Andrew Childress
I'm Andrew Childress, a photographer, writer and entrepreneur from the southeast. I've always loved people photography because they're impossible to reproduce exactly.
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    Lightroom for Photographers

    17 lessons, 2.1 hours
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    Shooting Stars: Rating and Filtering Pictures in LightroomPreview stars
    Lightroom's power to organize your image collection grows with each bit of data you add to the images. In this tutorial, you'll learn creative ways to apply the stars system to rate and rank your images.Read More…
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    Unlocking the Power of Lightroom Color LabelsPreview image
    Color labels help you organize your images and tag your images with meaningful labels. Find out how to power up your Lightroom workflow in this tutorial.Read More…
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    How to Use Lightroom Edits Outside of LightroomAplr preview image
    In this tutorial, you'll learn how to enable metadata to use Lightroom edits with other software, such as Photoshop and Bridge.Read More…
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    Building a Bulletproof Image Backup SetupBackup icon
    It's only a matter of time before you'll lose a hard drive with your precious images. This article will teach you the principles of building an ideal backup system for photographers.Read More…
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    Meet Lightroom MobilePreview ipad
    Adobe brings Lightroom to iPad, photographers everywhere rejoice. Thoughts from a frequent Lightroom user on Adobe's latest innovation.Read More…
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    Master the Toughest Parts of Shooting WeddingsWedding preview
    Wedding photography is an exciting and high pressure niché that photographers are quick to dive into, often without enough preparation. In this article, you'll learn from my experiences (and mistakes) about how to properly manage a wedding day.Read More…
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    Building a Location Database with LightroomLocation db thumb large
    If you are a busy photographer with frequent shoots, you might struggle to keep variety in your shoot locations. In this tutorial, you'll learn how to build a location database using your smartphone and Adobe Lightroom. Once you've built a collection of locations to utilize, you can easily reference and plan locations for your upcoming shoots.Read More…
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    Quick Tip: Syncing and Correcting Camera TimePreview retina
    It’s easy to forget to keep your camera’s time set properly. This quick tip will show you the importance of syncing the time on your cameras, and will help you fix it in Lightroom in case you forgot to.Read More…
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    A Five Minute Guide to Cropping in LightroomLightroom crop prelg
    Cropping is one of the key components of improving your images in post production. Lightroom has tons of tools to help improve the composition of your images long after you make them. In this screencast, you’ll learn all about the advanced features of Lightroom’s cropping tool and how to get the most out of them.Read More…
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    Building a Film Style Look in LightroomAc filmgrain prelg
    If there's has been a noticeable trend in post-production in the past few years, it's the enthusiasm for old school, film-style looks. Multiple preset packs and actions exist to take your images back in time. However, in this tutorial, we'll learn how to build and customize our look in three easy steps in Adobe Lightroom.Read More…
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    100 More Free Presets for LightroomPresets1
    We all love our presets. Here are another 100 more free presets for Lightroom from across the web. This set is heavy on vintage, HDR, and classic film looks. Load these into Lightroom 4 or 5 for one click editing effects.Read More…
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    Overcoming Your Fear of Flash with Five TechniquesAc fearflash prelg
    When you first pick up a camera and a couple of lenses, the next accessory on the list is usually a flash. While it's pretty easy to make a flash produce enough light for a good exposure, it's rather hard to make these flash-lit images look good. This challenge usually relegates the flash to an option of last resort, only used in the darkest situations. I hope to alleviate any fears you have of your flash in this video.Read More…