Deborah Sandidge and I kicked off our Miami South Beach Art Deco photo workshop and tour yesterday and we’re having a blast! The first portfolio review is coming up soon, and then we’re off for more evening shooting. We have a great group of enthusiastic students and it’s a real privilege to be with such wonderful people!
If you’re running Lightroom CC 2015.2 (newest release) on a Mac, you may get unexpected hangs and/or crashes, especially during batch export. The workaround, according to Adobe, is to go into Preferences, and in the “General” tab, uncheck the “Show ‘Add Photos’ Screen,” quit, and then re-launch Lightroom. I tested it after experiencing this issue while exporting a 166 image time-lapse and found it to work. Hopefully the issue will be corrected quickly.
UPDATE: 9 October 2016
Adobe has released Lightroom CC 2015.2.1 which appears to fix the hang/crash issue when exporting images.
Adobe rolled out updates to Photoshop CC and Lightroom CC early today. In addition to new camera/lens profiles, this update adds local Dehaze adjustments to the Develop Module (and ACR 9.2). You can now apply the Dehaze effects locally with brush and gradient tools.
I really like the Dehaze effect; it’s similar to clarity but the contrast adjustment isn’t quite as intense. You can also use it in the negative direction to create the appearance of fog/haze. It’s a tool that is particularly well-suited for enhancing night sky images of the Milky Way.
Adobe has also modified the Import dialog in LR, something I will investigate shortly. In the meantime, enjoy the new features. Note: the Dehaze feature is only available in Lightroom CC 2015 and will not appear in Lightroom 6.
Today, I presented a webinar on the art of long exposure photography. If you missed the live presentation, you can watch it on YouTube. Be sure to check out Stretching Time, my new eBook on long exposure digital photography!
After a few low clouds passed through, I got a pretty good view of last night’s “Supermoon” eclipse. I set up my Nikon D810 on a tripod with the 500 mm f/4 AFS G VR Nikkor, and used my intervalometer to capture photos every two minutes. As the eclipse progressed, I tweaked exposure settings to make sure I captured the orange red glow of the eclipse. I then merged the images in Photoshop to create this composite.
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Interested in photographing the night sky? Check out The Night Sky Photography Handbook.