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Ron Leach  |  Nov 30, 2023  |  0 comments

It seems like every time we post a tutorial about the use of external flash we receive a bunch of comments from photographers who insist on shooting with available light—despite the fact that this approach doesn't always deliver the best possible results in certain situations.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 30, 2023  |  0 comments

Adding a subtle vignette to an image is a great way to finish up an edit and an effective method for focusing a viewer's attention on the central portion of your scene. But here's the rub: While most processing software includes sliders that allow you to easily apply this effect, the results you achieve by taking this approach are often disappointing.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 28, 2023  |  0 comments

Most photographers understand that the f/stop they choose is an important component of arriving at a correct exposure. But this setting affects other attributes of a photo that novices

Ron Leach  |  Nov 17, 2023  |  0 comments

Yesterday we posted a very helpful tutorial describing five common shooting errors made by novice photographers and how to avoid them. Today's lesson from the Sightseeing Stan YouTube channel takes a similar approach with regard to post-processing mistakes that can easily ruin your images.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 14, 2023  |  0 comments

Every so often we come across a Lightroom tutorial that reveals a quick trick that you absolutely shouldn't miss. In this case it's what one expert calls a "secret Lightroom feature that that can really supercharge your workflow." Best yet, it takes less than two minutes to explain and can dramatically enhance just about any image you capture.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 13, 2023  |  0 comments

Earlier today we posted a tutorial with a foolproof in-camera method for shooting photos with perfect exposure. But what if you want to improve photos you shot in the past that don't quite hit the mark? The lesson below from the FJR YouTube channel demonstrates how easy this is to do with Lightroom's powerful Dodge and Burn tools.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 08, 2023  |  0 comments

Many photographers shy away from portraiture for a couple reasons: Either they lack an understanding of on-camera flash, or they don't own more complicated (and expensive) lighting gear. Today you'll learn an alternative approach that delivers beautiful people pictures without supplemental illumination.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 02, 2023  |  0 comments

Are you in the habit of always letting the camera make decisions on your behalf? If so, sooner or later you'll want to switch out of Auto and experiment with other exposure modes than provide far more control. Otherwise you'll have difficulty expressing your creative of vision as your skills evolve.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 01, 2023  |  0 comments

Getting the light right is perhaps the most essential component of all great images, whether they're captured indoor or out. But there's another crucial component that can really add depth and impact to a photo, namely the thoughtful use of shadows.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 31, 2023  |  0 comments

Whether you own a new iPhone 15, or use an older model running  iOS 14, the photos you shoot will be significantly better after watching the comprehensive tutorial below. This "ultimate guide" from the Mount Media YouTube channel was designed for beginning and intermediate users alike.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 25, 2023  |  0 comments

Here's another of our ongoing tutorials designed to help you make the most of Adobe's latest Lightroom update that's full of new tools and a few surprises. Today an acclaimed French photographer demonstrates five new tricks in Lightroom 2023 that he says, "will change your life."

Ron Leach  |  Oct 24, 2023  |  0 comments

When all else fails and there's "nothing to shoot" it's time to do out and photograph the sunset. These warm, romantic scenes are favorites among photographers of all genres, and this tutorial from the B&C Camera YouTube channel reveals the best camera setting to use for achieving beautiful results.

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  |  Sep 21, 2023  |  0 comments

We're big fans of using old lenses on modern mirrorless cameras for a variety of reasons. Not only is vintage glass far less expensive than modern counterparts build quality is often superior, and the necessary adapters are readily available for less than 20 bucks. The wide-angle prime discussed in the video below is a perfect example

Ron Leach  |  Sep 19, 2023  |  0 comments

Let's say you capture a nice image, and you want to bring out a bit more detail during the editing process. It doesn't matter whether the photo is a portrait, macro shot, a landscape scene, or something else. What's your strategy?