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Ron Leach  |  Jan 24, 2023  |  0 comments

There are a number of reasons that landscape and other outdoor photos may be underexposed. Perhaps you neglected to add the necessary EV compensation, or an overly bright sky biased the exposure.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 24, 2023  |  0 comments

One very common Photoshop task is making selections that are used for a variety of purposes during the editing process. We’ve featured tutorials on this several times in the past, but the video below is all about a specific refinement that’s easy to accomplish and will vastly improve your results.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 23, 2023  |  0 comments

Lightroom is loaded with tools and special features, some of which change or are added every time there’s an update. So you’ll be excused for not taking advantage of everything this software has to offer.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 21, 2023  |  0 comments

If you’re looking for a simple editing tool that will give your images exactly the look you envision, the tutorial below is for you. In less than five minutes you’ll learn how to use Lightroom’s Tone Curve to brighten or darken the tones of an images and create a variety of moods.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 19, 2023  |  0 comments

It’s not often we post a four-minute Photoshop tutorial with the power to prevent all kinds of frustration, but that’s what you’ll learn in the video below. In fact one highly respected pro insists “this tip saved my sanity,” and it could do the same for you.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 19, 2023  |  0 comments
Have you ever come across the Color Calibration panel while editing an image in Lightroom but were unsure what these tools achieve and how they work? If so, the quick tutorial will set you straight by explaining how the the various sliders can but used for a variety of purposes.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 18, 2023  |  0 comments

All of us want to do a thorough job of processing photos, but we also want to do so as quickly and efficiently as possible. That way we can get back out in the field with a camera and do what we love most.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 17, 2023  |  0 comments

Sometimes we edit outdoor photos to make them more closely resemble what we saw through the viewfinder. Other times, especially when shooting on drab days, the goal is to add some punch so the images look as they would under better conditions.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 12, 2023  |  0 comments

Have you ever returned from a day in the field and uploaded dozens of images (or more) to your computer—only to find that you’re totally overwhelmed when it’s time to locate and edit the files? This common and frustrating occurrence can be easily solved forever by spending a few minutes organizing your Lightroom catalogs.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 12, 2023  |  0 comments

Adobe has added a bunch of new features to Photoshop 2023, and one of the most powerful is the refined High Dynamic Range (HDR) capability. By understanding how to use these straightforward tools you’ll be able to achieve perfect exposures with images shot under difficult lighting conditions.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 11, 2023  |  0 comments

We’re currently in the midst of a rather heinous winter, with record snowfall in many part of the country, and this is both good and bad news for intrepid photographers who are willing to venture out in the cold.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 10, 2023  |  0 comments

Precise, realistic colors are important for all types of images shot indoors and out. As you’ll see in the tutorial below, Lightroom’s Color Wheel tools provide a fast and easy method for color grading images so they appear true to life.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 10, 2023  |  0 comments

There are times you see a great scene while driving across town, or perhaps during a vacation, and the only camera available is your phone. So naturally you take the shot.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 09, 2023  |  0 comments

We regularly post Lightroom tutorials to help make post-processing easier and more effective. And often when we we do there are questions about the differences between Lightroom and Lightroom Classic. Today we’ll end the confusion.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 05, 2023  |  0 comments

So how many of you prefer sitting behind a computer instead of being out in the field with a camera hanging around your neck doing what most of us love most? We’ll take a wild guess: Not too many.