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Ron Leach  |  Aug 16, 2021  |  0 comments

If the headline above sounds suspiciously like click bait, trust us, it’s not—at least according to one of our most trusted image-editing experts. In the quick video below you’ll see how changing one Lightroom default setting can safeguard your image files.

Henry Anderson  |  Aug 12, 2021  |  0 comments

Extreme shadows can be the kiss of death for a portrait. While feeling the sun on your face is nice, the effect of harsh shadows and bright highlights can make you look older than you are and tired.

Henry Anderson  |  Aug 11, 2021  |  0 comments

Lightroom is an amazing program for editing and organizing your photos but it’s a rather dense app you can easily get lost in. Fortunately, there are Lightroom experts like photographer Serge Ramelli who has shared his top 13 personal favorite shortcuts in Lightroom in the video below.

Henry Anderson  |  Aug 10, 2021  |  0 comments

The power of Adobe's imaging software never ceases to amaze. In the below video, software guru Colin Smith of photoshopCAFE demonstrates how to use a time-saving tool in Photoshop, Lightroom and Adobe Camera Raw that fixes the color of a photo instantly in a single click.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 06, 2021  |  0 comments

A few days ago we posted a tutorial for making simple cutouts of hair in portrait photos using a “futuristic” Photoshop tool. Today we’re taking things a bit further, with two tricks for making more difficult clip outs in Photoshop.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 04, 2021  |  0 comments

Everyone loves quick-and-easy editing tips, especially when they speed up the process and get you back out shooting as soon as possible. And thanks to one of our favorite post-processing experts, you’ll learn a simple trick for doing just that.

Henry Anderson  |  Aug 04, 2021  |  0 comments

Beginner landscape photographers who are making the jump from shooting JPEGs to capturing RAW image files would do well to check out the below tutorial from Mark Denney. In the video at the bottom of this post, Denney discusses five beginner steps to edit better RAW landscape photos.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 03, 2021  |  0 comments

There are numerous ways to convert color images to b&w, and some work better than others depending upon the type of photo on hand. The tutorial below is designed for landscape imagery, and provides a foolproof method for achieving striking contrast-rich photographs.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 03, 2021  |  0 comments

There’s one challenge all portrait photographers face, whether they’re pros in the studio or a novice shooting family photos. This annoying issue is a subject’s flyaway hair that can make portraits look messy.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 02, 2021  |  0 comments

There are a large number of landscape photographers among the ranks of Shutterbug fans, and whether you're a beginner or a more experienced shooter, we have a real treat for you today. That’s because in the video below, you’ll learn 10 amazing landscape photography tips from a pro known as “The Original Photoshop Guy.”

Ron Leach  |  Aug 02, 2021  |  0 comments

Let’s face it: We all make exposure mistakes on occasion that prevent a good shot from being a great one. Fortunately, there are a few simple shooting and editing tips that will help you get the best out of your images.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 28, 2021  |  0 comments

One characteristic that separates most photographers from the truly greats is that heavy hitters typically have a distinctive and easily recognizable style. Often that’s accomplished by a mastery of technique, sometime it has to do with unique subject matter, and other times a special approach to image editing creates that special style.

Henry Anderson  |  Jul 27, 2021  |  0 comments

The Tone Curve tool, as we've explained before, is one of the most powerful and effective editing tools in all of Lightroom. But it's also one of the most intimidating.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 26, 2021  |  0 comments

When one of our favorite image-editing instructors says, “This is one of Photoshop’s most powerful features,” it’s time to stop and listen. And when he demonstrates how to use this tool in barely five minutes, we’re definitely paying attention.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 22, 2021  |  0 comments

Neutral Density (ND) filters are among the most popular tools for nature and landscape photographers because of the versatility they provide in setting exposure. By limiting the amount of light entering a lens, ND filters permit shooting at very slow shutter speeds under bright light, for creative effects like soft-flowing water, cotton-like clouds, light trails and more.

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