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Ron Leach  |  Nov 29, 2023  |  0 comments

Photoshop offers such a broad array of capabilities that there are often several ways to accomplish the same task—some more complicated and than others. And often the best way to use a particular tool is just as easy and effective as doing things wrong.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 28, 2023  |  0 comments

We've all had the misfortune of traveling to a promising location, only to be confronted with bad light that's guaranteed to result in flat, boring photos. Under this situation you have two choices; return on a better day or do the best you can and see what you can accomplish when processing your shots.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 28, 2023  |  0 comments

Nighttime offers a variety opportunities for capturing eye-catching images, whether you're shooting cityscapes, on the water, or elsewhere outdoors. That's because scenes that look boring during the day are often transformed into sparkling tableaus once the sun drops below the horizon and the lights come on.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 28, 2023  |  0 comments

Most photographers understand that the f/stop they choose is an important component of arriving at a correct exposure. But this setting affects other attributes of a photo that novices

Ron Leach  |  Nov 27, 2023  |  0 comments

According to outdoor photographer Len Erickson Luminosity Masks are a super effective tool for bringing out the best in just about any image you shoot outdoors. And by combining the power of Photoshop with the inexpensive Lumnezia Masking panel the task is easy with "ultimate control."

Ron Leach  |  Nov 27, 2023  |  0 comments

The use of affordable lens filters was more prevalent in the days of 35mm photography when we didn't have image-editing tools to enhance our work. But as you'll see in the quick video below, these simple accessories are just as valid in today's era of digital imaging.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 22, 2023  |  0 comments

If landscape photography is a primary areas of interest, you're likely familiar with the conventional "wisdom" that f/11 is the optimum aperture to use when shooting this genre of imagery. But many accomplished pros consider this "rule" nothing more than a useless myth, and the tutorial below explains why.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 22, 2023  |  0 comments

Have you ever photographed an amazing subject and did a great job of composition, only to discover that the image is far less compelling than you had hoped? Well, join the club. There are several potential reasons for your shot missing the mark, and today's Photoshop tutorial demonstrates why you should consider enhancing the image to unleash its full potential, rather dumping it in the trash.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 21, 2023  |  0 comments

This is the time of year for personal reflection and gratitude, so we're bringing you the following tutorial that demonstrates why you should be grateful for High Dynamic Range (HDR) editing. While photographic tips don't compare to our feeling for friends and family, you'll definitely appreciate how HDR processing will have a big impact on the look of your photographs.http://www.shutterbug.com/content/these-careless-photo-editing-mistakes-will-ruin-outdoor-photos-do-instead-video

Ron Leach  |  Nov 21, 2023  |  0 comments

Take a look at your computer's keyboard and what do you see? We're not referring to the dirt and grime that's long overdue for a cleaning, but rather to the modifier keys that can work wonders for quick and precise edits.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 20, 2023  |  0 comments

Most of us strive to achieve sharp and precise focus in the camera when shooting in the field, yet every so often a bit of editing is required to rehabilitate soft areas within a shot. But here's the catch: sometimes the conventional approach can do more damage than good.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 20, 2023  |  0 comments

We all face a compromise when making multiple photos of the same scene. On the one hand, the more images you shoot the better the odds that you'll capture exactly what you want. The flip side of the coin is that the time you spend during the culling and editing process increases dramatically when you just lay on the shutter button and fire away.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 17, 2023  |  0 comments

Today were going to discuss a tool that many experienced landscape shooters consider the pound-for-pound champion of photographic accessories, and it's the dollar-for-dollar champ too. If your guess is the affordable polarizing filter, you just scored a knockout.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 17, 2023  |  0 comments

Yesterday we posted a very helpful tutorial describing five common shooting errors made by novice photographers and how to avoid them. Today's lesson from the Sightseeing Stan YouTube channel takes a similar approach with regard to post-processing mistakes that can easily ruin your images.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 16, 2023  |  0 comments

Most beginning photographers are enthusiastic about their new creative pursuit, but sheer passion alone is not enough to get the job done. That's because practice, a firm understanding of the fundamentals, and appropriate gear are essential if one is to develop their skills.

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