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Ron Leach  |  Apr 05, 2017  |  0 comments

The simple teleconverter is a compact and relatively affordable add-on that will increase the magnification of your lens and dramatically enhance its versatility. All teleconverters are not created equal, however, so watch the video below to learn more about these very useful tools.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 16, 2017  |  0 comments

Photoshop’s powerful Radial Gradient Tool can be used for a variety of applications. In the straightforward tutorial below, image-editing expert Blake Rudis explains why this oft-ignored tool is one of his favorites, and how you can use it to easily enhance both landscape and portrait photographs.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 21, 2017  |  0 comments

Unmesh Dinda is one of the most popular Photoshop instructors we feature, and in this tutorial he explains how to spice up portrait photographs by adding texture overlays, bokeh backgrounds, and other design elements in Photoshop. He also provides a link so you can download five creative background effects for free.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 06, 2017  |  0 comments

Daniel Arnold is a celebrated New York street photographer with over 135,000 fans on Instagram. In the two videos below, you’ll not only see Arnold in action, but pick up some valuable tips on improving your street photography.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 19, 2017  |  0 comments

Shooting on the streets of your local town or city is an accessible and engaging form of photography, offering unlimited opportunities for great imagery. Interesting buildings and monuments, colorful street signs, and attractive passersby are among the many possibilities.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 23, 2017  |  0 comments

We all know that portraits often live or die depending upon how the subject’s eyes are rendered. In the simple video below you’ll learn how to use Photoshop to brighten eyes in less than a minute.

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  |  Jun 29, 2017  |  0 comments

We all strive to capture perfect images in the camera, but sometime the light isn’t quite right or there’s too much or too little contrast in the scene and you have to do a bit of editing to really make your shot pop.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 03, 2016  |  0 comments

Here’s a simple video that provides three quick methods for achieving the popular “crushed blacks” film-emulation look with your digital images in Photoshop. Whether you begin with a curves layer, a solid color layer, or a selective color layer, all three techniques are easy to master in less than two minutes.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 24, 2017  |  0 comments

In today’s Photoshop tutorial you’ll learn one of the most important portrait retouching techniques: How to use the Burn and Dodge tools to give your models flawless skin.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 27, 2017  |  0 comments

Making great portraits doesn’t have to require a lot of expensive gear as you can see in the quick tutorial below from Canadian commercial photographer Nathan Elson. In less than three minutes Elson explains two indoor setups and one outdoors that are guaranteed to give you some great results.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 13, 2017  |  0 comments

Sometimes it’s great to get outdoors and shoot environmental portraits with a real backdrop like Colorado’s Flatiron Mountains outside of Boulder. The problem is that unless you have some sweet golden-hour light, the harsh midday sun can make such a task very difficult.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 21, 2016  |  0 comments

Brian Hart considers himself a “light artist” who uses a camera and a light source as his pen and paper. The following video is an informal tutorial that will guide you toward creating some dynamic light drawings of your own.

Cynthia Boylan  |  Mar 06, 2015  |  0 comments

The Canon Digital Learning Center is now offering free tutorial videos hosted by world-renowned bird photographer Arthur Morris. Arthur demonstrates which techniques, gear and settings he uses to create artistic photos of birds and other wildlife.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 18, 2016  |  0 comments

One of the many tragedies in the aftermath of a major flood is returning home to find your irreplaceable photographs completely submerged. Whether you’re a working pro or an enthusiast, having years of memories seemingly destroyed can be truly heartbreaking.

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