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Ron Leach  |  Jun 23, 2021  |  0 comments

Most photographers turn to wide-angle lenses when shooting landscape photos. But every so often, depending upon the situation, it makes more sense to pull out the big guns. And if you’re new to telephoto nature photography, it’s easy to make mistakes that can spoil an otherwise great shot.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 22, 2021  |  0 comments

Conventional wisdom is that autofocus is the best mode to use for photographing birds, especially when your subjects are in flight. But every so often manual focus is a better choice, as you’ll see in the tutorial below.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 22, 2021  |  1 comments

No matter how hard we try, there are often unwanted artifacts or tiny out of focus objects in images we shoot outdoors. In this quick tutorial you’ll learn two fast-and-easy methods for cleaning up your images with Lightroom’s Spot Removal Tool.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 21, 2021  |  0 comments

You’ve no doubt heard us use the term “dynamic range” in camera reviews, image-editing tutorials, and discussions about the advantage of shooting Raw. But what does this term really mean, and how does it affect your photos?

Ron Leach  |  Jun 21, 2021  |  0 comments

If you’re unfamiliar with Photoshop’s Quick Actions tools, you’re not alone. This powerful, timesaving feature handles a wide-range of tasks but it’s unfamiliar to many photographers.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 17, 2021  |  0 comments

If you’re looking for a way to turn a ho-hum image into something really compelling, we’ve got you covered with today’s Photoshop tutorial. Thanks to one of our favorite image-editing instructors, you’ll learn how to put an object in motion by adding the appearance of speed and blur.

Henry Anderson  |  Jun 17, 2021  |  0 comments

Sometimes it's better to just show a photography technique than it is to explain it and that's the gist behind three short videos below from boudoir pro Yuliya Panchenko. In the clips, Panchenko herself demonstrates a variety of poses you can have your client or model perform to create gorgeous boudoir photos.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 16, 2021  |  0 comments

If the headline above seems a bit overstated, it’s not—at least according to image-editing impresario Colin Smith who’s not given to hyperbole. Smith took a look at the new June, 2021 Photoshop update, and he’s really impressed by the latest capabilities.

Henry Anderson  |  Jun 16, 2021  |  0 comments

So, you've shot what seems to be a solid portrait photo and have taken the image into Lightroom or Photoshop for post-processing and by the time you're done editing it looks nothing like the image you initially captured. In fact, it looks much worse.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 16, 2021  |  0 comments

Summer isn’t typically the favorite season for serious landscape photographers, in part because of early sunrises and late sunsets. If that sounds familiar, and you prefer to shoot in autumn and winter, this tutorial may help you fall in love with outdoor photography during summer.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 15, 2021  |  1 comments

High-quality portraits can be difficult to make without a studio and a bunch of expensive gear. But if you have a willing model, a single light, a basic umbrella, and a simple backdrop (or even a white wall), you can capture some beautiful images.

Henry Anderson  |  Jun 15, 2021  |  0 comments

Photographers never get tired of debating the qualities of zoom lenses vs prime lenses for shooting portraits. There are proponents of both camps and there's really no right answer (it's ultimately a matter of preference) but it's a fun optical debate, nonetheless.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 15, 2021  |  0 comments

Have you ever photographed a scene that looked pretty awesome through the viewfinder, only to discover on the computer that it’s actually sort of dull? Join the club. All is not lost, however, if you watch the quick video below.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 14, 2021  |  0 comments

One of the challenges with landscape photography occurs when you come upon a scene that calls for perfect sharpness all the way from an interesting foreground to an important subject in the background. Sound impossible? Read on.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 14, 2021  |  0 comments

Photoshop’s Hue/Saturation sliders are a popular means of adjusting colors in an image, and they’re really easy to use. But is this the best method for achieving optimum results? Maybe not.

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