Portrait Photography How To

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Ron Leach  |  Jan 16, 2024  |  0 comments

If you're unfamiliar with Photoshop's easy-to use Adjustment Layer Presets you're missing out on a method for quickly improving your images. This tutorial from the Photoshop Essentials YouTube channel explains everything you need to know so you can start taking advantage of this method today..

Ron Leach  |  Jan 16, 2024  |  0 comments

Most of us strive to capture images with maximum sharpness and we've featured numerous tutorials on the subject with camera and lens settings, along with important techniques, for getting the job done to perfection. The video below takes the opposite approach by discussing how and why you should embrace the blur.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 12, 2024  |  0 comments

Have you stumbled across a setting in your camera's menu called "Picture Styles" or "Picture Profiles" and wondered what they're all about? If so, you've come to the right placed today because choosing the best option for the task at hand can make a big difference in your results.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Jan 12, 2024  |  0 comments

Australian photographer Kirstie McConnell moved to Italy in 2020 and shortly thereafter launched her professional photography enterprise, Classico Portraits. She now spends her time traveling throughout the country photographing families on their enchanting travel vacations. Here's her backstory.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 09, 2024  |  0 comments

Most of us have shoeboxes full of old family photos, many of which have scratches, creases, faded colors, and other unsightly problems. Rehabilitating these precious memories has always been a difficult and time-consuming task—until now!

Ron Leach  |  Jan 08, 2024  |  0 comments

Many photographers edit their images using the latest and greatest processing tools that tend to grab all the headlines, which is why you may be unfamiliar with Photoshop's Threshold feature that's been around forever. Today you'll learn how to create photos with a unique look with this powerful and oft-ignored technique.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 28, 2023  |  0 comments

You're likely familiar with the claim by so-called purists that "You're not a real photographer unless you shoot in Manual mode." Since we avoid profanity on this page, let's just say that's  simply a bunch of nonsense.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 26, 2023  |  0 comments

We all know that photography is all about light, and even the best cameras make mistakes rendering what they "see"—yielding images that are either too bright or too dark. If, like most of us, you prefer nailing exposure in the camera (instead of fixing things in post), you've come to the right place.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 21, 2023  |  0 comments

Yesterday we brought you a timesaving tutorial for streamlining Lightroom so the workspace displays all the tools you use in the order you want, with everything else hidden from view. We have another great trick today, this time it's a simple hack for using the Histogram to achieve perfect White Balance.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 12, 2023  |  0 comments

Regardless of the type of images you shoot you've likely captured photos with ugly, unnatural color casts. There are various ways to correct this unfortunate problem during the editing process, and today you'll discover a quick and oft-ignored technique In Lightroom and Adobe Camera Raw (ACR).

Ron Leach  |  Dec 12, 2023  |  0 comments

This 10-minute tutorial begins with a question for those of you see captivating backlit photos with beautiful golden tones and think to yourself, "why don’t my photos look like that?" There are a number of challenges with shooting under such conditions, and the tutorial below explains what they are and how to overcome them.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 08, 2023  |  0 comments

Regardless of the genre of photography you enjoy most, sooner or later you'll be asked to shoot a few portraits of family or friends. Many photographers shy away from this task, either because don't know where to begin, or they're under the misconception that a studio and expensive/complicated lighting equipment is an absolute necessity.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 06, 2023  |  0 comments

If you've been shooting in Auto of Program mode and your images lack that special something, the tutorial below from the Photo Genius YouTube channel will solve the problem. In barely 14 minutes you'll learn the many benefits of Aperture Priority mode and pick some useful tips for capturing images with a creative flair.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 05, 2023  |  0 comments

It's very convenient to edit photos on a tablet or phone while traveling, when you're away from a computer, and Lightroom Mobile is a great option to use. In this tutorial you'll learn how it works in ways you didn't imagine.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 01, 2023  |  0 comments

Last month we took a deep dive into Lightroom's Tone Curves, explaining several advanced techniques. But there are also easier ways that less-experienced users can harness the power of these editing tools as you'll see in the following video tutorial from the popular Signature Edits YouTube channel.