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Ron Leach  |  Mar 16, 2022  |  0 comments

In case you haven’t checked the calendar recently you can kiss winter goodbye, because spring officially begins Sunday. And that means it’s time to dust off a macro lens and bone up on your skills.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 16, 2022  |  0 comments

Photoshop’s Selection tools offer a variety of ways to improve an image. They enable you to lighten or darken one portion of a scene without affecting the rest of the image, selectively adjust colors, remove distracting elements, or cut out an object from one photo and place it on another.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 15, 2022  |  0 comments

The seasons are changing, with spring less than a week away. Today one of our favorite outdoor shooters explains how to make the most of what is many photographers’ favorite time of year.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 14, 2022  |  0 comments

Sooner or later every photographer’s creative vision runs dry, whether they’re an avid amateur or a working pro. The quick tutorial below provides a heavy dose of inspiration for the next time you run out of ideas.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 14, 2022  |  0 comments

By now you’ve probably realized that some images look better in b&w than they do in color. You can always set your camera to monochrome, but most photographers prefer shooting in color, and making the conversion during the editing process, so they have a choice of which look they prefer.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 11, 2022  |  0 comments

Last week we featured a popular tutorial, explaining how to avoid common shooting errors that can be real image killers. Today were turning to the processing side of our craft, identifying six common image-editing mistakes that are easily fixed.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 10, 2022  |  0 comments

Obtaining properly exposed photos can be difficult when shooting outdoors under ever changing light. This is particularly true when photographing birds and other forms of wildlife that often move quickly from sun to shade.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 10, 2022  |  0 comments

If you’ve never made a composite image of two or more photos, you’re in for a treat. That’s because today’s comprehensive tutorial explains everything necessary to blend images and make perfect composites in Photoshop.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 09, 2022  |  0 comments

Tourists, hikers, and other outdoor enthusiasts love waking up to a bright day with clear skies. The opposite is true for outdoor photographers, for whom clear, featureless skies without clouds can be an absolute nightmare.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 09, 2022  |  0 comments

Today we’re not going to get into another discussion of the many advantages of Raw files compared to JPEGs. Let’s just assume that, for whatever reason, you shot a bunch of JPEG images and they look really awful.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 08, 2022  |  0 comments

We’ll begin this Lightroom tutorial with a question: Do you use “virtual copies” in your workflow, or even know what they are? If not, you’re missing out on a simple method for facilitating the editing process and saving plenty of time.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 08, 2022  |  0 comments

Nothing spoils an otherwise great shot more than failing to achieve precise focus. You can compose a scene properly, nail exposure, and capture beautiful colors, but if the image is soft all is for naught.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 07, 2022  |  0 comments

Let’s face it: Not all of us have the time or means to go on safari to photograph exotic animals in their natural habitat. The next best option is a trip to the local zoo with a long lens, and that can be a load of fun.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 04, 2022  |  0 comments

Unforced errors are part of the photographic process, and the goal is to not make the same mistake twice. The quick video below will help prevent you from doing that by identifying a handful of common faux pas and explaining how to avoid or fix them.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 03, 2022  |  0 comments

One of the first characteristics many photographers consider when evaluating a lens is how it renders out-of-focus portions of an image. Often referred to as background blur or bokeh, this attribute imparts a unique look and feel to an image that can be very visually appealing.

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