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Ron Leach  |  May 02, 2023  |  0 comments

Today we’re bringing you the latest installment of a very popular Lightroom Masterclass series from the PHLOG Photography YouTube channel. Each episode covers the basics of a single, important task for photographers of all skills levels.

Ron Leach  |  May 01, 2023  |  0 comments

There’s nothing wrong with being a beginner because, let’s face it, all great photographers have been there. But here’s the deal: You needn’t make unavoidable mistakes that prove your novice status to the world.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 29, 2023  |  0 comments

The Orton Glow effect is popular among landscape photographers for giving images a dreamy, ethereal look that really stands out from the crowd. There are a number of ways to get the job done—some more complicated than others.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 27, 2023  |  0 comments

Earlier this week we featured an easy five-minute fix for poorly exposed photos using Layer Masks in Lightroom. But that simple task provided just a taste of what these powerful tools can do.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 26, 2023  |  0 comments

Right about now you’re probably saying to yourself, “No experienced landscape photographer would be out on the field shooting with a smartphone.” And with a few exceptions you’d be right—unless the camera’s battery died and there’s nary a spare in sight.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 26, 2023  |  0 comments

Many of use would love to pursue a career as a professional photographer, but lack the necessary skills, means, experience and gear to make that dream a reality. But that doesn’t mean we can’t aspire to create pro-quality images.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 26, 2023  |  0 comments

It’s not uncommon for photographers to adopt a “set-it-and-forget it” mentality when configuring their cameras, thereby ending up with photographs that aren’t as good as possible. Whether you call this habit lazy or uninformed, there are times when the choice of a custom setting results in more creative images.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 25, 2023  |  0 comments

Lightroom masks are very effective for quickly fixing photos that are improperly exposed, like when some areas in the scene are too dark or too bright, or perhaps even both when shooting in mixed light.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 25, 2023  |  0 comments

Photographing our feathered friends can be difficult for those new to the game, and editing the results can be equally challenging if you’re not confident about your post-processing skills. If your past results are disappointing, the tutorial below will be a big help.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 24, 2023  |  0 comments

Over the past several weeks we’ve been bringing you helpful tutorials from an amazing free Lightroom Masterclass presented by the PHLOG Photography YouTube channel. Today is Part 6 in the series, and covers all the basics of Color Grading using split Toning.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 24, 2023  |  0 comments

Color temperature is a very important photographic concept that can be difficult to understand—depending upon who is doing the explaining. Booray Perry is an instructor who specializes in quick tutorials that simplify so-called “complicated” considerations, and that’s exactly what he does in the quick video below.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 21, 2023  |  0 comments

Whether you’re photographing birds in the backyard, shooting exotic animals at the zoo, or capturing images on the street, it’s not uncommon for unwanted objects to get in the way. The quick tutorial below demonstrates how to use what one pro calls a "mind-blowing” new Photoshop tool.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 20, 2023  |  0 comments

Back in the early days of digital photography, a popular topic of discussion was the differences in image quality between film cameras and digital models. With that concern now settled, the issue of the day is an ongoing debate regarding the relative merits of full-frame vs. digital cameras.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 20, 2023  |  0 comments

It’s an unfortunate fact than many photographers routinely hold their camera at eye level and point it straight ahead. There’s nothing wrong with doing this, and nice images are often the result, but sometimes there’s a better way.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 19, 2023  |  0 comments

If you’re new to photography welcome aboard, and there’s no way around the simple fact that you’ve got a lot to learn. The quick tutorial below is designed to short-circuit your learning curve by revealing five common mistakes made by beginners and how to avoid them.