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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

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.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 16, 2024  |  0 comments

Have you ever captured an image that looked like a pixelated mess, either because your camera was inadvertently set to low resolution or you cropped the photo excessively? If so, this tutorial from the Bazillions instructional YouTube channel  is just what you need, as it explores the fascinating world of AI upscaling.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 15, 2024  |  0 comments

Experienced landscape photographers often use a technique known as "focal-length blending" to create interesting wide-angle compositions. In this 12-minute tutorial you'll learn how easy it is to get the job done—both in the field and in Photoshop.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 11, 2024  |  0 comments

If you're new to processing images in Lightroom there's a whole lot to learn, both for doing things right and avoiding common image-killing errors. In this quick tutorial from Landscape Photography University you'll learn how to avoid what one pro calls, "the biggest beginner photography mistake in Lightroom."

Ron Leach  |  Apr 11, 2024  |  0 comments

Photoshop's straightforward Clone Stamp tool is extremely useful for accomplishing  a variety of tasks when processing all sorts of images captured indoors or out, be they portraits, landscapes or just about anything else. If you're not taking advantage of the simple technique involved, it's long past time to get started.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 10, 2024  |  0 comments

Yesterday we featured a beginnershttp://www.youtube.com/@ThePhlogPhotography guide to wildlife photography, with basic tips on gear, camera settings, composition, and other shooting techniques. We're following that up today with a demonstration by one of our favorite pros, explaining the way he edits wildlife images in Lightroom.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 10, 2024  |  0 comments

Today's eye-opening tutorial begins with a question from instructor Mark Denney: "What Raw Color Profile do you use when editing photos in Lightroom?" The answer from many photographers often begins with a blank stare, followed by something like this: "Uh, I guess I use the default or the Standard Profile."

Ron Leach  |  Apr 09, 2024  |  0 comments

Some of the most effective photo processing techniques employ masking to selectively adjust various portions of a scene for optimum exposure, enhanced color, and other key variables that greatly contribute to spectacular images.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 09, 2024  |  0 comments

Whether you process images in Lightroom, Photoshop, or another full-featured editor, it's difficult not to get carried away by all the capabilities available. But sometimes you'll achieve much better results by restraining yourself and taking a subtle approach so that you don't ruin photos by giving them an "over-cooked" look.

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