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Ron Leach  |  Nov 17, 2023  |  0 comments

Yesterday we posted a very helpful tutorial describing five common shooting errors made by novice photographers and how to avoid them. Today's lesson from the Sightseeing Stan YouTube channel takes a similar approach with regard to post-processing mistakes that can easily ruin your images.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 16, 2023  |  0 comments

Most beginning photographers are enthusiastic about their new creative pursuit, but sheer passion alone is not enough to get the job done. That's because practice, a firm understanding of the fundamentals, and appropriate gear are essential if one is to develop their skills.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 16, 2023  |  0 comments

Yesterday we featured a straightforward guide to using Selective Exposure adjustments to get the light right in complicated images with a wide range of brightness levels throughout the frame. Today's tutorial from another image-editing expert demonstrates how to take a similar approach with Lightroom's powerful Selective Color tools.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 15, 2023  |  0 comments

We regularly preach the importance of taking a selective, rather than a global, approach to processing your images. This simply means limiting your adjustments to specific portions of a scene that really need work, instead of making enhancements to the image as a whole.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 15, 2023  |  0 comments

If you're not a regular user of Photoshop's versatile Brush tool, this complete beginners guide from The PIXimperfect YouTube channel is guaranteed to change your mind. You'll learn how to master everything from fundamental properties and "essential" tricks, to time-saving shortcuts and much more.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 14, 2023  |  0 comments

Every so often we come across a Lightroom tutorial that reveals a quick trick that you absolutely shouldn't miss. In this case it's what one expert calls a "secret Lightroom feature that that can really supercharge your workflow." Best yet, it takes less than two minutes to explain and can dramatically enhance just about any image you capture.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 13, 2023  |  0 comments

Earlier today we posted a tutorial with a foolproof in-camera method for shooting photos with perfect exposure. But what if you want to improve photos you shot in the past that don't quite hit the mark? The lesson below from the FJR YouTube channel demonstrates how easy this is to do with Lightroom's powerful Dodge and Burn tools.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 09, 2023  |  0 comments

Cropping images to refine composition is a no brainer, right? Well not exactly, because Photoshop's easy-to-use Crop tool provides more creative capabilities than you likely realize. You probably use this tool almost every time you process an image, so it's important to understand everything it can do.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 09, 2023  |  0 comments

Object removal is one of the staples of editing images for simplicity and maximum impact. Maybe you want to eliminate the proverbial fence post emanating from a subject's head, or get rid of other equally distracting elements that detract from a shot.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 08, 2023  |  0 comments

Lightroom's recently updated Tone Curve is a powerful component of what Adobe enables you to achieve when processing photos. Unfortunately, this versatile tool is frequently avoided because some users find it rather intimidating.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 07, 2023  |  0 comments

One of the biggest challenges when shooting indoors is dealing with unusual light that imparts ugly color casts to the images you shoot. This can even happen when photographing outdoors in ambient light when nearby or overhead objects may bias tones and make them appear unrealistic.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 07, 2023  |  0 comments

Too many photographers make the mistake of restricting their workflow by employing global adjustments to edit their photos. The problem is that these enhancements affect the image as a whole—thereby greatly limiting the results they achieve. That's because certain areas within the frame often require one approach while others call for totally different enhancements to create photos with balanced exposures and realistic colors.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 06, 2023  |  0 comments

Do your autumn photographs fall short of the awesomeness that you saw through the viewfinder? If so, the quick Lightroom tutorial is just what you need to transform good mages into great ones.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 02, 2023  |  0 comments

As Hamlet one said: "To edit in color or to edit in b&w, that is the question." Well, not really, but it's a question you should ask yourself regardless of the type of images you shoot.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 01, 2023  |  0 comments

Ok Lightroom users, do you fully understand the difference between color grading and color correction when editing your photos? If you're not completely sure, the video below from the Adobe Photoshop Lightroom channel will straighten you out in a hurry, while demonstrating a quick and easy color-grading method for enhancing tonal effects and vibrance in Lightroom.