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Ron Leach  |  Jan 08, 2024  |  0 comments

Dull, lifeless photos are the bane of landscape photographers, and flat light is often the culprit. Sometimes our camera settings deserve some blame too, but in either case there's a simple Lightroom "relighting" trick that will come to the rescue.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 08, 2024  |  0 comments

According to British Landscape photographer Nigel Danson, "Masks are the most important part of Lightroom" and he uses them on every image he edits. In fact, Danson refers to Masks as "my secret weapon," and in this tutorial he explains his favorite ways to use them to their full potential.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 08, 2024  |  0 comments

Many photographers edit their images using the latest and greatest processing tools that tend to grab all the headlines, which is why you may be unfamiliar with Photoshop's Threshold feature that's been around forever. Today you'll learn how to create photos with a unique look with this powerful and oft-ignored technique.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 06, 2024  |  0 comments

Listen up landscape photographers, because were going to let you in on an oft-ignored secret: sometimes less is more. By taking a minimalist approach your images will really stand out from the crowd and you may even develop a new style in the process.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 05, 2024  |  0 comments

It's not too late to update your New Year's Resolutions, and there's a good one to add to the list: Don't make the same common photography mistakes that you did in the past. That way you'll become a much better photographer in 2024 and beyond.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 05, 2024  |  0 comments

There are numerous reasons for eliminating distracting elements from a photo, beyond the proverbial example of a fencepost emanating from a subject's head. In today's quick Photoshop tutorial you'll learn what an image-editing expert says is "one of the newest and most impressive ways to remove objects in Photoshop."

Ron Leach  |  Jan 04, 2024  |  0 comments

Many photographers order prints from an outside source, either because they lack a high-quality printer or because the one they own doesn't accommodate large-size paper. In this tutorial from the Remontheroad YouTube channel (think Remi on the Road) you'll learn how to do everything right so the prints you receive do justice to your photographs.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 04, 2024  |  0 comments

Exposing photos for the highlights can be a valuable technique for shooting during the day, and even more essential after the sun drops below the horizon. This tutorial provides two examples of the power of this technique and includes editing tips for quickly perfecting your results.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 04, 2024  |  0 comments

Some photographers avoid Layers in Photoshop because of a misconception that this style of editing is overly complicated, but the quick tutorial below demystifies the process in a way that make it possible for inexperienced users to understand and employ. And after barely 10 minutes your edits will be far better than ever before.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 02, 2024  |  0 comments

Landscape scenes often contain such a wide range of tones that it's often difficult (if not impossible) to get the light right in the camera—and underexposed photos are a common result. Today's Lightroom tutorial from the PHLOG Photography YouTube channel demonstrates an effective restoration,

Ron Leach  |  Dec 28, 2023  |  0 comments

We recently featured an eye-opening tutorial from the PHLOG Photography YouTube channel, explaining a four-step process for streamlining your workflow with any Raw editor you use. The video below demonstrates a practical example of using this straightforward method to make the subjects of your images really stand out.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 27, 2023  |  0 comments

Most experienced landscape photographers know that once in a while Mother Nature needs a helping if they want to create images with a compelling look. In the quick Lightroom tutorial below you'll learn a simple edit for adding atmosphere and interest to make images stand apart from the crowd.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 27, 2023  |  0 comments

Lightroom is so jam-packed with features that it's easy to overlook a few powerful capabilities when devising your personal workflow. In the quick tutorial below you'll learn why one accomplished pro says, "The Calibration panel is "the best tool for editing photos quickly and beautifully," and today he demonstrates how easy it is to use.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 26, 2023  |  0 comments

All frequent Shutterbug fans are familiar with the powerful tutorials we post regularly from the popular PHLOG Photography YouTube channel—each devoted to a specific post-processing task. Today's episode is a bit different because it reveals a foolproof workflow, rather than a singular technique, that's super effective for editing just about every image you shoot.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 21, 2023  |  0 comments

Yesterday we brought you a timesaving tutorial for streamlining Lightroom so the workspace displays all the tools you use in the order you want, with everything else hidden from view. We have another great trick today, this time it's a simple hack for using the Histogram to achieve perfect White Balance.