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Ron Leach  |  May 26, 2021  |  0 comments

Let’s face it. We all do our best to capture compelling photographs, and sometimes it’s difficult to be objective about the results. In fact, one of the challenging aspects of our craft is determining whether a photograph is worth editing or if it should be trashed.

Ron Leach  |  May 25, 2021  |  0 comments

If your creative juices are running low, and you need a jolt of inspiration, the quick video below is exactly what you need. You’ll pick up a bunch of simple tips, in less than three minutes, for creating eye-popping images than make people ask, “How did you do that?”

Ron Leach  |  May 20, 2021  |  0 comments

There’s a promising new feature in Photoshop that you may want to add to your bag of editing tricks. Called “Depth Blur,” it’s a component of Photoshop’s Neural Filters and it works with just one slider.

Ron Leach  |  May 20, 2021  |  0 comments

Everyone loves shooting people pictures, but amateurs are a distinct disadvantage when it comes to making compelling portraits. That’s because, unlike pros, hobbyists typically lack a studio with expensive lighting equipment and a budget for wardrobe and props.

Ron Leach  |  May 19, 2021  |  0 comments

We all work diligently to capture and edit photographs properly, so one of the worst things that could occur is losing our edits. And believe it or not, this could happen not only to the image you’re working on, but also to all photos in your Lightroom catalog.

Ron Leach  |  May 17, 2021  |  0 comments

Making natural-looking photo composites used to be somewhat difficult and time consuming, even for those with advanced editing skills. But as Photoshop has evolved, this task has become quick and easy as you’ll see in the tutorial below.

Ron Leach  |  May 14, 2021  |  0 comments

There are several reasons why unsightly white fringing appears in photographs. Sometime the cause is a high-contrast scene, like dark trees against a bright sky. These ugly halos may also result from heavy-handed editing, such as too much Sharpening or Clarity.

Ron Leach  |  May 13, 2021  |  0 comments

When shooting scenes with a wide range of tones, it can be difficult to balance exposures and details across highlights, midtones, and shadows. One way to do that, that’s recently fallen out of favor, involves High Dynamic Range (HDR) adjustments than often deliver unnatural results.

Ron Leach  |  May 12, 2021  |  0 comments

We’ve had numerous discussions about making b&w conversions from color photographs. But what about converting b&w images to color? There are ways to get the job done using Photoshop or a free third-party artificial-intelligence (AI) platform that one image-editing expert says provides “jaw-dropping results.”

Ron Leach  |  May 12, 2021  |  0 comments

A common approach to nature photography is to strive for vibrant skies and foregrounds full of color. But as you’ll see in today’s tutorial, taking a different approach will often make your images stand out from the rest.

Ron Leach  |  May 11, 2021  |  0 comments

Colorful sunset scenes and moody long-exposure photos are among the most popular subjects for nature and landscape photographers. But what if you’re at a great location in bright light during the day, and can’t wait around for the sun to drop below the horizon.

Ron Leach  |  May 10, 2021  |  0 comments

One sure way to create quality images with good color and maximum detail is to banish ugly noise artifacts that occur when shooting in low light, at high ISO settings, and under certain other situations.

Ron Leach  |  May 06, 2021  |  0 comments

Learning how to use everything Lightroom has to offer is a never-ending process. So when one of our favorite image-editing instructors says, “This is the most important tab in Lightroom,” we stop and pay attention.

Ron Leach  |  May 05, 2021  |  0 comments

We often discuss how to fix distracting backgrounds in outdoor scenes, and one way to do that is by using small apertures to minimize depth of field. Another approach involves blurring the background in post processing. But if you’re looking for a more creative approach, read on.

Ron Leach  |  May 05, 2021  |  1 comments

Let’s face it: Some photographs simply look better in b&w, and we don’t always come to that realization until after examining our color images on the computer. That’s why most photographers shoot in color and make the conversion during the editing process, and some techniques work better than others.

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