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Ron Leach  |  Apr 03, 2017  |  0 comments

Have you ever wondered how some photographers add a dreamy, ethereal look to their landscapes photos? More often than not, this soft glow is a result of a post-processing technique known as the  “Orton Effect” which is quite popular these days among nature photographers.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 03, 2017  |  0 comments

Jeff Rossen is an investigative reporter for NBC and in this episode of his popular “Rossen Reports” he warns about the dangerous and potentially lethal practice of shooting photographs on railroad tracks.

Dan Havlik  |  Mar 31, 2017  |  0 comments

This oldie but goodie turned up on Kottke today and, for us, it’s the perfect way to end the week: with a few laughs. (At least we thought it was pretty funny.)

Ron Leach  |  Mar 31, 2017  |  0 comments

One way to speed up processing time in Lightroom is to create your own presets for similar types of images. With this approach you can simply apply the preset to every image in a series, rather that making individual adjustments to a variety of parameters for every shot.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 31, 2017  |  0 comments

Michel d’Oultremont is a Belgian wildlife photographer who clearly understands that patience is a virtue when stalking wild beasts. In the dramatic video below you’ll follow d’Oultremont as he hunts for a money shot of a bison in the Carpathian Mountains of Romania.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 30, 2017  |  0 comments

One of the first “rules” everyone learns about composition is to avoid having telephone poles growing out of a subject’s head. But what about distracting background elements like power lines or airplane contrails in the sky?

Dan Havlik  |  Mar 30, 2017  |  0 comments

Though it's a commonly used term in the photography world, opinions vary on how the word “bokeh” should be pronounced. The term is said to come from the Japanese word “boke,” which translates as “blur” or, in some cases, “senility.”

Ron Leach  |  Mar 30, 2017  |  0 comments

British nature photographer Thomas Heaton is a master of telling stories with his images, and in the video below he reveals some great tips and tricks for making spectacular photos of the Northern Lights.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 29, 2017  |  0 comments

We typically turn to image-editing expert Nathaniel Dodson for advice on Photoshop tools you can use to enhance your images. The in-depth tutorial below is a bit different, in that Dodson explains 10 mistakes you should avoid while editing your work.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 29, 2017  |  0 comments

Commercial photographer Lou Freeman specializes in fashion/glamour work and in the 4-minute video below she shows you how to make great outdoor portraits in direct sunlight.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 29, 2017  |  0 comments

Earlier this week we showed you how to make great portraits on the cheap with three simple setups. In the video below you’ll learn how to up your portrait game even further with 6 clever hacks that you can create for virtually nothing.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 28, 2017  |  0 comments

Last week we featured Episode 1 in a new how-to series by image-editing expert Anthony Morganti, designed for those of you new to Photoshop and Lightroom. Here, in Episode 2, you’ll learn how to use Layer Masks to properly balance photos with both bright highlights and dark shadows.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 27, 2017  |  0 comments

Last year we featured a mind-blowing 53,000-megapixel image that Bentley Motors created for an ad campaign. At first glance the shot looked like just another distant scenic photo of San Franscisco's Golden Gate Bridge—until you used the interactive controls to zoom in so tight you could literally see the stitching on the car’s headrest as it drove across the bridge.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 27, 2017  |  0 comments

Making great portraits doesn’t have to require a lot of expensive gear as you can see in the quick tutorial below from Canadian commercial photographer Nathan Elson. In less than three minutes Elson explains two indoor setups and one outdoors that are guaranteed to give you some great results.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 24, 2017  |  0 comments

Ben Horne is an accomplished nature photographer who says his goal “is to create simple, structured, and calm images of nature.” In the video below, Horne takes you to scenic Death Valley and provides some great tips on shooting landscapes.

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