How to Fix Too Much Red on Faces Using Only Lightroom

Here’s a quick video in which I walk through a very simple technique for correcting too much red in faces using just Lightroom.

I picked this tip up from Aaron Nace’s tutorial on a similar technique in Photoshop. I generally try to avoid going to Photoshop if it is something I can deal with in Lightroom. It’s just faster and a preferred piece of software for me.

If you need to do this in Photoshop, check out this Phlearn video for an explanation of how to accomplish this inside Photoshop, where you’ll have much more control in isolating colors.


Canon EOS M Firmware Update Version 2.0.2


Canon has released new firmware for the EOS M. Firmware version 2.0.2 is supposed to address the AF speed issues that are so detrimental to the enjoyment of an otherwise good camera (read my EOS M Review). Additionally, it adds support for the new EF-M 11-22mm f/4-5.6 IS STM lens.

Specifically, firmware version 2.0.2 adresses the following issues: [Read more…]

Canon EOS M Firmware Upgrade Might Just Make it an Awesome Camera


The Canon EOS M had all the potential in the world to be a market leader; however, Canon utterly failed in producing a competent AF system. Accordingly, the EOS M has been highly criticized for its sluggish performance and sales appear to have been equally sluggish.

While Canon has blamed the poor lens selection for the EOS M’s failure to fly off store shelves, the rest of the photographic community knows that it’s the slow AF system that keeps people from buying in. I love the EF-M 22mm f/2 lens that Canon includes as a kit lens for the EOS M – it’s compact, a great focal length as a walkaround lens and it has a nice, fast aperture. But, again, the AF speed is unacceptable.

When Canon announced the EF-M 11-22mm f/4-5.6 IS STM lens earlier this month, the company also revealed that a firmware update would be forthcoming for the EOS M and will improve the system’s AF performance. Now, it appears we have video proof of just what firmware version 2.0.2 for the EOS M will do. [Read more…]

Nikon ViewNX 2.7.5 and Capture NX 2.4.2 Updates Available

Nikon ViewNX 2

Nikon has released ViewNX 2.7.5 and Capture NX 2.4.2, which fix a bug with Nikon D600 files as described below.

When RAW images captured with a D600 running C firmware Ver. 1.01 at an Image area setting of DX (24×16) 1.5× and any Active D-Lighting setting other than Off were opened in Capture NX 2, a bright (whitish) diagonal line was visible. This issue has been resolved.

You can down the updates from Nikon’s website at the following links: ViewNX 2.7.5 | Capture NX 2.4.2

Canon Issues Product Advisory for 5D Mark III and 1D X re: Autofocus Speed with Speedlite AF Assist Beam


Following the recent forum posting by a moderator in Canon’s official forums, Canon has issued a product advisory concerning the slow AF speed for the 5D Mark III and 1D X when using a Speedlite AF assist beam.

Firmware updates to address this issue are expected for the 5D Mark III and 1D X in April 2013 and May 2013, respectively.

The full product advisory from Canon is reproduced below. [Read more…]