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Ron Leach  |  Jun 15, 2021  |  1 comments

High-quality portraits can be difficult to make without a studio and a bunch of expensive gear. But if you have a willing model, a single light, a basic umbrella, and a simple backdrop (or even a white wall), you can capture some beautiful images.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 15, 2021  |  0 comments

Have you ever photographed a scene that looked pretty awesome through the viewfinder, only to discover on the computer that it’s actually sort of dull? Join the club. All is not lost, however, if you watch the quick video below.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 14, 2021  |  0 comments

Photoshop’s Hue/Saturation sliders are a popular means of adjusting colors in an image, and they’re really easy to use. But is this the best method for achieving optimum results? Maybe not.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 14, 2021  |  0 comments

One of the challenges with landscape photography occurs when you come upon a scene that calls for perfect sharpness all the way from an interesting foreground to an important subject in the background. Sound impossible? Read on.

Barry Tanenbaum  |  Jun 11, 2021  |  0 comments

Don't worry—you won't have to carry around a mirror. These images are all about observation and imagination.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Jun 11, 2021  |  0 comments

Topaz Studio 2 provides the most creative fun you can have editing digital images for under $100, hands down. Experiment, build, adjust, edit and create your own personalized “Looks” for your photos, and save them for future use. Each Look functions as a customized filter for Photoshop within the Studio 2 plug-in. Topaz Studio 2 offers so many possibilities, you’ll never run out of creative options. And it’s soooo EASY. Here are the step-by-step instructions.

Sponsored  |  Jun 10, 2021  |  0 comments

Capturing waterfalls with your camera is one of the best things about nature photography. However, since waterfall photography is so common on social media and other locations, you really need to know what you're doing to shoot something unique.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 10, 2021  |  0 comments

Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop are constantly evolving to make these image-editing applications more powerful and easier to use. There is often an abundance new tools, a simplified workflow, and improvements in performance and speed.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Jun 09, 2021  |  5 comments

Your mirrorless or DSLR camera probably offers four Exposure Modes: Program, Aperture, Shutter and Manual. Program Mode is easy, Manual Mode is slow, and Aperture Priority Mode is the best in most situations. Here’s why.

Henry Anderson  |  Jun 09, 2021  |  0 comments

We've been featuring photographer Manny Ortiz's "NO BS" series of portrait photography videos where he shares handy, real-world tips in less than five minutes. One of his recent "5 Minutes of No BS" tips features "straight to the point" advice for shooting portraits in urban, outdoor settings using only natural light.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 09, 2021  |  0 comments

Photo composites are fun to make, and often result in eye-catching images. Some techniques are more difficult than others, and today we’ll show you three methods that are easier than most.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 09, 2021  |  0 comments

Regardless of the type of images you shoot most, it’s a good bet that sooner or later you’ll try your hand at landscape photography if you haven’t already. And whether or not you’re experienced at outdoor photography, you can greatly improve your results by avoiding a few harmful mistakes.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 08, 2021  |  0 comments

Life would be so much easier if we had a single set of camera settings that worked for all types of nature photography. Unfortunately, that’s simply not possible because of ever-changing light, a wide variety of subject matter, and the need to compose various images differently.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 08, 2021  |  0 comments

When one of our favorite nature photography instructors chooses one Lightroom tool above all others, we stop and take note. And in the tutorial below he demonstrates multiple ways to use this powerful technique to enhance all types of outdoor photos.

Sponsored  |  Jun 08, 2021  |  0 comments

Do you know a photographer who's itching to snap some brilliant shots of beaches, sunsets, water sports or those most quintessential summer treats: ice cream and watermelon? We’ve collected 6 fantastic photography gifts ideas to help you set your special photographer up for what could be a roaring summer.

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