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Creating a Romantic Look

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Runtime - length of the film: 05m32s
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There are many looks that can be applied to images and they will never be right for every image. High contrast looks are definitely wrong for most romantic photos like those taken at weddings.

Learn in this video how to create a dreamier and soft look that will be perfect for these photos. Kate explains step by step how to achieve this look.

Black and White Looks

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Runtime - length of the film: 06m53s
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Learn how to create two completely different black and white looks in Lightroom that work for different kind of images.

Kate creates both a soft matte kind of black and white and a dramatic high contrast black and white. For both she uses the same image to make the difference more obvious.

She uses Lightroom to achieve these looks.

Sharpen Photos in Lightroom

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Expert: Kategraphy  
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Runtime - length of the film: 06m05s
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Sharpening is really easy in Lightroom once you understand the different settings that are available. Learn how to use the details panel to properly sharpen your images.

In this video Kate explains what the different settings do and how to use them. She then uses an example to explain sharpening in Lightroom 5.

And you’ll learn that the Alt key is a powerful helper in Lightroom.

Workflow for Landscape Photos

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Expert: Kategraphy  
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Runtime - length of the film: 06m05s
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After each vacation we go through our photos and see nice landscapes but there is room for a lot of improvement.

You’ll learn a possible workflow in this video. Kate first makes some adjustments to the exposure and contrast and adjusts the white balance. She then uses graduated filters and the adjustment brush to improve parts of the image.

In a last step she adjusts the colors and the clarity of the image.

The RAW Duplicate

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Expert: Kategraphy  
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Runtime - length of the film: 5m48s
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Some images are hard to edit in one raw develop due to high contrast or extreme colors. In these cases RAW duplicates can help.

In this video you will learn how to create and use a RAW duplicate. Kate first creates the duplicate in her explorer to open them both at the same time in Camera RAW. Then she makes the general adjustments to both images before making the adjustments for only part of the image. In a last step she combines those in one image.

Aged Photo Look

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Runtime - length of the film: 5m13s
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Some photos are perfect for this technique as they look like from a different time even before editing.

Use the tools of Lightroom 5 to make them look like the photos was taken years back by aging the photo.

Kate uses curves to reduce the blacks and adds a sepia toning. In a last step she uses Lightroom to create a special vignette that perfects the impression.

New Features in LR5

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Runtime - length of the film: 6m18s
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Each new version of Lightroom brings new features and with Lightroom 5 there were some amazing ones. Get to know them in this video.

Kate explains the new and changed features like the changed spot removal and graduated filters, the new full screen view, additions that were made to lens corrections and the completely new smart preview feature. The latter could completely change your workflow.

Joan Fontcuberta

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Runtime - length of the film: 09m28s
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Spanish photographer Joan Fontcuberta creates photo art to comprehend our world and explain it to others. Images are powerful documents that require to be critically observed.

His series "Sputnik" deals with photo manipulation in historical context, comparable to incidents in the former Soviet Union. Fontcuberta incorporates himself into his work, so observers might identify what can be believed and what is fake.

"Googlegrams" are digital mosaics consisting of thousands of images gathered from the web. They unite to become an image with two perspectives and multiple meanings.

George Barr 2

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Runtime - length of the film: 14m17s
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In this second film with photographer George Barr, he discusses in accomplished detail the art of Fine Art photography. Barr gives an expert commentary to visual presentations from his own personal archives. Barr explains, “Good fine art photography is something that will evoke emotive responses with an audience. It has the ability to capture your attention immediately, via using several different techniques, or in this case, elements such as dramatic patterns, bold designs, strong or complimentary colors, or even a mystery or puzzle that needs to be solved by the viewer”. When viewing your own photos, Barr advises to look for things that detract from the feature of the composition. His teachings and helpful tips in this film are ideal for aspiring fine art photographers as well as professionals, to pick up new skills and techniques, therefore educating them on how to produce a perfect image. “Good fine art photography gives us a message”, says Barr. “It can be coldness, beauty, scope, weight, or size. Images should always have some element of good technique, such as detail, lighting or tonality.” Composition is also an important topic in Barr’s film. He discusses various ways how composition can be implemented to get good images, such as using composition to draw attention, or point something out in the image, how it can be used for framing, or how it can be used to contrast or complement the entire image. Often, great fine art images are those of the unseen or exotic, showing the viewer something or someplace he has never seen before, and Barr suggests keeping that in mind when photographing. There is one important piece of advice that stands out on its own. Barr says, “Ask yourself the question. What fine art photography elements are present in my picture? How many elements are present in my picture? All great images have at least one or more elements present. If you do not have at least one, then you need to rethink your composition and image. Only then will your image capture the viewer’s interest, thus successfully keeping them interested in your work”. George Barr is a family physician living in Canada. His interest in photography began when he was 12 years old. Recently he has brought his passion and sensibilities for fine art photography to his industrial work, becoming more abstract in his imagery.

George Barr 1

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Using some of the pictures from his book, "Take Your Photography to the Next Level," George Barr discusses composition. Through a compositional analysis of those images, he shows us how photographs are conceived and why they affect the viewer in the way they do.

Watch this to learn how symmetry and arrangement can influence a picture, and why sometimes less color is better.