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Premiere Pro tutorial: Importing a layered Photoshop file



In this tutorial, learn how to import layered PSD files in order to create picture-in-picture effects in a Premiere Pro project. Watch more at
http://www.lynda.com/Premiere-Pro-tut....

This tutorial is a single movie from the Premiere Pro Guru: Dynamic Link and the Adobe Workflow course presented by lynda.com author Rich Harrington. The complete course is 1 hour and 29 minutes and shows how to save time, save disc space, and get more billable work done using Dynamic Link--the Adobe technology that allows you to use files from other Adobe apps inside your Premiere Pro projects.

  • Welcome
  • 1. An Intro to Dynamic Link
  • 2. Adobe Premiere Pro Working with After Effects
  • 3. Adobe Premiere Pro Working with Audition
  • 4. Adobe Premiere Pro Working with Photoshop
  • 5. Adobe Prelude to Adobe Premiere Pro
  • 6. Other Workflows
  • Conclusion

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Posted by: Richard Harrington on Sep 30, 2013 at 9:29:00 pm AdobeVideoDSLR Video

DSLR Video Planning and Shooting


Here's a recent presentation from Photoshop World — DSLR Video Planning and Shooting. Learn about the process of planning for and creating a DSLR video project.



DSLR Video Planning and Shooting Republished by Richard Harrington


Posted by: Richard Harrington on Sep 28, 2013 at 9:29:00 pm DSLR Video

Premiere Pro tutorial: How to work with slow-motion effects



In this tutorial find out how to work with slow-motion effects in Premiere Pro. Watch more at
http://www.lynda.com/Premiere-Pro-tut....

This tutorial is a single movie from the Premiere Pro Guru: Dynamic Link and the Adobe Workflow course presented by lynda.com author Rich Harrington. The complete course is 1 hour and 29 minutes and shows how to save time, save disk space, and get more billable work done using Dynamic Link--the Adobe technology that allows you to use files from other Adobe apps inside your Premiere Pro projects.

  • Welcome
  • 1. An Intro to Dynamic Link
  • 2. Adobe Premiere Pro Working with After Effects
  • 3. Adobe Premiere Pro Working with Audition
  • 4. Adobe Premiere Pro Working with Photoshop
  • 5. Adobe Prelude to Adobe Premiere Pro
  • 6. Other Workflows
  • Conclusion

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Posted by: Richard Harrington on Sep 27, 2013 at 9:29:00 pm AdobeVideoDSLR Video

Mastering exposure: DSLR Video Tips

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When it comes to capturing great images, exposure is critical. Under- or overexpose your shot and you lose precious details. But setting the proper exposure isn’t easy; your light may move behind a cloud, or change over time. When shooting video, exposure requires an almost scientific understanding of light.

In this week’s
DSLR Video Tips, we’ll show you a straightforward way to get strong, well-exposed shots. You’ll learn about

  • Exposing for video — What is the desired goal when exposing for video and when does it look “right”?
  • Balancing the exposure triangle – Learn how to balance the shutter speed, ISO, and aperture of the camera. It’s critical to get the right mix for both technical and artistic reasons.
  • Evaluating the settings – We’ll look through several shots, and break down what worked—and what didn’t
Check out both the sample video above and this week’s complete episode on lynda.com and learn to take better shots right away!




Mastering exposure: DSLR Video Tips Republished by Richard Harrington


Posted by: Richard Harrington on Sep 27, 2013 at 9:42:00 am DSLR Video

Get Consistent Color with Conditional Mode Automation



The Conditional Mode Change command in Photoshop allows you to set a color mode among your images in a consistent way. In this tutorial, set up an action to specify which color mode you'd like the Conditional Mode Change command to convert your images to. Watch more at http://www.lynda.com/Photoshop-tutori....

This tutorial is a single movie from the Up and Running with Photoshop Automation course presented by lynda.com author Rich Harrington. The complete course is 2 hours and 37 minutes and shows how to utilize actions and automation in Adobe Photoshop and Bridge to speed up your workflow.

  • Introduction
  • 1. Understanding Actions
  • 2. Automate Commands
  • 3. Using Scripts
  • 4. Saving Time with Adobe Bridge
  • Conclusion


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Posted by: Richard Harrington on Sep 26, 2013 at 6:29:00 pm Adobe

Adam Elmakias and Lightroom 5.2 — Photofocus Podcast 9/25/13

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This week’s show is a double dose of Photo inspiration that will work both sides of your brain.  First we take a look at new Adobe tech for Lightroom and Camera Raw, then we jump over and catch up with music photographer Adam Elmakias.  Join hosts Rich Harrington and Melissa Niu for interviews with important thought leaders.


Lightroom 5.2 and Adobe Camera Raw 8.2 Updates

Rich catches back up with Sharad Mangalick, product manager for Adobe Photoshop Lightroom and Camera Raw.  Adobe is shipping a new update that adds a lot of cool features for both Creative Cloud and CS6 users.
Rich and Sharad discuss:
  • What specific change will we see in Camera Raw
  • What small tweaks have been improved
  • What can you do with video clips
  • What are some new Lightroom specific changes
  • How to get access to tech early with Adobe Labs
  • Where can you learn more about Lightroom

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Adam Elmakias

Adam Elmakias is a music and travel photographer based out of San Diego, California. He started shooting at age 16 by going to local shows with his camera.  This eventually grew into applying for photo passes, then going out on the road with bands. He’s spent the last several years touring almost nonstop. Adam is also one of the most followed photographers on Instagram.
Melissa Niu catches up with Adam:
  • Who is Adam and what does he do?
  • How does is monetize his work?
  • How did Adam get his foot in the door and grow?
  • Why trust has been essential in the process?
  • Advice on working with social media
  • Gear talk: what he uses and how
  • How he gets his unique photos
  • What advice does he offer to those starting out?
  • Where to find Adam online?

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Posted by: Richard Harrington on Sep 25, 2013 at 6:29:00 pm PhotographyPodcast

Combining Blur Gallery Filters



Want to learn about the Blur Gallery? Join Instructor Richard Harrington as he demonstrates how to combine blur gallery filters in Adobe Photoshop.

Be sure to also check out the book and video training bundle —
Understanding Adobe Photoshop CS6: The Essential Techniques for Imaging Pro...

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Combining Blur Gallery Filters Republished by Richard Harrington


Posted by: Richard Harrington on Sep 23, 2013 at 9:38:00 pm AdobePodcastPhotography

Come see me in LA Tuesday Night

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Are you in the Los Angeles area? I'll be speaking at theLA Web Professionals Group group this Tuesday.

Photoshop for Web Designers featuring Richard Harrington

Tuesday September 24, 2013 - 6:15 PM - 9:30 PM
LOCATION: Capital One 360 - Los Angeles Café -
https://www.facebook.com/CapitalOne360LA 
11175 Santa Monica Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90025

FREE PARKING::WIN 1 YEAR OF CREATIVE CLOUD::BOOK EXCHANGE::REFRESHMENTS::NETWORKING::DOOR PRIZES

Agenda


  • Some of the topics we will cover include:
  • Selection Tools and Techniques
  • Compositing with Layers
  • Blending Modes
  • Color Correction and Curves
  • Layer Styles: Bevels, Shadows, Glows, and More
  • Creating Backgrounds and Video Bumpers
  • Photoshop Video Editing

Schedule

  • 6:15 PM - Doors Open - Registration
  • 6:40 PM - Part 1
  • 7:50 PM - Networking Break / Tweetup @lawebprosgroup and Refreshments
  • 8:15 PM - Prize Drawing / Win Creative Cloud 1 Year Subscription
  • 8:25 PM - Part 2
  • 9:30 PM - Meeting End




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Posted by: Richard Harrington on Sep 23, 2013 at 6:29:00 pm Conferences

Time-lapse Tutorial: Choosing a Working Drive



Because your time-lapse shoots will result in a lot of data, it's important to consider data storage options. This tutorial explores data storage solutions for both desktop and mobile setups, and explains the importance of redundancy, security, and preventing data loss. Watch more at
http://www.lynda.com/After-Effects-tu....

This tutorial is a single movie from the Creating Time-Lapse Video course presented by lynda.com author Rich Harrington. The complete course is 3 hours and 27 minutes. Get on-location tips and post-production techniques to speed up time and create compelling visual effects with time-lapse photography.



Time-lapse Tutorial: Choosing a Working Drive Republished by Richard Harrington


Posted by: Richard Harrington on Sep 22, 2013 at 6:29:00 pm AdobeVideo

Do You Love After Effects? Get to Seattle This Week for AE World!

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If you’re an After Effects fan, you should check out the After Effects World Conference. It’s being held in Seattle this week. Several members of the Adobe team as well as top gurus speaking at the conference. I'll be there.

You can find out more at –
http://www.aftereffectsworld.com/why-attend-2/






Posted by: Richard Harrington on Sep 21, 2013 at 6:29:00 pm

An Introduction to the GoPro Hero3

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Whether you call it a sports cam, action cam, crash cam, or toy cam, the GoPro 3 has taken the production world by storm. While it’s not a true DSLR camera, we find ourselves mixing it into our production jobs all the time. For time-lapse, point-of-view, underwater, and aerial photography, these cameras are great.
In
this week’s episode, we start with an in-depth look at GoPro cameras. You’ll learn
What is a GoPro? Where did these cameras come from and what are they good for?
The GoPro bodies. What are the challenges with the form factor?
Essential GoPro gear. What do you need to get the best shots?
Powering the GoPro. How can a little camera use so much juice?
Accessing GoPro menus. How to stop driving yourself nuts pushing buttons and actually see what you’re doing.
Essential menu commands. Which commands will get you a quality shot?

GoPro cameras are a lot of fun and in future weeks we’ll cover using them for time-lapse shots, going underwater, and flying in a copter. Check out both the sample video above, and this week’s complete episode on lynda.com to learn how you can use a GoPro camera with your own projects.
GoPro is registered trademark of Woodman Labs, Inc.

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An Introduction to the GoPro Hero3 Republished by Richard Harrington


Posted by: Richard Harrington on Sep 20, 2013 at 6:29:00 pm

Using the History Brush



Wanting to combine multiple states of an image? Join Instructor Richard Harrington as he demonstrates how to utilize the History Brush in Adobe Photoshop.

Be sure to also check out the book and video training bundle —
Understanding Adobe Photoshop CS6: The Essential Techniques for Imaging Pro...

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Posted by: Richard Harrington on Sep 18, 2013 at 9:38:00 pm AdobePodcastPhotography

Generating a Web Gallery with Adobe Bridge



In this tutorial, find out how to create a customized web gallery in Adobe Bridge. Watch more here. Bridge is a huge timesaver and one of the mot overlooked apps in Adobe Creative Cloud and Creative Suite.

This a single movie from the Up and Running with Photoshop Automation course presented by lynda.com author Rich Harrington. The complete course is 2 hours and 37 minutes and shows how to utilize actions and automation in Adobe Photoshop and Bridge to speed up your workflow.

Introduction
1. Understanding Actions
2. Automate Commands
3. Using Scripts
4. Saving Time with Adobe Bridge
Conclusion

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Generating a Web Gallery with Adobe Bridge Republished by Richard Harrington


Posted by: Richard Harrington on Sep 18, 2013 at 6:29:00 pm Adobe

Time-lapse video tutorial: Basic moves on a slider



In this tutorial explore the basics of working with a Kessler camera slider in order to shoot time-lapse photography. Topics include setting the shoot's start and end points, adjusting the axis of the camera, and tips for keeping flicker out of your shots, including engaging the mirror lock-up and turning of noise reduction. Watch more at
http://www.lynda.com/After-Effects-tu....


This tutorial is a single movie from the Creating Time-Lapse Video course presented by lynda.com author Rich Harrington. The complete course is 3 hours and 27 minutes. Get on-location tips and post-production techniques to speed up time and create compelling visual effects with time-lapse photography.

  • Introduction
  • 1. What Is Time-Lapse Photography?
  • 2. Technical Essentials
  • 3. Equipment: What You'll Need and Might Want
  • 4. Choosing a Shooting Format
  • 5. A Better Timeline Panel
  • 6. The Exposure Triangle in Depth
  • 7. Using a Slider
  • 8. Shooting Time Lapse on a Smartphone or Tablet
  • 9. Managing Data from a Time-Lapse Shoot
  • 10. Organizing the Images for Post
  • 11. Developing the Images for Post
  • 12. Assembling a Time-Lapse Movie with Adobe Photoshop
  • 13. Assembling a Time-Lapse Movie with Adobe After Effects
  • 14. Assembling a Time-Lapse Movie with Adobe Premiere Pro
  • 15. Assembling a Time-Lapse Movie with Apple Final Cut Pro X
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Time-lapse video tutorial: Basic moves on a slider Republished by Richard Harrington


Posted by: Richard Harrington on Sep 17, 2013 at 6:29:00 pm PhotographyVideo

How To Read A Waveform Monitor & Vectorscope

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When reading video scopes for the first time, it can be tough to figure out what you’re actually looking at. But tools like waveform monitors and vectorscopes can help with the exposure and color in your shots—and are definitely worth the time spent learning how to use them.
The primary thing to keep in mind is that these tools are more accurate than your eyes in providing an objective, analytical snapshot of your video signal. This week we’ll explore

  • Why scopes are essential in helping you achieve better shots
  • How a histogram complements the information on a waveform monitor
  • How to use a waveform monitor to judge exposure and contrast
  • How to use a vectorscope to analyze hues and saturation in a shot

Learning how to use both a waveform monitor and vectorscope can really aid you in getting beautiful shots that are properly exposed, and with vibrant, consistent color. Be sure to check out both the sample video below, and this week’s complete episode on lynda.com to learn how you can use them with your own projects.




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Posted by: Richard Harrington on Sep 16, 2013 at 6:29:00 pm DSLR VideoVideo

Photographers Tamara Lackey & Joel Grimes plus Facebook’s New Policy — Photofocus Podcast 9/15/13

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Here is the new podcast feed: 
feed://feeds.feedburner.com/photofocuspodcast
Get the show here  or get it on iTunes
This week’s show is a triple scoop of goodness.  We’ve got three interviews to satisfy your creative, technical, and business needs. Join hosts
Rich Harrington and Melissa Niu for interviews with important thought leaders.

First up, Rich talks with Tamara Lackey who is a professional photographer, speaker, and author. She focusses on  lifestyle photography, from children’s portraits to celebrity portraits.  Tamara’s work has been featured in dozens of media outlets, including Parenting Magazine, O – The Oprah Magazine, Town & Country, Vogue, Food & Wine, Men’s Journal, Nikon World, Professional Photographer Magazine, Rangefinder Magazine, Photoshop User Magazine, NBC’s The Martha Stewart Show, ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, PBS’ Need to Know and NBC’s The Today Show.


Rich and Tamara discuss:

  • What she’s been working on lately
  • The What If Day Camps to recharge your creativity
  • How bringing art and business together taught her a lesson
  • Tips on balancing your personal, business, and family life
  • Three things that you can do to change bad habits that are holding you back
  • Practicing with your equipment so you know it cold

Next up, Melissa Niu sets down with Joel Grimes. Joel is a commercial advertising photographer with a distinct style. His unique approach has earned him work from top advertising agencies and art buyers.

Melissa and Joel discuss:
  • How he started out
  • Advice for branding your work
  • How Joel defined his look
  • How compositing and digital photography affected his workflow
  • What you need to do to master your look
  • Advantages of HDR
  • Our handicaps and the beauty of working and overcoming them
  • How his color blindness affected and contributed to his look
  • Tips to achieve your goals

Last up, we dig deep into the recent
Facebook controversy. Photographers are giving up even more rights by posting to the social network.  We went straight to the top to get a leading legal expert.  Terry Hart, the Director of Legal Policy for the Copyright Alliance breaks through the hype and rumors and walks us through the real repercussions.
Rich and Terry discuss:
  • Why is this Facebook change creating such a buzz
  • Why Facebook wants your content
  • What are you granting Facebook to do with your content?
  • What Facebook says they will do versus what the terms of service says they can do
  • Suggestions on how to protect your interests when using a social network
  • Why watermarking your content won’t protect you
  • Can you change your mind and “un-post” content?
  • How to use 3rd party sites to share links
  • Why is this becoming  a legal issue and Congress getting involved?
  • How can groups like the Copyright Alliance and American Society of Media Photographers help?
  • Where can you go to learn more about copyright
Disclaimer: This show presents several ideas and techniques that we hope help you.  These are just some ways of approaching the issues at hand.  Combine with your own skill for best results.
Download  — http://photofocuspodcast.libsyn.com/webpage
Hosted by Rich Harrington and Melissa Niu
Please post a review for the Podcast on iTunes — http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/photofocus/id512223214






Posted by: Richard Harrington on Sep 15, 2013 at 6:29:00 pm PhotographyPodcast

Use a Field Monitor for Better Shots

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A common phrase among DSLR pros is that “everything looks good on the back of the camera LCD.” While intended as a joke, the phrase really means that it’s hard to judge aspects of your shot like critical focus, color, and exposure using the LCD on the back of a DSLR camera. As these LCDs are generally very small, it can also be difficult for on-set clients and team members (like a focus puller) to clearly see what the camera is actually shooting.

That’s where field monitors come in. Over the past few years, lightweight field monitors offering flexible connectivity, high-resolution large screens, and extensive features have become more affordable. This week, we’ll explore the benefits of using a field monitor, including

· What a field monitor is, and how it helps you in the field
· How to connect a field monitor to your camera
· Using peaking or focus in red to assist in getting sharp focus
· Using zebra patterns and color assist options to get proper exposure
· Passing the video signal thru a field monitor to other devices, like an electric viewfinder (EVF) or larger client monitor.



Field monitors can immediately improve the quality of your shots, so be sure to check out the episode to learn how you can use them in your own shooting workflow. And remember, each week’s DSLR Video Tips episode is free for seven days, so be sure to tell all your video and photography friends to watch it this week.
Often you’ll only have one chance to get interview audio right, so check out this week’s episode so you’ll be prepared before your next shoot. Remember, each week’s episode is free for seven days–tell your video and photography friends to watch for free.
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Posted by: Richard Harrington on Sep 14, 2013 at 6:29:00 pm DSLR Video

The Refine Edge Command for Better Selections and Adjustments



Are you trying to adjust a selection? Join Instructor Richard Harrington as he demonstrates how to use the Refine Edge Command in Adobe Photoshop.

Be sure to also check out the book and video training bundle —
Understanding Adobe Photoshop CS6: The Essential Techniques for Imaging Pro...

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Posted by: Richard Harrington on Sep 12, 2013 at 9:38:00 pm AdobePodcastPhotography

Time-lapse Tutorial: Tracking the Sun's Position



When, and for how long, are you shooting your time-lapse sequence? Sun position can play a vital role in your shoot and knowing the sun's location ahead of time can help you plan ahead. In this tutorial, learn how to use the Sun Seeker app, available for both iOS and Android devices, in order to track the location of the sun. Watch more at
http://www.lynda.com/After-Effects-tu....

This tutorial is a single movie from the Creating Time-Lapse Video course presented by lynda.com author Rich Harrington. The complete course is 3 hours and 27 minutes. Get on-location tips and post-production techniques to speed up time and create compelling visual effects with time-lapse photography.

Introduction
1. What Is Time-Lapse Photography?
2. Technical Essentials
3. Equipment: What You'll Need and Might Want
4. Choosing a Shooting Format
5. A Better Timeline Panel
6. The Exposure Triangle in Depth
7. Using a Slider
8. Shooting Time Lapse on a Smartphone or Tablet
9. Managing Data from a Time-Lapse Shoot
10. Organizing the Images for Post
11. Developing the Images for Post
12. Assembling a Time-Lapse Movie with Adobe Photoshop
13. Assembling a Time-Lapse Movie with Adobe After Effects
14. Assembling a Time-Lapse Movie with Adobe Premiere Pro
15. Assembling a Time-Lapse Movie with Apple Final Cut Pro X



Time-lapse Tutorial: Tracking the Sun's Position Republished by Richard Harrington


Posted by: Richard Harrington on Sep 12, 2013 at 6:29:00 pm VideoPhotography

Using Photoshop Layer Comps



Do you want to store the state of several layers? Join Instructor Richard Harrington as he demonstrates how to use layer comps in Adobe Photoshop.

Be sure to also check out the book and video training bundle —
Understanding Adobe Photoshop CS6: The Essential Techniques for Imaging Pro...

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Using Photoshop Layer Comps Republished by Richard Harrington


Posted by: Richard Harrington on Sep 9, 2013 at 9:38:00 pm AdobePodcastPhotography

Stop Motion, Slow Motion, and They Might Be Giants



A little distraction… that combines three things I love. They Might be Giants have always been one of my favorites (they're one of two actual Fan Clubs I belong too). A great song and well-executed video.

Check out some more of the creative team (Hoku & Adam's) work
here.



Stop Motion, Slow Motion, and They Might Be Giants Republished by Richard Harrington


Posted by: Richard Harrington on Sep 8, 2013 at 11:43:00 pm HumorVideo

DSLR tutorial: You call this a mic?



This specific tutorial is from the DSLR Video Tips series presented by lynda.com authors Rich Harrington and Robbie Carman. The complete DSLR Video Tips course is presented as a weekly lynda.com series and covers the most common questions videographers encounter when shooting and editing with DSLR (digital single-lens reflex) cameras, from choosing a frame size and frame rate to understanding moiré. This digital video tutorial looks at one of the reasons the audio recorded with your DSLR sounds so bad: it might be your mic. Watch more at
http://www.lynda.com/course-tutorials....



DSLR tutorial: You call this a mic? Republished by Richard Harrington


Posted by: Richard Harrington on Sep 8, 2013 at 6:29:00 pm DSLR Video

Postprocessing choices for time-lapse photography



I love timelapse photography. And here's my new class all about the topic!
Get the class here – http://www.lynda.com/After-Effects-tutorials/Creating-Time-Lapse-Video/1379...




Postprocessing choices for time-lapse photography Republished by Richard Harrington


Posted by: Richard Harrington on Sep 7, 2013 at 6:29:00 pm DSLR VideoVideo

New Class on Micro Four Thirds Photography



I'm proud to announce my new class on Micro Four-Thirds video and photo. I am so excited about this new technology and how liberating it is for shooting. This was shot with one of meet best friends, Scott Bourne.

The micro four-thirds sensor format is enabling a new generation of cameras that combine compact size with DSLR-like features, such as interchangeable lenses. In this course, Rich Harrington and Scott Bourne introduce the micro four-thirds format, detailing its strengths and weaknesses for both photography and video, offering buying advice, and sharing tips for getting the best results when shooting with a micro four-thirds camera.

This course was created and produced by Rich Harrington. We are honored to host this content in our library.

Topics include:

  • What is the micro four-thirds format?
  • Understanding the advantages and disadvantages of micro four-thirds
  • Choosing a micro four-thirds body
  • Choosing the best lens
  • Using image stabilization
  • Shooting video with a micro four-thirds camera
  • Improving your audio





New Class on Micro Four Thirds Photography Republished by Richard Harrington


Posted by: Richard Harrington on Sep 6, 2013 at 6:29:00 pm PhotographyVideo

Mastering Exposure, HDR, and Meet The New Team — Photofocus Podcast 9/5/13

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Rich Harrington has two great guests on the Photofocus podcast this week.
First up, a return from Panoramic, Landscape, and HDR guru
Ron Pepper.  We explore myths about HDR, killer techniques, and advanced controls.  No matter what your style of shooting or subject matter, you’ll learn a ton.

You’ll learn:
  • A complete understanding of exposure
  • Bracketing tips for capturing any scene
  • How to master exposure
  • Shooting HDR handheld
  • How to remove Ghosting objects and deal with moving subjects
  • How to work within the limitations of your camera
  • How many shots to take for  the best HDR
  • Using Photomatix and Photoshop for HDR
You’ll also meet the new editor of Photofocus, Melissa Niu.  She’s got a true passion for showcasing the best folks in the photo industry.  You’ll hear Melissa on future shows and see her work on the website.
Disclaimer: This show presents several ideas and techniques that we hope help you.  These are just some ways of approaching the issues at hand.  Combine with your own skill for best results.
Download  — http://photofocuspodcast.libsyn.com/webpage
Hosted by Rich Harrington
Please post a review for the Podcast on iTunes — http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/photofocus/id512223214





Posted by: Richard Harrington on Sep 5, 2013 at 6:29:00 pm PodcastPhotography

Using Random Fills in Photoshop



Do you want to create a pattern using a photo? Join Instructor Richard Harrington as he utilizes Random Fills in Adobe Photoshop.

Be sure to also check out the book and video training bundle —
Understanding Adobe Photoshop CS6: The Essential Techniques for Imaging Pro...

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Using Random Fills in Photoshop Republished by Richard Harrington


Posted by: Richard Harrington on Sep 4, 2013 at 9:38:00 pm AdobePodcastPhotography

New Class on Time-lapse Photography



I love timelapse photography. And here's my new class all about the topic!
Get the class here – http://www.lynda.com/After-Effects-tutorials/Creating-Time-Lapse-Video/1379...

Learn how to speed up time and create compelling visual effects with time-lapse photography. Join Rich Harrington in the field as he captures nature's patterns at Red Rock Canyon in southwestern Nevada, and shows how to frame your scene and choose the proper camera settings. He'll show you how to capture great images, whether you're using a DSLR camera and a motorized slider or just a smartphone you have handy. Then join him back in the studio to transform your still footage into a storytelling time-lapse video, using tools like Photoshop, Premiere Pro, and Final Cut Pro.
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Topics include:
  • What is time-lapse photography?
  • Why shoot with a still camera?
  • Choosing a frame size and frame rate
  • Using an internal or external intervalometer
  • Selecting a memory card
  • Tracking the sun's position
  • Deciding how long to shoot
  • Using a slider
  • Shooting time lapse on a smartphone or tablet
  • Removing noise and spots with Adobe Camera Raw
  • Importing the image sequence
  • Refining the duration and frame rate
  • Blending frames
  • Creating variable speed effects
  • Exporting your sequence

  • Timelapes3
Get the class here – http://www.lynda.com/After-Effects-tutorials/Creating-Time-Lapse-Video/1379...



New Class on Time-lapse Photography Republished by Richard Harrington


Posted by: Richard Harrington on Sep 3, 2013 at 6:29:00 pm VideoPhotographyAdobeDSLR Video

Setting the Ambient Light in After Effects


This Motion Control 3D tutorial shows how to create believable depth by adding ambient light to an animated photo in After Effects. Watch more at http://www.lynda.com/After-Effects-tu....

This tutorial is a single movie from the ninth chapter of the Motion Control 3D: Bringing Your Photos to Life in Three Dimensions course presented by lynda.com author Rich Harrington. The complete course is 1 hour and 40 minutes long and reveals how you can transport your photos into a three-dimensional world using the Motion Control 3D plugin for Adobe Photoshop and After Effects



Setting the Ambient Light in After Effects Republished by Richard Harrington


Posted by: Richard Harrington on Sep 2, 2013 at 6:29:00 pm AdobeMotion Graphics

Stable Shots with a Micro Four-Thirds Camera


Let me show you how to stabilize a Micro Four-Thirds camera.  For some of the cameras, the stabilization is part of the camera and not the lens.
You can check out the whole class 
here and get a free trial membership here.



Stable Shots with a Micro Four-Thirds Camera Republished by Richard Harrington


Posted by: Richard Harrington on Sep 1, 2013 at 6:29:00 pm PhotographyVideo

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