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Ron Leach  |  Jul 11, 2022  |  0 comments

One “rule” many photographers learn when first starting out is to “always shoot with the sun at your back.” This advice may work well for “Kodak Moment” snapshots, or for predictable photos of average scenes, but a different approach is called for if you’re after eye-catching imagery that stands out from the crowd.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 11, 2022  |  0 comments

Adobe is constantly upgrading Lightroom with impressive new features and a host of artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities that make image processing faster and more effective than ever. While this rapid evolution is great for all of us, it does mean we have to occasionally rethink how we use this powerful software.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 08, 2022  |  0 comments

When professional landscape photographer Ian Plant says there are “five photo accessories I never leave home without,” we stop and pay attention. That’s because of his unique approach to shooting in the field.

Henry Anderson  |  Jul 07, 2022  |  0 comments

Photographer Benjamin Jaworskyj has a message for beginner photographers: sometimes what you do after you snap the shutter during image processing can be half the battle.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 07, 2022  |  0 comments

The human form provides a wealth of possibilities for intriguing images, from fully clothed portraits to explicit nudes. Today’s tutorial takes sort of a middle ground, by explaining how to capture seductive images that leave plenty to the imagination.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 07, 2022  |  0 comments

One of the few mistakes that can totally ruin a photo is failing to achieve precise focus on the primary subject in a scene. There are a variety of camera settings and shooting techniques for increasing your odds of success, and today we’re going to concentrate on one of the most helpful.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 06, 2022  |  0 comments

One of the most difficult challenges when photographing landscapes is balancing the wide range of tones from deep shadows to bright highlights that often occur in outdoor scenes. In fact, sometimes the density range is so great that’s it’s impossible to precisely exposure the image.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 06, 2022  |  0 comments

Have you ever wanted to master slow shutter speed panning for more interesting nature, wildlife, and sports/action photography? If so, we’ve got you covered with the tutorial below.

Henry Anderson  |  Jul 05, 2022  |  0 comments

What white balance should you set your camera to? There’s no real right or wrong answer to this common question amongst photographers but if you want some good advice, check out the video below from pro boudoir photographer Yuliya Panchenko on white balance and color correction.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 05, 2022  |  0 comments

Remember the philosophical question, “If a tree falls in the woods and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound”? Put in photographic terms, “If nobody notices your photos, do they really matter?”

Ron Leach  |  Jul 05, 2022  |  0 comments

Sunset scenes are a favorite of most photographers, and they are wildly popular among “civilians” who appreciate beautiful imagery. Photos captured at this time typically have warm vibrant tones, provide a feeling of serenity, and may even affect a viewer’s mood.

Henry Anderson  |  Jun 30, 2022  |  1 comments

Here’s a fun cheap camera challenge. Can you take good photos with a $25 camera?  That’s what swimwear photographer Anita Sadowska seeks to find out in the below video.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 30, 2022  |  0 comments

Let’s face it: Image sharpness is an essential component of great photographs, whether they’re portraits captured in the studio or a landscape image taken outdoors. No matter how gorgeous the model, or how scenic the destination; if the image is soft all is for naught.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 30, 2022  |  0 comments

We’ve all inadvertently shot cockeyed photos, and it’s usually because we weren’t paying attention. The most common example is a horizontal landscape image with a tilted horizon, but this problem can also occur with vertical lines when shooting in portrait orientation.

Deborah Sandidge  |  Jun 28, 2022  |  0 comments

Most of my columns for this website concern the ideas and purposes behind the photographs I take. I always include information about the technology used to achieve the photos, which could be as basic as the f/stop chosen to direct your attention, or the use of a ND filter to make a long exposure possible. That approach is not incidental or coincidental; the stories are planned along those lines because my ideas come first, and technology’s purpose is to support those ideas.

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