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Ron Leach  |  Apr 07, 2022  |  0 comments

In the world of photography, as with other artistic pursuits, the term “beginner” isn’t a dirty word. It just means there are a few things to learn if you want to take image making to the next level.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 06, 2022  |  0 comments

We all strive to capture images that grab attention, or as one pro puts it, “leap off the page and immediately connect with the viewer.” If that sounds like a recipe for success, check out the secret sauce in the tutorial below.

Chris Maher and Larry Berman  |  Apr 06, 2022  |  First Published: Sep 01, 2007  |  1 comments

An educator since the early 1960s, Jerry Uelsmann began assembling his photographs from multiple negatives decades before digital tools like Photoshop were available. Using as many as seven enlargers to expose a single print, his darkroom skills allowed him to create evocative images that combined the realism of photography and the fluidity of our dreams.

 

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Ron Leach  |  Apr 05, 2022  |  0 comments

The usual goal when editing our images is to emphasize the capabilities of today’s modern cameras by adjusting colors, contrast and other key variables to achieve a clean, vibrant, natural look. The Photoshop tutorial below switches things up by explaining how to give images a nostalgic appearance with beautiful vintage colors.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 05, 2022  |  0 comments

The camera equipment we recommend typically involves primary gear like cameras, lenses, or expensive accessories. Today’s list is much different, as deals with “cheap stuff” that one pro says every outdoor shooter should own.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 04, 2022  |  0 comments

One of the most common ways to ruin a great scene is the failure to attain proper focus. Sometimes that’s due to incorrect camera settings, while in other instances you may have simply focused on the wrong portion of the frame.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 01, 2022  |  0 comments

The weather is nice and warm, flowers are blooming, and there are bugs and other tiny creatures everywhere you look. That means it macro time, and if you need a quick refresher you’ve come to the right place.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 31, 2022  |  0 comments

Everyone has their own approach to using Lightroom, and occasionally we all make mistakes—some worse than others. In today’s important tutorial, one of our favorite image-editing experts reveals what he says is the “biggest Lightroom mistake you can make.”

Ron Leach  |  Mar 30, 2022  |  0 comments

We regularly bring you tutorials from top photographers with different specialties, because there’s no better way to improve one’s skills than learning from an accomplished pro. The video below takes things even further, with great shooting advice from three experts in landscape photography.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 30, 2022  |  0 comments

One of the challenges with all forms of outdoor photography is that scenes often have a wide-range of tones—often beyond the density range of your camera. The best way to deal with situations like these is editing selective portions of the image.

Henry Anderson  |  Mar 29, 2022  |  0 comments

Here's a fun camera hack for Sony users that will cost you nothing. In the below tutorial, portrait photographer Manny Ortiz shows you how to record footage from the rear display or EVF on a Sony camera without needing an external monitor.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 29, 2022  |  0 comments

We all strive to make photographs that stand out from the crowd, and sometimes that means camera settings and shooting techniques that stray from conventional wisdom. Another way to give images a unique look is to employ unconventional editing techniques to create an eye-catching effect.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 29, 2022  |  0 comments

How many times have you reviewed images on the computer and wished you had shot the scene with a different point of focus and depth of field? If your answer to this question is “too many to count,” the eye-opening tutorial below is just what you need.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 28, 2022  |  0 comments

If you’re ever tried to manually mask out a sky in Photoshop, you know that achieving a precise selection can be difficult—especially when your shot includes complex objects in the foreground. There are many methods for tackling this challenge, and today you’ll learn one of the easiest and most effective.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 24, 2022  |  0 comments

Every so often we photograph a beautiful outdoor scene even though the light isn’t quite right. That’s because it’s not particularly difficult to add depth and drama to an otherwise great shot with a bit of help from Lightroom.

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