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Ron Leach  |  Aug 08, 2017  |  0 comments

One challenge when making portraits of friends and family is dealing with subjects who are inexperienced at posing. Things tend to get even more difficult when photographing men who aren’t really models because they tend to be more reticent about striking a pose than women.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 07, 2017  |  0 comments

One key to creating beautiful portraits is to render your model’s skin as flawless as possible, especially when photographing women. In the tutorial below you’ll learn how to do just that when processing images in Lightroom.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 07, 2017  |  0 comments

We regularly turn to image-editing expert Nathaniel Dodson for quick tutorials that unlock Photoshop’s hidden secrets. In the five-minute video below you’ll learn about the “hidden Banana Tool” and four other tricks you never knew you needed when editing images.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 07, 2017  |  0 comments

As a staunch New Orleans Saints fan, it’s painful to offer any props to the rival Atlanta Falcons, but the aperture-style roof on their new Mercedes Benz Stadium is such a wonder of engineering that we feel compelled to give the Dirty Birds some love.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 04, 2017  |  0 comments

If you’re looking for a way to create portraits with a unique vibrant look, check out this Photoshop tutorial explaining how to colorize images in Photoshop.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 04, 2017  |  0 comments

Earlier this week we posted a simple primer explaining how a camera’s metering system works. In the quick video below, pro Brian Worley examines the Shutter Priority mode and demonstrates when and how you can use this setting as a creative tool.

 

Ron Leach  |  Aug 04, 2017  |  0 comments

Photojournalist and filmmaker Emmanuel Rondeau traveled the world for three months in an attempt to photograph endangered big cats. In the remarkable video below you see the results of his work as he captured spectacular imagery of the extremely Tigers of Bhutan.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 03, 2017  |  0 comments

One way to improve your photography is to observe a successful pro doing his thing. And in the video below you can do just that while taking a walk in the woods with Manny Ortiz and his pretty wife and model Diana.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 03, 2017  |  0 comments

Unmesh Dinda is one of our most popular instructors for in-depth Photoshop tutorials. But this quick video is different, and in just four minutes he demonstrates how to configure Photoshop to greatly simplify and speed up your workflow.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 03, 2017  |  0 comments

Now that summer is in full swing and many of us have vacations in the works it’s time to bone up on travel photography skills so you can come back with spectacular images.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 02, 2017  |  0 comments

Some photographers shy away from portraiture because they believe this form of photography requires a sophisticated studio with a lot of expensive lighting gear. But in this quick tutorial photographer Mark Wallace demonstrates how to make compelling portraits in a small room with just one light and a mirror.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 02, 2017  |  0 comments

Photography is all about light, and unless you understand the inner workings of your camera’s metering system and know how to arrive at correct exposures you’re never going to be pleased with your photographs.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 01, 2017  |  1 comments

With today’s modern technology and advanced lens design, chromatic aberration isn’t as much of a problem as it was in the early days of digital photography. However, unsightly color fringing still does occur when using certain lenses under difficult lighting conditions.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 01, 2017  |  0 comments

Have you ever noticed a yellow tint to the glass in a vintage lens? That may be because certain lenses in the 60s and 70s used a Thorium coating that yellows over time. Thorium has a high refractive index that improves light transmission, but it also turns out to be slightly radioactive.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 01, 2017  |  0 comments

Most photographers are familiar with the so-called “Exposure Triangle” that consists of Shutter Speed, Aperture, and ISO. But while there is plenty of discussion about how to use shutter speed and aperture settings for different effects, the proper use of ISO doesn’t always get the attention it deserves.

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