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Ron Leach  |  Jan 04, 2023  |  0 comments

One of the biggest challenges for landscape photographers is exposing a scene in a manner that accurately captures all the tones from deep shadows to highlights. A modern camera with a broad density range helps, but even then editing is often required.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 03, 2023  |  0 comments

We’d all love to shoot professional-quality images, but let’s face it: most of us lack the time, means, and the necessary vision to quit our day jobs and pursue a career in photography. But that doesn’t mean we can’t improve our imagery by emulating skills that make accomplished pros so successful.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 03, 2023  |  0 comments

“To do or NOT to do?” That’s today’s question, as one of Shutterbug readers’ favorite instructors reveals “seven beginner mistakes that every landscape photographer should avoid.”

Ron Leach  |  Jan 03, 2023  |  0 comments

So you sit down behind the computer, open what you thought was a great shot, and the image quality is unexpectedly really bad. Time to move it to the trash and try again, right? Well, not so fast.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 29, 2022  |  0 comments

Optimum image quality is the holy grail of all photographers regardless of whether they shoot portraits, landscapes, wildlife, or just about any other type of images. And when photos fail to meet expectations, it’s easy to blame our gear or the shooting conditions we confront.

Henry Anderson  |  Dec 29, 2022  |  0 comments

Boudoir photography is really popular theses days, and we’re going to let you in on a simple pro tip for more pleasing results. Being just another form of portraiture, it’s odd that many less-experienced photographers ignore what most portrait artists consider essential to their work.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 29, 2022  |  0 comments

We all strive to capture true-to-life photos so they look as great as possible straight out of the camera. That means paying close attention to exposure focus, and other key shooting variables, as well as choosing the proper camera settings for the specific task at hand.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 28, 2022  |  0 comments

There are numerous “rules” of photography, many of which apply to shooting landscapes. There’s the Rules of Thirds, certain “must have” filters, the importance of paying attention to hyperfocal distance, and many more.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 28, 2022  |  0 comments

One sure way to spoil an otherwise nice scene is to frame the shot carelessly and end up with a crooked horizon or shoreline. Fortunately there is a quick-and-easy fix if you understand how to use Photoshop’s Crop tool.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 27, 2022  |  0 comments

The tutorial below is short, sweet, and easy, but it will pay big dividends—as you’ll learn a simple Lightroom maintenance trick that will prevent against inconvenient glitches when editing images in the future.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 27, 2022  |  0 comments

Wide-Angle lenses are typically the go-to choice for experienced landscape photographers. They enable you to easily capture expansive vistas with room for cropping, and they help to tell a story about the location with your images.

 

Ron Leach  |  Dec 27, 2022  |  0 comments

Do your landscape photos lack impact and fail to appear as impressive on the computer as they did through the viewfinder? If so you’re not alone, and in the video below you’ll learn two simple Lightroom tricks for achieving the compelling look you expected.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 23, 2022  |  0 comments

Many of the wildlife tutorials we post involve the best gear, techniques, and camera settings to use for capturing great images of our feathered friends. After all, everyone loves birds, and there are willing subjects all year long no matter where you live.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 23, 2022  |  0 comments

Three key elements of awe-inspiring images are great light, precise focus, and accurate color. The super-simple tutorial below concentrates on the latter of the three goals using a basic Photoshop tool that many photographers ignore.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 22, 2022  |  0 comments

In case you hadn’t noticed, Christmas is right around the corner. And with this festive holiday come numerous opportunities for once-a-year photos. In the quick tutorial below you’ll learn how to shoot amazing XMAS images at night.

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