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Ron Leach  |  May 24, 2024  |  0 comments

Today we're discussing an issue faced by photographers who output their work at home with an inkjet printer. Namely, color files look really good but b&w prints leave a lot to be desired. You're not alone if this happens to you because this is a rather common occurrence.

Ron Leach  |  May 24, 2024  |  0 comments

Many photographers would like to shoot boudoir photos of their spouse or significant other, but don't own a studio with expensive lighting gear. And even if they borrowed all the "required" accoutrements, they wouldn't know where to start.

Ron Leach  |  May 23, 2024  |  0 comments

A solid understanding of how to employ Masks is essential if you want post-processing results that are the best they can be. These easy-to-use tools enable you to make selective adjustments to specific parts of an image and achieve optimum color, exposure and balance.

Ron Leach  |  May 23, 2024  |  0 comments

OK, it's time for some honest self-reflection if you're not a fan of supplemental illumination: Do your avoid flash photography because you prefer the look of available-light imagery? Or are you under the misconception that it's too difficult to do right?

Ron Leach  |  May 23, 2024  |  0 comments

We often turn to the PHLOG Photography YouTube channel for their latest tutorials that explain how to process landscape images for unique and compelling effects. Today's episode from one of our favorite image-editing instructors demonstrates how to transform dull images by creating an awe-inspiring sunrise look in Lightroom Classic.

Ron Leach  |  May 21, 2024  |  0 comments

The Tone Curve is one of the most powerful tools in the post processing arsenal and it's super-easy to use. Yet it enables you to make the most of just about any image you shoot indoors or out.

Ron Leach  |  May 21, 2024  |  0 comments

If you're just getting started with bird photography or want to elevate your skills, this helpful tutorial is just what you need—especially if you don't have a park, nature preserve, or other appropriate location close to home.

Ron Leach  |  May 21, 2024  |  0 comments

Split Toning is a powerful post-processing technique that's available in,Lightroom and other image editing apps. This method is easy enough for users of all skill levels, and it's a great way to transform boring photos into images with unique color.

Ron Leach  |  May 20, 2024  |  0 comments

In a never-ending search for the "perfect light," many photographers ignore the beauty and simplicity of shooting in open shade. Not only does this method provide soft, even illumination, but this straightforward technique avoids the encumbrance of costly and ungainly lighting gear and accessories.

Ron Leach  |  May 20, 2024  |  0 comments

If you're an inexperienced Photoshop user and a bit confused by everything the powerful software has to offer, today's quick tutorial from the Creative Layers YouTube channel is just what you need. In barely six minutes you'll learn five simple tips and shortcuts that will take your editing skills to the next level.

Ron Leach  |  May 17, 2024  |  0 comments

Sooner or later all photographers confront a frustrating disparity between how the colors of an image appeared through the viewfinder or on a camera's rear LCD in the field, and what they look like on the computer screen. Unfortunately, when this happens it's typically the computer representation that tends to be inferior.

Ron Leach  |  May 17, 2024  |  0 comments

Last week we featured a beginners guide to boudoir photography from an acclaimed pro who demonstrated how to capture sensuous images without flash by using window light as the primary source of illumination. Today Yuliya Panchenko is back with another eye-opening tutorial that delivers extremely dramatic effects

Ron Leach  |  May 17, 2024  |  0 comments

So let's say you come upon a spectacular landscape scene, have great gear in your bag, and nail focus and exposure. You still may end up with disappointing results if your composition skills aren't up to spec. That's why we encourage you to pay close attention to this tutorial from an acclaimed landscape photography specialist.

Ron Leach  |  May 16, 2024  |  0 comments

One key challenge when processing our images is to achieve maximum dynamic range to enhance details in shadows, highlights, and everything in between. This is important with color images and perhaps even more critical when processing b&w photos for maximum impact.

Ron Leach  |  May 15, 2024  |  0 comments

There's no better way to learn than listening to a top pro explain the secrets to his success, and that's what you'll find in the following tutorial from acclaimed South African wildlife photographer Mark Dumbleton. His popular YouTube channel has the simple goal of helping other shooters capture better images in the field and make them look amazing.

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