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Lewis Kemper Releases Two New Apps: Lightroom 5 and Light, Color, & Composition

October 30, 2013 Equipment Software, Nature, Photoshop HDR 1 Comment

Written by: Charlie Borland

Noted landscape photographer and Outdoor Photographer contributor Lewis Kemper has been teaching Photoshop, Lightroom, and nature photography both online and at many noted venues, for years. He just released two new apps, or as these are called: DAPS, which stands for Digital Artist Presentations.

Lewis’s very popular online courses: The Photographers Toolbox for Lightroom have been very popular and is now available as a DAP: an online course for Smart Devices. He has also added: Light, Color, and Composition, a photography course for nature photographers also in the DAP format. Coming soon will be the Photographers Toolbox for Photoshop.

These are cloud based courses that can be watched anytime on a smartphone, computer, or digital tablet. The Photographers Toolbox for Lightroom includes 8.5 hours of video training on Lightroom 5 and covers how to Import and Export images, using the Library to improve your workflow, keywording, searching, rating and organizing your images.

All the new features of Lightroom 5 including The Radial Filter, Smart Previews, and improvements to the Develop, Book and Slideshow Modules are also included.  In the Develop Module, Lewis covers: creating a custom Develop Setting, Camera Calibration, all the tools including the Lens Corrections, Adjustment Brush, Graduated Filter, Radial Filter and Noise Reduction.

His other DAP: Light, Color and Composition includes over 1.5 hours of video instruction on the most important aspects of photography. Subjects such as; composing more varied and effective images, expanding your ability to “see” images; learning how to think about the direction and characteristics of light; using color just as you can use lines, shape and form enhance your compositions; give a distinctive feel to your images based on Cool tones with a Warm Accent; Warm tones with Cool Accent; mastering composition fundamentals including the Rule of Thirds, Leading Lines, Repeated Patterns and Horizontal vs Vertical placement. The presentation includes:  5 video tutorials on processing HDR images, Photoshop/Lightroom, Nik HDR Efex 2, and much more.

You also have access to all 145 images used in the videos to view the pictures and see all the technical data on how they were created! The DAP is dynamic so you can add feedback, get response from Lewis and see updates when they are added for no additional cost!

Pretty cool!

You can watch the video demos and order the DAPS on Lewis site or click below for the online courses:

Photographers Toolbox for Lightroom

Light, Color, and Composition

To view more of Lewis’s offerings, visit his website here.

Have you tried Lewis’s apps, and if so please leave a comment.

Related posts: Lewis Kemper Talks Nature Photography, Photoshop, and The Photography Business, Sunrise, Sunset, and Angle of Sun; There is an App for That!


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