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Lightroom Tutorial | Changing the crop overlay

The video below has my “1st” of many Lightroom Tutorials. I plan to share a short video talking about a specific action regularly. This week we will be touching on the Crop Overlay Tool. How can I change it?

There are many reasons why you may want to change the tool, but the main one I can think of is to help out with different compositional elements. Move away from the rule of thirds and try to compose an image to one of the other “rules”

You will need a basic understanding of Lightroom for this to be helpful. Take a workshop! read more

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Going in a new direction

I’ve decided that my blog will be heading in a new direction

I’m going to focus my future blog posts on tutorials and particularly Lightroom.

I originally started my blog to help out my writing skills. I have tried to focus on sharing some of my thought processes were for capturing photos. I have found that as the years have passed I am actually doing more video tutorials.

The video tutorials are also getting more attention on Youtube, driving more traffic to my website. From today on I am planning to share video tutorials.

I will do my best to address questions and requests. read more

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McHenry County Photographers Landscape Photo Contest

A few days ago I ended a small contest. The rules were simple, submit your best color landscape photo from the past year. The contest was open to those who joined our new group of McHery County Photographers on Facebook. Well as it turns out I couldn’t pick a winner. All of the photos that were submitted were stellar. I had a hard time just choosing one. Maybe if they were black and white it might have made things easier for me, but alas it wasn’t. So I decided to let fate choose. I entered the names in a raffle and randomly drew a winner. read more

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New Features added to GiovanniArroyo.com

This past week I added new Features to GiovanniArroyo.com

One of the features is a chat function that will allow you to just click to chat with me. Do you have a question about Adobe Lightroom? Chat with me. Want to find out if I can help you create a promo video? Open up the chat. Am I available to do a shoot or photograph and event on a certain date? Get the ball rolling by sending me a message via the chat function.

I’ve also added some new, and easier to use sharing features. Now on the bottom of every post, you can easily share my latest blog post. A simple one button click to help your friends, by giving them great content.
Easy peasy, lemon squeezy. read more

Lightroom Export to Wordpress Tutorial
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Lightroom Export to WordPress Tutorial

Lightroom Export to WordPress Tutorial 

A few weeks ago the folks at Automattic (better know as the WordPress company) released a plugin for Adobe Photoshop Lightroom. This plugin lets you export directly from Lightroom to your WordPress media gallery.

This saves a step in my Lightroom workflow. As you know I want to be as efficient as possible, so I will take anything that lets me remove a step.

You can download the plugin here: https://apps.wordpress.com/lightroom/

Don’t forget you can always follow along, pause, repeat and easily replicate any of the tutorial steps I take. read more

Camera 1 Workshop POV
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Camera 1 Workshop POV

The video below shows the Camera 1 Workshop Leyla and I attended last fall.

I shot the video using my GoPro Hero 4 which I mounted to the top of my Fuji XE-1. At some points you can see me focusing the Minolta 55mm f1.4 lens which I love on the Fuji. Leyla got to use my Sony A7 during the class. Speaking of classes, Nancy Merkling hosts some wonderful workshops. Make sure to check them out, they are sure to improve your photography I am lucky enough to teach two.

This year I plan to take a lot more workshops. I want to improve my video editing. I hope to travel more. I have set up a new Facebook Group, after experimenting on Slack and finding that it just didn’t work for most of us. read more

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Tutorial for Animating a Photograph | Plotograph Like Actions SAVE $$$

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Tutorial for Animating a Photograph | Plotograph Like Actions SAVE $$$

Below is a short video tutorial on using an action I found on DIY Photography blog.

I forgot to mention in the video that you need to download and add the action to Photoshop prior to animation.

You can download here: https://gum.co/BCbDq.

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After downloading I simply clicked the action and Photoshop opened and added the action automatically.

Don’t forget that I have the Adobe Creative Cloud and only tested this on the most recent version of Photoshop. You mileage may vary. 🙂 read more

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New Video | Starline Flash Mob | Premiere Pro

Below is a brand new video. I created it at the last 4th Fridays held at the Starline Gallery. It has Leyla participating in the flash mob that entertained the crowd. Forgive some of the video edits, this was my first time putting a video together using Premiere Pro. I used my GoPro Hero 4 Silver with a 3 axis gimbal to capture footage. Hope you like it. If you do visit my Youtube channel and Subscribe, and make sure to give the video a thumbs up.

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Opening a box from KEH
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Opening a box from KEH.

In the video below. I am doing something simple. I am Opening a box from KEh. Would you like to find out what was in the box? Would you like to know what I ordered from KEH? I’ll give you a little hint. It is a new camera body. Is it digital or film? Can I use it with equipment I already have? You have to watch the video to find out.

I am impressed with KEH’s rating. This was supposed to be a bargain camera, it is a great deal. Much better than I could have imagined. Thanks KEH!

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How to edit with the free Nik Collection starting in Lightroom

The video above will share how I edit with the free Nik Collection plugins starting in Lightroom. Now that the Nik collection is free, I wanted to share how to actually access it inside of Lightroom CC. It is a bit different than how you would use a preset, but more like how to edit in Photoshop CC from Lightroom.

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Would you like to learn more about Lightroom?  I have a fun Lightroom workshop scheduled regularly.  There are also lots of Lightroom blog posts if you explore my site. read more