Ron Leach

Ron Leach  |  Apr 22, 2024  |  0 comments

OK, you just acquired your first drone so you can start capturing images with a spectacular aerial perspective, but you're not sure where to start. This tutorial from the UK-based Yorkshire Photo Walks channel explains all the basics that are important to understand, and you're unlikely to find them all in an instruction manual.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 22, 2024  |  0 comments

How many times have you cropped an image, say to straighten a crooked horizon, only to discovered that in doing so you've sacrificed a vital part of the shot? Well that's unavoidable when using Photoshop's basic crop tool.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 19, 2024  |  0 comments

We often discuss the ramifications of various exposure modes offered by today's modern cameras, and most of the time these tutorials involve a choice between Manual mode and Aperture Priority. But what about the oft-ignored Shutter Priority mode, and when and how should you use it?

Ron Leach  |  Apr 18, 2024  |  0 comments

Portrait and wildlife photographers have at least one thing in common: they understand why it's essential to focus on a subject's eyes. But just because the eyes are sharp doesn't mean they sparkle and are full of life, and that's what you'll learn how to in the quick Photoshop tutorial below.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 18, 2024  |  0 comments

Most experienced landscape photographers think of wide-angle lenses as their weapons of choice when shooting in the field, but it's important to understand the benefits and pitfalls of going wide if you want to capture the most compelling images possible.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 18, 2024  |  0 comments

If you're a Lightroom novice and think using Lightroom's powerful Curves tool is beyond your skills, the quick tutorial below will quickly change your mind. That’s because you'll learn a handful of techniques in just three minutes to make your outdoor images stand out from the crowd.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 17, 2024  |  0 comments

One primary task of all photographers is to guide a viewer's through an image to the primary subject within the scene, which is one reason why judicious sharpening is so essential. It's also a well-established fact that the human eye is generally most attracted to the brightest and sharpest areas in a photo.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 17, 2024  |  0 comments

Most experienced landscape photographers understand why blending bracketed exposures is often the only way to make great images of high-contrast scenes like sunsets, sunrises, or when the sun is high in the sky. That’s because no matter how good your camera is, it can be impossible to capture the wide range of tones from bright highlights to deep shadow with a single image in the camera.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 16, 2024  |  0 comments

Nighttime is a great time to shoot on city streets because streetlamps, car trails and colorful shop windows often create a sparkling tableau. And in rainy weather, reflections on pavement adds impact to the scene.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 16, 2024  |  0 comments

So you captured a gorgeous landscape scene and nailed focus, exposure, and composition. Then you reviewed your images on the computer, expecting stunning results, only to discover that the horizons are curved and distorted.

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