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Jack Neubart  |  Mar 19, 2012  |  First Published: Feb 01, 2012  |  3 comments

The merge to HDR process has for too long been a mystery wrapped inside an enigma. That cloak of mystery is one giant step closer to being removed thanks to HDR Express, from Unified Color Technologies (www.unifiedcolor.com). While this software greatly simplifies the process, successful HDR merges don’t just happen when you click a button. There is some planning involved.

Jim Zuckerman  |  Aug 19, 2014  |  0 comments

HDR stands for High Dynamic Range. What this refers to is the digital sensor’s ability (or lack of ability) to render good detail in both the highlights and the shadows in a photograph. Our eye/brain combination is extremely sophisticated, and as we look at a contrasty scene (such as a landscape in noon sunlight) the detail in the shadows and in the bright sunny areas is quite clear to us. A photograph will not look the same as we see it.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Mar 17, 2020  |  0 comments

Since a lot of us are stuck inside this week (and for the foreseeable future), now's a great time to bone up on our Photoshop skills. In the below tutorial, Photoshop guru and educator Colin Smith of photoshopCAFE shares "10 useful Photoshop tips you probably don't know."

Ron Leach  |  Mar 22, 2017  |  0 comments

Cutting out objects in Photoshop can be a difficult and time-consuming process, especially if you want to do it right. But the detailed video below will turn you into a pro at making precise selections and masks.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Nov 08, 2018  |  0 comments

Photographer and Lightroom expert Ed Gregory is back with another super helpful tips video for anyone who wants to up their image editing skills in an instant. In the below clip, Gregory offers ten handy Lightroom tips that should improve you photo retouching skills right away.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jul 10, 2018  |  0 comments

Lightroom tutorials are a well you can return to again and again because there’s just so much to learn about this complex and crucial imaging software. Peter McKinnon, one of the most popular photographers on YouTube right now, has done several Lightroom how-to videos and has just come out with another one, which is essential viewing for novices (and, believe us, there are a lot of you out there.)

Ron Leach  |  Nov 06, 2017  |  0 comments

Evan Ranft is a professional photographer and image-editing expert based in Atlanta. And when he says the Lightroom tips in this tutorial are indispensable for processing his images, you can be sure they’re pretty darn good.

Henry Anderson  |  Sep 30, 2019  |  0 comments

Are you looking for a few tricks to speed up your time in Photshop and make your images look awesome? Well, photographer Jamie Windsor shows you 22 Photoshop tips and hacks in this helpful video.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Oct 03, 2019  |  0 comments

Think you know a lot about Lightroom? Well, if you don't know these three Lightroom tips from Anthony Morganti, the below video is required viewing.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 05, 2017  |  0 comments

Travis Transient is a travel photographer who, like many of us, learned how to edit his work the hard way—by making mistakes. In this quick tutorial he reveals three simple Lightroom techniques he wished he had known when first getting started, to help you short circuit the learning curve.

Shutterbug Staff  |  May 16, 2019  |  0 comments

There are so many tools for editing and organizing your images in Lightroom, it's easy to miss some basic, essential stuff. In the below video from photographer/retoucher/software instructor Anthony Morganti, he shares "5 Lightroom tips you wish you knew already!"

Shutterbug Staff  |  Mar 26, 2019  |  0 comments

One of the most difficult things with photo editing, according to landscape photographer Mark Denney, is "knowing when to say when." Truer words may never have been spoken when it comes to powerful software such as Photoshop.

Shutterbug Staff  |  May 10, 2018  |  0 comments

The wonderful (and daunting) thing about Photoshop is its seemingly infinite number of editing features. And even the most serious Photoshop pros can find something new in the program the deeper they dive.

Shutterbug Staff  |  May 30, 2019  |  0 comments

There are many things that go into making a great landscape photo, but photographer Mark Denney say one particular factor is most important to him. Is it lighting? Color? Composition?

Ron Leach  |  Jan 16, 2018  |  0 comments

Whether you’re new to Lightroom or a seasoned image-editing veteran, the following tutorial has something for you, with seven essential techniques for fixing problems commonly found in photographs.

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