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Ron Leach  |  Oct 23, 2023  |  0 comments

Tilt-shift lenses work wonders to significantly refine an image in a number of important ways. Unfortunately these specialized lenses are extremely costly and beyond the means of many photographers—especially for the limited application they provide.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 21, 2023  |  0 comments

If you use Lightroom to process outdoor photos you'll want to pay close attention to the eye-opening tutorial below. In just 12 minutes you'll learn a better way to give all sorts of outdoor images more contrast and texture, without damaging the files.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 20, 2023  |  0 comments

Today were looking at another powerful new feature in the latest Lightroom update—one that delivers improved edits and a better workflow when working with compatible HDR displays. High Dynamic Range (HDR) displays provide greater brightness and contrast than their more common Standard Dynamic Range (SDR) counterparts.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 19, 2023  |  0 comments

We’ve been working through all the new capabilities of the latest Lightroom update, and today's tutorial from the Photoshop Café YouTube channel demonstrates a powerful new feature that is nothing short of "stunning." In less than eight minutes you see how the new Point Color tool works.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 19, 2023  |  0 comments

There's nothing worse than coming upon an awe-inspiring landscape scene, setting up your gear, and capturing what you think is an epic photograph—only to discover that the image is soft when you review it on the computer. The are a number of reasons for unsharp images, and the tutorial below provides a "guaranteed" method for nailing focus every time.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 18, 2023  |  0 comments

If you're striving to shoot more impactful landscape imagery you've come to the right place, as one of our favorite instructors reveals seven simple techniques that "transformed my photos" as his skills evolved. These techniques are easy to accomplish but will have a huge impact on the quality of your work.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 18, 2023  |  0 comments

The Super Zoom tutorial below doesn't involve shooting with long telephoto lenses; rather, it's all about how to use Photoshop's oft-ignored Super Zoom neural filter. This powerful tool enables you alter the appearance of a photo by zooming in and cropping a portion of the image before Photoshop takes over and adds extra pixels to compensate for the subsequent loss of resolution and detail.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 17, 2023  |  0 comments

If you're like most photographers the goal is to finish up the image-editing task as quickly as possible so you can get back out in the field doing what you love most. The tutorial below will help you do exactly that, with eight Lightroom hacks for fast and effective edits.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 17, 2023  |  0 comments

If you're a Shutterbug regular you know that we constantly preach trying new techniques that will expand your skills and deliver images that stand out from the crowd. The five-minute tutorial below explains a simple method for shooting eye-popping photos of cityscapes, candid portraits on the street, and even landscape imagery with a unique look.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 16, 2023  |  0 comments

With all the excitement over Photoshop's Generative Fill Capabilities you'd think that these tools would do a great job at replacing a boring sky. But one of our favorite image-editing instructors says that Generative Fill fails miserably at this common task.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 16, 2023  |  0 comments

If you're a Shutterbug reader you likely own a few lenses, or at least a couple zooms offering a variety of focal lengths. But do you really understand how the focal length you choose impacts more than just the magnification of a subject?

Ron Leach  |  Oct 12, 2023  |  0 comments

This Saturday, October 14, we'll all be treated to an annular solar eclipse that will provide a great opportunity to capture some impressive images. With that in mind we're featuring the five-minute tutorial below that explains how to get in on the fun.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 11, 2023  |  0 comments

If you're a landscape photographer who strives to capture great images in the camera, rather than resorting to post-processing, the quick tutorial below is just what you need. In barely 10 minutes you'll learn what an accomplished pro says are the three lens filters you need, and how to use them.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 11, 2023  |  0 comments

One characteristic of great landscape photos is an abundance of depth and dimension in the shot. Today we're featuring a remarkably simple image-editing trick that will help you achieve that goal. Best yet, this method works wonders with whatever software you use.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 11, 2023  |  0 comments

If you're wondering if there's anything new of substance in the updated version of Adobe Camera Raw (ACR), take a listen to image-editing expert Blake Rudis who says this: "There's an epic color theory tool that I never knew I needed, and now that I have it I'm stoked."

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