Lighting How To

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Ron Leach  |  Dec 21, 2023  |  0 comments

Most photographers adhere to the notion that you should employ the lowest ISO setting possible to achieve maximum image quality, and they routinely set the camera for ISO 100 when conditions permit. But as you'll see in the tutorial below, one of our favorite outdoor photographers takes a different approach.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 21, 2023  |  0 comments

Yesterday we brought you a timesaving tutorial for streamlining Lightroom so the workspace displays all the tools you use in the order you want, with everything else hidden from view. We have another great trick today, this time it's a simple hack for using the Histogram to achieve perfect White Balance.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 13, 2023  |  0 comments

We regularly post editing tutorial that help you enhance promising images that fall a bit shott, and this one from the popular PHLOG Photography YouTube channel is both quick and very effective.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 12, 2023  |  0 comments

This 10-minute tutorial begins with a question for those of you see captivating backlit photos with beautiful golden tones and think to yourself, "why don’t my photos look like that?" There are a number of challenges with shooting under such conditions, and the tutorial below explains what they are and how to overcome them.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 08, 2023  |  0 comments

Regardless of the genre of photography you enjoy most, sooner or later you'll be asked to shoot a few portraits of family or friends. Many photographers shy away from this task, either because don't know where to begin, or they're under the misconception that a studio and expensive/complicated lighting equipment is an absolute necessity.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 06, 2023  |  0 comments

If you've been shooting in Auto of Program mode and your images lack that special something, the tutorial below from the Photo Genius YouTube channel will solve the problem. In barely 14 minutes you'll learn the many benefits of Aperture Priority mode and pick some useful tips for capturing images with a creative flair.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 30, 2023  |  0 comments

It seems like every time we post a tutorial about the use of external flash we receive a bunch of comments from photographers who insist on shooting with available light—despite the fact that this approach doesn't always deliver the best possible results in certain situations.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 28, 2023  |  0 comments

We've all had the misfortune of traveling to a promising location, only to be confronted with bad light that's guaranteed to result in flat, boring photos. Under this situation you have two choices; return on a better day or do the best you can and see what you can accomplish when processing your shots.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 28, 2023  |  0 comments

Nighttime offers a variety opportunities for capturing eye-catching images, whether you're shooting cityscapes, on the water, or elsewhere outdoors. That's because scenes that look boring during the day are often transformed into sparkling tableaus once the sun drops below the horizon and the lights come on.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 27, 2023  |  0 comments

According to outdoor photographer Len Erickson Luminosity Masks are a super effective tool for bringing out the best in just about any image you shoot outdoors. And by combining the power of Photoshop with the inexpensive Lumnezia Masking panel the task is easy with "ultimate control."

Ron Leach  |  Nov 27, 2023  |  0 comments

The use of affordable lens filters was more prevalent in the days of 35mm photography when we didn't have image-editing tools to enhance our work. But as you'll see in the quick video below, these simple accessories are just as valid in today's era of digital imaging.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 16, 2023  |  0 comments

Most beginning photographers are enthusiastic about their new creative pursuit, but sheer passion alone is not enough to get the job done. That's because practice, a firm understanding of the fundamentals, and appropriate gear are essential if one is to develop their skills.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 15, 2023  |  0 comments

We regularly preach the importance of taking a selective, rather than a global, approach to processing your images. This simply means limiting your adjustments to specific portions of a scene that really need work, instead of making enhancements to the image as a whole.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 13, 2023  |  0 comments

Earlier today we posted a tutorial with a foolproof in-camera method for shooting photos with perfect exposure. But what if you want to improve photos you shot in the past that don't quite hit the mark? The lesson below from the FJR YouTube channel demonstrates how easy this is to do with Lightroom's powerful Dodge and Burn tools.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 13, 2023  |  0 comments

Nailing exposure is a critical aspect of all genres of photography as you refine your skills, and this can be difficult when shooting outdoors under varied illumination. This is a particularly challenging task when the light is everchanging as clouds pass through a scene, or when subjects in motion move in and out of sunlight and shadow.