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Ron Leach  |  Jun 14, 2023  |  0 comments

Sunrises and sunsets are among the most popular scenes captured by photographers, and they present a few challenges for arriving at correct focus and exposure. One factor is the unusual light that occurs just before the sun peaks over the horizon in the morning, or when it drops out of view at dusk.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 13, 2023  |  0 comments

We featured a tutorial not long ago explaining how to make the sharpest photos possible in the camera when shooting nature and landscape subjects. Today’s tutorial from Camera Focus—a new YouTube channel based in France—takes things further with a method that relies upon both shooting and editing tricks to get the job done with perfection.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 13, 2023  |  0 comments

We often discuss the challenge of shooting and editing landscapes scenes with a wide range wide range of tones from bright highlights to deep shadows. But there’s another problem you may encounter, and that’s what you’ll learn how to handle in today’s tutorial below from the popular PHLOG Photography YouTube channel.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 12, 2023  |  0 comments

Image noise can really ruin an otherwise nice photo with ugly artifacts that appear as random speckles of grain and unsightly variations in the brightness and colors of your shot. It's a rather common occurrence, shrouded in a common misconception, that's demystified in the tutorial below.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 12, 2023  |  0 comments

If you're sort of new to Photoshop we have a welcome treat for you today: Another installment of the popular "Photoshop for Beginners" series from the PiXimperfect YouTube channel.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 09, 2023  |  0 comments

Adobe created quite a buzz with the recent update to Photoshop, much of it with regard to new Generative Fill capabilities. But there's another significant improvement that hasn't received quite the attention it deserves.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 08, 2023  |  0 comments

We constantly preach the importance of experimenting with new techniques that enable you to create a style all your own and make your images stand out from the rest. There are a variety of ways to achieve these goals—either in the camera or during the editing process,

Ron Leach  |  Jun 07, 2023  |  0 comments

Like all equipment with moving parts, every camera has a finite life cycle, and one disastrous failing is when a shutter craps out. That's why it's important to know how to check the number of images captured with your camera, or another one you want to buy used.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 06, 2023  |  0 comments

If you always limit yourself to one specific genre of photography your editing workflow may be pretty well defined. But most shooters have a more eclectic approach to our craft, requiring different processing methods depending up the type of image at hand.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 05, 2023  |  0 comments

Sometimes we come upon a scene that would make am awesome photo—were it not for bland, boring light and ugly distractions in the background. Rather than move on or come back another day the next time this happens, we suggest you watch the tutorial below with a fast and effective edit for making dull images "really POP."

Ron Leach  |  Jun 02, 2023  |  0 comments

We'll put it bluntly: If you're not making use of Local adjustments when processing photos, you're images won't meet their full potential. This is especially true with outdoor scenes with a wide array of brightness levels and color tones throughout the frame.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 01, 2023  |  0 comments

We've been bringing you all the capabilities of Lightroom's recent update as fast as we can, and today's tutorial describes the new Adaptive Presets, and demonstrates how to use them for a variety of image-editing tasks.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 01, 2023  |  0 comments

Outdoor photography presents a variety of challenges for shooters of all skill levels. Light is ever changing, composition can be difficult with complicated scenes, and arriving at a proper exposure is difficult when there is a wide range of tones in the frame.

Ron Leach  |  May 31, 2023  |  0 comments

Well, the above quote from image-editing expert Ryan Breitkreutz is about as emphatic as it gets. The reason for his enthusiasm is this: Adobe's recent Lightroom update included enhancements to the already powerful Tone Curve tools—with changes Ryan says are "insane."

Ron Leach  |  May 30, 2023  |  0 comments

If your landscape photos lack the impact, color and drama you envision—and you're not sure what to do—the tutorial below from the PHLOG Photography YouTube channel is just what you need. In this quick video you'll learn a straightforward Lightroom technique for transforming good images into great ones.