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Ron Leach  |  Apr 10, 2024  |  0 comments

Today's eye-opening tutorial begins with a question from instructor Mark Denney: "What Raw Color Profile do you use when editing photos in Lightroom?" The answer from many photographers often begins with a blank stare, followed by something like this: "Uh, I guess I use the default or the Standard Profile."

Ron Leach  |  Apr 09, 2024  |  0 comments

Some of the most effective photo processing techniques employ masking to selectively adjust various portions of a scene for optimum exposure, enhanced color, and other key variables that greatly contribute to spectacular images.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 09, 2024  |  0 comments

Whether you process images in Lightroom, Photoshop, or another full-featured editor, it's difficult not to get carried away by all the capabilities available. But sometimes you'll achieve much better results by restraining yourself and taking a subtle approach so that you don't ruin photos by giving them an "over-cooked" look.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 09, 2024  |  0 comments

If you're just getting started in wildlife photography, today's tutorial is a great place to start. You'll pick up five effective tips in less than seven minutes from an experienced pro who really s his stuff.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 08, 2024  |  0 comments

Landscape photographers who've spent enough time shooting in the field, especially after the sun drops below the horizon, know that it's often impossible to capture what they through the viewfinder with a single shot in the camera. This tutorial from the PHLOG Photography YouTube channel explains how to get the job done to perfection with a technique known as exposure blending.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 08, 2024  |  0 comments

A firm understanding of how to use Photoshop's straightforward Eraser tool is a fundamental aspect of improving your post-processing skills, and today you'll everything you need to know in less than two minutes.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 05, 2024  |  0 comments

There's nothing more aggravating than capturing what you thought was a great shot, only to discover upon close evaluation that the image isn't critically sharp. There are a variety of reasons that this may occur, and we've discussed many of these in the past, but the video below explores a couple other causes worthy of consideration.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 05, 2024  |  0 comments

Have you ever come across an expansive landscape that can't be captured in one shot, even with an ultra-wide lens? This tutorial explains a super-easy shooting and editing technique for creating a breathtaking image that faithfully replicates the entire vista you witnessed with your eyes.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 04, 2024  |  0 comments

We all try to shoot outdoor photos in the morning or late afternoon whenever possible to take advantage of the "best light." But that doesn't mean it's impossible to capture stunning images under harsh midday sun—especially if you understand the pitfalls and compensate accordingly.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 04, 2024  |  0 comments

Understanding how to capture depth of field is essential when shooting landscapes, wildlife images, and other types of outdoor imagery. It's not difficult to get things right in the camera by strategically manipulating Aperture and ISO settings, and camera-to-subject distance also factors into the equation Aperture.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 03, 2024  |  0 comments

Dealing with image-killing noise is a task commonly faced by landscape photographer who shoot at high ISO settings, either because of low-light conditions or when using slow shutter speeds to capture motion. In either case, there's a simple way to remove these ugly artifacts, and today's tutorial from the PHLOG Photography YouTube channel explains how it works.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 03, 2024  |  0 comments

The April 8 total solar eclipse is just around the corner and many people across the U.S., Canada, and Mexico are excited about this spectacular event. Here's an extremely important warning worthy of careful consideration—whether you plan to photograph the eclipse or just marvel at the celestial beauty with your eyes.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 02, 2024  |  0 comments

This tutorial is the first installment of an eye-opening series describing conditions under which you shouldn't trust a camera's meter to deliver accurate exposures when shooting images in certain situations. Today you'll learn how much to underexpose a photo when faced with a low light, high contrast scene.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 02, 2024  |  0 comments

One common concern when photographing outdoor photos under challenging light is that the images we capture don't appear as impressive on the computer as the scene we witness through the viewfinder. If that sounds familiar today's five-minute Lightroom tutorial will set you straight in a hurry.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 02, 2024  |  0 comments

Lightroom is jam-packed with transformative features, and some don't get the attention they deserve. According to instructor Brian Matiash, one good example is the oft-ignored Intersect Masking capabilities.

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