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Ron Leach  |  Dec 28, 2022  |  0 comments

One sure way to spoil an otherwise nice scene is to frame the shot carelessly and end up with a crooked horizon or shoreline. Fortunately there is a quick-and-easy fix if you understand how to use Photoshop’s Crop tool.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 27, 2022  |  0 comments

The tutorial below is short, sweet, and easy, but it will pay big dividends—as you’ll learn a simple Lightroom maintenance trick that will prevent against inconvenient glitches when editing images in the future.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 27, 2022  |  0 comments

Do your landscape photos lack impact and fail to appear as impressive on the computer as they did through the viewfinder? If so you’re not alone, and in the video below you’ll learn two simple Lightroom tricks for achieving the compelling look you expected.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 23, 2022  |  0 comments

Three key elements of awe-inspiring images are great light, precise focus, and accurate color. The super-simple tutorial below concentrates on the latter of the three goals using a basic Photoshop tool that many photographers ignore.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 22, 2022  |  0 comments

There are a bunch of new features in Lightroom and Adobe Camera Raw (ACR) that make editing images faster and easier than ever. The video below demonstrates how to use one of these powerful tools to vastly improve your results.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 21, 2022  |  0 comments

What’s the first thing you do after opening an image in Photoshop to begin the editing process? For many photographers it’s messing with the Shadow/Highlight sliders to arrive at what you consider a good exposure.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 21, 2022  |  0 comments

Landscape photography is full of challenges, one of the biggest being arriving at a proper exposure. That’s because many scenes have a wide range of tones, with a density range that’s beyond the capability of your camera.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 20, 2022  |  0 comments

The latest version of Lightroom has an abundance of new tools and capabilities, making it faster and easier than ever to process your images. We’ve covered many individual features in the past, but today we’re taking a look at 10 amazing hacks that are easy to accomplish and deliver great results.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 20, 2022  |  0 comments

Most photographers love printing their best work, especially this time of year when a beautiful framed photo makes a great holiday gift for family and friends. It’s also a great idea to decorate your home or office with images you love.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 15, 2022  |  0 comments

We recently featured a tutorial demonstrating how to create jaw-dropping landscape photos with Lightroom’s oft-ignored Calibration tool. That lesson got a lot of attention, and we have an equally great one for you below.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 14, 2022  |  0 comments

Photoshop’s brush tools are often overlooked, and that’s too bad because the process of using them can simplify the editing process and deliver better results. In the beginners tutorial below you’ll learn the necessary basics for getting started today.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 13, 2022  |  0 comments

Sometimes the photos we capture don’t appear as vibrant as they did through the viewfinder. That could be because of flat light, incorrect exposure settings, or a passing cloud blocking the sun.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 12, 2022  |  0 comments

In basic terms, Luminosity masks are selections based upon the brightness (or darkness) of various portions of a scene. As you’ll see in the quick tutorial below, they enable you to discretely select the bright, dark, or midtone pixels in an image and then make whatever adjustments you desire.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 12, 2022  |  0 comments

As you’ve no doubt learned by now there are often several ways to accomplish the same task in Photoshop. And sometimes the methods you choose depend upon what you plan do with the finished image.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 08, 2022  |  0 comments

As the great Ansel Adams once said, “Dodging and burning are steps to take care of mistakes God made in establishing tonal relationship.” And that holds true whether you’re working with film in the darkroom or editing digital images on the computer.

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