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Ron Leach  |  Jun 07, 2023  |  0 comments

Like all equipment with moving parts, every camera has a finite life cycle, and one disastrous failing is when a shutter craps out. That's why it's important to know how to check the number of images captured with your camera, or another one you want to buy used.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 06, 2023  |  0 comments

If you always limit yourself to one specific genre of photography your editing workflow may be pretty well defined. But most shooters have a more eclectic approach to our craft, requiring different processing methods depending up the type of image at hand.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 05, 2023  |  0 comments

Sometimes we come upon a scene that would make am awesome photo—were it not for bland, boring light and ugly distractions in the background. Rather than move on or come back another day the next time this happens, we suggest you watch the tutorial below with a fast and effective edit for making dull images "really POP."

Ron Leach  |  Jun 02, 2023  |  0 comments

We'll put it bluntly: If you're not making use of Local adjustments when processing photos, you're images won't meet their full potential. This is especially true with outdoor scenes with a wide array of brightness levels and color tones throughout the frame.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 01, 2023  |  0 comments

We've been bringing you all the capabilities of Lightroom's recent update as fast as we can, and today's tutorial describes the new Adaptive Presets, and demonstrates how to use them for a variety of image-editing tasks.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 01, 2023  |  0 comments

Outdoor photography presents a variety of challenges for shooters of all skill levels. Light is ever changing, composition can be difficult with complicated scenes, and arriving at a proper exposure is difficult when there is a wide range of tones in the frame.

Ron Leach  |  May 31, 2023  |  0 comments

Well, the above quote from image-editing expert Ryan Breitkreutz is about as emphatic as it gets. The reason for his enthusiasm is this: Adobe's recent Lightroom update included enhancements to the already powerful Tone Curve tools—with changes Ryan says are "insane."

Ron Leach  |  May 30, 2023  |  0 comments

If your landscape photos lack the impact, color and drama you envision—and you're not sure what to do—the tutorial below from the PHLOG Photography YouTube channel is just what you need. In this quick video you'll learn a straightforward Lightroom technique for transforming good images into great ones.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  May 26, 2023  |  0 comments

Adobe just added several exciting new features to the beta version of Photoshop. The most significant is Firefly-powered Generative Fill, the ability to select any item in an image and replace it with a different object based on the prompt you type into a dialog box.

Ron Leach  |  May 26, 2023  |  0 comments

How often have you arrived at a favorite location for a day of landscape photography, only to confront a dull, uninspiring sky? If you’re like most of us, the answer is “more than once or twice.”

Ron Leach  |  May 26, 2023  |  0 comments

Blurring the background of a photo is a very effective way to make the main subject of an image really pop off the page. It’s possible to create this effect in the camera or during the editing process, and today’s tutorial involves the latter.

Ron Leach  |  May 25, 2023  |  0 comments

Every photographer who sits down behind a computer to process their work wants to do the best job possible. But there’s often a competing goal: finish up the edits quickly and get back out in the field behind the camera, doing what they love most.

Ron Leach  |  May 24, 2023  |  0 comments

There are all kinds of excuses for unappealing landscape photos: The sun is too bright, weather is awful, no clouds in the sky, dull, drab light—just to name a few. But if you’re serious about photography, and know your way around Photoshop, it’s time to stop complaining and transform these duds into something really special.

Ron Leach  |  May 24, 2023  |  0 comments

Unless you shoot in black-and-white, the effective use of color can make or break a photo. Having a good eye certainly helps, but a basic understanding of color theory can make all the difference.

Ron Leach  |  May 23, 2023  |  0 comments

This is the second day of the week, which means it time for another great episode of “Tutorial Tuesday” from the experts at Park Cameras—one of the leading photo retailers in the UK. Today’s topic is Photoshop’s powerful new Remove tool that you’ll learn how to use to clean up your work.