Best Practices for Lightroom performance

It’s 2020. If you are a Lightroom user, now is a great time to take some steps to reevaluate and optimize your Lightroom catalog. Here are my 2020 LR performance tips: 01 When buying a new machine, get at least 32GB RAM. 32GB is the new minimum. 02 When buying a new machine, buy a big, fast Solid State Drive (SSD). Having 30-40% of that drive open ensures both its performance and longevity. Don’t run an SSD close to capacity. 03 SSDs have the single biggest impact on performance. Have your OS and Lightroom running on an SSD . 04 Keep your working files on an SSD. Archive older,…


A quick introduction to Lightroom 6/CC

When you first install Lightroom 6/CC you may find yourself asking “Wait, how is this different from Lightroom 5?”, which is to say it’s an easy upgrade and familiar on all counts. But as you use it you’ll notice lots of meaningful new features everywhere - some small and some big. Here are five things in LR6/CC that I find significant: Photo Merge The “Merge to Panorama in Photoshop” and “Merge to HDR in Photoshop” features have both been brought natively to Lightroom. And let me tell you, the process of combining frames in LR6 is so fast, easy and friendly that it’ll make you want to do it…


Lightroom for Pros

February 18th, 2013, 9am - 4pm in Houston Texas with Scott Martin in conjunction with ASMP This 1 day workshop takes an intense look at optimizing photography workflows from capture-to-print using Adobe Lightroom. Skipping the basics, we'll focus on the nitty gritty details necessary for professionals in the field. This workshop will be held at a photography studio downtown with lunch at the infamous Last Concert Cafe. Topics of discussion: Lessoning dependency on Photoshop The DNG format and how to incorporate it into your workflow File Management Organizing your images and preparing for…


Workflow Audit with Lightroom CC Training

I've spent over 20 years traveling internationally visiting with pros in their studios, reviewing their process and getting them started on the right foot with modern workflow procedures. Choosing software, training, calibrating equipment, lighting implementation, paper choice, print presentation, image critique and setting up one's work environment are all a part of this process. Smart workflows allow people to spend more time making images and less time at the computer. I encourage image-makers to reduce their dependency on Photoshop and rely more heavily on


personal work galleries

I am happy to announce the new personal work section that has 5 galleries of some of my recent fine art photographic work. I feel strongly about photographers being enabled to put their work online quickly and easily and this section was built in such a way that serves as an example of what can be done in very little time with little geekery. For those that are interested in knowing how this section was made, please read on.