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Lightroom 4 Spot Removal Tool Tutorial ____ 2013/02

Image 6. Male Flicker at the nesthole, after branch removal and dust spotting using the Lightroom 4 Spot Removal tool (plus prior adjustments).

I had an excellent photo op last spring: a flicker nest only fifteen feet above the ground, with a clear view, and just two miles from home.  Because I was wary of disturbing the skittish birds, I photographed just a

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Photo Tip: Hot Spots and Spotlighting ___ 2010/12

Shortly after a late October rainstorm, I visited the Columbia Gorge for some weekday waterfall shooting. Our first stop was Elowah Falls, a .8-mile hike up a boot-worn trail. After a half-hour of scouting, we got down to shooting at

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Tip: Polarize that sky (without a polarizer) __ 06/2008

Image 3. Lightroom Develop

Edited 3/3/2013. In the March, ’08 tip I discussed “the only filter”—the polarizer—a filter that hasn’t gone away with digital, and whose hallmark is a deep, blue sky. Of course, if this was the only thing a polarizer was good

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