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Ron Leach  |  Jan 31, 2024  |  0 comments

Here's something that occurs all too often when composing images in the field: We tend to ignore what's right in front of our face, and instead we concentrate on accentuating the midrange and background of a shot.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 31, 2024  |  0 comments

Landscape photographers constantly grapple with complicated, messy scenes that have a wide range of tones, whether their shooting at sunrise, sunset, or in the middle of the day. As a result it's not uncommon to return home with a few images that would be spectacular were it not for the fact that they're seriously underexposed.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 31, 2024  |  0 comments

You've probably heard the term "Expose to the Right" (ETTR) but do you understand the benefits of this somewhat controversial technique and know how to put it to use? Today's tutorial from the Hoffman Photography YouTube channel will get you up to speed so you can begin using ETTR today.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 30, 2024  |  0 comments

We're all looking for a creative edge when editing outdoor photos captured in difficult light. One goal is to create images with maximum impact, and the other is to accomplish that task in way that makes our imagery stand out from the crowd.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 30, 2024  |  0 comments

We're always a bit wary about so-called editing hacks, tips, and tricks that promise great results, especially when they're of the 10-second variety. But the quick Lightroom technique you'll today really pays off on the promise to easily transform any landscape photo in a hurry.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 30, 2024  |  0 comments

Most outdoor photographers understand that mid-day light is one of the worst times to shoot. That's because at this time of day illumination tends to be harsh—thereby resulting in boring, unimpressive results. And this holds true whether you're photographing landscapes, wildlife, and even environmental portraits.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Jan 30, 2024  |  0 comments

The first camera bearing the OM System badge, the new OM-1 Mark II delivers category-leading 8.5EV stops of Image Stabilization performance, new LiveGND (Graduated Neutral Density filter), improved subject detection AF and other enhancements throughout. Simultaneously, OM System announced two new zoom lenses, a 9-18mm wideangle zoom and a 150-600mm f/5.0-6.3 superzoom (300-1200mm equivalent) that's ideal for wildlife, sports action and more.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 29, 2024  |  0 comments

Last week we featured a tutorial explaining a foolproof way to install, organize, and manage image-editing plugins so they work most efficiently for your specific needs. We're following that up today with what one pro says are "the five best plugins for Lightroom and Photoshop."

Ron Leach  |  Jan 29, 2024  |  0 comments

Most landscape photographers always carry a polarizing filter to solve a bunch a problems. These affordable tools let you darken pale blues skies, reduce reflections on water and other non-metallic objects, and even boost saturation if need be. But as you'll see in this tutorial from the PHLOG Photography YouTube channel, these benefits often come at a cost.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 26, 2024  |  0 comments

Does size really matter? To be clear, we're referring camera sensors here so don't let your mind go elsewhere. Or as photographer Anthony Gugliotta poses the question more specifically, "do your really need a full-frame camera or is a crop-sensor model enough."

Ron Leach  |  Jan 25, 2024  |  0 comments

Today you'll learn how to elevate your landscape photography game by using an oft-ignored Lightroom tool to process images that need a bit of help. The method known as "midtone contrast" is both easy and effective, and it's guaranteed to add impact to just about every image you edit.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 24, 2024  |  0 comments

Lightroom plugins are valuable software add-ons that expand creativity during the editing process with easy to use features for a variety of effects. They're readily available, some for free and other at a nominal cost, and they can add impact to images while speeding up your workflow.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 24, 2024  |  0 comments

We've all heard the blather from so-called "purists" who insist that images should be presented straight out of the camera without any post processing at all. Not only are we told to avoid adjusting exposure, color, sharpness and the like, but creative cropping is verboten as well.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 24, 2024  |  0 comments

Maybe you're already a boudoir photographer and your images look like everything else out there. Or perhaps you want to get started with an easy technique that doesn't require a studio or complicated lighting setups. In either case, the video below is for you.

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.

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