more obvious, as will the sharpening.

      Remove
      . Allows you to set the sharpening algorithm to be used:

      Gaussian Blur.
      Is used by the Unsharp Mask filter. It works well on images that appear slightly out of focus.

      Lens Blur.
      Detects edges and detail in an image. It provides finer sharpening of detail and can reduce halos caused by sharpening.

      Motion Blur.
      Attempts to reduce the effects of blur caused by camera or subject movement. You will need to set the Angle control if you choose Motion Blur.

      Angle
      . Set this to match the direction of motion. It’s only available when using the Remove control’s Motion Blur option.

      More Accurate
      . Allows Photoshop to spend more time processing the file. It generates more accurate results for the removal of blurring.

      5. You can refine the sharpening of dark and light areas—try using the Shadow and Highlight tabs. These controls should be used if you start to see halos in light or dark areas:
      Fade Amount. Adjusts the amount of sharpening in the highlights or shadows regions.

      Tonal Width
      . Controls the range of tones in the shadows or highlights that are modified. Smaller values restrict the adjustments to smaller regions.

      Radius
      . Controls the size of the area around each pixel that determines if a pixel is considered a shadow or a highlight. Moving the slider to the left specifies a smaller region; moving the slider to the right defines a larger region.

      6. When you’re satisfied, click OK to apply the filter.

      Be sure to also check out the book and video training bundle —
      Understanding Adobe Photoshop CS6: The Essential Techniques for Imaging Professionals

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      Quick Mask Mode in Adobe Photoshop


      Are you trying to make a complex selection? Join Instructor Richard Harrington as he demonstrates how to utilize the Quick Mask Mode in Adobe Photoshop CS6.

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      Understanding Adobe Photoshop CS6: The Essential Techniques for Imaging Professionals
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