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Dan Havlik  |  Oct 26, 2020  |  0 comments

When someone says a portrait "pops," they usually mean that the subject stands out from the background, drawing the viewer's attention to the person you've photographed. If you can achieve this in your image, it's usually one indication you've captured a successful portrait.

Dan Havlik  |  Oct 20, 2020  |  0 comments

It's happened. Adobe introduced a new version of its ground-breaking image editor today: Photoshop 2021. And, as usual, there's a lot to unpack in this feature-loaded imaging editing software from Adobe.

Dan Havlik  |  Oct 16, 2020  |  0 comments

Here's a common photo dilemma you may have encountered. You want to photograph something but it's behind a fence. 

Ron Leach  |  Oct 13, 2020  |  0 comments

Every so often we come across a photo technique that’s so simple and effective that we say to ourselves, “I wish I would have thought of this before.” And we bet you’ll have a similar response after watching the quick video below.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 13, 2020  |  0 comments

We all strive for sharp images, but the trick is to achieve them judiciously without a crispy heavy-handed approach. In the video below you’ll learn how to create amazingly sharp images that retain a clean, natural look.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 08, 2020  |  0 comments

We all like to “get it right in the camera,” but every so often it’s necessary to cut out a portion of an image. Sometimes that’s because we’re working on a composite, like replacing a boring sky, placing a subject against a better background, or eliminating a distracting object.

Henry Anderson  |  Sep 28, 2020  |  0 comments

For all its photo editing and organizing power, let's face it, Lightroom can be a real drag to use. Consequently, we're always looking for easy ways to speed up Lightroom, so we can spend less time processing our images and more time shooting them.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 23, 2020  |  0 comments

Yesterday we featured a tutorial for Photoshop users with 15 timesaving editing tips, and the video below does the same thing for Lightroom users. Best yet, today’s Lightroom tips and tricks we’re chosen specifically because they are less familiar than many we’ve discussed in the past.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 22, 2020  |  0 comments

If you prefer to spend your time out shooting, rather than sitting behind a computer, this quick tutorial is for you. That’s because you’ll pick up five “essential” Photoshop tips in just 10 minutes that will dramatically speed up the editing process while delivering great results.

Dan Havlik  |  Sep 02, 2020  |  0 comments

According to landscape pro Mark Denney, there are six essential editing skills that every landscape photographer should know.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 27, 2020  |  0 comments

If you’re new to Photoshop there’s a good chance you feel a bit intimidated and overwhelmed by the vast capabilities this photo-processing powerhouse has to offer. But we’ll let you in on a little secret: It’s easy to dramatically improve your images by mastering just a handful of Photoshop’s most basic and simple tools.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 25, 2020  |  0 comments

We’ve all been there: You shoot a quick portrait that you think is pretty nice, only to find out later on the computer that there are subtle, ugly shadows on your subject’s face. The image is ruined, right? Well, not so fast.

Dan Havlik  |  Aug 17, 2020  |  0 comments

A hack, by definition, is a tip or trick for a way to do something more quickly and more effectively than usual. Portrait photographers looking to immediately add some extra spice to their images during the editing process would be wise to check out these three Photoshop hacks from portrait pro Justin Laurens

Ron Leach  |  Aug 13, 2020  |  0 comments

One of the keys to a great portrait is to create separation between your model and the background, to minimize distracting elements and direct the viewer’s eye to your subject. This is particularly true when shooting outdoors where cluttered backgrounds are common.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 11, 2020  |  0 comments

If you’ve seen the classic 1973 film “Day for Night” you’re no doubt familiar with the cinematic technique, popularized by director Francois Truffaut, of making imagery shot during the day look like it was captured at night. And with a few quick steps in Lightroom, you can do much the same thing with your photographs.

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