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Ron Leach  |  Jun 20, 2024  |  0 comments

Today we're taking a look at a Lightroom tool that many users overlook or find intimidating. Instructor Jalen Oban puts it like this: "While it may seem complex at first glance, the Calibration panel is incredibly powerful and can significantly enhance your photo-editing process once you know how it works."

Ron Leach  |  Jun 20, 2024  |  0 comments

Here's an interesting discussion  to help you differentiate between what you want and what you really need when it comes to purchasing a new camera—specifically with regard to camera sensor size. Full-frame models are all the rage, but some photographers regret their decision to "step up" from a full-frame camera.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 20, 2024  |  0 comments

The Histogram is one of those tools that many Lightroom users ignore because they don’t fully understand everything it can do. This tutorial from the Photo Feaver YouTube channel will bring you up to speed in a hurry and convince you to include the Histogram in your post-processing workflow.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 19, 2024  |  0 comments

Those who use Photoshop's Generative Fill to remove objects from an image know that it often fails to do an acceptable job. In this tutorial from the Photoshop Café YouTube channel you'll learn why may occur, and when and how to employ the Remove tool instead.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 19, 2024  |  0 comments

Lightroom's ever-evolving array of features and tools can be difficult to keep track of by intermediate users, let alone those new to the game. Today's quick tutorial cuts through the grease by revealing five powerful "secrets" that anyone can start using today.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 18, 2024  |  0 comments

Arriving at a correct exposure can often be difficult when shooting outdoors. This is particularly true when capturing expansive landscape scenes with a wide range of tones from deep shadows to bright highlights. This tutorial from the PHLOG Photography YouTube channel demonstrates a very effective Lightroom technique for balancing out the image with a perfect overall exposure.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 17, 2024  |  0 comments

If you're just getting started in macro photography, or the images you capture leave something to be desired, this tutorial from the Naturefold YouTube channel will significantly improve the quality of your photos, with three helpful tips from a small-world expert.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Jun 17, 2024  |  0 comments

Amidst heavy speculation, Ricoh unveiled the Pentax 17, the first new 35mm film camera from a major manufacturer in several years. Here's the rundown on the features and a couple sample images.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 17, 2024  |  0 comments

Today's Lightroom tutorial is all about enhancing the color in your images, and we want to start with a question: What Lightroom tools do you reach for when tackling this common task? The answer from many photographers is Hue, Saturation, and Luminance (HSL). Some users may also add Lightroom's new Point Color tool into the mix.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 17, 2024  |  0 comments

If you're one of those photographers who uses the same metering mode for every photo you shoot you're making a big mistake that we hope to correct with this very helpful guide from C4 Photo Safaris—an instructional site full of helpful tips for shooters of all skill levels.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Jun 14, 2024  |  0 comments

The Western Digital My Passport Ultra is exceptionally compact and offered in five capacities up to 6TB. Prices start at $69 and performance is superb. Everyone needs more hard drive space; here's yours.

Our new Choosing Wisely series aims to deliver concise, summarized information about products we think you'll like. You can read what Choosing Wisely wrote about this extraordinarily compact WD external hard drive here.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 14, 2024  |  0 comments

Most of us concentrate on capturing photos that are as sharp and detailed as can be. But this tutorial flips the script by demonstrating how moving the camera during a longish exposure will result in images with a captivating and unique look.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 14, 2024  |  0 comments

Landscape photographers who don't take advantage of Lightroom's game-changing Range Masks are in for a big surprise today. That's because this tutorial from the PHLOG photography YouTube channel demonstrates why these tools are the "most powerful masks" for maximizing the quality of just about any image captured in the field.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 13, 2024  |  0 comments

If you're new to post-possessing we empathize with the plight and what must seem like an insurmountably steep learning curve due to the seemingly endless array of features and tools offered by just about any software you use. Today's video will help ease the pain and accelerate the process by identifying five common errors made by novices and even intermediate photographers.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 12, 2024  |  0 comments

The headline above is sure to raise some eyebrows but you read it right. Photographer Deke McCelland says, "I've been using Photoshop since Day 1 and I never use the crop tool. Don't get me wrong, I crop my images but not with the Crop tool, let me explain."