Adobe Lightroom 4 Tutorial: Dull to DRAMATIC

This Adobe Lightroom Tutorial shows you how to Rescue a Dull photo and transform it into a DRAMATIC image using Adobe Lightroom 4. Most of what I have learned comes from Phil Steele’s amazing “Lightroom Made Easy!” Course – click on the course name to get 30% off Phil’s course for a limited time.

Lightroom can save you hours – if not days – of sorting, retouching and photo editing time. I use Lightroom at least 80% of the time and occasionally go to Adobe Photoshop for some trickier edits.


EasyDSLR Voices from the Inside: Part 1

Bobby Oates from Kansas tells his story about why he likes to take really good photos and all the good photography techniques he has learned from EasyDSLR Digital Photography Course.

This is from a video series highlighting the comments and photos made by current members of EasyDSLR Course. Interviews conducted by Dr Sharon Livingston.

It’s good to hear that everyday people from around the globe have the opportunity to learn how to take better photos.

Click here for more Testimonials about the EasyDSLR Course.


Cloud Lapse – Time Lapse in Montana

Seeing how Clouds change form through the magic of Time Lapse gives a scene a whole new dimension. I took these sequences the other day in Missoula Montana using my Canon 5D, Canon 16-35mm f/2.8L and tripod and remote timer.

I have an entire Video dedicated to creating Time lapse videos in the Gold Version of my EasyDSLR Digital Photography Course at The main extras you need are a Tripod and remote timer so these amazing videos are totally affordable to produce.

For those of you that were interested in my EasyDSLR Course but are too advanced for the Basic Videos and want to jump straight into more creative topics like Time lapse – I have an option…

I have just launched my EasyDSLR Advanced Course on udemy. This has just the Gold Member Videos and is perfect for you if you already have a good handle on the basics. Head over to udemy and have a look at the Advanced Course.


The MOST Dangerous setting of Your DSLR

This Sample tip from EASYDSLR Course – gives you the answer.

My Vote for the most dangerous setting in the DSLR menu system is… *insert drum roll*

  • “Release shutter without card” (DISABLE this) in Nikon DSLR cameras it can be hidden in the custom functions as “Release enable”

Format and Delete on your Digital Camera are certainly dangerous too. But they are more obvious – the reason I chose the above feature is because a lot of DSLR owners may not realize it’s an option.

Imagine the dread after you finish an important shoot – like your best friend’s graduation, or worse, a destination wedding ceremony – and reach in to grab the memory card and find that the slot is empty – YOU HAVE NO CARD IN THE CAMERA!

That is what that setting can result in. Sure – you get warnings popping up on the LCD but I know that in those situations 90% of the time you are looking through the viewfinder not wanting to miss a single moment.

My advice (ignore at your peril): Make sure it is DISABLED on your Canon and set to “Release locked” on your Nikon (this is the Default for Custom setting no. f4 for the Nikon D5100 for example).