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Dan Havlik  |  Jul 05, 2017  |  0 comments

It’s always important to refresh the basics of photography especially when it comes to a comprehensive and often confusing piece of imaging software such as Adobe Lightroom. In the below video from Nathaniel Dodson of Tutvid, Dotson presents an excellent primer on how to sharpen photos using Lightroom to get better image results. And who doesn’t want better image results?

Ron Leach  |  Oct 02, 2017  |  0 comments

Whether you’re a committed close-up photographer, or you just want to try something a bit different, the 10 tips for capturing better macro photos in the video below are sure to improve your results. And while this tutorial is billed as one for beginners, it includes some great advice for shooters of all skill levels.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 18, 2017  |  0 comments

You can’t really blame your camera for the occasional washed out image you discover on a memory card after returning from a shoot. There’s simply no getting around the fact that those sad mistakes are the result of operator failure; i.e. you!

Ron Leach  |  Mar 13, 2017  |  0 comments

Lightroom’s Radial Filter is a powerful, easy-to-use tool that can do a lot of different things to enhance the quality of your images. In this helpful tutorial from Anthony Morganti you’ll learn several valuable tricks for streamlining your workflow.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 16, 2017  |  0 comments

Photoshop’s Healing Brush is a powerful and easy-to-use tool. And while most people think of it as a means of refining portraits, the Healing Brush can work wonders with all sorts of photographs.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 22, 2017  |  0 comments

Every photographer would like to receive recognition for the skill and hard work that goes into making great images, and one way to get some kudos is by entering and winning photo contests. In the video below, professional shooter Lorenz Holder shares his secrets for doing just that.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 15, 2017  |  0 comments

Adobe Lightroom is a powerful tool, and for those of you new to the software here’s a tutorial illustrating how to use the adjustment brush to accomplish some basic but important editing tasks like selectively toning up or toning down parts of an image. 

Ron Leach  |  Oct 17, 2016  |  0 comments

There are a variety of methods for dodging and burning in Photoshop, with the traditional tools requiring you to employ a “destructive” workflow. After watching this this easy-to-follow tutorial from Jimmy McIntyre, you’ll consider yourself an expert on achieving beautiful results with non-destructive techniques.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 14, 2017  |  0 comments

Born on March 24, 1886 Edward Weston went from being a salesman in the Midwest to becoming a bohemian California artist and revolutionizing the style of American photography and modern art. In the charming video below you’ll earn the secrets behind his iconic images.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 06, 2017  |  0 comments

Autumn is upon us and winter isn’t far behind. In the tutorial below you’ll learn one pro’s secrets for capturing spectacular landscape photos during the months ahead.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 14, 2016  |  0 comments

It sure helps to have a sexy model when shooting swimwear, but there’s also a lot technique involved if you want to get great results. In this helpful tutorial, commercial photographer Dixie Dixon demonstrates what you need to know.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 14, 2017  |  0 comments

Commercial photographer J.P. Morgan has over two decades of studio experience, as well as a knack for helping others shoot like a pro. In the video below, Morgan uses his unique teaching style to help you better understand lighting by photographing a ball, cube, and cylinder in one properly lit image.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 20, 2017  |  0 comments

Photographer and author Bryan Peterson has said, “There is no better time to crop a bad composition than just before you press the shutter release.” In the video below, photographer Robert Rodriguez, Jr. explores this notion in a detailed discussion of essential composition techniques for great landscape photography.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 26, 2017  |  0 comments

While the video below is billed as an “advanced” tutorial, using a camera’s built-in spot metering mode is actually very simple. And once you master this technique, exposure mistakes will be a thing of the past. 

Ron Leach  |  Jul 19, 2017  |  0 comments

Converting color photographs to black and white is very popular these days, and there are a variety of ways to accomplish the task. In the detailed tutorial below, you’ll learn how to use Photoshop to make dramatic, high-contrast conversions.

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