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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  |  Nov 21, 2017  |  0 comments

It’s amazing how an urban landscape that appears uninspiring during the day can transform into a magical scene when photographed at night. In the tutorial below, you learn how to give nighttime cityscape images even greater impact by adding a simple and interesting effect in Lightroom.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 29, 2018  |  0 comments

This Lightroom tutorial deals with a situation we’ve all encountered: “You make a photo, you think ‘yes, this it,’ I GOT that shot.” But when you get home and look at the image on you’re computer, you say to yourself, “Yo, this photo is kind of boring.”

Dan Havlik  |  Jun 29, 2020  |  0 comments

The way the sky looks can make or break or break a landscape or cityscape photo. If you have a boring sky, you will likely have a boring photo. An exciting sky, on the other hand, draws the viewer in and makes everything in your image look better.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 09, 2017  |  0 comments

There are a number of ways to convert color images to B&W, and the proper technique to use often depends upon the type of photograph you’re working on. Portraits call for one approach, while landscapes or street scenes may work best with another.

Ron Leach  |  May 30, 2017  |  0 comments

If you are like most photographers you’d prefer to spend less time behind the computer and more time out shooting. In the quick video below you’ll learn a streamlined Lightroom workflow that will drastically reduce your processing time.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jan 04, 2019  |  0 comments

Dodging and burning is one of the oldest darkroom tricks out there. But did you know that you can also employ this technique, which lets you selectively tweak exposure in a photo, using Photoshop as well?

Ron Leach  |  Apr 07, 2020  |  0 comments

One of the challenges when combining elements from two or more photographs is matching the color and tones of the different images to arrive at a realistic result. In the video below you’ll see how to get the job done with a few easy steps in Photoshop.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 06, 2017  |  0 comments

Why do so many outdoor photographers get up early and stay out until dark? In many cases, it’s to capture the rosy tones of sunrise and the warm glow of sunset. And while it’s pretty difficult to improve on these spectacular sights, there’s a few things you can do in Photoshop or Lightroom to enhance the colors in these popular scenes.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 22, 2020  |  0 comments

The bane of outdoor photographers is that it’s not always possible to be in the right place at the right time. So what do you do when you come across a nice scene during harsh, midday sun? One option, of course, is to return later. But if that’s not possible, the following tutorial will help you edit those lifeless photos and really make them sing.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Nov 30, 2018  |  0 comments

Here’s a great one-minute Photoshop tutorial from software pro Unmesh Dinda to try out this weekend. In the below video, Dinda shows you how to fix skintones in Photoshop in less than one minute to help make your portraits sparkle.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 28, 2020  |  0 comments

Unless you’ve been living in a cave for the past month, you’ve probably heard a lot about Comet Neowise and viewed some beautiful images online. And if you haven’t photographed the comet yourself, the following tutorial provides some great tips to get you started.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Dec 24, 2018  |  0 comments

Here’s a quick Photoshop tip from Aaron Nace of Phlearn. Have you ever shot an image and, for whatever reason, you just aren’t satisfied with the color? Maybe it looks too washed out or, by contast, too saturated? Or maybe the color looks just plain off.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 25, 2018  |  0 comments

One of the most powerful yet frequently overlooked tools for outdoor portrait photography is an inexpensive, manual flash. This simple accessory is great for filling in shadows, compensating for backlit scenes, and adding extra punch to your images.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 31, 2017  |  0 comments

Nighttime cityscapes always look spectacular, with their shimmering lights, colorful neon signs, and towering buildings. Unfortunately, it’s not uncommon to return home and discover that our images don’t appear as spectacular on the computer as they did on location. 

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