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Ron Leach  |  Mar 04, 2021  |  0 comments

Cropping a photograph is really easy and there’s nothing special to know, right? Well, not so fast. Some techniques work better than others and you may actually be doing it wrong.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 03, 2021  |  0 comments

There are a number of reasons to remove an object from an image. Sometimes the goal it to get rid of a distracting element, while other times you may want to move a key subject to a totally different photo. Or perhaps you’re creating a special effect.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 23, 2021  |  0 comments

Sometimes you capture a really nice landscape photo that needs just a bit more punch. And that what you’ll learn to do in this quick Photoshop tutorial from one of our favorite image-editing instructors.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 18, 2021  |  0 comments

Using long exposures during the day is a great way to create unique landscape and nature photos. This technique results in an ethereal look, with soft, dreamy water and cotton-like clouds. The typical approach is using ND filters to dramatically reduce the amount of light entering the camera, but there’s a post-processing trick for getting the job done.

Sponsored  |  Feb 17, 2021  |  0 comments

When you want a sky that just rocks, don't let grey sky stop you shooting landscapes. Dull days and adverse light are easily fixed by Landscape Pro.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 15, 2021  |  0 comments

Sometimes you come across a great scene, apart from the fact that two or more objects in the frame are too close together for an ideal composition. In some situations it’s possible to rectify the problem by changing your vantage point, but if that’s not possible there’s a quick editing fix.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 10, 2021  |  0 comments

Sometimes you need to fix an otherwise good photo by removing a few distracting elements, like overhead power lines or the proverbial fence post emanating from a subject’s head. Other times you may want to create a mind-bending special effect. In either case this task is really easy to accomplish, as you’ll see below.

Henry Anderson  |  Feb 04, 2021  |  0 comments

You'd think that Photoshop would do a better job of making it easy to create vignettes for your images, but it doesn't, according to Blake Rudis of f64 Academy. And he's right.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 04, 2021  |  0 comments

Everyone strives for maximum detail in photographs, which is why we always recommend investing in premium glass. But if you’re on a budget, and stuck with basic lenses, there are several post-processing techniques you can try.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 03, 2021  |  0 comments

When heading out for a day of landscape photography, most shooters instinctively reach for a wide-angle lens. That’s because conventional wisdom dictates that capturing expansive vistas is the best way to go. Unfortunately, if you’re afflicted with this common reflex, many great photo opportunities will pass you by.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 03, 2021  |  0 comments

Experienced wildlife photographers know that the power of an image often depends upon how an animal’s eyes are rendered. Out-of-focus dull eyes can really spoil an otherwise great shot, while overly brightened, sharpened eyes make the subject appear unnatural and crazy.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 02, 2021  |  0 comments

After a quick glance at the above headline, some of you may wonder, “Why would anyone edit an image five different ways?” Well, whether you’re an athlete, musician or a passionate photographer, it’s all about practice.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 01, 2021  |  0 comments

One question I frequently get from friends is, “What’s the best plugin for enlarging my photos?” And I actually have a couple that I use often. But one image-editing expert claims resizing plugins may be a thing of the past, if you have a relatively recent version of Photoshop or Lightroom.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 27, 2021  |  0 comments

Whether you’re attempting to photograph the Milky Way, or simply trying to capture a sparkling nighttime sky over your backyard, astrophotography can be intimidating. And once you’ve captured a few shots, editing the images may also seem like a daunting task.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 25, 2021  |  0 comments

Image processing tasks can often be like shooting photographs, in that you may occasionally fall into a creative rut and need a few fresh ideas. That’s what the tutorial below is all about, and in just 12 minutes it will pull you out of the doldrums and get your creative juices flowing once again.

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