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Ron Leach  |  Apr 23, 2024  |  0 comments

This post-processing tutorial is the first installment of a new series from image-editing expert Anthony Morganti whose transformative techniques are extremely popular among Shutterbug reader of all skills levels. In each of these videos Morganti will present multiple tips for users of Lightroom Classic, the Cloud version of Lightroom, and the Mobile version as well.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 22, 2024  |  0 comments

OK, you just acquired your first drone so you can start capturing images with a spectacular aerial perspective, but you're not sure where to start. This tutorial from the UK-based Yorkshire Photo Walks channel explains all the basics that are important to understand, and you're unlikely to find them all in an instruction manual.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 22, 2024  |  0 comments

How many times have you cropped an image, say to straighten a crooked horizon, only to discovered that in doing so you've sacrificed a vital part of the shot? Well that's unavoidable when using Photoshop's basic crop tool.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 19, 2024  |  0 comments

We often discuss the ramifications of various exposure modes offered by today's modern cameras, and most of the time these tutorials involve a choice between Manual mode and Aperture Priority. But what about the oft-ignored Shutter Priority mode, and when and how should you use it?

Ron Leach  |  Apr 18, 2024  |  0 comments

Most experienced landscape photographers think of wide-angle lenses as their weapons of choice when shooting in the field, but it's important to understand the benefits and pitfalls of going wide if you want to capture the most compelling images possible.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 18, 2024  |  0 comments

If you're a Lightroom novice and think using Lightroom's powerful Curves tool is beyond your skills, the quick tutorial below will quickly change your mind. That’s because you'll learn a handful of techniques in just three minutes to make your outdoor images stand out from the crowd.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 17, 2024  |  0 comments

One primary task of all photographers is to guide a viewer's through an image to the primary subject within the scene, which is one reason why judicious sharpening is so essential. It's also a well-established fact that the human eye is generally most attracted to the brightest and sharpest areas in a photo.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 17, 2024  |  0 comments

Most experienced landscape photographers understand why blending bracketed exposures is often the only way to make great images of high-contrast scenes like sunsets, sunrises, or when the sun is high in the sky. That’s because no matter how good your camera is, it can be impossible to capture the wide range of tones from bright highlights to deep shadow with a single image in the camera.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 16, 2024  |  0 comments

Nighttime is a great time to shoot on city streets because streetlamps, car trails and colorful shop windows often create a sparkling tableau. And in rainy weather, reflections on pavement adds impact to the scene.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 16, 2024  |  0 comments

So you captured a gorgeous landscape scene and nailed focus, exposure, and composition. Then you reviewed your images on the computer, expecting stunning results, only to discover that the horizons are curved and distorted.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 16, 2024  |  0 comments

Have you ever captured an image that looked like a pixelated mess, either because your camera was inadvertently set to low resolution or you cropped the photo excessively? If so, this tutorial from the Bazillions instructional YouTube channel  is just what you need, as it explores the fascinating world of AI upscaling.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 15, 2024  |  0 comments

Every so often we all take things too far when making adjustments in Photoshop, and some photographers cancel the enhancement and begin again. But what if we told you there are "hidden undo sliders" that enable you to backtrack your steps incrementally rather than starting over?

Ron Leach  |  Apr 15, 2024  |  0 comments

Experienced landscape photographers often use a technique known as "focal-length blending" to create interesting wide-angle compositions. In this 12-minute tutorial you'll learn how easy it is to get the job done—both in the field and in Photoshop.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 12, 2024  |  0 comments

Many photographers avoid high ISO settings because of the realistic fear that ugly noise artifacts will pollute their images. But there are consequences to be paid for taking that approach, including the necessity of carrying a tripod to avoid blurry photos.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 11, 2024  |  0 comments

If you're new to processing images in Lightroom there's a whole lot to learn, both for doing things right and avoiding common image-killing errors. In this quick tutorial from Landscape Photography University you'll learn how to avoid what one pro calls, "the biggest beginner photography mistake in Lightroom."

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