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Ron Leach  |  Jul 07, 2017  |  0 comments

Brandon Woelfel is a New York photographer with over a million Instagram followers. He owes his immense popularity to a unique, glowing, vintage style that you can create yourself in your images by watching the four-minute tutorial below.

Dan Havlik  |  Jul 05, 2017  |  0 comments

It’s always important to refresh the basics of photography especially when it comes to a comprehensive and often confusing piece of imaging software such as Adobe Lightroom. In the below video from Nathaniel Dodson of Tutvid, Dotson presents an excellent primer on how to sharpen photos using Lightroom to get better image results. And who doesn’t want better image results?

Ron Leach  |  Jun 30, 2017  |  0 comments

Now that we’re officially in the throes of summer, there’s a good chance you may confront the challenge of making a decent photograph of someone with a serious case of sunburn. You can take the sting out of this task by watching the simple Photoshop tutorial below.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 30, 2017  |  0 comments

Most photographers use their images in a variety of ways. We post them to the Internet, share them on social media sites, print them for friends and family, and deliver hi-res files to clients. The task of outputting images for various purposes is time-consuming—unless you create custom presets as explained in the video below.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 29, 2017  |  0 comments

We all strive to capture perfect images in the camera, but sometime the light isn’t quite right or there’s too much or too little contrast in the scene and you have to do a bit of editing to really make your shot pop.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 28, 2017  |  0 comments

Summertime offers photographers a great opportunity for outdoor portraiture, and the tutorial below illustrates a simple technique for using Photoshop to add something special to your images.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 28, 2017  |  0 comments

Whether you shoot landscapes, street scenes, or seascapes, a crooked horizon is a sure way to mess up an otherwise great shot. You can avoid this problem by composing your scene properly in the camera, and most viewfinders have a grid option to make this pretty easy.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 27, 2017  |  0 comments

If you’ve never used Photoshop’s Calculations Tool you’re not alone. Many photographers ignore this option when editing their images, but after watching the tutorial below you won’t make that mistake again.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 26, 2017  |  0 comments

We’ve all had an otherwise beautiful landscape or cityscape scene ruined by a dull, blown-out, or boring sky without clouds. In the Photoshop tutorial below you’ll learn a simple sky replacement technique for turning those outtakes into money shots.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 26, 2017  |  0 comments

Double-exposure images can be a lot of fun, and there are ways to create these effects in camera or by using Photoshop to combine two or more photographs. In the tutorial below, you’ll learn how to use a plugin from Google’s free Nik Collection to create double exposures with ease.

Seth Shostak  |  Jun 23, 2017  |  0 comments

If you use anything more capable than a smartphone for making photos, then you know all about sharpening. Well, at least you can find a menu item that, in a fraction of a second, turns “acceptable” photos into snappier snaps. It’s like flush toilets: you may not understand exactly how they work, but you know how to use them.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 23, 2017  |  0 comments

There are a number of interesting film-era camera effects that are popular among today’s digital photographers, one of which is the so-called “Lomo Effect” named after an old Russian film camera. The inexpensive Lomo LC-A was known for creating images with blurry edges, a sharp center, weirdly saturated colors, and plenty of vignetting.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 23, 2017  |  0 comments

Instagram is becoming more and more popular among photographers as a vehicle for showcasing their work. Amateur shooters use the site as a means of sharing images with friends and family, while many pros consider their Instagram page a convenient online portfolio.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 20, 2017  |  0 comments

Many photographers are unfamiliar with Photoshop’s powerful Sponge Tool, and that’s a shame because it’s a great way to punch up colors in an image while retaining a natural look. In the three-minute tutorial below you’ll learn how to make the Sponge Tool your friend.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 19, 2017  |  0 comments

Last week we explored the differences between Lightroom and Photoshop to help you choose the software package that best suits your needs. In the video below, image-editing expert Peter McKinnon explains why he says, “Every photographer should be using Lightroom.” 

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