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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.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 12, 2024  |  0 comments

If you're not paying attention to the histogram when processing images in Lightroom, well, shame on you. That's because this powerful tool will simplify your workflow and help you achieve far better edits.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 11, 2024  |  0 comments

Here's the frustrating thing about shooting sunsets: While these scenes are among the most popular that we capture, oftentimes our results fall far short of the splendor we witnessed through the viewfinder. That's because the beautiful warm tones and a perfectly balanced  exposure can be very difficult to get right in the camera.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 11, 2024  |  0 comments

Here's an eye-opening tutorial from one of our favorite landscape photographers for those of you who struggle when processing images in Lightroom. It's all about how Lightroom's Auto Settings can set you up for refining a shot further and can even "save your photos."

Ron Leach  |  Mar 08, 2024  |  0 comments

Outdoor photographers often confront a confounding challenge when shooting scenes with an extremely wide range of tones from deep shadows to bright highlights and everything in between. The problem is this: Their cameras lack sufficient dynamic range capabilities to nail an exposure in one shot.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 07, 2024  |  0 comments

Sometimes you shoot a color image and realize it would look more compelling by converting it to b&w because of the potential for awesome contrast and other characteristics within the scene. Today you'll learn why you should avoid the common amateur approach, and use a method favored by a top pro that is still simple to accomplish.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 06, 2024  |  0 comments

If you're new to Photoshop's Gradient tool the tutorial below is just what you'll need, because you'll learn everything you need to know for putting this technique to use. There's also something valuable for those already familiar with Gradients; namely the two new modes that are important to understand.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 06, 2024  |  0 comments

Ask a bunch of inexperienced photographers to name the easiest editing task they tackle, and most will likely give you a one-word answer: "Cropping." Yet, as you'll see in this eye-opening video from Landscape Photography University, incorrect cropping can spoil an image forever.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 05, 2024  |  0 comments

If you consistently capture landscape photos with colors that don't portray the realistic vibrant tones you saw the viewfinder, it's time to make a few changes to your editing workflow. This task may appear dauting at first, until you watch today's quick tutorial Lightroom tutorial from the Focus Photo School YouTube cannel.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 04, 2024  |  0 comments

The most common goal when editing our landscape photos is to imbue images with vibrant colors and accurate exposures that enhance all the details of a scene. But what do you do when photos you capture look more like a snapshots—either because the light isn't interesting or there's nothing particularly captivating about the scene?

Ron Leach  |  Mar 04, 2024  |  0 comments

Wouldn't it be great if there were an easier way to auto-select, manage, and identify Layers in Photoshop so that users of all skill levels could take advantage of this powerful post-processing technique? Well, there is, and the new tool is referred to as "Layer Hover Bounds."

Ron Leach  |  Mar 04, 2024  |  0 comments

Have you ever captured what would be a great photograph, were it not for an abundance of image-killing noise? If so, the following video from the Birdman Photography YouTube channel will help fix the problem thanks to a new Denoise tool in Lightroom.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 02, 2024  |  0 comments

There's no better way to elevate your skills than by watching an acclaimed pro demonstrate the shooting and image-editing techniques that contribute to his success. In this episode French photographer Serge Ramelli walks you through what he says are, "eight Lightroom tips that will change your life."

Ron Leach  |  Mar 02, 2024  |  0 comments

OK, landscape shooters, do you really understand the "huge" difference  between the Contrast, Clarity, and Texture sliders when processing images in Lightroom? If not, today's video will settle the confusion and enable you to achieve the highest quality photos when editing your work.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 29, 2024  |  0 comments

The image-editing needs of less-experienced photographers often enable them to side-step complicated tools and techniques. Other times there are seemly seemingly advanced tools than can make a big difference in an edit, and these can be greatly simplified for Photoshop novices so that everyone on can get in on the action.

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