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Ron Leach  |  Jul 18, 2017  |  0 comments

Portrait retouching can be a complex and time-consuming task, but in this quick Photoshop tutorial you’ll learn how to streamline the process and greatly enhance your results.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 18, 2017  |  0 comments

The tiny hummingbird is an amazing creature with the ability to move so fast that the human eye can only perceive the blur of wings and a splash of color. This amazing slow-motion video from National Geographic provides a sharp, clear view of how hummingbirds go about their lives.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 17, 2017  |  0 comments

Backlighting is a popular technique used by both studio and outdoor photographers when shooting portraits and other types of images. In this tutorial you’ll learn how to use Photoshop layer masks and filters to mimic this popular effect.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 17, 2017  |  0 comments

Serge Ramelli is a professional Paris-based landscape photographer who’s always willing to share his “secret sauce” for creating better images. In the tutorial below he provides some great advice on composition, camera settings, and retouching that will definitely improve your results.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 17, 2017  |  0 comments

The big “controversy” of yesteryear was whether film or digital cameras made the most sense for serious photographers. These days there’s a similar debate about the relative merits of PC computers and Macs for editing photos and videos.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 14, 2017  |  0 comments

Adobe’s Julieanne Kost calls herself a “Digital Imaging Evangelist” and she’s widely known for her expert Photoshop and Lightroom tutorials. In the three-minute video below she demonstrates how to use Lightroom Web to create beautiful black-and-white conversions with creative toning effects.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 14, 2017  |  0 comments

Yesterday we provided three tips for shooting great landscape photos under drab gray skies. In the tutorial below we’re going to show you an editing technique for pumping up nature photos you’ve already taken.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 13, 2017  |  0 comments

Portrait lighting can be an art form in and of itself. But in the quick tutorial below you’ll learn how to create dramatic portraits using nothing more than two basic off-camera speedlights and some simple adjustments.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 13, 2017  |  0 comments

New York photographer Brandon Woelfel is a force to be reckoned with on Instagram, with a unique shooting style and over a million followers. Last week we shared a free Lightroom preset to give your images the “Brandon Woelfel Effect,” and in the video below you’ll learn how to mimic his style in camera.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 13, 2017  |  0 comments

Serious landscape photographers are known for chasing great light. But what happens when you travel to a beautiful location and there’s simply no magic in the sky? All is not lost if you use the techniques described in the video below.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 12, 2017  |  0 comments

You may be surprised to learn that long-exposure photography at night can be accomplished without any specialized equipment, and if you watch this two-minute tutorial from Mango Street you’ll be able to easily capture stellar images of starlit skies.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 12, 2017  |  0 comments

While the meaning of the term “shutter speed” may seem obvious, there’s actually more to this concept than meets the eye. In the quick video below, time-lapse photographer Vincent Ledvina puts his animation skills to good use demonstrating the finer points behind this basic photographic principle.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 12, 2017  |  0 comments

Many photographers are confused by the concept of “bit depth” and how it translates into image quality—particularly when making prints. The two-minute video below from CanonUSA explains the difference between 8-bit and 16-bit output and why it’s important to understand.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 11, 2017  |  0 comments

Here’s a simple but powerful Photoshop tutorial demonstrating how to rehabilitate flat and boring images with a few tips and tricks for expanding dynamic range without “clipping.”  You’ll see how clipping occurs when portions of an image are either so dark or so bright that details are lost.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 11, 2017  |  1 comments

What the heck is a depth of field (DOF) preview button? It’s that little button adjacent to your camera’s lens mount that you’ve never used because you don’t know what it does. Believe it or not, the DOF preview button is there for a reason, so watch the video below and make it your friend.

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