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Ron Leach  |  Jul 18, 2024  |  0 comments

So you scouted out a promising location, used your best tools and techniques, yet the photos you captured are far less impressive that you expected due to problematic daytime light. You can return just before sunset and try again, or you can mimic a stunning Golden Hour effect by using the editing technique demonstrated in this beginner-friendly Lightroom tutorial.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 16, 2024  |  0 comments

When first starting out in photography everyone is bombarded with conventional wisdom about tools and techniques, along with a bunch of long-time "rules" for quickly evolving their shooting and editing skills. Some of this advice can be quite helpful (at least in the beginning) but other "essential" tips may hold you back—or even spoil your work.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 08, 2024  |  0 comments

The world of photography offers a wide array of camera systems, each designed to cater to different needs and budgets. And one of the key considerations is choosing a model with a sensor size that works best for your style of photography.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 28, 2024  |  0 comments

There's no denying the fact that some mobile photographers understand how to consistently capture beautiful images that would make all of us proud. There are others, however, who consider their phone a camera of last resort—reserved for times when their "real" gear is at home.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 11, 2024  |  0 comments

Top-Notch composition skills can make the difference between good photographs and great ones, especially when shooting landscapes and other outdoor scenes. Today you're going to learn five "essential" framing techniques that pro Sean Gallagher says contribute to the impact of his stunning imagery

Ron Leach  |  Jun 10, 2024  |  0 comments

Dodging and Burning is a powerful post-processing  technique that enables you to selectively brighten and darken specific areas within the frame without affecting the image as a whole. Today you'll learn the best way to get the job done while avoiding three common mistakes that can spoil the edit in a hurry.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jun 02, 2024  |  0 comments

Share your best images with the world by posting in the Shutterbug Photo of the Day gallery. Here’s the quick and easy procedure along with some tips to help you navigate to the right place, and even some advice about composition and subject matter.

Ron Leach  |  May 30, 2024  |  0 comments

The use of negative space is a powerful compositional tool employed by experienced outdoor photographers to give photos a minimalist quality that really grabs attention, whether you're shooting landscapes, seascapes, or all sorts of nature photos. This quick and easy tutorial demonstrates everything you need to know in less than five minutes.

Ron Leach  |  May 21, 2024  |  0 comments

Split Toning is a powerful post-processing technique that's available in,Lightroom and other image editing apps. This method is easy enough for users of all skill levels, and it's a great way to transform boring photos into images with unique color.

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  |  Apr 29, 2024  |  0 comments

Every so often we come across a really nice scene, compose it properly, and nail both focus and exposure. Yet we're left with a feeling that by adding "a little bit extra" we can transform the image into something super special.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 18, 2024  |  0 comments

Most experienced landscape photographers think of wide-angle lenses as their weapons of choice when shooting in the field, but it's important to understand the benefits and pitfalls of going wide if you want to capture the most compelling images possible.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 05, 2024  |  0 comments

Have you ever come across an expansive landscape that can't be captured in one shot, even with an ultra-wide lens? This tutorial explains a super-easy shooting and editing technique for creating a breathtaking image that faithfully replicates the entire vista you witnessed with your eyes.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 02, 2024  |  0 comments

One common concern when photographing outdoor photos under challenging light is that the images we capture don't appear as impressive on the computer as the scene we witness through the viewfinder. If that sounds familiar today's five-minute Lightroom tutorial will set you straight in a hurry.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 28, 2024  |  0 comments

If your street photographs look like snapshots it time to up your game with an eye-catching technique that smacks viewers in the face. In this interesting tutorial from the aptly name Travelbugraphy YouTube channel you'll learn how to incorporate "shadow play" in your images to capture compelling photos while traveling or on the streets of your hometown.