Conrad Chavez | Author & photographer | Photoshop & Adobe Creative Cloud training

Author & photographer  •  Brightbox Studio LLC

Learn Adobe Premiere Pro CC for Video Communication: Adobe Certified Associate Exam Preparation

Training for Adobe Creative Cloud desktop and mobile workflows including Photoshop, Lightroom, InDesign, Illustrator, Premiere Pro, OS X, and more. See all books and videos, or see the latest articles below.

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See a set of my prints on display through February 12, 2017 as part of a group exhibition. More info on my blog: Journey Through the Lenses group photo exhibition


Italy: Palio di Siena

France: Fête de Ganesh

India: Vatsalya Udayan

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Rethinking the Pixel: It’s All Relative Now

How big is a pixel? As displays advanced from around 96 ppi to well over 300 ppi, designers needed a way to keep the size of type and objects consistent across devices of different resolutions. The answer was to update the definition of a pixel, in a way that's more familiar than you might think.

Choosing a Website for Your Photos

Find the best photo hosting website for your work by considering the purpose of your photography, your budget, your design requirements, and your workflow.

How to Digitize a Film Archive with Adobe Lightroom or Adobe Camera Raw

Give old film a new digital life with this complete workflow for Lightroom or Adobe Camera Raw with Bridge.

Protect Your Images on Social Media with Photoshop and Lightroom

To market your photos you must show them online, but that can leave them open to unauthorized copying and usage. Learn to maximize the benefits of sharing your images online while minimizing the risk of having them pirated.

Better Tools for Tones: Why I Don’t Look at the Histogram

The histogram helps you evaluate the tone and color characteristics of an image. But it turns out that newer tools in Lightroom and Camera Raw are better at showing you the tonal problems you’ll most want to solve.

Getting Sharp Images: The Big Picture

You affect image sharpness by many decisions you make at all stages of the photographic process, even before you take a digital photograph. After you take it, how you manage image contrast defines sharpness through the rest of the workflow.

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