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Ron Leach  |  Feb 22, 2018  |  1 comments

Minnesota-based photo instructor Vincent Ledvina has a unique ability to simplify confusing photography concepts and illustrate how to use them with unique animated graphics he creates himself. In this quick tutorial, he explains how to employ a powerful technique to create images with maximum depth of field.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 15, 2018  |  0 comments

One way to improve the overall “feel” of landscape photographs is to adjust white balance to achieve either a subtle or more dramatic effect. You can often do that by selecting the appropriate camera settings, or in the case of this tutorial, by making a few adjustments when processing an image.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 14, 2018  |  0 comments

If there’s one universal truth that applies to whatever type of photographs you shoot, it’s this: If you don’t compose a scene properly, the image you capture won’t have as much visual power as possible. And despite our best efforts to frame photos correctly in the camera, a bit of cropping is occasionally necessary during the editing process.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 09, 2018  |  0 comments

One lesson all outdoor photographers learn is that there’s a big difference between a beautiful location and a great landscape photograph. That’s because no matter how gorgeous the setting, if you arrive on a cloudless day with poor light and drab colors, there’s not much you can do to capture a stunning shot.

 

Ron Leach  |  Feb 09, 2018  |  0 comments

Fasten your seatbelts, because this two-minute tutorial demonstrates 25 simple and very helpful Lightroom tricks in less than two minutes. In fact, you may want to jot down a few notes and watch the video twice.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 08, 2018  |  0 comments

The task of colorizing B&W photos has becoming increasingly popular, and far easier to accomplish, thanks to the sophisticated software that’s available these days. In this tutorial, you’ll see how easy it is to create beautiful, natural-looking color portraits from B&W originals.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 07, 2018  |  0 comments

Every so often we hear from photographers who are new to Photoshop or Lightroom, requesting editing tutorials designed for beginners. If this sounds familiar, we’ve got you covered with the basic Lightroom primer below. 

Ron Leach  |  Feb 06, 2018  |  0 comments

Most photographers are familiar with using Vibrance, Hue/Saturation, and White Balance tools to adjust or enhance the colors of an image. The interesting video below takes a different approach, with a little-known Color tool that’s available in Lightroom and Photoshop Camera Raw.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 02, 2018  |  0 comments

Many of you are no doubt familiar with “dodging and burning,” a term harkening back to the wet darkroom that describes a technique for manipulating the exposure of selected areas on a print. People still do that today in the digital darkroom, and this tutorial involves a powerful method that may be different and more effective than those you have tried.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 01, 2018  |  0 comments

Ask a bunch of photographers about the first thing they look at when opening images in Photoshop or Lightroom, and you’re likely to hear, “check the sharpness.” There are a number of ways to rehabilitate photos that are slightly soft, but image-editing expert Nathaniel Dodson insists that by using the technique in this tutorial, you’ll “get the best sharpening ever!”

Ron Leach  |  Jan 29, 2018  |  0 comments

This Lightroom tutorial deals with a situation we’ve all encountered: “You make a photo, you think ‘yes, this it,’ I GOT that shot.” But when you get home and look at the image on you’re computer, you say to yourself, “Yo, this photo is kind of boring.”

Ron Leach  |  Jan 26, 2018  |  0 comments

A couple days ago we featured a tutorial on using Photoshop’s new “Select Subject” tool that provides one-click selections for prominent objects in a photo. While this unique tool is a real timesaver, it doesn’t always deliver perfect results.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 25, 2018  |  0 comments

One of the most powerful yet frequently overlooked tools for outdoor portrait photography is an inexpensive, manual flash. This simple accessory is great for filling in shadows, compensating for backlit scenes, and adding extra punch to your images.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 24, 2018  |  0 comments

Yesterday we told you about Adobe’s new update to Photoshop CC, version 19.1, which includes a host of enhancements. One of the most interesting and time saving new capabilities is the Select Subject feature, that will automatically select one or more prominent objects in an image with a simple click of the mouse.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 24, 2018  |  0 comments

One trick employed by experienced landscape photographers is to use long exposures to capture dramatic images of soft, flowing water and cotton-like clouds. This technique typically involves the use of neutral density (ND) filters to reduce the amount of light entering the camera, thereby permitting extended exposure times.

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