Photomerge Strategies in Lightroom Classic

Photomerge strategies for creative panoramic photography using Lightroom Classic – I take you out of the studio and up on Mount Lemmon near Tucson, Arizona to shoot panoramic images in a few different ways using the Fuji X-T2. Then, we head back home and dig into Lightroom Classic comparing how in-camera panoramics stack up against the merged horizontal and vertical versions from Lightroom!

Check out daily model photography sets and more at my Patreon  and see more robust tutorials at my Skillshare!

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This week’s featured model on my Patreon – Kate Eff

This week’s model set for $5 Patreon subscribers is Kate Eff- a proud midwestern transplant to Portland.  I shot with Kate in early December in a particularly strange mutated fashion.  And as always on my Patreon, there’s explainer video to make the sets educational as well as entertaining!

How To Delete Synced Images in Both Lightroom CC and Lightroom Classic

https://www.youtube.com/edit?o=U&video_id=BNnyQbF81L0

When Adobe rolled out Lightroom CC in late 2017, it created a swath of confusion- where exactly are your images when you run both LR CC and Lightroom Classic, and how do you clean out your Creative Cloud without deleting your images in every library and every drive? Here’s a quick tip on how to do just that!

Check out more in-depth tutorials at http://www.skillshare.com/r/davidmiller and help support the work of Primordial Creative studio at http://www.patreon.com/davidmiller

Dyeing Haley w Jenny Strebe

“Dyeing Haley” is a collaboration with hair guru Jenny Strebe aka The Confessions of a Hairstylist, filmed in her studio in Scottsdale Arizona.
I’ve known Jenny since 2010 and it’s amazing that she’s blown up as one of those people doing convention circuits and reality shows, incredibly well known in the hair styling community. Of course I know nothing about the hair styling community so she’s still just Jenny to me! We decided to do some collaborative video work and here’s the first result.
I wanted to add I have a lot of respect and admiration for hair and makeup artists, and every so often I choose to do work that reflects those skills. Like, I can imagine Maggie with a ridiculously tall hair pile on top of her.
I made sure to film my body painter friend and another LA makeup artist doing their things to get similar kinds of videos. The irony is I’m making these as I’m leaving my studio, but those kinds of artists aren’t even able to come film in my space… and the ones who have done hair and makeup in my space, I was too busy setting it up to film them at all!
Since Jenny has lights and a nice clean environment to shoot/ film in up in Scottsdale, I think we’ll kick a bunch of these out over the next year.
model: @halhaus
hairstylist: Jenny Strebe
music + visuals: Primordial Creative

Instant Film Weekdays on Patreon

I’ve been thinking about how to grow my Patreon and some of the surveying I’ve done says people are  largely interested in the trippy instant film work I do.  I planned on doing mostly instant film work anyways during 2018- I have an animated show I’m work on, and so for sanity’s sake any still work I do needs to not involve a lot of Lightroom or Photoshop- so to that end…
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INSTANT FILM WEEKDAYS at a $15 “Bulldog” level.  This will be a single  featured instax or polaroid shot, Monday-Friday, every week, throughout 2018 and presumably beyond.  
Saturdays are still model set releases and Sundays will be art video and/ or tutorial drops.  That means content every single day on my Patreon.  
Predicting some questions:
Do I have enough instant film work to populate this?  Hell yes I do- it’s programmed for 4 months already!  There is a ridiculous amount of work I’ve never posted anywhere.
Are they all model images?  Around 90% model images.  9% my daughter Maggie.  1% other things.
Are these just a bunch of boring nothingburgers instant film pictures of a girl and empty space?  No- I work very hard to make all my photos interesting in one way or another.  Just because you’re using instant film is no excuse to have them have zero inherent creativity.
Are you selling any of these instant film shots?  Yes, if I still have them or am not holding on to the originals for a gallery show.  I have an eBay with several instax for sale. 
Bulldogs also get weekly model sets and access to all my photography/ videography/ animation tutorials- have a gander here!
 

The Business of Being An Indie Artist – a Udemy course, launching today with a special coupon

I’m proud to announce a new course on my Udemy channel, The Business of Being an Indie Artist!

Independent artists are often left to their own devices when it comes to management of their income streams and business choices, and without some guidance, they may find themselves twisting in the wind.

In my 20 years as an artist I’ve presented/ sold/ exhibited my own craft, been a hired freelancer for others, and worked in arts administration/ education/ retail/ exhibition spaces.  I have found ways to survive and live a comfortable life for my family as an independent artist, and wanted to make a course that could help others along their path.  I know exactly what it is like to leave art school and think “what now?”, having paid student loans to learn a trade that has no apparent career path.

Fortunately, we live in a time where an individual, independent artist can be in touch with a worldwide audience, apply for support from a network of artist grants and residencies, have access to public studio spaces or create worlds entirely from their own home digital tools – we cover these options and more for the independent artist in this course.

The course sale is only $9.99 with this Udemy coupon for the next 48 hours!