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Ron Leach  |  May 25, 2022  |  0 comments

Whether you’re photographing birds in the backyard, planning an outing to a local zoo, or shooting big cats on safari, achieving correct exposures is absolutely essential. This task is often challenging, as subjects move in and out of ever-changing light.

Ron Leach  |  May 25, 2022  |  0 comments

The Luminosity Mask is a versatile image-editing tool, enabling you to make selective tone-based adjustments to specific portions of an image. In other words, you can modify highlights, shadows, or midtones in one area without affecting other parts of a photograph.

Ron Leach  |  May 24, 2022  |  0 comments

Drone photographing is rapidly gaining in popularity among landscape photographers because of the unique perspective it provides for shooting outdoors. If you don’t want to be left behind, check out the video below with five simple tips for getting started.

Ron Leach  |  May 24, 2022  |  0 comments

One of the challenges we all face as photographers is conveying the excitement of action scenes in a still image. In the eye-opening tutorial below you’ll learn an easy method for bringing life to outdoor images with a little help from Photoshop.

Ron Leach  |  May 23, 2022  |  0 comments

When it comes to portraiture, “posing is everything.” So says pro Justin Laurens who regrettably neglected this consideration when first getting started. He admits he was initially confused by how to pose models, and considered this important skill “trivial.”

Ron Leach  |  May 20, 2022  |  0 comments

Some photographers shy away from shooting portraits because they don’t own supplemental lighting equipment or they’re intimidated by the complexity involved. But today we’ll show you how easy it is to make beautiful people pictures outdoors under available light.

Henry Anderson  |  May 19, 2022  |  1 comments

If you’re like us, you spent the cold and dreary winter months taking fewer photos than you had hoped. But now that spring is here, there are no more excuses. Get outside and start shooting today!

Ron Leach  |  May 19, 2022  |  0 comments

All photographers strive for maximum photo quality, no matter what type of images they shoot. One way to achieve optimum results is to use the lowest ISO setting that conditions permit.

Ron Leach  |  May 19, 2022  |  1 comments

A couple week’s ago we featured a tutorial for experienced bird photographers, with a variety of tips and mistakes to avoid for achieving optimum results. Today’s episode is for those just getting started, with a complete beginner’s guide to joining in on the fun.

Ron Leach  |  May 18, 2022  |  0 comments

Have you ever captured what you thought were great images, only to be disappointed when reviewing them on computer? It’s a rather common occurrence that images don’t look as impressive on a monitor as they did through the viewfinder (or with your naked eye when viewing the scene).

Ron Leach  |  May 18, 2022  |  0 comments

The official first day of summer is almost upon us, and with the new season comes a variety of great photo opportunities as well as some challenges. The tutorial below will quickly get you up to speed, with a variety of tips on gear, exposure, composition, camera settings, and more.

Ron Leach  |  May 16, 2022  |  0 comments

British pro Nigel Danson is one of our favorite outdoor photographers and image-editing instructors. So when he claims to have discovered a “secret” Lightroom tool he now uses to process every image he shoots, we stop and pay attention. And you should too.

Ron Leach  |  May 16, 2022  |  0 comments

Last week we featured what turned out to be a very popular tutorial for those new to Photoshop, explaining the first tools to learn. We don’t want Lightroom users to feel ignored, so today we’re doing something similar for you.

Ron Leach  |  May 13, 2022  |  0 comments

Photoshop is such a comprehensive package that it can be very intimidating—even to experienced users. And if you’re a novice, getting started may seem absolutely bewildering.

Ron Leach  |  May 12, 2022  |  0 comments

We’ve discussed the relative merits of shooting Raw vs. JPEGs numerous times, and the consensus is the former delivers superior image quality, far more leeway during post processing, and a number of other benefits. The primary advantage of JPEGs is the significantly smaller file sizes, which can be important for certain applications.

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