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Ron Leach  |  Mar 03, 2023  |  0 comments

Last month we posted a popular tutorial explaining a simple fix for what one pro calls “a huge problem when using any of Lightroom’s Healing tools in tandem with masking. Todays lesson, designed primarily for beginners, is an overview of how these tools work to eliminate unwanted artifacts and other distractions in your photos.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 02, 2023  |  0 comments

Dynamic Range is an important concept that most photographers claim to understand. But ask for an explanation of exactly how it works, and you may receive a blank stare. The quick tutorial below from the popular Booray Explains series covers everything to know about how Dynamic Range affects your photos.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 01, 2023  |  0 comments

Yeah, we know. Supposedly all serious photographers shoot Raw, for very good reasons. But there are times when shooting and editing JPEGs make sense. Perhaps your camera is set to capture both a JPEG and a Raw file every time you snap the shutter, and somehow you lost the Raw file or it became corrupt.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 01, 2023  |  0 comments

More and more photographers are using Luminar Neo, either as an adjunct or replacement for Photoshop and/or Lightroom. Created by Skylum, Luminar Neo is an AI-powered program for Mac and PC users that’s updated frequently and relatively simple to use.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 28, 2023  |  0 comments

We spend a lot of time here at Shutterbug explaining techniques for shooting great images and improving them further during the editing process. What we may not do often enough is discuss best practices for output.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 28, 2023  |  0 comments

Sorry to spoil your afternoon with what one imaging expert calls a “huge” problem for those who process photos in Lightroom. But don’t despair because you’ll learn about this dilemma and how to fix it in barely five minutes.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 27, 2023  |  0 comments

High Dynamic Range (HDR) is an important technique that enables you to shoot or edit photos that appear more like what one sees with the human eye. The concept involves balancing out light and dark areas of a scene to capture more detail in both highlights and shadows.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 24, 2023  |  0 comments

There are numerous methods for upscaling images using Photoshop, Lightroom, or third-party plugins and apps. Unfortunately, the results you achieve may barely be acceptable or less, depending on the technique employed.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 23, 2023  |  0 comments

Improperly exposed photos are the bane of all kinds of photographers, especially those who shoot outdoors where a wide range of tones may exceed the density range of your camera. We posted a tutorial earlier today explaining a simple method to remedy this problem by using Photoshop’s Dodge and Burn tools to make dark areas lighter and light areas dark to arrive at a balanced result.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 23, 2023  |  0 comments

Dodging and burning is a traditional darkroom technique that can be used with great success using software in today’s digital era. These easy-to use tools enable you to selectively adjust different areas of an image to arrive at a balanced exposure.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 22, 2023  |  0 comments

Adobe updates their software frequently, with powerful new headline-grabbing features and tools. That’s a good thing for all of us, with one exception: sometimes we get so excited about all the new stuff that we forget about tools we used with great success in the past.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 22, 2023  |  0 comments

Achieving accurate results during the editing process is sort of like rolling the dice if not you’re not working with a correctly calibrated display. In fact, you’re probably better off with a cheap monitor that’s properly calibrated than with a high-end display that’s not.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 21, 2023  |  0 comments

There are times when photos of a beautiful outdoor scene appear flat and dull, and that could be due to bad light, incorrect camera settings, or a myriad of other problems. You can always return on a better day, with your camera configured properly, but why do that if you can transform an unimpressive image into something really special with a few quick adjustments in Photoshop?

Ron Leach  |  Feb 17, 2023  |  0 comments

Do you want to make perfect masks in Lightroom and get the job done in half the time? If so, you’ve come to the right place. The Lightroom hack in the tutorial below is so simple that it only takes five minutes to explain.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 17, 2023  |  0 comments

Some photographers shy away from employing presets when editing their work because of a misconception that they’re difficult to use. Nothing could be further from the truth, and as you’ll see in the quick tutorial below, you can even create your own custom presets with ease.

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