Adobe Evangelist Julianne Kost shows you how to automatically tag images with faces using Lightroom CC’s new Facial Recognition feature.

View more Lightroom videos here.

Learn more in my digital photography and digital printing workshops.

Adobe Evangelist Julianne Kost creates a Panorama using the brand new tools in Adobe Camera Raw 9.

View more Lightroom videos here.

Learn more in my digital photography and digital printing workshops.

Adobe Evangelist Julianne Kost creates a high-dynamic range (HDR) image using the brand new tools in Adobe Camera Raw 9.

View more Lightroom videos here.

Learn more in my digital photography and digital printing workshops.

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Adobe recently released Lightroom CC / 6.

Here’s a roundup of the current resources to help get you up to speed.

Check this post later as it will be updated as new resources become available.

1 – Find out about today’s new release at Adobe.

2 - Adobe’s Lightroom CC / Camera Raw 9 FAQ

3 – Adobe releases Camera Raw 9.

4 - Adobe’s Julianne Kost demos new Pano / HDR merges.

5 - Adobe’s Julianne Kost share tips and gems in LR CC.

6 – Kelby One’s free Lightroom CC Learning Center.

7 - Kelby One offers 15 new Lightroom online courses.

8 - Lynda.com offers Jan Kabili’s Running with LR 6.

9 - Derek Story’s free ebook – Pano & HDR in LRCC.

10 - Craft & Vision’s ebook LR 6 Up To Speed.

11 - Scott Kelby’s Lightroom CC book.

Check this post later for updates as new resources become available.

Check out my Advanced Lightroom & Photoshop Workshop with Seth Resnick.

Learn more in my digital photography and digital printing workshops.

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Enjoy this collection of quotes by photographer Edward Steichen.

“No photographer is as good as the simplest camera.” – Edward Steichen

“I was coming to realize that the real magician was light itself…” – Edward Steichen

“Art for art’s sake is dead, if it ever lived.” – Edward Steichen

“It is an error common to many artists, (who) strive merely to avoid mistakes, when all our efforts should be to create positive and important work. Better positive and important with mistakes and failures than perfect mediocrity.” – Edward Steichen

“The precision of his (Harry Callahan) skill places his work beyond the tentative and the experimental stage. He is continually searching and exploring both himself and his surroundings. and in this exploration of the realm of places, people and things, contrasts and relationships, Callahan is no respecter of conventional technical formula or code. His delicate sense of pattern is an integral part of his photography and not a thing by itself.” – Edward Steichen

“Most photographers seem to operate with a pane of glass between themselves and their subjects. They just can’t get inside and know the subject.” – Edward Steichen

“A portrait is not made in the camera but on either side of it.” – Edward Steichen

“When I first became interested in photography, I thought it was the whole cheese. My idea was to have it recognized as one of the fine arts. Today I don’t give a hoot in hell about it. The mission of photography is to explain man to man and each man to himself. And that is no mean function.” – Edward Steichen

“Photography is a major force in explaining man to man.” – Edward Steichen

“There is only one optimist. He has been here since man has been on this earth, and that is man himself. If we hadn’t had such a magnificent optimism to carry us through all these things, we wouldn’t be here. We have survived it on our optimism.” – Edward Steichen

“A photograph is worth a thousand words, provided it is accompanied by only ten words.” – Edward Steichen

“When that shutter clicks, anything else that can be done afterward is not worth consideration.” – Edward Steichen

“Every other artist begins (with) a blank canvas, a piece of paper… the photographer begins with the finished product.” – Edward Steichen

“It is rather amusing, this tendency of the wise to regard a print which has been locally manipulated as irrational photography – this tendency which finds an esthetic tone of expression in the word faked. A MANIPULATED print may be not a photograph. The personal intervention between the action of the light and the print itself may be a blemish on the purity of photography. But, whether this intervention consists merely of marking, shading and tinting in a direct print, or of stippling, painting and scratching on the negative, or of using glycerine, brush and mop on a print, faking has set in, and the results must always depend upon the photographer, upon his personality, his technical ability and his feeling. BUT long before this stage of conscious manipulation has been begun, faking has already set in. In the very beginning, when the operator controls and regulates his time of exposure, when in dark-room the developer is mixed for detail, breadth, flatness or contrast, faking has been resorted to. In fact, every photograph is a fake from start to finish, a purely impersonal, unmanipulated photograph being practically impossible. When all is said, it still remains entirely a matter of degree and ability.” – Edward Steichen

“Photography is a medium of formidable contradictions. It is both ridiculously easy and almost impossibly difficult. It is easy because its technical rudiments can readily be mastered by anyonwith a few simple instructions. It is difficult because, while while the artist working in any other medium begins with a blank surface and gradually brings his conception into being, the photographer is the only imagemaker who begins with the picture completed. His emotions, his knowledge, and his native talent are brought into focus and fixed beyond recall the moment the shutter of his camera has closed.” – Edward Steichen

“The use of the term “art medium” is, to say the least, misleading, for it is the artist that creates a work of art not the medium. It is the artist in photography that gives form to content by a distillation of ideas, thought, experience, insight and understanding.” – Edward Steichen

“To make good photographs, to express something, to contribute something to the world he lives in, and to contribute something to the art of photography besides imitations of the best photographers on the market today, that is basic training, the understanding of self.” – Edward Steichen

“Once you really commence to see things, then you really commence to feel things.” – Edward Steichen

“Some day there may be… machinery that needs but to be wound up and sent roaming o’er hill and dale, through fields and meadows, by babbling brooks and shady woods – in short, a machine that will discriminately select its subject and, by means of a skillful arrangement of springs and screws, compose its motif, expose the plate, develop, print, and even mount and frame the result of its excursion, so that there will be nothing for us to do but to send it to the Royal Photographic Society’s exhibition and gratefully to receive the ‘Royal Medal’.” – Edward Steichen

View 12 Great Photographs By Edward Steichen here.

Watch a documentary on Edward Steichen here.

Find more quotes in The Essential Collection Quotes By Photographers.

 

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It’s Earth Day’s 45th anniversary today!

Google has a fun Which Animal Are You Quiz here.

Many celebrities from Jane Goodall to Jared Leto have taken the quiz and are raising awareness for various green causes.

Google will match your donation!

Find out what the Earth Day Network is doing here.

You too can help them reach their goal of 1.5 billion acts of green!

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Get 20% off PHOTOGRAPH 12 through Wednesday, April 21, 2015 here.

“Issue 12 of PHOTOGRAPH magazine celebrates diversity of expression, from imaginative portraiture, to the sensual canals of Venice, the solitude of dales in snow, and the joy of telling stories about oneself.

Portfolios and interviews include John Keatley (interviewed in Episode 5 of the C&V iTunes Podcast), who lets us in on the behind-the-scenes nerves and excitement of photographing celebrities, and what it takes to come up with ideas to keep portraits interesting and entertaining; David duChemin, who opens his heart—and his portfolio—about his ongoing photographic Venetian love affair; Doug Chinnery, who explains why sharpness is overrated and that there are no rules (or police) in photography; and the Instagram stylings of Pilar Franco Borrell, who—despite her claims of “being a bit of a mess”—creates light and fun photographic stories in which she is often the main character.

Regular contributors John Paul Caponigro, Michael Frye, Guy Tal, Chris Orwig, Martin Bailey, Piet Van den Eynde, Adam Blasberg and David duChemin express themselves with articles on discipline, position, knowing where to stand, letting go of perfectionism, choosing risk, metering modes, the evolution of a portrait, the power of persistence, and creating a presentation folio.”

In my column Creative Composition I discuss the importance of Position within the frame.

Find PHOTOGRAPH 12 here.

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Read quotes by Edward Steichen here.

Watch a documentary on Edward Steichen here.

View more 12 Great Photographs collections here.

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Join me Saturday, April 18th at the Cape Cod Art Association in Hyannis, MA at  9am - 4pm.

I’ll present five Canon sponsored lectures Illuminating Creativity, Game Changers, Fine Art Digital Printing, Photoshop Color Strategies, and Lighting FX.

Find out more here.

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Read quotes by Michael Kenna here.

Read a conversation with Michael Kenna here.

View a video with Michael Kenna here.

View more 12 Great Photographs collections here.


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