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Dan Havlik  |  Mar 02, 2018  |  0 comments

Shutterbug columnist and Photshop/Lightroom master Scott Kelby is back with another helpful software tips video.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 28, 2018  |  0 comments

Adam Karnacz is a British pro known for his stunning nature and landscape photography. In this four-minute tutorial, he explains how to overcome two key challenges when shooting directly into the sun.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 26, 2018  |  0 comments

We’ve featured brief photo retouching tutorials in the past, each explaining one aspect of using Photoshop to adjust the colors of a photograph. In the powerful video below, Unmesh Dinda puts it all together in one place, with a comprehensive guide to color enhancement.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 23, 2018  |  0 comments

Nathaniel Dodson is one of our favorite sources of image-editing tutorials that cover the basics of essential Photoshop techniques. In the video below, he provides a 10-minute-crash course on why masks are important, and he demonstrates how to use them like a pro.

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 13, 2018  |  0 comments

When shooting outdoors, you sometimes have the luxury of waiting until the light is right. Other times, you’re stuck with what nature provides, and you just have to do the best you can. In this tutorial, you’ll see how to process natural light portraits shot under harsh midday sun.

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.

Dan Havlik  |  Feb 08, 2018  |  0 comments

Shutterbug columnist Scott Kelby is a Photoshop and Lightroom master. But in the below software tips video, Kelby shows how you don’t need to be an expert to fix a common problem in your images.

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.

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