Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Lightroom 2 In Reverse Part 2 - Rapid Fire Retouching

Good Morning Everybody,
So did you get through all those blogs yesterday? I don't know about you guys and girls, but sometimes I thinks it's therapy to hit some of the other sites just to get a fresh take on ideas, technique, photography, work flow - whatever. Now I'm not talking about spending hours and hours, but a short break every now and then is good for the creative juices. Anyway, I don't want waste to much time. I've got a pretty cool Technique Tuesday for everybody today, so let's get right to it.

Lightroom 2 In Reverse Part 2 - Rapid Fire Retouching
I think you are really going to like the retouching technique I'm discussing today. We have used our "tried and true" ways of doing retouching in Photoshop for years. Today's technique shows how you can use Lightroom 2 to achieve some wonderful results without even having to make the trip to Photoshop. Sure, we still let Photoshop do all the retouching heavy lifting for us, but many times this quick "rocket speed" trick in Lightroom 2 will fill the bill just fine. Hit the PLAY button below for the rest of the story...

Hey everybody, that's it for me today. It's back to work on the book, "Weddings and Beyond..." or "To Have and Hold...," or "David Ziser's Wedding Cookbook for Digital Photographers..." Nope, we still don't have a title selected, any suggestions from our DPT readers? Heck, I might just give you a signed copy of the book if I use your title ;~). See everybody tomorrow for yet another never-ending edition of The Analysis Of A wedding Shoot. See you then, -David


  1. It's true; great minds really do think alike! I used exactly the same technique just yesterday morning on a senior.

    Keep up the great work!

  2. Hi David, rarely post buy always read your site. THANKS for all you do. The technique looks great and I'll probably make the 1st part a preset. Any chance you could post before/afters on these techniques? I'm old and have a hard time seeing stuff in the small videos you post.

  3. Wow! Another great one by David Ziser. Just those few adjustments made all the difference, which makes your work so much more than just ordinary. Love to watch your tourials.

  4. Here's a title for you David... "Through David's Lense: A Digital Photographer's Guide to Weddings."

    LOVE the site and your kelby training videos too. Can't wait to pick up your book! Good luck!

    Gonna plug my own blog while I'm here too http://newenglandexposure.blogspot.com

  5. I have tried to load this several times today, without luck. Am I the only one? The movie starts to play and then freezes.

  6. Dave I too can never getthe whole thing to load on all the tutorials any idea... BOOK TITLE

    "Wedding Photography from A to Ziser"

    posted by Aaron Noble

  7. What about

    "Special Moments"
    The ultimate guide to wedding photography by David Ziser

  8. I like the way you name your photographs...one of those names would probably work for your book. Something like "Cherishing the Moment" then put that picture n the cover.

    You should put these video tips on iTunes as a podcast.

  9. As for a title:
    "Analysis of a Wedding Shoot: A Complete Guide to Wedding (and Event) Photography."

    I don't know if you are covering other events in the content of the book, or strictly weddings, so the "and Event" is in parenthesis.

  10. how about "David on Digital"

    Nice tutorial, David. I am going to start my blog up again here right away. You have given me some great starting points.

    All my best,


  11. Hi David,
    That was interesting that you posted something like this because I did almost the same process just the other day and it came out great. http://gagethompsonphotography.blogspot.com/
    Thanks for posting all this great info. I look forward to seeing more.


  12. Great site. For the book title, I'd suggest leveraging the name recognition of your blog with something like "Digital Pro Talk for Wedding Phtographers."