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Ron Leach  |  Feb 15, 2024  |  0 comments

We can summarize the following tutorial in five words: "Don't believe everything you think"—at least as pertains to the "necessity" of using ISO 100 whenever possible when photographing nature and landscape scenes. Camera technology has changed dramatically since this became a common mantra, and one pro says it's time to reconsider the outdated rule.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 15, 2024  |  0 comments

Setting your camera to bracket exposures can help nail a shot when photographing landscape scenes in uncertain light. Yet, as you'll see in the tutorial below, sometimes this popular technique is merely a waste of time.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 14, 2024  |  0 comments

Last week we presented a quick solution for eliminating ugly color fringing from photographs captured outdoors in high-contrast situations. Today we're tackling another unsightly problem; namely, color banding and gradient banding that can also ruin an otherwise great shot.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 14, 2024  |  0 comments

Ask a bunch of experienced Lightroom users to name their most essential editing technique and most will respond with one word: "Masking." This is particularly true among landscape shooters who frequently encounter scenes with a wide range of tones that exceed the density range of their camera.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 13, 2024  |  0 comments

After all the excitement of spring and summer macro photography, when insects begin to disappear and plants start to wither, it's not uncommon for photographers to stash their close-up lens in the back of their cabinet. That's a real shame because winter provides a bunch of great opportunities if you take a different approach.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 13, 2024  |  0 comments

This 10-minute Lightroom lesson from the PHLOG Photography YouTube channel explains the importance of proper tonal adjustments when editing landscape photographs that appear boring and dull—an uninspiring look you want to avoid at all costs.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 13, 2024  |  0 comments

Every so often we stumble upon a photo with breathtaking colors that appear natural but seem almost impossible to achieve. Shots like this often involve more than being at the right place at the right time, as you'll see in the quick tutorial below.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 12, 2024  |  0 comments

Properly maintaining photo gear is an essential "habit" if you want to prolong the life of your equipment and receive reliable performance. In the important tutorial below you'll learn the do's and don'ts for accomplishing this quickly and safely.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 12, 2024  |  0 comments

A solid understanding of Lightroom's powerful masking tools is essential if you want to edit outdoor photographs for maximum impact. Unfortunately, some photographers spend far too much time getting the job done because they overcomplicate the process.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 09, 2024  |  0 comments

Even if you don't dread sitting behind a computer for hours, editing images from a shoot, there's no reason not to streamline your workflow with fast-and-easy techniques that deliver superb results. That's topic of this tutorial, specifically with regard to processing portrait images.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 08, 2024  |  0 comments

Money is pretty tight these days and that can be a big problem for photographers afflicted with Gear Acquisition Syndrome (G.A.S.)—especially those in need of a new (old) digital camera. But take heart, because this video from the oddly named FoxTailWhipz YouTube channel reveals five discontinued models that perform far above their pay grade.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 08, 2024  |  0 comments

Have you ever noticed unsightly color fringes along the edges of objects in your photo's? If so, join the club. Also known as Chromatic Aberration, these artifacts are a sure way to spoil an otherwise nice shot.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 08, 2024  |  0 comments

Accurate color grading is an essential editing task regardless of the type of images you shoot, and there's a variety effective technique—some more complicated than others. This tutorial from the Photoshop Café YouTube channel explains a fast, easy, and effective method for getting the job done.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 07, 2024  |  0 comments

This tutorial is a perfect follow-up to a lesson we posted this morning, explaining how to capture stunning photos of the nighttime sky. Whether you're photographing nightscapes or other low-light scenes, high ISO settings and the possibility of noisy images is something you have to confront.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 07, 2024  |  0 comments

Are you one of those photographers who only shoots during the day? If so, you're missing out on a wide range of amazing photo opportunities, from sparkling cityscapes and dramatic light trails, to moon shots and much more.

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