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Ron Leach  |  Jun 05, 2024  |  0 comments

Choosing the proper aperture setting is a fundamental aspect of all genres of photography, especially when shooting landscapes with both near and far elements in the scene. The f/stop in use has a major impact on depth of field, which is why many outdoor photographers prefer leaving their Mode dial set to Aperture Priority.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 05, 2024  |  0 comments

Converging vertical lines can spoil all sorts of photos, whether you're shooting in the city or out in the field. The problem occurs when it's necessary to point the camera upward to include the top of tall objects in the frame.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 04, 2024  |  0 comments

Expansive vistas often include a variety of tonal values that can make it difficult to nail exposure and get colors correct in the camera. This tutorial from the popular PHLOG Photography You Tube channel illustrates how to use Target Adjustments to achieve proper balance throughout the frame without merging multiple shots and time-consuming image-stacking techniques.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 04, 2024  |  0 comments

There are two primary reasons that some photographers avoid supplemental light when shooting outdoors. One is that they simply prefer the look of natural light imagery—and in most cases we tend to agree. On the other hand, there are those who refuse to use even the most basic speedlight because they don’t understand how it works.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 04, 2024  |  0 comments

It's easy to become overwhelmed when editing photos in Lightroom because there are virtually endless tools and features one can employ. This beginners guide is designed to simplify your workflow with a trio of basic methods you can put to work now.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 03, 2024  |  0 comments

Golden Hour is widely recognized as the best time to shoot landscapes, seascapes, and many other types of outdoor scenes. In this six-minute tutorial you'll learn how an experienced photojournalist approaches the challenge and captures unique images that stand out from the crowd.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 03, 2024  |  0 comments

If you're unfamiliar with the term "Smart Objects" here's a definition paraphrased from the experts at Adobe: They're a type of "container" that holds multiple layers, that enable you to apply a variety of characteristics to an image with different tools and features.

Ron Leach  |  May 31, 2024  |  1 comments

Floral photography is a fun and accessible genre this time of year because there are beautiful blooms just about everywhere you look—at a local park or nature center, and even in the comfort of your own backyard. Best yet, you don't need fancy equipment or advanced skills.

Ron Leach  |  May 31, 2024  |  0 comments

What if a post-processing expert revealed a single revision to your Photoshop workflow that would significantly improve every photo you edit? That should grab your attention in a hurry. And here's the bonus (there's another one below): This technique only takes five minutes to explain and it's easy enough for users of all skill levels.

Ron Leach  |  May 30, 2024  |  0 comments

This tutorial with five pro tips for capturing eye-catching nature and wildlife images is different than others we've featured in the past, thanks to the thoughtful and contemplative style of professional photographer Kevin Nordstrom. You'll follow him explore the shore of a lake while capturing amazing photos of birds, turtles, wildflower and more.

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 30, 2024  |  0 comments

It's a fact that some landscape scenes look far more compelling in b&w, and if you've ever made a dramatic monochrome conversion you know how true this. We've previously featured tutorials on this topic, but this one from a pro who says, "I've cracked the code," takes a very different approach.

Ron Leach  |  May 29, 2024  |  0 comments

There are numerous reasons why landscape photos of a pretty scene just don't make the grade. Perhaps you used the wrong camera settings, or poor weather blew in before you got the shot and the light became flat, dark and gloomy.

Ron Leach  |  May 29, 2024  |  0 comments

If you've noticed some pretty lousy results when using Photoshop's Magic Wand tool, well, join the club because this is a rather common occurrence when editing certain types of photos. Today's tutorial from the gobally popular PiXimperfect YouTube channel explains when you'll confront this image-killing issue and how to fix it.

Ron Leach  |  May 29, 2024  |  0 comments

If you're interested in shooting alluring portraits photos without flash or complicated lighting setups, today is your lucky day. That's because this tutorial from the Alex Q YouTube channel demonstrates a unique technique that illuminates the scene with nothing more than candles and two mirrors.

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