We’ve Made New, Thought Provoking Findings in Our Leica M10R Review

The Leica M10R review we did when the camera first came out sent waves through the camera world.

It’s never my intention to get people to not purchase a camera. It’s only ever been our intention to report our findings. Amazingly, we stopped people from buying the Leica M10R. We’ve got a reputation for finding issues with lenses and cameras that no one else even bothers to look for. And that was the case with the Leica M10R. I got a ton of emails about this camera over time, and I’ve dealt with them accordingly. We found a significant problem with the camera’s compatibility with Capture One 20. Leica champions Adobe Lightroom with editing, but the Leica M10R shoots the universal DNG file. We test all our RAW files in Capture One 20 as industry manufacturers openly champion it over Adobe support. But we’ve also just found C1 to be so much better. Capture One support for the Leica M10R still isn’t available, but you can edit the RAW files. Nevertheless, you’ll get slightly better performance in Adobe Lightroom.

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Get the Cinematic Look in Your Photos Quickly with This $39 LUT Bundle

7,000 LUTs that give a cinematic look with ease for just $39!

We talk a lot about presets and how they can help create incredibly unique images in Lightroom and Capture One. However, we rarely mention Photoshop when it comes to presets. Now, though, we have a reason to. We have found a LUT bundle that features over 7,000 options to help give your images the much desired cinematic look. The best part, this bundle of LUTs costs just $39 (regularly $499). Find out more, and look at samples after the break.

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Deal Alert: Get Over 5100 Professional Lightroom Presets For Just $29!

This bundle of over 5,100 Lightroom presets will help you create a much more efficient workflow and enhance your images.

If you value your time behind the camera, perhaps it’s time to take a closer look at using presets. Presets allow us to get close to certain looks with the single click of a mouse, and we then get to tweak those presets to perfection. Presets, of course, save us a ton of time when it comes to editing, and they enable us to get back some of our time so that we can be out doing what we love – making more images. Right now, you can get your hands on over 5,100 Lightroom presets for just $29! Now, that’s a bargain. Never again will you be stumped for ideas when it comes to editing. Find out more details about this bundle of Lightroom presets, and see some image sample, after the break.

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The Latest Capture One Update MAY Make You Leave Lightroom for Good

Capture One 20 is already superior to Lightroom in many ways, but it still lacks some features that hinder it from exerting total dominance.

A new update is coming to Capture One 20 today. We’ve been testing the beta for the better part of the past month. So far, the improvements included in this update seem quite promising. Chief amongst them is the newly enhanced Heal and Clone tools, and there’s a new Before & After tool as well. Photographers looking to break free from Adobe will also appreciate the new Lightroom catalog importer. The best part: all this is gratis for existing Capture One 20 users! Photographers shooting exclusively with Nikon gear will be glad to know that a Nikon specific version of Capture One 20 will now be available too. Capture One for Nikon is a full-featured version of Capture One Pro available for a reduced cost. The only limit is that it will only work with Nikon raw files, like other brand-specific versions of the software that are already available.

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Using Curves on Lightroom to Get the Vintage Film Look

Add the popular vintage film look to your arsenal of Lightroom editing skills with this quick Curves tutorial.

The so-called film look or vintage aesthetic remains a popular visual style among photographers, whether they get it through shooting film or experiment with digital filters and presets. Nothing does it better than shooting with actual film cameras, but if you’re a digital shooter it’s still a look you can achieve. If you’re using Adobe Lightroom to edit your photos and want to know how you can use it to get the film look, here’s a quick tutorial that will cover working with Curves.

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Useful Photography Tip #199: How to Dehaze a Photo In Camera, No Post!

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Lots of photographers will teach you tutorials about how to get more details out of a scene in post-production. But the truth is that you don’t need it. Instead, we believe in the philosophy of getting rid of the problem to begin with. Lots of you who use Adobe Lightroom know about using the Dehaze tool and all it does. Indeed, when it launched it really was pretty innovative, and in some ways it can still prove very useful. But to be honest, you don’t need it. Instead, there’s a little thing that photographers have been using for years to get rid of haze, boost color, and enhance clarity right in camera.

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Cheap Photo: This LR Presets, Brush Set Has 1 Million Combos for $29.99

Imagine being able to edit any photo any way you want with a single click or stroke of a correction brush. That’s what this LR presets bundle will allow you to do.

Have you ever been in an editing rut where, no matter what you do, you just don’t like the results you’re getting? Perhaps you want to find a new style, apply new techniques, or make the editing process go quicker after a long day of shooting. This LR presets bundle is just what you need, and with over 1 million combinations, you will never be left wanting or needing more again. The best part; for a limited time, this LR presets bundle is just $29.99. Join us after the break for more details.

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This Adobe Lightroom Shelter Pets Campaign Is Super Adorable

Sheltered pets deserve glamour snaps too, so we tip our hats off to Adobe for taking the initiative to do this super adorable campaign!

We spot a lot of cool photography projects during our usual rounds on Behance. But once in a while, we come across projects that just makes us go “awww!” We recently came across the Picture Me Rescued campaign Adobe Lightroom did in collaboration with talented photographers and set designers for this year’s National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day last April 30th. Los Angeles-based Julia Galdo shared some of the snaps they took, and we’re sure you’ll love the fun and energy in this project!

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Cheap Photo: Capture One 12 Tutorial $84, Huge Savings on Presets

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These photography tutorials, Lightroom presets, and Photoshop overlays and actions are excellent value for money.

Do you want to get the most out of the photo editing software you’re using? Do you want your images to look the absolute best they can? If so, these deals are for you. Right now you can get the amazing Capture One Pro 12 Complete Tutorial for just $84, and the Complete Photoshop Tutorial is currently half price at just $99! There are also incredible deals on Lightroom presets and Photoshop actions and overlays. Join us after the break to see all of the amazing photography tutorials, presets, and overlays we have found deals on.
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Cheap Photo: Save a Massive 96% on 1500+ Lightroom Presets (Just $29)

An entire library of Lightroom presets for $29; you’ll be set for life.

Cheap Photo is all about bringing you the best deals we can find from around the web, and today we have a great deal for you. For a limited time, you’ll be able to get your hands on over 1,500 Lightroom presets for just $29! That’s a massive discount of 96% off of the regular price. Never again will you be wishing you had the perfect preset as this bundle will have you covered. Not only can you save a ton of money with this deal right now, but you will also save countless hours in Lightroom trying to create the same looks you can get within seconds by using these presets. Find out more about this Lightroom presets bundle after the break. Continue reading…

Cheap Photo: Grab 100 Black and White Lightroom Presets for $12!

This Lightroom Presets deal is so hot we had to crank up the AC to the max!

We all love good deals, and wow have we found one for you here! 100 black and white Lightroom Presets for just $12; that’s going to be hard to beat! This bundle normally has a price of $49, but for a short amount of time you can pick up these Lightroom presets for next to nothing! Take the guess work out of converting your images to black and white, and use these presets for perfect results with a single click. Jump through the break for more details. Continue reading…

Cheap Photo: This Bundle of 4,000 Lightroom Presets is Just $39

If you’re looking to speed up post processing, or want to add some creative flair to your images, these Lightroom Presets are for you.

We all know that time is money, so the more time we can spend behind the camera taking pictures the better. This incredible bundle of 4,000 Lightroom presets (which costs only $39) will allow you to add a clean, consistent look and feel to your images with one single click of your mouse. Hours, upon hours will be saved in post, which means you can be out creating more images, and making more money. The 4,000 Unique Lightroom Presets Bundle has a massive discount of 86% for a limited time. The 4,000 Unique Lightroom presets bundle contains just about every type of preset you could ever imagine. With the click of your mouse, you’ll be able to create stunning looking images that you can leave as is, or you can tweak away until your heart is content. Lightroom presets give us a fantastic foundation to build upon, and they can save us precious hours in post.

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Cheap Photo: This Creative Live Lightroom Class Is Only $99 (48hrs Only)

This Lightroom tutorial package is one of the most complete photography tutorials available!

If you have always wanted to edit your pictures like the pros in Adobe Lightroom, but have never been able to move past the basics, this amazing deal is for you. Right now Creative Live has an exceptional deal on the Adobe Lightroom Classic CC: The Complete Guide. For just a couple of days this guide is half price, and at just $99 it’s an absolute steal! This guide will teach you how to edit like the pros, and will show you just how powerful Lightroom is. If you want to be able to take your images to the next level, join us after the break for more details about this incredible package. It’s truly one of the most complete Lightroom Photography tutorials around. Continue reading…

Cheap Photo: Final Chance to Score 9000 Lightroom Presets For Just $39

On April 19th this mega bundle of amazing Lightroom presets will see a major price increase, so don’t miss out!

Due to popular demand, the amazing bundle of 9,000 Lightroom presets will be available for just a few more days at the ridiculously low price of just $39! Yes, that’s right, $39. This bundle has a MSRP of $1,000, so at $39 you’re going to be saving a whopping 96%! This is one deal that should not be passed on. You only have until April 19th to get in on this deal! Find out about this amazing Lightroom presets package after the break. Continue reading…

These 100 Black and White Presets are $12 for Phoblographer Readers

These Lightroom Presets will add an air of elegance to your images with a single click!

There is always something special about black and white images. Black and white photos have an air of style about them, and with these black and white presets you can add glamour and class to portraits, you can add drama to documentary photos, and you can make landscapes and cityscapes that pop. It can take a ton of time to create the black and white look you desire in post, but this amazing bundle will take all of the hard work out of creating timeless images. With this special deal for readers of The Phoblographer, you can get 100 black and white presets for just $12! That means you can save 76% off the recommended price of $49! Continue reading…

How to Edit Underexposed Natural Light Portraits on Lightroom and Photoshop

If you’re shooting a lot of natural light portraits, you might want to get some editing tips from this workflow tutorial if you like underexposing to retain details.

Whether you’re shooting more natural light portraits by choice or because of equipment constraints, it’s worth learning how to edit your photos from a variety of shooting conditions. Today, we’ve got a workflow video tutorial for you in case you often underexpose your photos to get more detail out of the scene or background.

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Adobe Lightroom’s Latest Update Should Play Well with Fujifilm RAW Files

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X-Trans files have been hard for Lightroom and Adobe RAW to deal with, but have Adobe solved the problem with this update?

Software updates are always a good thing, especially the long overdue ones. While the recent Lightroom Ecosystem announcement isn’t just Fujifilm Specific, users of the X-Trans based sensors will be pleased to know that the algorithms used to decipher RAW files have been given a boost, and both Bayer and X-Trans RAW files should see a 30% improvement when it comes resolving fine details. There are plenty of other new features that have been included in the new update too. Join us after the break to find out more. Continue reading…

The Noob Photographer’s Introduction to HSL Adjustments

Working with the HSL panel to edit your images is the best way to go about it.

RAW photo editing gives you near limitless possibilities to fine-tune the White Balance, Exposure, HSL (Hue, Saturation, and Lightness/Luminance), as well as a myriad of other values, allowing you to create a final image that matches your unique aesthetic and vision. Most photographers begin by working with just the basic adjustments panel. But in recent years, photographers have been working with the other options that are afforded to them. Ever seen an image that looks like it’s duotone? Well, chances are that the HSL panel helps that happen in some way or another when combined with other tweaks.

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Get an Additional 50% off of These Pro Grade Lightroom Preset Bundles! (Few Hours Left!)

These Lightroom presets will not only save you time in post, they’ll save you a ton of money too! 

Being able to craft a consistent look and feel across all of your images can take a long time in post, but with the use of presets you can not only save many countless hours, you can also elevate your images to a higher level with the single click of your mouse. Right now you can save an additional 50% on Pro Lightroom Preset Bundle which has over 9,000 presets. For the next 24 hours this bundle is just $19.50!! The Lightroom Portrait Series which features over 30 unique brushes is just $9.50, and the elegant 5th Avenue Lightroom preset bundle is a steal at $13.50. Head on past the break to find out more about these and other red hot deals! Continue reading…

Review: Loupedeck+ Brings Improvements Over the Original Version

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Loupedeck+ promises to make photo editing faster and more intuitive.

For many professional photographers, post processing is an integral part of their workflow. While I prefer to get as much done in camera as possible, knowing what I’m able to pull out of my RAW files during post production has allowed me to shoot under some less than ideal situations and still produce deliverable work to clients. This doesn’t mean I necessarily enjoy sitting in front of my computer working in Adobe Lightroom Classic CC or Capture One any more than I have to. Given the choice, I’d rather be out and about clicking my shutter rather than clicking away on my keyboard or dragging sliders around with my mouse. This is where the Loupedeck+ comes in, with the promise of cutting down editing time and making the process more intuitive.

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The Latest Adobe Creative Cloud Updates Include Lightroom Classic CC

Adobe Lightrooms Classic CC, Lightroom CC, and Photoshop are getting updated, but that’s not the most exciting thing.

Today at Adobe MAX, the company’s annual creative conference, the San Jose based software giant announced upgrades to Lightroom CC, Lightroom Classic CC, and Photoshop CC, as well as other applications in the Creative Cloud suite. Adobe also introduced Adobe Premiere Rush CC, an industry first all-in-one video creation and editing application designed with social media creators in mind, simplifying video creation as well as sharing on social media platforms like YouTube and Instagram.

Details about the updates for photography related Creative Cloud applications as well as the full press release can be found after the jump.

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