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Ron Leach  |  Feb 01, 2022  |  1 comments

If the headline above strikes you as a bit crazy, join the club. We were more than a bit skeptical when we stumbled upon this quick tutorial because of the conventional wisdom that using a lens hood is one of the easiest ways to improve outdoor images.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 01, 2022  |  0 comments

Last week we featured a straightforward Lightroom tutorial explaining how to recover shadow detail in underexposed photos. Today we’ll help you solve the opposite challenge; namely, dealing with images that are far too bright.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 28, 2022  |  0 comments

If you’re looking for some fun photo ideas to try over the weekend, you’ve come to the right place. In the two-minute visual tutorial below you’ll receive a heavy dose of inspiration, with five unique photo ideas that deliver eye-popping results.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 27, 2022  |  0 comments

The great thing about architectural photography is that it offers spectacular opportunities wherever you live. Most folks reside near a big city, and even if you don’t you’ll find interesting buildings nearby.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 27, 2022  |  0 comments

When shooting portraits, nature, or other types of outdoor images, one of the best ways to accentuate a key foreground subject is to create shallow depth of field with an out-of-focus background. You can often do that in the camera by selecting the proper focal length and aperture setting, and positioning your subject close to the camera.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 26, 2022  |  0 comments

French photographer Mathieu Stern is an interesting guy, and someone you might say is “a bit different.” We refer to him as our Weird Lens Guru because he specializes in peculiar vintage lenses, oddball accessories, and strange photo experiments.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 26, 2022  |  0 comments

It’s not uncommon to end up with underexposed photos if you don’t carefully compensate for bright light sources in the background of a scene. But mistakes are meant to fixed, not trashed, as you’ll see in the Lightroom tutorial below.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 25, 2022  |  0 comments

Entry-level and mid-range compact cameras have fallen by the wayside as most of us own a high-end smartphone that’s sufficient for capturing impromptu images. But for “serious” photography on the go there are still several compelling reasons to carry a premium point-and shoot camera with easily accessible creative controls.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 25, 2022  |  1 comments

It’s no secret that camera technology has evolved dramatically over the past dozen years, with advanced sensors boasting higher resolution, improved imaging characteristics, faster and faster burst rates, and a wide array of new features. But what about ISO performance?

Ron Leach  |  Jan 24, 2022  |  0 comments

We regularly share tutorials from Romanian outdoor pro Toma Bonciu, and this eye-opening episode is a bit different than his typical fare. That’s because the six tips he provides come from six of the world’s great classic landscape photographers.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 24, 2022  |  0 comments

Most of you know that processing b&w images requires a much different approach than dealing with color, and in both cases there are a number of ways to achieve optimum results.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 21, 2022  |  0 comments

Under most circumstances we strive for sharp images by using a tripod and employing proper exposure settings to minimize camera shake. But as you’ll see in the video below, it’s possible to make beautiful images by intentionally moving the camera while using slow shutter speeds,

Ron Leach  |  Jan 20, 2022  |  0 comments

Most photographers prefer to be out shooting, not sitting behind a computer processing images. In the quick tutorial below, you’ll learn how to dramatically lessen your computer time by bulk editing photos in Lightroom.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 20, 2022  |  0 comments

Whether you shoot landscapes, wildlife, sports, or just about any other type of photos, if you miss focus you’ve pretty much botched the job. That’s because unsharp results are one of the most common ways to spoil an otherwise great scene.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 19, 2022  |  0 comments

Lightroom’s powerful new masking tools created a huge buzz as soon as Adobe released the latest version of their software. Today we’re going to show you how easy it is to achieve remarkable results with these sophisticated capabilities.

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