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Ron Leach  |  Mar 20, 2024  |  0 comments

Earlier this month we featured a Lightroom tutorial explaining how to edit sunset photos to enhance those gorgeous golden colors so your photos are as captivating as the scene you saw through the viewfinder. Today we're taking a different approach to maximize the impact of Blue Hour images.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 20, 2024  |  0 comments

One of the first things we do when configuring a new camera is deciding whether to set the Color Space to Adobe RGB or sRGB. And this isn't a set-it-and-forget-it choice because the mode you select depends upon how you plan to use the photos you capture.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 20, 2024  |  0 comments

If you've never captured photos at night we're going to help you change that today with a quick tutorial on using the iPhone's Night Mode to shoot dramatic long-exposure images when your "real" camera is at home.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 19, 2024  |  0 comments

Ugly Dust Spots can really spoil a photo, whether they're caused by a dirty lens or a sensor that's overdue for a cleaning. Unfortunately, conventional post-processing repairs don't always do a perfect job—especially when the artifacts are difficult to notice at first glance.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 18, 2024  |  0 comments

Understanding how to select the best point of focus is an essential skill for all sorts of photography. Not only does doing this right enable you to manipulate depth of field, but it helps you to direct a viewer's eye to exactly where you want it to go.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 18, 2024  |  0 comments

It's not unusual to return from a day in the field and discover that some of your images are either too light or too dark. That's because landscape scenes often have a wide range of tones that are difficult to capture accurately in a single shot.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 15, 2024  |  0 comments

You've no doubt marveled at mind-blowing photos with pink foliage and other weird colors that look like scenes captured on another planet. These unique images owe their popularity to a resurgence in infrared photography.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 15, 2024  |  0 comments

Whether you shoot portraits, wildlife images, or cute photos of your beloved pets, the eyes are the most important element to get dialed with precision. Achieving accurate focus on the subject's iris when capturing an image goes a long way to achieving this goal. But there's much more you can do to accentuate the eyes during post processing.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 14, 2024  |  0 comments

Earlier this month we featured a tutorial explaining a Lightroom technique for editing b&w photos to achieve maximum impact. The quick tutorial below takes a similar approach for all of you Photoshop users.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 14, 2024  |  0 comments

Lightroom's powerful Tone Curve can dramatically improve your photographs and it's incredibly useful for adjusting both color and b&w images. In the quick tutorial below instructor Robin Whalley demystifies this important tool, describes what goes on under the hood, and demonstrates when and how to put it to work.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 14, 2024  |  0 comments

Most landscape photographers know that a dramatic realistic-looking sky is often a key element in captivating photos. Today you'll learn a simple-two step edit that provides compelling results without sky replacement, image stacking, or other complicated procedures.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 13, 2024  |  0 comments

Today's very helpful Lightroom tutorial begins with this quote from one of our favorite young photographers Austin James Jackson: "I've seen enough Lightroom catalogs to know that there are a lot of people who struggle to organize. In this video I'm going to help you solve that problem."

Ron Leach  |  Mar 13, 2024  |  0 comments

There's a lot of hype about the "superiority" of full-frame cameras these days, and it's important to separate the marketing chatter from the difference in sensor size as pertains to your particular style of photography. If you're thinking about "stepping up" we encourage you to watch this video before making the switch.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 13, 2024  |  0 comments

Many photographers shoot in Raw rather than Jpeg for a variety of reasons, not the least of which is that this unprocessed format captures the maximum of detail. Another advantage is the greater flexibility Raw files provide during post-processing.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 12, 2024  |  0 comments

The second day of the week is often referred to as Taco Tuesday, but Shutterbug readers know it's also Tutorial Tuesday when we often post the weekly lessons from Park Cameras—one of the leading photo retailers in the UK. This episode explains the difference between Vibrance and Saturation sliders, so you'll understand when and how to put these simple sliders to use.

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