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Dan Havlik  |  Jan 24, 2020  |  0 comments

Not all photographers can afford fancy "hair and makeup" people to make sure their models are free of blemishes for the next photo shoot. And, even if you have the best makeup person on the planet, sometimes blemishes shine through in portraits. (It's amazing what high-resolution digital cameras can capture in an image these days; sometimes a lot of unwanted stuff, when it comes to portraits.)

Henry Anderson  |  Jan 22, 2020  |  0 comments

As the great Ansel Adams once said: "You don't take a photograph, you make it." But what makes a dramatic landscape photo? There are, of course, lots of things but photographer Mark Denney zeros in on one specific effect that can make or break a shot.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 22, 2020  |  0 comments

The bane of outdoor photographers is that it’s not always possible to be in the right place at the right time. So what do you do when you come across a nice scene during harsh, midday sun? One option, of course, is to return later. But if that’s not possible, the following tutorial will help you edit those lifeless photos and really make them sing.

Henry Anderson  |  Jan 09, 2020  |  0 comments

Do you ruin your landscape photos after you shoot them? Yes, Photoshop and Lightroom are both a blessing and a curse and overediting, under editing, or simply poorly editing photos on your computer can destroy a perfectly good image.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Dec 24, 2019  |  0 comments

We've been singing the praises of Luminar software for some time now and now photographer and YouTuber Pierre T. Lambert has discovered it as well. In the below video, he shows you how to make your photos epic in under two minutes while using the new Luminar 4 program.

Henry Anderson  |  Dec 09, 2019  |  0 comments

There are many ways to sharpen your images and reduce noise using Lightroom but some are better than others. In fact, some sharpening and noise reduction methods in Lightroom can actually degrade image quality.

Henry Anderson  |  Dec 04, 2019  |  0 comments

There are lots of ways to sharpen your images in Lightroom but do you know the best methods? In the below video, photographer Mark Denney shares what he says are the "five best ways to sharpen your landscape photos in Lightroom."

Shutterbug Staff  |  Nov 08, 2019  |  0 comments

In the simple portrait editing how-to below, PiXimperfect's Unmesh Dinda shares "a powerful trick to get perfect skin tones with just one button in Photoshop."

Shutterbug Staff  |  Nov 01, 2019  |  0 comments

We've said it before, we'll say it again: Adobe's Lightroom is incredibly powerful imaging software but also complicated and easy to make mistakes. In the below video from software guru Anthony Morganti, he shows you the top three things people do wrong in Lightroom and then explains how to fix them.

Henry Anderson  |  Oct 22, 2019  |  0 comments

Want to give you photos a dramatic, black-and-white look similar to master landscape photographer Ansel Adams? Watch the below video from software expert Serge Ramelli who shows you how to create an Ansel-like style for your images in few clicks using Lightroom presets.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Oct 17, 2019  |  0 comments

Guaranteed, you will be amazed how quickly and easily you can colorize old black and white snapshots, add life to classic public domain images, convert color infrared images into amazing works of art and more – automatically – with Photoshop Elements 2020. Here are step-by-step directions plus several examples to…

Henry Anderson  |  Oct 08, 2019  |  0 comments

If everything in a portrait looks good except for your subject's hair, there's no need to call a stylist and do a reshoot. Unmesh Dinda of PiXimperfect shares a simple trick to fix messy hair in Photoshop in the video below.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Oct 07, 2019  |  0 comments

Sometimes a few finishing touches in Lightroom are all you need to transform your portraits from good to stunning. In the below video, Tajreen&Co show you four easy Lightroom tips and techniques to help you do just that.

Henry Anderson  |  Oct 07, 2019  |  0 comments

Luminar 4 from Skylum Software is not available yet but it's already getting a lot of buzz from photographers. One photographer who got his hands on an early copy of Luminar 4 is Anthony Morganti and in the below video he shows you how to replace a boring sky in an image with a more exciting, dramatic sky in just five seconds.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Oct 03, 2019  |  0 comments

Think you know a lot about Lightroom? Well, if you don't know these three Lightroom tips from Anthony Morganti, the below video is required viewing.

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