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Ron Leach  |  Oct 21, 2021  |  0 comments

All photographers strive to make images with maximum sharpness and detail, but depending upon conditions that goal isn’t always easy to accomplish. Sometimes you can improve soft photos during the editing process, but the preferred approach is to use proper shooting techniques so you get what you want in the camera.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 21, 2021  |  0 comments

The practice of dodging and burning to manipulate exposure in different areas of an image dates back to the early days of film photography and the wet darkroom. Today we do the same thing in the digital darkroom to add drama and depth to our photos.

Henry Anderson  |  Oct 21, 2021  |  0 comments

Mads Peter Iversen is a professional landscape photographer, but he freely admits that he still makes mistakes. Iversen even says that two major photography mistakes he makes are ones that beginner photographers typically struggle with.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 20, 2021  |  0 comments

Have you ever marveled at long exposure nighttime photos and said to yourself, “I wish I could do that?” Actually you can, because these striking images of colorful light trails from cars and other eye-popping effects are quite easy to achieve.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 20, 2021  |  0 comments

Photoshop has a number of tools for accomplishing similar tasks, and sometime the approach you take is a matter of personal preference. Other times, however, like in the case of Flow, Fill and Opacity, tools may appear to control the same variables but the differences are worth noting.

Henry Anderson  |  Oct 20, 2021  |  0 comments

If you want to really turn heads with your portraits, you might consider giving them a little glow. Yes, this can be done in-camera in radiant backlit or direct window light shooting scenarios, but you can also add an awesome glow to portraits in post-processing. In the below tutorial from f64 Academy, Blake Rudis shows you how.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 19, 2021  |  0 comments

There are a number of ways to portray sunset scenes, from images with a natural-looking effect to those that are more vibrant and intense. You can sometimes achieve the look you’re after in the camera, but other times a bit of processing is required.

Henry Anderson  |  Oct 19, 2021  |  0 comments

Is it necessary to have an expensive professional camera to shoot boudoir photography? Or is it possible to get by with just an entry-level, beginner camera for boudoir?

Ron Leach  |  Oct 18, 2021  |  0 comments

By now you probably know that the current trend in camera technology is strongly in favor of mirrorless models. In fact, apart from Pentax, all manufacturers are avoiding new DSLR models while continually upgrading their lineup of mirrorless cameras and lenses.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 18, 2021  |  0 comments

Tilt-shift lenses are very powerful tools for all sorts of shooting from landscape to architectural photography. They enable you to fine-tune perspective and enhance depth of field by maximizing focus throughout an entire scene.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 15, 2021  |  0 comments

Spring is long gone, and summer ended almost a month ago, but that doesn’t mean the time for capturing great macro images is over. There are many opportunities to pursue close-up photography year-round.

Henry Anderson  |  Oct 14, 2021  |  0 comments

Which lens is better for portraits, a 35mm or 50mm prime lens? That's a question many photographers ask and one that Mitch Lally attempts to answer in the below lens comparison portrait test.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 14, 2021  |  0 comments

We all fall into a creative rut on occasion, and that’s often because we take the same approach to whatever we shoot. For portraits we typically reach for a short telephoto, and a wide-angle lens is usually our choice for landscape photography.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 14, 2021  |  0 comments

Landscape and travel scenes can be particularly striking when captured in black and white. Some photographers set their camera to monochrome so they can see the effect on the LCD screen, while others prefer to shoot in color and make the conversion during the editing process.

Henry Anderson  |  Oct 13, 2021  |  0 comments

Editing "hacks" in Photoshop or Lightroom are fast and helpful tips or tricks that will make your photos go from "blah" to "AH!" in no time. Landscape pro Mark Denney is someone who has accrued many of these software hacks over the years and he shares five handy tricks in the below video.

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