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Ron Leach  |  Oct 25, 2022  |  0 comments

If you’re a travel, nature, or landscape photographer, today’s tutorial is a must-see. In barely 20 minutes you’ll learn 50 Photoshop tips, tricks, and shortcuts that will make editing easier and deliver optimum results.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 21, 2022  |  0 comments

We’ve talked a lot in the past about the difficulty of properly exposing landscape photos, because of ever-changing light and the wide range of brightness that often occurs within the frame. It’s often just as challenging, for different reasons, to attain proper focus—an equally critical consideration.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 20, 2022  |  0 comments

OK, listen up: Todays topic is “bokeh balls” and we don’t want any off-color comments! So what exactly are bokeh balls, and how to they affect your images? Simply put, they are spherical out-of-focus highlights that add interest and impact to all sorts of photos.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 19, 2022  |  0 comments

Many photographers either ignore or struggle with portrait photography because they think sophisticated lighting equipment, advanced skills, and a well-equipped studio are an absolute necessity. We’re going to debunk that fallacy in the straightforward tutorial below.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 18, 2022  |  0 comments

Spring and summer usually come to mind when most photographers think about shooting macro and close-up photos, when budding flowers, insects and other creepy-crawlies are just about everywhere you look. But if you’ve already stashed your macro lens for the year, you may have second thoughts after watching the video below.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 17, 2022  |  0 comments

Are you having difficulty achieving correct exposures when shooting travel and nature images? Perhaps that’s because you’re not taking advantage of the one accessory that most experienced landscape photographers never leave home without.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 14, 2022  |  0 comments

There are numerous “rules” of photography and some are meant to be broken—including a few of the most familiar. But as you’ll see in the eye-opening video below from a trusted pro, you can avoid sabotaging images by using an oft-ignored trick.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 13, 2022  |  0 comments

What’s the first thing that comes to mind when viewing low-light landscape photos with impressive sun stars? Most likely it’s this: “The photographer either used a lens filter or created the effect during the editing process.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 12, 2022  |  0 comments

Last week we featured the first of a two-part beginners guide to nature and wildlife photography from expert Janine Krayer—a photographer and instructor who spends much of her time teaching workshops and photographing exotic animals in the wilds of Africa.

Henry Anderson  |  Oct 11, 2022  |  0 comments

Shooting a macro photo is sometimes half the battle. If you have a close-up image of a bug or a flower that looks a little flat, photographer Andrew Lanxon shares his seven easy macro editing tips for beginners (or experts) using Lightroom in the video below.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 11, 2022  |  0 comments

OK, listen up. If you’re rolling your eyes because “real photographers use real cameras,” we have two suggestions for you to consider: Either replace your five-year-old phone or watch the tutorial below. Then, if you’re still not convinced, go ahead and ridicule mobile photography all you want.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 11, 2022  |  0 comments

Regardless of the type of images you shoot most throughout the year, the gorgeous warm tones of autumn landscape scenes are simply too good to pass up. If you’ve tried before, you know that certain lighting conditions can make beautiful fall colors appear less intense than you’d like.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Oct 07, 2022  |  0 comments

Photographers revere the Golden Hour, but when does it actually get dark? You have a rough idea of when night falls where you live, but what if you’re traveling to a distant location in another time zone? Here’s a link to a US Navy website that will fetch all pertinent sunrise and sunset information that you need.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 07, 2022  |  0 comments

We’ve all been taught to avoid shooting in direct sunlight whenever possible, to avoid blown-out highlights, harsh contrast, washed-out colors, unflattering shadows, and models with squinty eyes. In the shooting and editing tutorial below, you’ll earn how to meet these challenges and achieve beautiful photos.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 06, 2022  |  0 comments

The best images immediately grab a viewer’s attention and direct their eyes through a scene. In the tutorial below you’ll learn a simple compositional trick for creating photographs with maximum impact

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