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Ron Leach  |  Apr 15, 2021  |  0 comments

Regardless of what software you use for processing images, keyboard shortcuts are very important tools. That’s because they dramatically speed up the process, streamline the workflow, and increase your productivity.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 13, 2021  |  0 comments

Wildlife and portrait photographers face similar challenges when it comes to editing their images. That’s because dealing with feathers and fur requires comparable techniques to those used for processing photos of models with flyaway hair.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 12, 2021  |  0 comments

There are few things worse than dull and flat monochrome images. After all, striking contrast and drama are two of the reasons many photographers forego color in favor of b&w. Fortunately, you can transform a photo from boring to dramatic with a few simple steps in Lightroom, Photoshop, or whatever editing application you use.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 08, 2021  |  0 comments

Everyone seems to have a preferred method of editing their images, and that’s to be expected because there’s no one “right way” to get the job done. However, as you’ll see in this tutorial, some editing techniques are just plain wrong.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 08, 2021  |  0 comments

Photoshop’s Vanishing Point Filter is a powerful easy-to-use tool that simplifies the process of editing images with perspective planes like walls, sides of a building, or other rectangular objects. And once you specify the planes in an image, your subsequent edits will maintain that perspective.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 06, 2021  |  0 comments

Yesterday we covered the important topic of ISO, and how to use this simple setting to give images the specific look you desire. Today we’ll explore exposure bracketing, another basic concept, and you’ll see how this easy-to-use tool will help you maximize detail in your photographs.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 05, 2021  |  0 comments

It often takes considerable concentration to capture compelling images, and every so often we miss a distracting background element while focusing on our main subject. Other times we’re aware of the distraction, but make the shot anyway because there’s no way to recompose and avoid the problem.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 01, 2021  |  0 comments

Yesterday we posted a powerful tutorial with 10 simple tips for becoming a better portrait photographer. Today we turn to the editing side of things, with some great advice for enhancing those images even further.

Sponsored  |  Mar 30, 2021  |  0 comments

PortraitPro and PortraitPro Body make dropping the subject into a new background quicker if you shoot them against a blue sky – or use a blue or green background in the studio. 

Ron Leach  |  Mar 29, 2021  |  0 comments

If you’re like most of us you have a bunch of old fading family photos gathering dust, and relatives keep bugging you to “fix” them and share your handiwork with the clan. If you’re ashamed to admit you don’t know where to start, this quick tutorial is for you.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 26, 2021  |  0 comments

Vibrant nighttime street scenes, brilliant sunsets, vivid parades, and automobile light trails after dark are just a few of the many opportunities for eye-popping photos. But if you don’t do things right, the impact is lost.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 25, 2021  |  0 comments

We’ve all had the misfortune of traveling to a beautiful destination with a lake in the foreground of a stunning landscape, only to discover boring light, a drab cloudless sky, and water devoid of the brilliant reflections we anticipated.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 25, 2021  |  0 comments

 “What is a LUT?” you ask. In technical terms, LUT is an acronym for “Look-Up Table”—a precise mathematical means of modifying RGB image values by changing hue, saturation and brightness of a photo to create a specific look. In basic parlance, a LUT is nothing more than a bunch of adjustment layers compacted into a single file that you can save and use with most editing programs available.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 24, 2021  |  0 comments

Unmesh Dinda is one of our favorite image-editing instructors, with a huge international following on his YouTube channel. So when Dinda speaks, we listen.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 23, 2021  |  0 comments

Everyone seems to have their own approach to editing images in Photoshop, and some are more complex than others. But if you’re looking for a simple technique that will make a big difference in your results, this tutorial is for you.

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