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Ron Leach  |  May 07, 2024  |  0 comments

The two questions in the headline above have been debated for years, and the queries keep coming as new high-res cameras continue to be introduced with no apparent slowdown in sight. There's no one correct answer to either question, because it all depends upon the type of photos you shoot, how you typically use them, and a number of other key considerations.

Ron Leach  |  May 03, 2024  |  0 comments

We recently featured a tutorial from the Great Big Photography World explaining why you may want to experiment with a camera's Program mode even if you're not a beginner. The episode below, discussing the convenience of Scene modes, is another installment in their series exploring the various options on your camera's mode dial.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 22, 2024  |  0 comments

How many times have you cropped an image, say to straighten a crooked horizon, only to discovered that in doing so you've sacrificed a vital part of the shot? Well that's unavoidable when using Photoshop's basic crop tool.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 19, 2024  |  0 comments

We often discuss the ramifications of various exposure modes offered by today's modern cameras, and most of the time these tutorials involve a choice between Manual mode and Aperture Priority. But what about the oft-ignored Shutter Priority mode, and when and how should you use it?

Ron Leach  |  Apr 09, 2024  |  0 comments

Whether you process images in Lightroom, Photoshop, or another full-featured editor, it's difficult not to get carried away by all the capabilities available. But sometimes you'll achieve much better results by restraining yourself and taking a subtle approach so that you don't ruin photos by giving them an "over-cooked" look.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 13, 2024  |  0 comments

There's a lot of hype about the "superiority" of full-frame cameras these days, and it's important to separate the marketing chatter from the difference in sensor size as pertains to your particular style of photography. If you're thinking about "stepping up" we encourage you to watch this video before making the switch.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Feb 16, 2024  |  0 comments

When we consider the bonehead blunders photographers unwittingly commit, we usually think about gross mistakes that result in fuzzy or poorly exposed images. But the error in this story produces SHARP images that we want to abort at all costs. The common tragic bungle we're identifying is…

Ron Leach  |  Jan 23, 2024  |  0 comments

The craft of photography is full of long-held concepts and conventional wisdom that have proven helpful for years. But as technology, techniques, and editing software have evolved, some of these so-called "rules" deserve to be pushed to the wayside.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 17, 2024  |  0 comments

Have you ever wondered why your images don't quite compare to those shot by photographers who make their living behind the camera? Sure, high-end gear and years of experience are important, but today's video from the Adorama TV YouTube channel lets you in on a secret  you can start using today and it won't cost you a dime.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 16, 2024  |  0 comments

Most of us strive to capture images with maximum sharpness and we've featured numerous tutorials on the subject with camera and lens settings, along with important techniques, for getting the job done to perfection. The video below takes the opposite approach by discussing how and why you should embrace the blur.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 28, 2023  |  0 comments

You're likely familiar with the claim by so-called purists that "You're not a real photographer unless you shoot in Manual mode." Since we avoid profanity on this page, let's just say that's  simply a bunch of nonsense.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 20, 2023  |  0 comments

Do your often shoot images that are soft and blurry, but don't know why? If so you have a serious problem that needs to be resolved—whether the issue is faulty equipment, improper camera settings, or poor technique. The good news is that today's tutorial will set you straight and help you capture sharp photos every time.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 19, 2023  |  0 comments

There's nothing worse than coming upon an awe-inspiring landscape scene, setting up your gear, and capturing what you think is an epic photograph—only to discover that the image is soft when you review it on the computer. The are a number of reasons for unsharp images, and the tutorial below provides a "guaranteed" method for nailing focus every time.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 20, 2023  |  0 comments

How often have you changed lenses when shooting in the field or switched subject matter, say from a landscape scene to a macro or wildlife photo? If you're like most photographers you do so frequently, which is why the tutorial below is a real game changer.  

Ron Leach  |  Sep 18, 2023  |  0 comments

Last week we featured a tutorial explaining why your hand-held photos may be unsharp, with techniques you can employ in the field to fix the problem. That lesson turned out to be quite popular, as expected, because the goal of most photographers is fast and precise focus.