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Dan Havlik  |  Jan 04, 2018  |  0 comments

The temperatures dipped well below freezing on the East Coast to kick off 2018 and photographer Jonathan Nimerfroh was back at it this week, shooting more incredible images of “slurpee” waves on Nantucket, MA.

Harold Davis  |  May 30, 2013  |  First Published: May 01, 2013  |  0 comments

Photographing Waterdrops is a beautifully illustrated how-to photography guide that serves as both a technical tutorial and visual photography inspiration. Its collection of imagery explores the world within the tiniest droplets of water. Written by award-winning photographer Harold Davis, author of more than 30 books including the bestselling title, Photographing Flowers: Exploring Macro Worlds with Harold Davis, this photography book is intended to offer a fresh, creative perspective into the dynamic possibilities of natural waterdrop photography. Davis draws from his professional expertise and artistic perspective to offer advice on capturing extraordinary waterdrop compositions. Readers learn how to use light and reflections to their advantage, which tools and equipment work best for macro photography, and how to perfect their waterdrop shots both before and after shooting.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 03, 2018  |  0 comments

If you’ve ever seen beautiful sunbeams piercing through the trees in a forest, you know much they can add to the impact of a photograph. The tutorial below shows you how to add natural-looking light rays to an image when the sun isn’t in the right position to capture the effect in-camera.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 15, 2021  |  0 comments

Sometimes you come across a great scene, apart from the fact that two or more objects in the frame are too close together for an ideal composition. In some situations it’s possible to rectify the problem by changing your vantage point, but if that’s not possible there’s a quick editing fix.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 18, 2021  |  0 comments

Using long exposures during the day is a great way to create unique landscape and nature photos. This technique results in an ethereal look, with soft, dreamy water and cotton-like clouds. The typical approach is using ND filters to dramatically reduce the amount of light entering the camera, but there’s a post-processing trick for getting the job done.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 09, 2018  |  0 comments

One lesson all outdoor photographers learn is that there’s a big difference between a beautiful location and a great landscape photograph. That’s because no matter how gorgeous the setting, if you arrive on a cloudless day with poor light and drab colors, there’s not much you can do to capture a stunning shot.

 

Ron Leach  |  Jul 18, 2017  |  0 comments

Star trail photos of nighttime skies are among the most spectacular images captured by astrophotographers. In the tutorial below you learn an image-stacking technique for creating dramatic star trail photos of your own.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 15, 2021  |  0 comments

When it’s time to edit our photographs, most of us upload the files to Lightroom or Photoshop and jump right in. But according to one of our favorite image-editing instructors, there’s an important preliminary step that’s often ignored.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 16, 2020  |  0 comments

Remember when replacing a dull, drab sky in Photoshop was a cumbersome, complicated, and time-consuming process? Well that’s a thing of the past, thanks to innovative new automated features that make this task about as easy as it gets.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 03, 2021  |  0 comments

Making complex masks and precise selections can be an intricate chore especially, if you’re using a Raw editor in Lightroom or Adobe Camera Raw. That’s why one pro turns to a Photoshop trick whenever he needs accurate control over a specific area in an image.

Ron Leach  |  May 22, 2017  |  0 comments

Greg Benz is an accomplished landscape photographer with some serious post-processing skills, and in this Photoshop tutorial he reveals how to create epic seascape images by blending a series of photos into one killer shot.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 27, 2021  |  0 comments

Whether you’re attempting to photograph the Milky Way, or simply trying to capture a sparkling nighttime sky over your backyard, astrophotography can be intimidating. And once you’ve captured a few shots, editing the images may also seem like a daunting task.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 01, 2021  |  0 comments

One way to achieve perfect exposures under contasty lighting conditions is by applying a bit of post-processing wizardry. The problem is that some methods can be either convoluted or unsatisfactory, unlike the quick and easy approach you’ll see below.

Ron Leach  |  May 14, 2021  |  0 comments

There are several reasons why unsightly white fringing appears in photographs. Sometime the cause is a high-contrast scene, like dark trees against a bright sky. These ugly halos may also result from heavy-handed editing, such as too much Sharpening or Clarity.

Lynne Eodice  |  Mar 01, 2004  |  0 comments

 

 

 

One of the most challenging—and gratifying—subjects to photograph is wildlife. The primary obstacle is getting close enough to wild animals to take dramatic photos of them. Your best bet is a telephoto lens—a few point-and-shoot film cameras offer built-in zooms as long as 200mm at the telephoto end, and...

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