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Ron Leach  |  Mar 18, 2024  |  0 comments

It's not unusual to return from a day in the field and discover that some of your images are either too light or too dark. That's because landscape scenes often have a wide range of tones that are difficult to capture accurately in a single shot.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 15, 2024  |  0 comments

You've no doubt marveled at mind-blowing photos with pink foliage and other weird colors that look like scenes captured on another planet. These unique images owe their popularity to a resurgence in infrared photography.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 15, 2024  |  0 comments

Whether you shoot portraits, wildlife images, or cute photos of your beloved pets, the eyes are the most important element to get dialed with precision. Achieving accurate focus on the subject's iris when capturing an image goes a long way to achieving this goal. But there's much more you can do to accentuate the eyes during post processing.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 14, 2024  |  0 comments

Earlier this month we featured a tutorial explaining a Lightroom technique for editing b&w photos to achieve maximum impact. The quick tutorial below takes a similar approach for all of you Photoshop users.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 14, 2024  |  0 comments

Lightroom's powerful Tone Curve can dramatically improve your photographs and it's incredibly useful for adjusting both color and b&w images. In the quick tutorial below instructor Robin Whalley demystifies this important tool, describes what goes on under the hood, and demonstrates when and how to put it to work.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 14, 2024  |  0 comments

Most landscape photographers know that a dramatic realistic-looking sky is often a key element in captivating photos. Today you'll learn a simple-two step edit that provides compelling results without sky replacement, image stacking, or other complicated procedures.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 13, 2024  |  0 comments

Today's very helpful Lightroom tutorial begins with this quote from one of our favorite young photographers Austin James Jackson: "I've seen enough Lightroom catalogs to know that there are a lot of people who struggle to organize. In this video I'm going to help you solve that problem."

Ron Leach  |  Mar 13, 2024  |  0 comments

Many photographers shoot in Raw rather than Jpeg for a variety of reasons, not the least of which is that this unprocessed format captures the maximum of detail. Another advantage is the greater flexibility Raw files provide during post-processing.

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 07, 2024  |  0 comments

If you've never used Photoshop's Liquify tool to manipulate an image or create unique effects, now's the time to give it a try. The following guide from the How to Use YouTube channel demonstrates everything necessary to start using this technique today.

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