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Ron Leach  |  Nov 09, 2023  |  0 comments

Cropping images to refine composition is a no brainer, right? Well not exactly, because Photoshop's easy-to-use Crop tool provides more creative capabilities than you likely realize. You probably use this tool almost every time you process an image, so it's important to understand everything it can do.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 09, 2023  |  0 comments

Something magical tends to happen once the sun drops below the horizon: scenes that were dull and unimpressive during the day are often transformed into sparkling tableaus full of interesting light, vivid colors, and captivating reflections—while all the boring stuff disappears into the shadows.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 09, 2023  |  0 comments

Object removal is one of the staples of editing images for simplicity and maximum impact. Maybe you want to eliminate the proverbial fence post emanating from a subject's head, or get rid of other equally distracting elements that detract from a shot.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 08, 2023  |  0 comments

Wouldn't it be nice to monetize the love of photography without quitting your day job? Even if you don't cash in big, a few easy sales here and there will help you afford upgrading your gear while receiving some well-earned recognition in the process.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 08, 2023  |  0 comments

Lightroom's recently updated Tone Curve is a powerful component of what Adobe enables you to achieve when processing photos. Unfortunately, this versatile tool is frequently avoided because some users find it rather intimidating.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 07, 2023  |  0 comments

We've all had the misfortune of failing to capture a dynamic fleeting moment when shooting in the field. Sometimes that's because of poor reflexes, a lack of anticipation, ineffective planning, or incorrect camera settings. Whatever the cause, the tutorial below from one of our favorite instructors will greatly increase your chances of success.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 06, 2023  |  0 comments

Do your autumn photographs fall short of the awesomeness that you saw through the viewfinder? If so, the quick Lightroom tutorial is just what you need to transform good mages into great ones.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 03, 2023  |  0 comments

We addressed the first problem in an earlier tutorial and today you'll learn how to cope with the latter. Instructor Simon d'Entremont is an accomplished Canadian pro, specializing in wildlife imagery, and he walks you through the steps he takes to capture great images when the light is far from ideal.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 02, 2023  |  0 comments

Are you in the habit of always letting the camera make decisions on your behalf? If so, sooner or later you'll want to switch out of Auto and experiment with other exposure modes than provide far more control. Otherwise you'll have difficulty expressing your creative of vision as your skills evolve.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 02, 2023  |  0 comments

As Hamlet one said: "To edit in color or to edit in b&w, that is the question." Well, not really, but it's a question you should ask yourself regardless of the type of images you shoot.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 01, 2023  |  0 comments

The first thing most landscape photographers do upon arriving on location is open their bag and mount a favorite wide-angle lens on their camera. But using the right lens doesn't guarantee great results unless you understand the "essential" techniques for getting the job done.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 01, 2023  |  0 comments

Ok Lightroom users, do you fully understand the difference between color grading and color correction when editing your photos? If you're not completely sure, the video below from the Adobe Photoshop Lightroom channel will straighten you out in a hurry, while demonstrating a quick and easy color-grading method for enhancing tonal effects and vibrance in Lightroom.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 01, 2023  |  0 comments

Getting the light right is perhaps the most essential component of all great images, whether they're captured indoor or out. But there's another crucial component that can really add depth and impact to a photo, namely the thoughtful use of shadows.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 31, 2023  |  0 comments

Whether you own a new iPhone 15, or use an older model running  iOS 14, the photos you shoot will be significantly better after watching the comprehensive tutorial below. This "ultimate guide" from the Mount Media YouTube channel was designed for beginning and intermediate users alike.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 30, 2023  |  0 comments

It almost goes without saying that the latest masking tools in Lightroom and Adobe Camera Raw (ACR) are considered "essential" by many experienced landscape photographers. While these tools can be applied in a variety of ways, today you learn what one pro says are his five favorite tips for getting the job done quickly and effectively.