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Ron Leach  |  May 18, 2022  |  0 comments

The official first day of summer is almost upon us, and with the new season comes a variety of great photo opportunities as well as some challenges. The tutorial below will quickly get you up to speed, with a variety of tips on gear, exposure, composition, camera settings, and more.

Ron Leach  |  May 16, 2022  |  0 comments

British pro Nigel Danson is one of our favorite outdoor photographers and image-editing instructors. So when he claims to have discovered a “secret” Lightroom tool he now uses to process every image he shoots, we stop and pay attention. And you should too.

Ron Leach  |  May 16, 2022  |  0 comments

Last week we featured what turned out to be a very popular tutorial for those new to Photoshop, explaining the first tools to learn. We don’t want Lightroom users to feel ignored, so today we’re doing something similar for you.

Ron Leach  |  May 13, 2022  |  0 comments

Photoshop is such a comprehensive package that it can be very intimidating—even to experienced users. And if you’re a novice, getting started may seem absolutely bewildering.

Ron Leach  |  May 12, 2022  |  0 comments

We’ve discussed the relative merits of shooting Raw vs. JPEGs numerous times, and the consensus is the former delivers superior image quality, far more leeway during post processing, and a number of other benefits. The primary advantage of JPEGs is the significantly smaller file sizes, which can be important for certain applications.

Ron Leach  |  May 12, 2022  |  0 comments

One unfortunate mistake we see regularly is bumping up saturation in an attempt to make photos “POP,” with a heavy-handed approach that gives the shot an ugly, unrealistic appearance and actually ruins the image.

Ron Leach  |  May 11, 2022  |  0 comments

Light is the key component of all forms of photography. That’s because perfect focus and composition, and a great subject, are all for naught if the light is flat or dull.

Ron Leach  |  May 11, 2022  |  0 comments

Shooting outdoor portraits can be a mixed bag. On the one hand, natural light photography means carrying less gear, but here’s the problem: On bright, sunny days with high contrast, it can be difficult to properly meter a scene and capture flattering images.

Henry Anderson  |  May 10, 2022  |  0 comments

Lens filters, help or hindrance? Important or unnecessary in the digital photography age? Photographer Mitch Lally finds them super handy and share the three filters he brings to every shoot in the below tutorial.

Ron Leach  |  May 10, 2022  |  0 comments

Let’s face it: photographing birds can be challenging, especially when your subjects are in flight. But even birds resting on a tree limb are often fidgety, and their erratic movements require special techniques.

Ron Leach  |  May 10, 2022  |  0 comments

We all strive for sharp images with a minimum of noise, which can be particular difficult when using slow shutter speeds and high ISO settings under low-low conditions. Conventional wisdom is that when you optimize one parameter you make the other worse.

Ron Leach  |  May 09, 2022  |  0 comments

If you love photographing birds and other forms of wildlife, but your images tend to look the same, the tutorial below is just what you need. Best yet, the shooting and editing techniques are far easier than you may think.

Elisa Fedrizzi  |  May 09, 2022  |  0 comments

Water is the primary resource on earth and can be the thread of inspiration for a variety of photography styles. For so many photographers it’s nature that inspires them with its beauty, strength and difference, where nature’s expressive power creates different atmospheres.

Ron Leach  |  May 06, 2022  |  0 comments

Would you like to streamline your Photoshop workflow for faster more-efficient editing, so you can get back out shooting where you belong? If so, the quick tutorial below is just what you need.

Ron Leach  |  May 06, 2022  |  0 comments

Star trail photos of the nighttime sky are extremely dramatic, but the typical approach takes a lot of time and advanced shooting and editing skills. If you want an easy approach for getting in on the fun, today’s straightforward tutorial explains how to create the impressive effect from a single image, using a ”hidden hotkey” in Photoshop.

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