Lighting How To

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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 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 06, 2023  |  0 comments

There are a bunch of misconceptions about ISO settings that can hold you back when shooting in the field. Some photographers always shoot at ISO 100 in attempt to avoid noise, while others choose the highest setting available to eliminate camera and subject movement when photographing motion.

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 29, 2023  |  0 comments

We're all looking for  creative edge to help us capture photos in the camera that stand out from the crowd. Today's tutorial from the In Your Fayes YouTube channel provides a fun hack using a simple "accessory" we're sure you have at home.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 23, 2023  |  0 comments

We've all come upon a beautiful scene only to discover that our images look flat and lifeless. Sometimes that's because the light wasn't quite right, while other times the culprit was operator failure, i.e. we used the wrong camera settings or techniques.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 16, 2023  |  0 comments

Let's say you're out in the field with the right gear and good weather, and you come upon a great landscape scene that can't be ignored. So you pop off a few shots, and you're eager to review the results on your computer.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 14, 2023  |  0 comments

Environmental portraits are fun and easy to make, as long as you don't have to lug a bunch of lighting equipment into the field. Today you'll learn how to capture photos that will make you and your model proud, with natural backlighting that creates a unique effect.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 10, 2023  |  0 comments

Getting proper exposures when shooting in the field can be a real challenge, especially when shooting under uneven and ever-changing light. The result can be blown-out highlights, crushed shadows, or a combination of both.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 07, 2023  |  0 comments

Dodging and burning is a popular editing technique used by landscape photographers to balance the tones in an image. While commonly accomplished with Photoshop, you'll learn how to get the job done in Lightroom by watching this tutorial from the PHLOG Photography YouTube channel.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 04, 2023  |  0 comments

Sometimes we can't choose the time of day when we come across a beautiful landscape scene. So we take a few shots, despite the terrible midday light, and our images seem destined for the trash.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 04, 2023  |  0 comments

It's not uncommon for photographers to pick a specific exposure mode and think of it as a set-it-and forget-it choice for all the images they shoot. This practice is often the result if failing to fully understand the finer points of how a camera's light meter works.