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Ron Leach  |  Feb 29, 2024  |  0 comments

The image-editing needs of less-experienced photographers often enable them to side-step complicated tools and techniques. Other times there are seemly seemingly advanced tools than can make a big difference in an edit, and these can be greatly simplified for Photoshop novices so that everyone on can get in on the action.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 29, 2024  |  0 comments

The primary goal when editing images is to do a thorough job so they look as good as possible. But if there's a way to speed up up the process while still achieving great results, that gets us back out in the field quicker doing what we love most.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 28, 2024  |  0 comments

Here's an important post-processing tutorial for all you avid wildlife and landscape photographers, that will help you get the white right with a little help from Lightroom. Once you do that, other colors tend to fall into place.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 27, 2024  |  0 comments

If you're a landscape photographer and use Lightroom to process images the tutorial below is likely to improve your workflow by explaining four "hidden" tools you may not know exist. After all, Lightroom is such a robust package that it's almost impossible to keep track of everything it can do.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 27, 2024  |  0 comments

According the instructor Neil Borg, "Dodge and Burn is the secret weapon for sculpting light and adding drama to the photos you capture outdoors"—just like it was in the darkroom for the iconic masters of landscape photography during the heyday of film.

David Schloss  |  Feb 27, 2024  |  0 comments

Turning your photos into artwork as a high-quality wall print, a custom leather-bound photo book, or a massive metallic wall hanging is a great way to really showcase photography and make it stand out from the swipe, swipe, swipe world of mobile photography.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 27, 2024  |  0 comments

Increasing dynamic range can be an extremely effective method for improving photos that look flat and boring, and the transformation is often quite amazing. Today's episode from the Photo Feaver YouTube channel demonstrates a remarkably fast technique for getting the job in Lightroom.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 23, 2024  |  0 comments

Have you ever noticed when cutting elements out of an image that edges appear rough and imprecise? If so, this Photoshop tutorial from the Photoshop Café YouTube channel will set you straight in a hurry.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 22, 2024  |  0 comments

Shadows can be an important element for adding impact and drama to an image. Other times though, background shadows are simply an unwelcome distraction in images with a clean, minimalist look. In this Photoshop tutorial instructor Brendan Williams demonstrates a "sneaky selection trick" for eliminating shadows fast.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 22, 2024  |  0 comments

Highlights and shadows can be the bane of landscape photographers who often confront scenes with a wide range of tones that exceed the density range of their camera. Today's quick tutorial from the folks at How to Use concentrates on the former, with a straightforward Lightroom method for eliminating blown-out areas within the frame.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 21, 2024  |  0 comments

Most photographers understand why the Curves tool is so effective for achieving optimum tonal adjustments with just about any photos you shoot. Today we'll let you in on a little secret that enables users of all skill levels to employ Curves to the max for quick and precise results.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 20, 2024  |  0 comments

We're all looking for a creative edge when it comes to creating landscape images that really capture attention. One very effective technique is to use Lightroom's Split-Toning tools to enhance color and contrast.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 15, 2024  |  0 comments

Today we're bringing you the 10th installment of the popular Master Lightroom Classic series from British wedding photographer James Feaver who recommends that you make sure your software is up to date before following along.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 14, 2024  |  0 comments

Last week we presented a quick solution for eliminating ugly color fringing from photographs captured outdoors in high-contrast situations. Today we're tackling another unsightly problem; namely, color banding and gradient banding that can also ruin an otherwise great shot.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 14, 2024  |  0 comments

Ask a bunch of experienced Lightroom users to name their most essential editing technique and most will respond with one word: "Masking." This is particularly true among landscape shooters who frequently encounter scenes with a wide range of tones that exceed the density range of their camera.