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Ron Leach  |  Aug 16, 2023  |  0 comments

One of the most daunting challenges faced by landscape shooters is optimizing sharpness in scenes with important objects in the foreground, midrange, and background of the frame. That's because even if you stop your lens all the way down to f/22 there's insufficient depth of field to maintain sharpness from here to there.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 15, 2023  |  0 comments

Last week we featured a tutorial from a pro explaining several "essential" tips for shooting epic photos after the sun drops below the horizon. Today we're following up with what another expert calls, "The ultimate tips and tricks for editing night photos in Luminar Neo."

Ron Leach  |  Aug 15, 2023  |  0 comments

One of the most effective ways to transform good landscape photos into great ones is by adding depth and dimension during the editing process. And an easy way to do that in Lightroom is with straightforward adjustments to colors and contrast.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 11, 2023  |  0 comments

Lightroom's HSL sliders are so easy to use that it's rather surprising that so many photographers ignore them when editing their work. If you're among that camp, today's quick tutorial will likely change your mind.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 10, 2023  |  0 comments

Have you ever noticed when employing masks that ugly artifacts appear around the periphery of the selection? It's a common problem that can be quickly resolved by following the quick and easy tips in this tutorial from the Photoshop Café YouTube channel.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 09, 2023  |  0 comments

Today's image-editing tutorial is for those of you who overlook the power of Photoshop filters when processing your work. Whether you're a beginner ofr more experience photographer, this comprehensive lesson from the PIX Imperfect YouTube channel will quickly get you up to speed.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 08, 2023  |  0 comments

Panorama photos are a lot of fun to make and can really grab attention. Some cameras can automate the process by merging successive shots to achieve a pretty good result. Doing it this way may require a tripod for absolutely precise merging, and you'll still need some post-processing to finish up  the job.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 08, 2023  |  0 comments

Most photographers know that Blue Hour and Golden Hour are great times to shoot because of the gorgeous colors at the beginning and end of the day. Last week we explained how to turn a dull landscape shot into a beautiful sunset image in Lightroom, and today you'll learn a technique for making a boring Blue Hour photo jump off the page.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 07, 2023  |  0 comments

Dodging and burning is a popular editing technique used by landscape photographers to balance the tones in an image. While commonly accomplished with Photoshop, you'll learn how to get the job done in Lightroom by watching this tutorial from the PHLOG Photography YouTube channel.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 04, 2023  |  0 comments

Sometimes we can't choose the time of day when we come across a beautiful landscape scene. So we take a few shots, despite the terrible midday light, and our images seem destined for the trash.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 02, 2023  |  0 comments

Curves are a fundamental component of Photoshop's editing toolbox, and one pro says, "if you're not using them you are seriously missing out." These tools have the ability to significantly enhance dull photos, accentuate mood and drama, and fine-tune color balance with precision.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 02, 2023  |  0 comments

There are numerous reasons you may want to adjust or change the color of objects in your images. Maybe a model's dress clashes with the background, or perhaps you're shooting seascapes at golden Hour and the warm light biases the tones of the water. The list is almost endless.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 01, 2023  |  0 comments

"It's a whole new world out there and AI is going to destroy photography as we know it." At least that what we're hearing from the frantic naysayers. But is that really what's on the horizon? Read on to see what one top pro thinks about the so-called looming disaster.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 01, 2023  |  0 comments

We've featured effective White Balance tutorials in the past, but the lesson below from the Camera Focus YouTube channel is about as simple as it gets. It works really well and deserves a prominent spot in your image-editing bag of tricks.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 31, 2023  |  0 comments

If you're new to timesaving Photoshop Actions this quick tutorial is just what you need to get up to speed. In less than four minutes you'll learn what Actions do, how they work, and an easy way to use them for a faster, more efficient photo-editing workflow.