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Ron Leach  |  Mar 26, 2024  |  0 comments

We've all captured photos during the day that didn't make the grade, either because of flat lighting, unimpressive colors, or a variety of other considerations. Rather that tossing these images into the trash, how about transforming them into dramatic nightscapes that really grab attention?

Ron Leach  |  Mar 26, 2024  |  0 comments

Exposure bracketing in an invaluable technique when photographing outdoor scenes in high-contrast situations that make it impossible to capture what you see through the viewfinder in a single shot. In this episode you'll learn what one pro says is the easiest way to get the job done.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 25, 2024  |  0 comments

Soft, burry photos are the bane of all photographers regardless of the type of photos they shoot. One way to fix things is using Photoshop's High Pass filter as you saw in last week's tutorial from the LAYRS YouTube channel.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 25, 2024  |  0 comments

This quick tutorial begins with two important questions; 1) "does Photoshop's Home Screen appear every time you launch the program?" And, if so, "does the Home Screen really serve a purpose?"

Ron Leach  |  Mar 22, 2024  |  0 comments

You may be surprised to learn that many top models aren't blessed with a perfect complexion. As a result, some of the gorgeous images you see owe their impact to both good shooting skills and a knowledge of basic skin-retouching techniques for their flattering and natural looking effect.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 22, 2024  |  0 comments

It' a shame that many Photoshop users ignore the Eyedropper tool when editing their images to achieve precise colors with a natural look. After all, accurate tones are a critical element in  just about every photo whether it's captured indoors or put.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 21, 2024  |  0 comments

There are several ways to sharpen soft images and some are more effective than others. The straightforward tutorial below demonstrates how to get the job done quickly and effectively by employing Photoshop's easy-to-use High Pass Filter.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 21, 2024  |  0 comments

Today's tutorial from the Visual Center YouTube channel tackles a common mistake when editing images in Photoshop; namely, confusing the Crop tool with image-size adjustments. In barely five minutes you'll learn how to avoid this error and gain a firm understanding of these "crucial" variables.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 21, 2024  |  0 comments

Experienced portrait photographers often shoot outdoors with natural light when conditions are right for soft, even illumination. Other shooters, on the other hand, avoid supplemental light at all costs because of a misconception that the technique is too difficult to master.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 20, 2024  |  0 comments

Earlier this month we featured a Lightroom tutorial explaining how to edit sunset photos to enhance those gorgeous golden colors so your photos are as captivating as the scene you saw through the viewfinder. Today we're taking a different approach to maximize the impact of Blue Hour images.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 20, 2024  |  0 comments

One of the first things we do when configuring a new camera is deciding whether to set the Color Space to Adobe RGB or sRGB. And this isn't a set-it-and-forget-it choice because the mode you select depends upon how you plan to use the photos you capture.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 20, 2024  |  0 comments

If you've never captured photos at night we're going to help you change that today with a quick tutorial on using the iPhone's Night Mode to shoot dramatic long-exposure images when your "real" camera is at home.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 19, 2024  |  0 comments

Ugly Dust Spots can really spoil a photo, whether they're caused by a dirty lens or a sensor that's overdue for a cleaning. Unfortunately, conventional post-processing repairs don't always do a perfect job—especially when the artifacts are difficult to notice at first glance.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 18, 2024  |  0 comments

Understanding how to select the best point of focus is an essential skill for all sorts of photography. Not only does doing this right enable you to manipulate depth of field, but it helps you to direct a viewer's eye to exactly where you want it to go.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 18, 2024  |  0 comments

It's not unusual to return from a day in the field and discover that some of your images are either too light or too dark. That's because landscape scenes often have a wide range of tones that are difficult to capture accurately in a single shot.

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