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Ron Leach  |  Sep 13, 2023  |  0 comments

So you just spent a day photographing birds or other forms of wildlife and returned home expecting to be impressed by the images you made. But low and behold, the photos you see on the computer aren't nearly as compelling as you thought.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 13, 2023  |  0 comments

One of the biggest mistakes photographers make when processing photos is limiting their edits to global adjustments. In other words, all of their enhancements apply to the image as a whole—regardless of brightness and color differences through the scene.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 12, 2023  |  0 comments

It's often easy to capture a good photograph of a beautiful landscape scene, but what if you your goal is something great? This can usually be accomplished during the editing process, as you'll see in the tutorial below from the popular PHLOG Photography YouTube channel.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 11, 2023  |  0 comments

We've all been out and about and stumbled upon a great scene that can't be ignored, even though the only camera we have available is our phone. Most of today's advanced smartphones take pretty impressive photos that can be made even better with a bit of thoughtful editing.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 11, 2023  |  0 comments

Some landscape scenes look far more compelling when rendered in b&w, whether you captured the shot using your camera's monochrome mode or do a conversion later during the editing process. In either case, some thoughtful processing is required for optimum results.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 08, 2023  |  0 comments

This tutorial begins with a surprising self-effacing admission for someone who has been teaching and using Lightroom for years: "I'm so stupid I thought this was a Lightroom bug; but it's actually an obscure tool." We encourage you to watch the four-minute explanation, just in case you've made the same mistake.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 08, 2023  |  0 comments

The easy-to-use Clarity tool is extremely helpful when editing outdoor images in Lightroom, Lightroom Classic and Adobe Camera Raw. In the tutorial below you'll learn how it works, why you should consider applying positive or negative Clarity, and the circumstances in which this straightforward tool should be used.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 07, 2023  |  0 comments

There are numerous reasons for poorly exposed photos when shooting in the field under difficult lighting conditions, including harsh light, dark foregrounds, and bright washed-out skies to name a few. When you're faced with challenges like these, photos often  turn out to be a compete mess.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 06, 2023  |  0 comments

Most photographers would rather be out shooting than sitting at the computer editing their work, which is why it's great to discover a fast and effective processing technique that makes a big difference in your results. That's exactly what you'll learn in the straightforward tutorial below from the popular Photoshop Café YouTube channel.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 05, 2023  |  0 comments

Nighttime photography can be a real challenge for a variety of reasons, not the least of which is arriving at a correct exposure. Other problems include specular highlights, color casts caused by streets lamps of varying temperature, and important subjects lurking in the shadows.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 04, 2023  |  0 comments

Adobe included plenty of great improvements in the last Lightroom update that make image editing faster and more effective than ever. One of the new features we haven't covered in detail is how to use the new AI Denoise tool, and that's what you'll learn about in the quick tutorial below from the popular PHLOG Photography YouTube channel.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 31, 2023  |  0 comments

Adobe is constantly at work updating Photoshop and Lightroom with effective new features. Some familiar tools may fall by the wayside, but as you'll see in today's tutorial from the Photoshop Café YouTube channel, these are usually replaced with more powerful options.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 30, 2023  |  0 comments

So you photographed a gorgeous landscape scene with a great sky and beautiful colors throughout the frame, only to return home, view your "money shot" on the computer, and discover that the tones in the photo only vaguely resemble what you saw through the viewfinder.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 30, 2023  |  0 comments

We repeatedly discuss the concept of sharpness because it's such a critical component of all really good images. But there's an oft-ignored concept that you may not have heard until now; revealing why some sharp images appear soft to you and the viewer .

Ron Leach  |  Aug 28, 2023  |  0 comments

Some of us miss out on great opportunities to capture images with maximum impact because we always shoot in color. One reason for this is that some scenes cry out loudly for a monochrome approach.