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Ron Leach  |  Sep 21, 2021  |  0 comments

When improving soft images during the editing process there’s a big difference between sharp, crisp, and crispy. Do things properly and you’ll achieve realistic sharp results. But make a common mistake and you’ll turn an otherwise nice shot into a crispy, ugly mess.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 22, 2023  |  0 comments

Adobe updates their software frequently, with powerful new headline-grabbing features and tools. That’s a good thing for all of us, with one exception: sometimes we get so excited about all the new stuff that we forget about tools we used with great success in the past.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 23, 2018  |  0 comments

One way to create photos with maximum detail is to upgrade your camera with a new model offering greater resolution. But if a big expenditure isn’t in the cards, the following tutorial explains a “super resolution” trick for making high megapixel images with whatever camera you own.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 15, 2022  |  0 comments

We recently featured a tutorial demonstrating how to create jaw-dropping landscape photos with Lightroom’s oft-ignored Calibration tool. That lesson got a lot of attention, and we have an equally great one for you below.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 23, 2022  |  0 comments

There are a variety of methods for making selections in Photoshop, some easier than others. Unfortunately, the more basic techniques often provide mediocre results.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 20, 2022  |  0 comments

OK, listen up: Todays topic is “bokeh balls” and we don’t want any off-color comments! So what exactly are bokeh balls, and how to they affect your images? Simply put, they are spherical out-of-focus highlights that add interest and impact to all sorts of photos.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 28, 2021  |  0 comments

One characteristic that separates most photographers from the truly greats is that heavy hitters typically have a distinctive and easily recognizable style. Often that’s accomplished by a mastery of technique, sometime it has to do with unique subject matter, and other times a special approach to image editing creates that special style.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 22, 2021  |  0 comments

Most of us would rather be out shooting than sitting behind a computer editing our work. In this quick episode of the popular “In a Lightroom Minute” series you’ll learn a remarkably easy technique that will save you tons of time processing photos. And that means getting back behind a camera where you belong.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 16, 2021  |  0 comments

Wide-angles lenses are an important component of a landscape photographer’s arsenal, because they make it easy to capture the splendor of expansive vistas. In this tutorial you’ll learn a specific application for wide-angle nature photography; namely, shooting beautiful sunset and blue hour images.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 15, 2023  |  0 comments

One of the most effective ways to transform good landscape photos into great ones is by adding depth and dimension during the editing process. And an easy way to do that in Lightroom is with straightforward adjustments to colors and contrast.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 03, 2022  |  0 comments

Every photographer has a unique approach to editing images, and a variety of favorite tools. In the video below you’ll see why one popular instructor says, “I love Layers” while demonstrating how easy they are to use.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 11, 2023  |  0 comments

Lightroom's HSL sliders are so easy to use that it's rather surprising that so many photographers ignore them when editing their work. If you're among that camp, today's quick tutorial will likely change your mind.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 04, 2023  |  0 comments

Adobe included plenty of great improvements in the last Lightroom update that make image editing faster and more effective than ever. One of the new features we haven't covered in detail is how to use the new AI Denoise tool, and that's what you'll learn about in the quick tutorial below from the popular PHLOG Photography YouTube channel.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 12, 2024  |  0 comments

If you're not paying attention to the histogram when processing images in Lightroom, well, shame on you. That's because this powerful tool will simplify your workflow and help you achieve far better edits.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 18, 2023  |  0 comments

Shallow depth of field is a popular technique for all types of images because it accentuates a main subject and separates it from the background. This effect can be achieved in the camera with careful focusing and wide aperture settings, but today you'll see how to get it done in Photoshop with a minimum of work.

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