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Ron Leach  |  Apr 08, 2022  |  0 comments

If you’ve spent any time editing images in Lightroom you know there’s a lot going on under the hood of this robust application, beyond the most commonly used tools. In the video below you’ll learn five “hidden” tricks that one pro says, “I wish I knew from day one.”

Henry Anderson  |  Apr 07, 2022  |  0 comments

We've taught you how to remove background distractions in Photoshop before but what do you do when there's a complicated object that looks almost impossible to eliminate without ruining your photo? Well, you turn to Photoshop master Unmesh Dinda of PiXimperfect for help, which is what we did with the below tutorial.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 07, 2022  |  0 comments

Distortion is often a challenge with outdoor photos, like landscape images with tall trees, or city scenes with soaring buildings and other vertical lines. Fortunately, these distractions are very easy to fix during the editing process, as you’ll see in the quick tutorial below.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 07, 2022  |  0 comments

In the world of photography, as with other artistic pursuits, the term “beginner” isn’t a dirty word. It just means there are a few things to learn if you want to take image making to the next level.

Henry Anderson  |  Apr 06, 2022  |  0 comments

When taking portraits of a pet, most of the time the goal is make the animal look as adorable as possible. This is either to get your friends go "Aww!" on social media if the pet is yours, or to please a client who is paying you to photograph their beloved cat, dog, or goldfish.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 06, 2022  |  0 comments

We all strive to capture images that grab attention, or as one pro puts it, “leap off the page and immediately connect with the viewer.” If that sounds like a recipe for success, check out the secret sauce in the tutorial below.

Chris Maher and Larry Berman  |  Apr 06, 2022  |  First Published: Sep 01, 2007  |  1 comments

An educator since the early 1960s, Jerry Uelsmann began assembling his photographs from multiple negatives decades before digital tools like Photoshop were available. Using as many as seven enlargers to expose a single print, his darkroom skills allowed him to create evocative images that combined the realism of photography and the fluidity of our dreams.

 

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Henry Anderson  |  Apr 05, 2022  |  0 comments

Fitness photographer Brett Seeley has been on a roll with his photo tutorials lately. After previously sharing two popular videos with posing tips for fitness shoots (here and here), Seeley is back with a great lighting tutorial.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 05, 2022  |  0 comments

The usual goal when editing our images is to emphasize the capabilities of today’s modern cameras by adjusting colors, contrast and other key variables to achieve a clean, vibrant, natural look. The Photoshop tutorial below switches things up by explaining how to give images a nostalgic appearance with beautiful vintage colors.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 05, 2022  |  0 comments

The camera equipment we recommend typically involves primary gear like cameras, lenses, or expensive accessories. Today’s list is much different, as deals with “cheap stuff” that one pro says every outdoor shooter should own.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 04, 2022  |  0 comments

One of the most common ways to ruin a great scene is the failure to attain proper focus. Sometimes that’s due to incorrect camera settings, while in other instances you may have simply focused on the wrong portion of the frame.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Apr 01, 2022  |  0 comments

We started looking for DIY skins for cameras and lenses and discovered a literal treasure trove of sticky things that are camera-related, at least remotely. We limited our search to AliExpress, an online merchant with whom we have had sporadic success. We think you’ll like some or all of them, so we’re sharing our findings here.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 01, 2022  |  0 comments

The weather is nice and warm, flowers are blooming, and there are bugs and other tiny creatures everywhere you look. That means it macro time, and if you need a quick refresher you’ve come to the right place.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 31, 2022  |  0 comments

Everyone has their own approach to using Lightroom, and occasionally we all make mistakes—some worse than others. In today’s important tutorial, one of our favorite image-editing experts reveals what he says is the “biggest Lightroom mistake you can make.”

Henry Anderson  |  Mar 31, 2022  |  0 comments

Cropping is a controversial topic when it comes to landscape photography but it's also a misunderstood one. Whether to crop or not to crop during post-shoot editing for landscape photos is really a matter of preference but there are a few mistakes you want to avoid.

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