Outdoor Photography How To

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Ron Leach  |  Jul 18, 2024  |  0 comments

So you scouted out a promising location, used your best tools and techniques, yet the photos you captured are far less impressive that you expected due to problematic daytime light. You can return just before sunset and try again, or you can mimic a stunning Golden Hour effect by using the editing technique demonstrated in this beginner-friendly Lightroom tutorial.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 17, 2024  |  0 comments

There's an interesting dichotomy when it comes to adjusting color during post processing. Most of the time our goal is to use various techniques to make an image appear exactly as it did through the viewfinder for a believable, natural looking result. Other times, however, our intent is to is to employ lens filters, camera settings, or editing enhancements to achieve special effects or change the mood and feeling of an image.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 17, 2024  |  0 comments

If the Radial Filter isn't part of your everyday workflow, that's going to change today because you'll learn what it does and how to use it in this tutorial from landscape photographer Abhiskek Mitra. Mitra recently launched an instructional YouTube dedicated to Lightroom and Photoshop hacks for those new to the game.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 16, 2024  |  0 comments

When first starting out in photography everyone is bombarded with conventional wisdom about tools and techniques, along with a bunch of long-time "rules" for quickly evolving their shooting and editing skills. Some of this advice can be quite helpful (at least in the beginning) but other "essential" tips may hold you back—or even spoil your work.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 16, 2024  |  0 comments

Nighttime is the right time to capture a wide variety of dramatic images, and the Milky Way in the evening sky is one of the most popular and impressive subjects. If you pass up this great opportunity because of a misconception that your gear and skills are insufficient, this video from the PHLOG Photography YouTube channel will change your mind.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 15, 2024  |  0 comments

So you spend what seems like ages editing a photo with all your usual tricks, tools, and techniques, but no matter how many adjustments you make to exposure, color, and other key variables the image never seems to feel finished. If this frustration sounds familiar, today's quick tutorial from instructor Steve Arnold will simplify your shots and provide the final bit of polish every photo needs.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 15, 2024  |  0 comments

A basic understanding of color theory is essential for capturing and editing all sorts of photos, be they landscapes, street scenes portraits, and pretty much everything else unless you're shooting  in b&w. This holds true whether your intent is to depict exactly what you saw through the viewfinder or want to change the look and mood of an image during the editing process to achieve a particular effect.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 12, 2024  |  0 comments

One big advantage of today's sophisticated post-processing software is that there are usually multiple methods and tools for accomplishing the same task. And oftentimes the technique that works best for one type of image is not the best choice for another.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 12, 2024  |  0 comments

The failure to attain precise focus is a sure way to ruin an otherwise great photo, but fortunately there are post-processing methods to sharpen blurry images IF you use the right tools. Taking the wrong approach, however, will only make things worse.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 12, 2024  |  0 comments

Are you one of those photographers who always shoots Jpegs because you think editing Raw files is beyond your skills? If so you're not alone, even though there are significant image-quality benefits to shooting in Raw.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 10, 2024  |  0 comments

Shutter speed is one of the three elements that combine to achieve a proper exposure, the other two being aperture and ISO. But unless you shoot in Manual mode, it's likely that you use Aperture Priority—thereby leaving it up to the camera to choose an appropriate shutter speed.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 10, 2024  |  0 comments

There's a common denominator running through many of the post-processing tutorials we post, and it's a technique that one of our favorite instructors says he can't live without. Many of his fellow pros agree wholeheartedly, and today you'll learn exactly how it works.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 10, 2024  |  0 comments

Most experienced photographers rarely shoot without a lens hood for several important reasons, whether they're photographing indoors or out. These affordable accessories not only protect the front element of a lens from damage, but they also improve image quality in a number of ways.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 09, 2024  |  0 comments

Simply put, if you miss accurate focus you miss the shot, no matter how compelling the scene or the subject. In this tutorial from the Wildlife in Focus YouTube channel you'll learn a handful of proven techniques for getting the job done every time.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 08, 2024  |  0 comments

Is your phone a camera of last resort when you've left your photo gear at home, or do you have higher aspirations for mobile photography? In either case, you'll be able to significantly improve your mobile imagery by taking advantage of four helpful tips in the four-minute tutorial below.

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