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Dan Havlik  |  Nov 25, 2020  |  0 comments

What if there was one software tool that could take your photos from "bleh" to "heck yeah!" in just a few minutes of editing? Well, according to Lightroom expert Alex Armitage there is, and it's called the "tone curve" feature.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 24, 2020  |  0 comments

One way to capture dramatic portraits is to shoot under low light. The catch is that there’s a lot of complexity involved in getting the image right. But with the proper shooting and editing techniques it’s easy to make some truly awesome images.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 18, 2020  |  0 comments

One sure way to ruin an otherwise great photo is to miss the exposure and end up with ugly blown-out highlights. The problem typically occurs with landscape images when the sun peaks out from behind the clouds. But this unsightly mistake also happens with other types of images—both indoors and out—and doesn’t necessarily mean you have to blow off the shot.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 17, 2020  |  0 comments

There’s no better way to pick up time-proven image-editing tips than to watch what an accomplished pro does to give his images that little something extra. And in the video below, British landscape photographer Nigel Danson reveals seven powerful Lightroom tricks he says every photographer should know.

Dan Havlik  |  Nov 12, 2020  |  0 comments

Even Lightroom experts probably don't use half of this powerful imaging software's tools and features. Indeed, Adobe has packed so much editing firepower into Lightroom, most of us barely scratch the surface of what it can do.

Henry Anderson  |  Nov 09, 2020  |  0 comments

We've written about Luminar software many times before. This Photoshop/Lightroom competitor has some pretty neat tricks up its sleeve for enhancing your photos but wait until you see what's coming next.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 06, 2020  |  0 comments

If you want to refine your Lightroom skills this tutorial is for you. That’s because in just 18 minutes you’ll receive what's essentially a free master class, covering all the basics to edit photos like a pro.

Dan Havlik  |  Oct 28, 2020  |  0 comments

Like many photographers recently, landscape pro Mark Denney has been playing around with the new settings in Adobe's recent Lightroom 10 update and what he's discovered has left his mind slightly blown. According to Denney, there's a new tool in Lightroom 10 that "will forever change how you develop color in your landscape photos."

Dan Havlik  |  Oct 26, 2020  |  0 comments

When someone says a portrait "pops," they usually mean that the subject stands out from the background, drawing the viewer's attention to the person you've photographed. If you can achieve this in your image, it's usually one indication you've captured a successful portrait.

Dan Havlik  |  Oct 20, 2020  |  0 comments

It's happened. Adobe introduced a new version of its ground-breaking image editor today: Photoshop 2021. And, as usual, there's a lot to unpack in this feature-loaded imaging editing software from Adobe.

Dan Havlik  |  Oct 16, 2020  |  0 comments

Here's a common photo dilemma you may have encountered. You want to photograph something but it's behind a fence. 

Ron Leach  |  Oct 13, 2020  |  0 comments

Every so often we come across a photo technique that’s so simple and effective that we say to ourselves, “I wish I would have thought of this before.” And we bet you’ll have a similar response after watching the quick video below.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 13, 2020  |  0 comments

We all strive for sharp images, but the trick is to achieve them judiciously without a crispy heavy-handed approach. In the video below you’ll learn how to create amazingly sharp images that retain a clean, natural look.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 08, 2020  |  0 comments

We all like to “get it right in the camera,” but every so often it’s necessary to cut out a portion of an image. Sometimes that’s because we’re working on a composite, like replacing a boring sky, placing a subject against a better background, or eliminating a distracting object.

Henry Anderson  |  Sep 28, 2020  |  0 comments

For all its photo editing and organizing power, let's face it, Lightroom can be a real drag to use. Consequently, we're always looking for easy ways to speed up Lightroom, so we can spend less time processing our images and more time shooting them.

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