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Ron Leach  |  Sep 11, 2023  |  0 comments

We've all been told to avoid shooting on bright sunny days or when the sun is high in the sky because contrasty light is the enemy of great photos. While there's some truth to this rule, harsh conditions also present opportunities for capturing great images.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 06, 2023  |  0 comments

Most photographers would rather be out shooting than sitting at the computer editing their work, which is why it's great to discover a fast and effective processing technique that makes a big difference in your results. That's exactly what you'll learn in the straightforward tutorial below from the popular Photoshop Café YouTube channel.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 29, 2023  |  0 comments

We're all looking for  creative edge to help us capture photos in the camera that stand out from the crowd. Today's tutorial from the In Your Fayes YouTube channel provides a fun hack using a simple "accessory" we're sure you have at home.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 28, 2023  |  0 comments

Ever since Photoshop introduced the beta version of their new AI-based Generative Fill capability there's been a heated debate about what this means for photographers and the craft as a whole. Some folks greeted the news with excitement as a remarkable innovation, while others unabashedly say it spells doom for everyone with a camera.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 22, 2023  |  0 comments

ISO is a basic camera setting with a big impact on the photos you shoot when it comes to exposure, image quality, and other important variables. Unfortunately the simple concept is misunderstood and often results in images that don't meet expectations.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 14, 2023  |  0 comments

Environmental portraits are fun and easy to make, as long as you don't have to lug a bunch of lighting equipment into the field. Today you'll learn how to capture photos that will make you and your model proud, with natural backlighting that creates a unique effect.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 11, 2023  |  0 comments

Lightroom's HSL sliders are so easy to use that it's rather surprising that so many photographers ignore them when editing their work. If you're among that camp, today's quick tutorial will likely change your mind.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 09, 2023  |  0 comments

Today's image-editing tutorial is for those of you who overlook the power of Photoshop filters when processing your work. Whether you're a beginner ofr more experience photographer, this comprehensive lesson from the PIX Imperfect YouTube channel will quickly get you up to speed.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 09, 2023  |  0 comments

If you're unfamiliar with the notion of "aspect ratios" it's time to understand the concept. That's because the shape of a photograph greatly influences how images are viewed.  As you'll see in the quick video below, there's much more to this topic than just cropping a horizonal image into a vertical one to improve composition.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 04, 2023  |  0 comments

It's not uncommon for photographers to pick a specific exposure mode and think of it as a set-it-and forget-it choice for all the images they shoot. This practice is often the result if failing to fully understand the finer points of how a camera's light meter works.http://www.shutterbug.com/content/contrast-most-underrated-tool-landscape-nature-photography-video

Ron Leach  |  Aug 02, 2023  |  0 comments

Curves are a fundamental component of Photoshop's editing toolbox, and one pro says, "if you're not using them you are seriously missing out." These tools have the ability to significantly enhance dull photos, accentuate mood and drama, and fine-tune color balance with precision.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 01, 2023  |  0 comments

What if you were told you there is a much better way to focus, and pros use it all the time for faster, more precise subject acquisition? If we just grabbed your attention, read on to see how it's done.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 21, 2023  |  0 comments

If you've never set you camera to capture images in b&w or converted color photos to monochrome during the editing process, the tutorial below from B&H Photo Video will inspire you to give it a try. In less than three minutes a notable photographer and Sony Artisan shares his five favorite tips for those new to b&w photography.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 20, 2023  |  0 comments

Many photographers set their camera for Auto White Balance and never modify the setting regardless of the subject at hand. If that sounds like you it may explain why the colors in your photos don't accurately convey the colors in a scene.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 20, 2023  |  0 comments

Today's lesson from one of our favorite outdoor photographers demonstrates a fun and easy pro trick for adding depth to your outdoor images, and it takes less than six minutes to explain. The technique involves using natural or man-made objects to frame the key subject in a scene.