Lighting How To

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Ron Leach  |  Aug 03, 2023  |  0 comments

If you carefully analyze a selection of outstanding landscape photos, you'll realize that contrast plays a big part in their impact. Yet, discussions of outdoor photography techniques often ignore this essential component.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 27, 2023  |  1 comments

Today we're featuring a quick trick from the Rogala Photography YouTube channel that will help make it easier to adjust the exposure of photos in Lightroom. You'll learn why the histogram is "essential" for getting the light right, and what a long-time pro says is "the best simple Lightroom trick you don't know."

Ron Leach  |  Jul 27, 2023  |  0 comments

All serious photographers study their craft and practice diligently to improve their skills. Hence, the thought of losing our precious images can best be described as a nightmare. The quick tutorial below will help wipe that thought from your mind.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 25, 2023  |  0 comments

If you were taught to always shoot at the lowest ISO setting possible, join the club. But as you'll see in the enlightening tutorial below, this is one of those "rules of photography" that's meant to be ignored.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 20, 2023  |  0 comments

Many photographers set their camera for Auto White Balance and never modify the setting regardless of the subject at hand. If that sounds like you it may explain why the colors in your photos don't accurately convey the colors in a scene.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 14, 2023  |  0 comments

You've probably admired photos of the nighttime skies and the Milky Way, and thought these amazing images required specialized equipment and were beyond your skills. But guess what, this is a misconception as you'll see in this beginners guide from our friends at the Photo Genius YouTube channel.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 03, 2023  |  0 comments

If you're unsure sure how to use a camera's White Balance settings to modify the look of an image, the quick tutorial below is just what you need to eliminate the confusion. You'll also receive a clear answer to this common question: "WTF  are Kelvins?"

Ron Leach  |  Jun 29, 2023  |  0 comments

All landscape shooters know that the quality of light can make or break a photo. In fact, sometimes an uninspiring scene photographed with spectacular illumination has more impact than an epic scene shot during harsh, midday sun.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 27, 2023  |  0 comments

Remember last July 4 while watching the Independence Day festivities, and you thought to yourself, "I wish I had taken time to figure out how to photograph fireworks because I really could make some great images tonight?" That turns out to be a common refrain, so we're go to help you prepare for next week in advance.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 26, 2023  |  0 comments

Ask any landscape photographer to name two filters they can't live without, and the answer is likely to be a polarizer and a neutral density (ND) filter. The video below concentrates on the former, explaining how this affordable tool can really add impact to just about any image you shoot outdoors.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 22, 2023  |  0 comments

Yesterday we featured a primer on exposure bracketing, explaining how to get the light right by shooting three images of the same scene, and merging them during the editing process. Today you'll learn how nail exposure in the camera by using the oft-ignored histogram that you can set to appear on the rear LCD.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 08, 2023  |  0 comments

Many professional photographers credit their success to "telling a story" with their images. The tutorial below falls into that category by explaining how to capture action subjects in the most compelling way.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 07, 2023  |  0 comments

The official start of summer is barely two weeks away, and with the new season come some unique challenges for nature and landscape photographers, as well as just about everyone else who shoots outdoors. The tutorial below presents several solutions for solving the most common difficulties you're likely to encounter.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 03, 2023  |  0 comments

There are a multitude of reasons why what you observe in the field may appear vastly different than the image you capture unless you make adjustments while shooting or do so later during the editing process. The quick video below from the Hoffman Photography YouTube channel explores an "enlightening" oft-ignored fact.

Ron Leach  |  May 30, 2023  |  0 comments

This morning we posted a straightforward Lightroom tutorial explaining how easy it is to use Lightroom Masks for landscape photos with maximum impact. Now it's time for six pro tips that will enable you to get the job done in the camera.