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Ron Leach  |  May 10, 2024  |  0 comments

Boudoir photography is a unique form of portraiture, with the goal being to accentuate a model's features in a sensuous manner. And with a bit of help the images you capture will make great gifts for a friend, spouse, or significant others.

Ron Leach  |  May 10, 2024  |  0 comments

One of the first challenges faced by inexperienced photographers is arriving at a correct exposure, and this can be particularly difficult when shooting outdoor scenes full  of bright highlights and deep shadows. This tutorial explains how to take advantage of a simple camera setting that enables you to control the brightness of an image by instantly increasing or decreasing exposure.

Ron Leach  |  May 09, 2024  |  0 comments

So you're driving through the countryside, come upon a beautiful scene, and pull over to admire the view. Instead of berating yourself for leaving your camera at home, how about using the techniques in this video from Great Big Photography World to capture a few spectacular images with your smartphone?

Ron Leach  |  May 09, 2024  |  0 comments

One powerful method for accentuating the key subject in an image is to blur other areas within the frame, and today's tutorial from Lori Lankford provides a trio of techniques for getting the job quickly and precisely in Photoshop, Lightroom, and Adobe Camera Raw (ACR).

Ron Leach  |  May 08, 2024  |  0 comments

All photographers love camera hacks, especially when they're a lot of fun to do and involve using common household items as props to create awe-inspiring images. Today's lesson from photographer Daniel Aucoin provides seven great ideas for capturing amazing macro photos that really grab attention.

Ron Leach  |  May 08, 2024  |  0 comments

Let's face it: There are so many types of lens filters available in different configurations that the task of purchasing these accessories can be extremely confusing. And the choices you make often depend upon the specific types of photographs you shoot and even the manner in which your edit your work.

Ron Leach  |  May 08, 2024  |  0 comments

Today's post-processing lesson reveals a versatile and very effective tutorial for editing just about any photos you capture outdoors, from landscape shots, wildlife images, and a variety of other nature scenes. What you'll learn will help selectively boost detail in a realistic manner.

Ron Leach  |  May 07, 2024  |  0 comments

The two questions in the headline above have been debated for years, and the queries keep coming as new high-res cameras continue to be introduced with no apparent slowdown in sight. There's no one correct answer to either question, because it all depends upon the type of photos you shoot, how you typically use them, and a number of other key considerations.

Ron Leach  |  May 07, 2024  |  0 comments

It's unavoidable that over time your camera's sensor will get dusty, as will the inside of some lenses—especially zooms. The result can be unsightly blemishes on every photograph you shoot. This quick tutorial from freelance photographer James Feaver demonstrates a unique and effective solution for cleaning up your shots in Lightroom.It's unavoidable that over time your camera's sensor will get dusty, as will the inside of some lenses—especially zooms. The result can be unsightly blemishes on every photograph you shoot. This quick tutorial from freelance photographer James Feaver demonstrates a unique and effective solution for cleaning up your shots in Lightroom.It's unavoidable that over time your camera's sensor will get dusty, as will the inside of some lenses—especially zooms. The result can be unsightly blemishes on every photograph you shoot. This quick tutorial from freelance photographer James Feaver demonstrates a unique and effective solution for cleaning up your shots in Lightroom.It's unavoidable that over time your camera's sensor will get dusty, as will the inside of some lenses—especially zooms. The result can be unsightly blemishes on every photograph you shoot. This quick tutorial from freelance photographer James Feaver demonstrates a unique and effective solution for cleaning up your shots in Lightroom.It's unavoidable that over time your camera's sensor will get dusty, as will the inside of some lenses—especially zooms. The result can be unsightly blemishes on every photograph you shoot. This quick tutorial from freelance photographer James Feaver demonstrates a unique and effective solution for cleaning up your shots in Lightroom.It's unavoidable that over time your camera's sensor will get dusty, as will the inside of some lenses—especially zooms. The result can be unsightly blemishes on every photograph you shoot. This quick tutorial from freelance photographer James Feaver demonstrates a unique and effective solution for cleaning up your shots in Lightroom.

Shutterbug Staff  |  May 06, 2024  |  0 comments

Full support for true HDR photography leads the list of multiple new features and improvements that now enhance Zoner Photo Studio X.

Ron Leach  |  May 06, 2024  |  0 comments

We've been exploring a variety of exposure modes over the past month, explaining the benefits of Shutter Priority for avoiding camera and subject movement, how to use Scene modes in unfamiliar situations, and why one pro says, "Forget Manual Mode and use Priority instead."

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  May 03, 2024  |  0 comments

The Domke PhoTOGS Vest is incredibly functional and versatile. It has room for just about anything you could possibly need on a photo trek (except a large tripod, of course). I'm talking lenses, backup compact camera, light meter, H2O, lunch, bear spray, pens, business cards—more room than I have stuff.

Ron Leach  |  May 03, 2024  |  0 comments

We recently featured a tutorial from the Great Big Photography World explaining why you may want to experiment with a camera's Program mode even if you're not a beginner. The episode below, discussing the convenience of Scene modes, is another installment in their series exploring the various options on your camera's mode dial.

Ron Leach  |  May 03, 2024  |  0 comments

What if we told you there's a "secret" Photoshop feature that will take your landscape edits to the next level, and that it delivers epic results for beginners and experienced users alike? This is exactly what you'll learn in the five-minute tutorial below from photographer Steve Arnold.

Ron Leach  |  May 02, 2024  |  0 comments

There's nothing more frustrating that capturing a beautiful landscape scene, thinking that you totally nailed focus and exposure, only to return home, view the image on the computer, and discover that you didn't get the light right after all. Sure, you can fix many exposure problems during post processing, but wouldn't you rather get things right in the camera?

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