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Ron Leach  |  Feb 26, 2024  |  0 comments

Are you struggling to capture consistently sharp images in the camera without resorting to post processing? If so, the video below from the Photo Genius YouTube channel will explain how to solve most common focusing problems in barely 10 minutes.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 22, 2024  |  0 comments

We'd all love to shoot with the best equipment that money can buy, but most of us simply can't afford that luxury. But guess what? According to one of our favorite outdoor photographers, "It's possible to capture pro-quality images with entry level gear."

Ron Leach  |  Feb 16, 2024  |  0 comments

The goal of today's video is to debunk a common myth that it's essential to always shoot in manual mode if you want to capture the best possible images. In fact, you may be surprised by why Aperture Priority is such a powerful choice for achieving consistently accurate exposures without fumbling around to change various other setting,

Ron Leach  |  Feb 15, 2024  |  0 comments

We can summarize the following tutorial in five words: "Don't believe everything you think"—at least as pertains to the "necessity" of using ISO 100 whenever possible when photographing nature and landscape scenes. Camera technology has changed dramatically since this became a common mantra, and one pro says it's time to reconsider the outdated rule.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 15, 2024  |  0 comments

Setting your camera to bracket exposures can help nail a shot when photographing landscape scenes in uncertain light. Yet, as you'll see in the tutorial below, sometimes this popular technique is merely a waste of time.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 12, 2024  |  0 comments

Properly maintaining photo gear is an essential "habit" if you want to prolong the life of your equipment and receive reliable performance. In the important tutorial below you'll learn the do's and don'ts for accomplishing this quickly and safely.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 08, 2024  |  0 comments

Money is pretty tight these days and that can be a big problem for photographers afflicted with Gear Acquisition Syndrome (G.A.S.)—especially those in need of a new (old) digital camera. But take heart, because this video from the oddly named FoxTailWhipz YouTube channel reveals five discontinued models that perform far above their pay grade.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 31, 2024  |  0 comments

You've probably heard the term "Expose to the Right" (ETTR) but do you understand the benefits of this somewhat controversial technique and know how to put it to use? Today's tutorial from the Hoffman Photography YouTube channel will get you up to speed so you can begin using ETTR today.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 23, 2024  |  0 comments

The craft of photography is full of long-held concepts and conventional wisdom that have proven helpful for years. But as technology, techniques, and editing software have evolved, some of these so-called "rules" deserve to be pushed to the wayside.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 12, 2024  |  0 comments

Nighttime photography opens up a lot of creative opportunities no matter where you live. That's because scenes that appear boring during the day take on a totally different look after the sun drops below the horizon. Sparkling lights add a whole new dimension whether you're shooting in the field on the street near your home.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 12, 2024  |  0 comments

Have you stumbled across a setting in your camera's menu called "Picture Styles" or "Picture Profiles" and wondered what they're all about? If so, you've come to the right placed today because choosing the best option for the task at hand can make a big difference in your results.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 04, 2024  |  0 comments

Exposing photos for the highlights can be a valuable technique for shooting during the day, and even more essential after the sun drops below the horizon. This tutorial provides two examples of the power of this technique and includes editing tips for quickly perfecting your results.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 02, 2024  |  0 comments

In may be a new year, but it's still "Tutorial Tuesday" at Park Cameras—a leading retailer in the UK that posts weekly photography lessons for their customers and the rest of us who want to improve our skills. Today's episode is all about employing exposure bracketing in the conventional way, as well as for other tasks you may not have used it for in the past.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 28, 2023  |  0 comments

You're likely familiar with the claim by so-called purists that "You're not a real photographer unless you shoot in Manual mode." Since we avoid profanity on this page, let's just say that's  simply a bunch of nonsense.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 26, 2023  |  0 comments

We all know that photography is all about light, and even the best cameras make mistakes rendering what they "see"—yielding images that are either too bright or too dark. If, like most of us, you prefer nailing exposure in the camera (instead of fixing things in post), you've come to the right place.

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