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Ron Leach  |  Dec 23, 2021  |  0 comments

It’s not unusual to end up with underexposed photos when shooting outdoors under difficult light with a wide range of tones. Some photographers try to rehabilitate dark images with HDR editing, but that’s often tricky and may yield unsatisfactory results.

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.

Henry Anderson  |  Dec 22, 2021  |  0 comments

If you're down to the wire on your Christmas shopping and a photographer, maybe you should consider making your own photo-based gifts this year? If so, check out the below video where photographers from COOPH share six easy DIY (do it yourself) photography gift ideas for the holidays.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 21, 2021  |  0 comments

How often have you captured what you thought was a great shot, only to discover on the computer that you missed a few things when looking through the viewfinder? If you’re like the rest of us, probably more than once or twice.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 21, 2021  |  0 comments

We all strive to improve our photography and continually evolve our skills. But if you’re consistently disappointed in your results, it’s time to try something new. The video below from one of our favorite travel and landscape pros offers some great advice for doing just that.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 20, 2021  |  0 comments

There are a ton of rules and conventional wisdom about photography, and some are very helpful to understand. But according to one respected expert, several of these notions are really toxic and can ruin our craft.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 20, 2021  |  0 comments

Outdoor scenes that appear boring during the day are often transformed into a sparkling tableau after dark, full of interesting lights, colors, and reflections. Unfortunately, some photographers avoid this great opportunity because of a mistaken notion that complex skills and special gear are required.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 17, 2021  |  0 comments

Most photographers consider spring and summer the optimum seasons for macro photography, when interesting bugs and colorful flowers seem to be everywhere you look. While you can shoot small subjects any time of the year indoors, winter offers an array of unique opportunities for close-up photography outdoors.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 16, 2021  |  0 comments

High-key photography is popular among portrait and wedding photographers and involves properly lighting a scene to achieve a bright, airy and unique look. While getting it right in the camera can be complicated, and may involve special lighting equipment, the effect is easy to mimic in Photoshop.

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Landscape photography encompasses a broad range of subjects and styles, involving everything from woodland and seashore shots to expansive vistas and more. Each of these scenes requires a unique approach and often different gear.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 15, 2021  |  0 comments

Most of the tutorials we post deal with a singular shooting or editing technique for making a specific type of image. The unique video below is different, as it reveals one essential method for improving virtually every photo you shoot.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 15, 2021  |  0 comments

If there’s one underutilized technique for achieving superior results when editing images in Photoshop, it’s the use of Luminosity Masks to balance out the tones and create truly captivating photographs. Best yet, this powerful method is very easy to master.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 14, 2021  |  0 comments

The first thing most photographers do after buying a new camera is to invest in a second battery, and the immediate quandary is whether to buy an expensive OEM product or purchase a bargain-priced battery that supposedly offers equal or better performance.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 14, 2021  |  0 comments

Not long ago we featured a very helpful tutorial, explaining how to customize Photoshop’s interface to facilitate your personal workflow. The point was that Photoshop is designed for photographers, art directors, and a variety of other content creators, and the default workspace isn’t equally conducive for all users.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 09, 2021  |  0 comments

Winter is just about here, and with it comes great opportunities for beautiful landscape photography. One of the downsides is that this final season of the year is frequently accompanied by weather that is downright awful.

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