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Ron Leach  |  Oct 28, 2021  |  0 comments

There are worse things than being a beginning photographer. After all, you can make big improvements in your skills in a relatively short time. But if you consider yourself a more advanced shooter, and you still make beginner mistakes, that’s a cause for concern.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 28, 2021  |  0 comments

Sometimes you take a photograph and while the main subject looks great, the background is really weak. The solution is to simply place your subject against a more interesting background, right? Well, not so fast.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 27, 2021  |  0 comments

According to the calendar it’s still 2021, but Adobe just released Photoshop 2022 and it includes a bunch of really cool new features. As you’ll see in today’s quick tutorial, one of the most interesting and easy-to-use tools will instantly and automatically make precise selections.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 27, 2021  |  0 comments

Serious landscape photographers tend to carry a lot of lens filters, including those for enhancing colors, to others that reduce the amount of light entering the camera and enable slow shutter speed effects. In the video below, you’ll see what an experienced pro says is the one filter he never leaves home without.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 26, 2021  |  0 comments

Not everyone has an opportunity to go on safari to photograph rare and wild animals, but most of us have a zoo nearby which is often the next best thing. The problem is that most images shot at the zoo look like were shot at the zoo.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 26, 2021  |  1 comments

For those new to wildlife photography, birds provide a great opportunity for capturing impressive images. If you’re lucky enough to have a wildlife refuge nearby, that’s a great place to start. But you can also make some great photographs in your own backyard.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 21, 2021  |  0 comments

The practice of dodging and burning to manipulate exposure in different areas of an image dates back to the early days of film photography and the wet darkroom. Today we do the same thing in the digital darkroom to add drama and depth to our photos.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 21, 2021  |  0 comments

All photographers strive to make images with maximum sharpness and detail, but depending upon conditions that goal isn’t always easy to accomplish. Sometimes you can improve soft photos during the editing process, but the preferred approach is to use proper shooting techniques so you get what you want in the camera.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 20, 2021  |  0 comments

Photoshop has a number of tools for accomplishing similar tasks, and sometime the approach you take is a matter of personal preference. Other times, however, like in the case of Flow, Fill and Opacity, tools may appear to control the same variables but the differences are worth noting.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 20, 2021  |  0 comments

Have you ever marveled at long exposure nighttime photos and said to yourself, “I wish I could do that?” Actually you can, because these striking images of colorful light trails from cars and other eye-popping effects are quite easy to achieve.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 19, 2021  |  0 comments

There are a number of ways to portray sunset scenes, from images with a natural-looking effect to those that are more vibrant and intense. You can sometimes achieve the look you’re after in the camera, but other times a bit of processing is required.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 19, 2021  |  0 comments

Many of us tend to forget that Photoshop isn’t designed exclusively for photographers. In fact, graphic designers, those who design websites, and many other content creators, use this powerful software.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 18, 2021  |  0 comments

By now you probably know that the current trend in camera technology is strongly in favor of mirrorless models. In fact, apart from Pentax, all manufacturers are avoiding new DSLR models while continually upgrading their lineup of mirrorless cameras and lenses.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 18, 2021  |  0 comments

Tilt-shift lenses are very powerful tools for all sorts of shooting from landscape to architectural photography. They enable you to fine-tune perspective and enhance depth of field by maximizing focus throughout an entire scene.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 15, 2021  |  0 comments

Spring is long gone, and summer ended almost a month ago, but that doesn’t mean the time for capturing great macro images is over. There are many opportunities to pursue close-up photography year-round.

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