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Ron Leach  |  May 03, 2021  |  0 comments

Editing portrait photos often involves some rather sophisticated skills and techniques. But there are also several Photoshop tricks that yield dramatic results with a few simple clicks. We’re going to show you one of those today.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Apr 28, 2021  |  0 comments

Yes, YOU can quickly and easily produce custom profiles of your camera’s response to scene lighting for consistent, predictable and repeatable results from image to image and camera to camera.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 23, 2021  |  0 comments

Everyone loves people pictures, right? So why do so many photographers shy away from portraiture? Perhaps it’s because of the popular misconception that expensive, complicated lighting gear is required for quality results.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 22, 2021  |  0 comments

We frequently discuss the fact that some rules of photography are meant to be broken. But that’s not an excuse to be lazy, because certain techniques are just plain

Henry Anderson  |  Apr 21, 2021  |  0 comments

Now here's a Photoshop tutorial that's bound to draw interest and, perhaps, some controversy. In the below video from PiXimperfect, Photoshop guru Unmesh Dinda shows you what he calls "the most realistic and easy way to change faces or swap heads in Photoshop."

Ron Leach  |  Apr 21, 2021  |  0 comments

You’ve no doubt admired beautiful landscape photos with soft flowing water and cotton-like clouds, and perhaps wondered how they were captured. The typical approach is to use neutral density (ND) filters that significantly reduce the amount of light entering the lens, thereby permitting very slow shutter speeds that create this ethereal effect.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 20, 2021  |  0 comments

Even if the nomenclature is unfamiliar, you’ve no doubt experienced ugly color fringing that sometimes appears around the edges of objects in a photograph. Known as “chromatic aberration,” this effect typically occurs in high contrast images because premium lenses can’t always focus wavelengths of all colors at a single focal point.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 19, 2021  |  0 comments

Everyone has a unique approach to editing their images, but some methods simply work better than others. And in this tutorial you’ll learn five powerful Lightroom tips that will change the way you process images.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 15, 2021  |  0 comments

Regardless of what software you use for processing images, keyboard shortcuts are very important tools. That’s because they dramatically speed up the process, streamline the workflow, and increase your productivity.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 13, 2021  |  0 comments

Wildlife and portrait photographers face similar challenges when it comes to editing their images. That’s because dealing with feathers and fur requires comparable techniques to those used for processing photos of models with flyaway hair.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 12, 2021  |  0 comments

There are few things worse than dull and flat monochrome images. After all, striking contrast and drama are two of the reasons many photographers forego color in favor of b&w. Fortunately, you can transform a photo from boring to dramatic with a few simple steps in Lightroom, Photoshop, or whatever editing application you use.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 08, 2021  |  0 comments

Photoshop’s Vanishing Point Filter is a powerful easy-to-use tool that simplifies the process of editing images with perspective planes like walls, sides of a building, or other rectangular objects. And once you specify the planes in an image, your subsequent edits will maintain that perspective.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 08, 2021  |  0 comments

Everyone seems to have a preferred method of editing their images, and that’s to be expected because there’s no one “right way” to get the job done. However, as you’ll see in this tutorial, some editing techniques are just plain wrong.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 06, 2021  |  0 comments

Yesterday we covered the important topic of ISO, and how to use this simple setting to give images the specific look you desire. Today we’ll explore exposure bracketing, another basic concept, and you’ll see how this easy-to-use tool will help you maximize detail in your photographs.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 05, 2021  |  0 comments

It often takes considerable concentration to capture compelling images, and every so often we miss a distracting background element while focusing on our main subject. Other times we’re aware of the distraction, but make the shot anyway because there’s no way to recompose and avoid the problem.

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