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Ron Leach  |  Jun 01, 2017  |  0 comments

To some photographers the term “retouching” implies using Photoshop and Lightroom to enhance portrait photos. But as you’ll see in the tutorial below, many of the same editing techniques employed to improve portraits can be used to clean up just about any type of image.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 18, 2016  |  0 comments

Reuben Wu is an artist with the fascinating vision of creating otherworldly landscape photographs that evoke both science fiction and 19th century Romantic paintings. He does this by selectively light-painting his scenes with a powerful done-mounted light.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 18, 2016  |  0 comments

Last week’s video tour inside Ansel Adams’ studio proved so popular that we decided to give you another treat: The inside scoop on how the master made “Moon and Half Dome”—one of his most iconic images. In this video you’ll take a drive with Ansel on his way make the photo and hear his son Michael describe the details and the darkroom magic used to create the final result.

Cynthia Boylan  |  Jan 15, 2015  |  0 comments

As part of Nikon’s “I Am Generation Image” campaign, Nikon sent complete pro quality DSLR camera kits to various people, asking them to document their lifestyle and the things they are most passionate about. The participants included Becky Chicoine and Sam Reece (a comedy due called Girls with Brown Hair), Darren Jefferies (urban cyclist), Rikki Mendias (advocate for the homeless), The Berzins (tiny house homesteaders), Mary Mattern (vegan chef) and Kordale and Kaleb (Dads).

Ron Leach  |  Oct 12, 2017  |  0 comments

Serious photography can be seriously expensive, especially for those who update their cameras often and insist on carrying a bag loaded with premium glass. But here’s a secret for photographers on a budget: For the same money (or less), you can often achieve far better results with a high-quality vintage lens, than by “saving money” on a modern mid-level or kit lens.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 30, 2016  |  0 comments

Last night Scott Borrero was named “Top Photographer with Nigel Barker” in the finale of AdoramaTV’s popular web series. Borrero is a San Francisco-based commercial photographer whose work has taken him across the globe from Spain and New Zealand to Indonesia, Norway and elsewhere.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 27, 2017  |  0 comments

If you’re one of those photographers who thinks handheld light meters are relics from the bygone film era, think again. These powerful tools are just as important in the digital age as they’ve ever been.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 18, 2016  |  0 comments

We often turn to Joe Edelman for easy-to-follow tutorials enabling readers to shoot like a pro without a lot of fancy gear. In the video below, you’ll learn how to create beautiful bikini glamour photos in less than five minutes.

Ron Leach  |  May 04, 2017  |  0 comments

Serge Ramelli is an accomplished Paris based-photographer known for dramatic black-and-white imagery, and in the video below he reveals how he uses Lightroom to give photographs a powerful and distinctive look.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 10, 2016  |  0 comments

A while back we reviewed the latest update of Affinity Photo for Mac users, a powerful $49 non-subscription Photoshop alternative. Now Serif Labs has released a free beta that gives Windows users access to the speed and versatility of this award-winning image editor.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 20, 2016  |  0 comments

Despite the nearly universal acceptance of Photoshop as the editing program of choice for serious photographers, we’ve been keeping our eye on Affinity Photo—an award winning, $49 software alternative that Apple named the Best Mac App of 2015. Parent company Serif Labs has just upped the ante with version 1.5 that includes an array of new feature for both Mac and Windows users.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 12, 2017  |  0 comments

What if you had an “intelligent voice-activated digital assistant” to help you edit your photographs via simple vocal commands? It sounds sort of crazy, but that’s exactly what a team at Adobe is exploring as you can see in the video below from the company’s YouTube channel.

Cynthia Boylan  |  Dec 15, 2015  |  0 comments

Filmmaker John P. Hess at Filmmaker IQ brings us this highly informative video that expertly documents the science behind the evolution of photography’s most vital tool—the lens. 

Ron Leach  |  Dec 22, 2017  |  0 comments

Here's a tutorial for photographers who’d like to try their hand at portraiture, but lack the specialized skills and expensive lighting equipment they think are necessary. As you’ll see in this video, all you really need for great results are the quick tips below and a large window.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 07, 2018  |  0 comments

Bird photographer extraordinaire Tim Boyer is one of our favorite sources of quick, helpful tutorials on capturing great photos of our feathered friends. In the six-minute video below, he provides five simple tips for photographing shorebirds.

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