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Ron Leach  |  Oct 20, 2017  |  0 comments

Earlier this week we reported on Adobe’s introduction of Lightroom CC a new cloud-based subscription version of the popular software for processing and organizing images on both computers and mobile devices. There are also updates to the previous non-cloud app, now called Lightroom Classic CC, and the video below illustrates the most significant changes.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 18, 2017  |  0 comments

“Focus stacking” is a powerful image-editing technique for increasing the apparent depth of field in an image, and it’s relatively easy to accomplish. The idea is to shoot several photos of a scene at slightly different distances, and then merge the sharpest portions of each shot using Photoshop, Lightroom or another editing program.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 17, 2017  |  0 comments

This post-processing tutorial from Nathaniel Dodson is a bit different from others we have shared. While Dodson typically devotes an entire video to demonstrating one specific technique, this one provides a cornucopia of 28 valuable Photoshop tips, tricks, and hacks in less than one minute each.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 16, 2017  |  0 comments

Regardless of what type of photographs you shoot most, a stop or two of underexposure can really mess up an otherwise great image. While Photoshop’s Highlights/Shadows sliders can often rehabilitate a poorly exposed photo, the simple technique in the video below will usually deliver far better results.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 13, 2017  |  0 comments

We’ve all been there: You shoot what you think is a really nice photograph, and then you get home, look at the image on a computer, and realize you overlooked a bothersome element in the scene. The culprit could be a bit of distracting foreground litter, or the proverbial telephone pole growing out of a subject’s head, 

Ron Leach  |  Oct 11, 2017  |  0 comments

One of the more interesting developments for photographers over the past few years is the increasing availability of excellent manual focus lenses from independent optics manufacturers that are designed for use with modern digital cameras.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 10, 2017  |  0 comments

Photoshop instructor Unmesh Dinda isn’t given to hyperbole. So when he says, “This flabbergasting Photoshop trick will blow your mind and change the way you edit,” you know it must be good.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 09, 2017  |  0 comments

How often have you photographed a great-looking scene, only to find an ugly color cast in all or part of the image? These unwanted and annoying tints may occur with both digital and film cameras depending on the lighting conditions during a shoot.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 28, 2017  |  0 comments

Dramatic photographic opportunities abound once the sun drops below the horizon and a whole realm of colors, lights, and moods begin to appear. If you’re not completely satisfied with your nighttime images, the video below will help you transform them from boring to awesome with a few quick adjustments.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 28, 2017  |  0 comments

Here’s another powerful tutorial from image-editing expert Unmesh Dinda, who demonstrates how to give a realistic boost to landscape photographs with Lightroom’s easy-to-use adjustment brushes.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 26, 2017  |  0 comments

We typically use a telephoto lens with a wide maximum aperture for shooting images with a very shallow depth of field. But in this quick tutorial you’ll learn a simple Photoshop trick for creating a similar effect.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 22, 2017  |  0 comments

Unmesh Dinda is one of our most popular Photoshop instructors, and in this basic tutorial he demonstrates how add creative effects to a photograph with a simple Photoshop Layer Mask trick.  

Ron Leach  |  Sep 20, 2017  |  0 comments

Photoshop is such a comprehensive tool that there is always something new to learn. The tutorial below reveals five hidden tips and tricks that will speed up your workflow while delivering great results.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 19, 2017  |  0 comments

There are a variety of methods for converting color images to black and white, but the video below demonstrates a unique approach that not only creates a dramatic conversion, but changes the focus of an image. 

Ron Leach  |  Sep 19, 2017  |  0 comments

In many parts of the country it feels like we’re still in the throes of summer, but fall is right around the corner with all the changing colors that make autumn such a great time for nature photography.

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