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Ron Leach  |  Jul 21, 2023  |  0 comments

One reason Lightroom can be so complicated is that it's a very robust program that's not designed exclusively for photographers. Art directors, web designers, and other content creators use it to, hence there are some tools you may never use.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 19, 2023  |  0 comments

Most of the post-processing tutorials we feature involve editing techniques in Photoshop or Lightroom. Today we're switching things up with a video for Adobe Photoshop Elements users, with a quick and valuable lesson from the HTG George YouTube channel.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 19, 2023  |  0 comments

If you're unfamiliar with the term "ghosting" as pertains to photos, it's basically a type of flare that occurs when stay light reflects off the surface of a lens and make images look hazy with little contrast. It's an unsightly artifact that degrades the quality of an image—particularly when shooting into the sun.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 18, 2023  |  0 comments

Shallow depth of field is a popular technique for all types of images because it accentuates a main subject and separates it from the background. This effect can be achieved in the camera with careful focusing and wide aperture settings, but today you'll see how to get it done in Photoshop with a minimum of work.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 17, 2023  |  0 comments

It's not uncommon to underexpose landscape photos when shooting in complicated lighting situations. This mistake can be particularly acute when the sun appears within the frame.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 14, 2023  |  0 comments

Adobe has long been the go-to source of software for photographers, designers, web experts, art directors, and other other creatives. Their offerings include Photoshop Lightroom, and Express, as well as Illustrator, Premiere Pro InDesign, and several others.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 14, 2023  |  0 comments

Most photographers prefer to be out in the field with their cameras, rather than sitting behind a computer processing photos. That means finishing up your edits as soon as possible without sacrificing quality.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 13, 2023  |  0 comments

Whether you've dabbled in b&w photography or always shoot in color, you're likely aware that some subjects can be more impactful in monochrome. There are basically two choices if you want to give this a try: Set your camera to B&W or shoot in color and convert the image to b&w during the editing process.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 13, 2023  |  0 comments

Printing and framing photos is a great way to decorate your home or office and gain a bit of recognition for your hard-earned efforts. It's also easier to evaluate your work with a large hi-res print in hand, rather than reviewing images on the computer.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 12, 2023  |  0 comments

It's sort of amazing how many photographers are unfamiliar with Adobe Bridge despite everything it can do. In fact, last week we featured a tutorial explaining how to do a full edit in Photoshop within this oft-ignored tool.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 11, 2023  |  0 comments

Photographers often turn to Lightroom's HSL sliders as the first step in editing landscape and nature photos. But what do you do when this technique falls short? As you'll see in the tutorial below, there's often a better solution that's very easy to accomplish.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 11, 2023  |  0 comments

There are numerus ways to shoot and edit landscape photos depending upon the look you're after. Sometimes you may want a dark and moody image, while other times the goal is to accentuate interesting atmospheric condition like fog, snow, or rain. Another common approach is to create vibrant images full of eye-catching color—even when shooting under flat light or in the shade.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 10, 2023  |  0 comments

One factor that differentiates great photos from those that miss the mark is achieving accurate colors that faithfully represent a scene. Last week we featured a primer with the best White Balance camera settings to use for various situations, and today you'll learn how to get the job done when fixing problem photos in Lightroom.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 07, 2023  |  0 comments

Adobe Bridge is an oft-ignored component of Photoshop, and it's capable of much more than some photographers realize. In fact, it's possible to do a full photo edit within Bridge as you'll see in the quick tutorial below.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 06, 2023  |  0 comments

Experienced landscape photographers often make an artistic decision before setting up a shot, and it's one less-experienced shooter often ignore; namely, whether to capture the image in color or black a white. The decision you make can have a huge impact on the photos that follow.