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Ron Leach  |  Sep 23, 2021  |  0 comments

We’re a big fan of Serge Ramelli’s landscape, travel, and cityscape photography, and his tutorials are always popular with our readers. So when he says the Lightroom tutorial below reveals five “must know” editing tricks, it’s time to pay attention.

Henry Anderson  |  Sep 22, 2021  |  0 comments

What makes a great landscape photo? According to landscape pro Mark Denney it must have at least two of three key things.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 22, 2021  |  0 comments

Many outdoor photographers consider autumn the most exciting time of year to shoot. That’s because skies tend to be dramatic, the light is often interesting, and colorful fall foliage is everywhere you look.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 22, 2021  |  0 comments

Most of you are familiar with the farcical notion that, “You’re not a real photographer unless you always use your camera’s Manual mode.” Well, the video below takes the opposite and equally controversial view.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 21, 2021  |  0 comments

When improving soft images during the editing process there’s a big difference between sharp, crisp, and crispy. Do things properly and you’ll achieve realistic sharp results. But make a common mistake and you’ll turn an otherwise nice shot into a crispy, ugly mess.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 21, 2021  |  0 comments

Today’s modern digital cameras offer insanely high ISO options, and conventional wisdom is to avoid them and go no higher than at least two settings below the maximum. But according to one top pro, there are times when is OK to use the highest ISO setting available.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 20, 2021  |  0 comments

Nothing spoils an otherwise great photo more than a really unattractive or distracting background. And that holds true whether you’re shooting portraits, macro, flowers, or certain types of wildlife images.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 20, 2021  |  0 comments

A lot goes into making eye-popping bird photos in the field. First you have locate an attractive subject, and then catch it in a great pose against a pleasing background. Once you’ve done that, you still have to get the exposure right under often changing light—all before the bird decides to take flight.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 16, 2021  |  0 comments

Every so often every photographer hits the doldrums and runs out of fresh ideas. Landscape shooters are no different, and the video below will help you get the creative juices flowing one again.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 15, 2021  |  0 comments

Some photographers shoot landscapes, while others concentrate on wildlife or travel imagery. But you can take your outdoor photography to the next level by being less of a purist and combining two or three of these disciplines in your work.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 14, 2021  |  0 comments

Landscape and travel photographers often prefer to shoot with wide-angle lenses—either a fast prime or a more versatile short zoom. In this tutorial you’ll see why one pro takes the later approach and learn some of his tricks.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 14, 2021  |  0 comments

Photoshop recently added a Sky Replacement Tool for processing images with boring skies. If you’re one of those photographers who rebel against such drastic measures, this tutorial is for you.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 10, 2021  |  0 comments

Pretty much everyone with a camera has heard the term “dynamic range” bandied about. But do you really know what it means and how it affects your photos? If not, this quick tutorial is for you.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 10, 2021  |  0 comments

As the name suggests, Lightroom’s Targeted Adjustment Tool enables you to “target” and adjust certain portions of a photo without affecting other parts of the image. Unfortunately, this powerful easy-to-use tool is unfamiliar to many photographers.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 09, 2021  |  0 comments

Yesterday’s Photoshop tutorial was all about beating the summer heat (visually, at least) with a quick method for making images captured in summer appear as though they were shot in winter.

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