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Fixing Lens Distortion Manually in Lightroom

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Sometimes, cropping and straightening is just not enough to fix a crooked or bloated image. Instead, you might have to fix the distortion and perspective of the shot. I bet you  don’t even realize just how much  distortion there is in your photos. Luckily, Lightroom makes this very easy for photographers to correct.

An often overlooked but highly useful feature in Lightroom is the ability to make manual lens distortion corrections. This filter is designed to fix common issues within a photo (such as barrel or pinch distortion, vignetting, and chromatic aberration aka, “that annoying purple fringe.”).  Within Lightroom, these controls are under the Develop module, in the Lens Corrections panel (Ctrl + 6).  The same effects can be done with ACR and within Photoshop, using the Lens Correction filter.

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Wedding blogging at Breathe! | Engagement Etiquette

I’m blogging wedding tips, tricks and inspiration over at Breathe Magazine, a “lifestyle magazine for on-the-go women, offering insightful perspectives on health and fitness, food and nutrition, outdoor adventures, as well as style and living.”…

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Friday Freebie | Save the Date printable

For the first Friday Freebie on here, I’m posting this really sweet print-at-home Save the Date announcement. The card measures 6 inches square, and you’re welcome to it for personal use.…

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Flash blast from the past — Charlottesville potographer

I blame my mother. I like shopping second-hand: thrift stores, antique shops, used bookstores, the little old lady down the street cleaning out her attic… There is something more exciting, as if it’s more about the thrill of discovery. It’s as if you’ve found…

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Putting together a shot list – Virginia wedding photographer

If you’ve not been exposed to Offbeat Bride, PREPARE TO HAVE YOUR MIND BLOWN. Not only do they showcase some of the coolest left-of-center weddings, they also provide some really great advice for even the most traditional bride. This article today, from Offbeat Megan, really…