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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.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 16, 2023  |  0 comments

Yesterday we featured a straightforward guide to using Selective Exposure adjustments to get the light right in complicated images with a wide range of brightness levels throughout the frame. Today's tutorial from another image-editing expert demonstrates how to take a similar approach with Lightroom's powerful Selective Color tools.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 15, 2023  |  0 comments

We regularly preach the importance of taking a selective, rather than a global, approach to processing your images. This simply means limiting your adjustments to specific portions of a scene that really need work, instead of making enhancements to the image as a whole.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 15, 2023  |  0 comments

Correct technique is essential for fast and precise focus, and sometimes it's necessary to give your camera some help. That's because if you focus on the wrong spot within the frame, all is lost before you snap the shutter—even if you use a high-end pro camera with a premium lens.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 15, 2023  |  0 comments

If you're not a regular user of Photoshop's versatile Brush tool, this complete beginners guide from The PIXimperfect YouTube channel is guaranteed to change your mind. You'll learn how to master everything from fundamental properties and "essential" tricks, to time-saving shortcuts and much more.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 14, 2023  |  0 comments

Every so often we come across a Lightroom tutorial that reveals a quick trick that you absolutely shouldn't miss. In this case it's what one expert calls a "secret Lightroom feature that that can really supercharge your workflow." Best yet, it takes less than two minutes to explain and can dramatically enhance just about any image you capture.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 14, 2023  |  0 comments

Last week we posted an overview of making nighttime the right time for shooting after the sun drops below the horizon. That tutorial was designed for those new to the technique, and today we're following up with a deeper dive on one compelling aspect of this style of photography that's of particular interest to cityscape and street photographers.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 14, 2023  |  0 comments

The quick video below is one of those "I wish I knew this before" tutorials with a super-simple technique for enhancing photos in a way that's almost too good to believe. It works in both Lightroom and Photoshop, takes barely 10 minutes to learn, and you can start using it today.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 13, 2023  |  0 comments

Earlier today we posted a tutorial with a foolproof in-camera method for shooting photos with perfect exposure. But what if you want to improve photos you shot in the past that don't quite hit the mark? The lesson below from the FJR YouTube channel demonstrates how easy this is to do with Lightroom's powerful Dodge and Burn tools.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 13, 2023  |  0 comments

Nailing exposure is a critical aspect of all genres of photography as you refine your skills, and this can be difficult when shooting outdoors under varied illumination. This is a particularly challenging task when the light is everchanging as clouds pass through a scene, or when subjects in motion move in and out of sunlight and shadow.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 09, 2023  |  0 comments

Cropping images to refine composition is a no brainer, right? Well not exactly, because Photoshop's easy-to-use Crop tool provides more creative capabilities than you likely realize. You probably use this tool almost every time you process an image, so it's important to understand everything it can do.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 09, 2023  |  0 comments

Something magical tends to happen once the sun drops below the horizon: scenes that were dull and unimpressive during the day are often transformed into sparkling tableaus full of interesting light, vivid colors, and captivating reflections—while all the boring stuff disappears into the shadows.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 09, 2023  |  0 comments

Object removal is one of the staples of editing images for simplicity and maximum impact. Maybe you want to eliminate the proverbial fence post emanating from a subject's head, or get rid of other equally distracting elements that detract from a shot.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 08, 2023  |  0 comments

Wouldn't it be nice to monetize the love of photography without quitting your day job? Even if you don't cash in big, a few easy sales here and there will help you afford upgrading your gear while receiving some well-earned recognition in the process.

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