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Ron Leach  |  Feb 06, 2024  |  0 comments

Have you ever returned from a day in the field, reviewed your photos on the computer, and asked yourself, "What was I thinking in shooting this image?" Like often happens you may have captured a scene that looked awesome through the viewfinder, but your images are boring at best.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 06, 2024  |  0 comments

There are a variety of reasons that unnatural color casts may appear in in your outdoor photographs, and when they do they can really spoil a shot. Fortunately, whether you're dealing with unwanted blue, green or magenta tones, there's a straightforward way to eliminate them in in Lightroom.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 06, 2024  |  0 comments

Ask several accomplished portrait photographers to name the key component of an image, and you'll likely receive the same response: "It's the eyes." Making the most of these beacons of personality often requires a bit of straightforward post processing, and that's what you'll learn how to do today.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 05, 2024  |  0 comments

Let’s face it: Processing images is often an arduous time-consuming task, regardless of the software you use. Another truth is that most photographers would rather be out shooting than sitting behind a computer.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 02, 2024  |  0 comments

Most photographers strive to "get it right" in the camera so they don't have to resort to serious post processing to fix the image. Unfortunately that's often difficult—if not impossible—when shooting outdoor scenes with a wide range of tones that exceed the density range of their cameras.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 02, 2024  |  0 comments

If you're unfamiliar with Lightroom's powerful masking filters, you've come to the right place. That's because these easy-to-use too will make a huge difference in the quality of your post-processing results.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 31, 2024  |  0 comments

Landscape photographers constantly grapple with complicated, messy scenes that have a wide range of tones, whether their shooting at sunrise, sunset, or in the middle of the day. As a result it's not uncommon to return home with a few images that would be spectacular were it not for the fact that they're seriously underexposed.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 30, 2024  |  0 comments

We're always a bit wary about so-called editing hacks, tips, and tricks that promise great results, especially when they're of the 10-second variety. But the quick Lightroom technique you'll today really pays off on the promise to easily transform any landscape photo in a hurry.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 30, 2024  |  0 comments

We're all looking for a creative edge when editing outdoor photos captured in difficult light. One goal is to create images with maximum impact, and the other is to accomplish that task in way that makes our imagery stand out from the crowd.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 29, 2024  |  0 comments

Most landscape photographers always carry a polarizing filter to solve a bunch a problems. These affordable tools let you darken pale blues skies, reduce reflections on water and other non-metallic objects, and even boost saturation if need be. But as you'll see in this tutorial from the PHLOG Photography YouTube channel, these benefits often come at a cost.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 29, 2024  |  0 comments

Last week we featured a tutorial explaining a foolproof way to install, organize, and manage image-editing plugins so they work most efficiently for your specific needs. We're following that up today with what one pro says are "the five best plugins for Lightroom and Photoshop."

Ron Leach  |  Jan 25, 2024  |  0 comments

Today you'll learn how to elevate your landscape photography game by using an oft-ignored Lightroom tool to process images that need a bit of help. The method known as "midtone contrast" is both easy and effective, and it's guaranteed to add impact to just about every image you edit.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 24, 2024  |  0 comments

We've all heard the blather from so-called "purists" who insist that images should be presented straight out of the camera without any post processing at all. Not only are we told to avoid adjusting exposure, color, sharpness and the like, but creative cropping is verboten as well.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 24, 2024  |  0 comments

Lightroom plugins are valuable software add-ons that expand creativity during the editing process with easy to use features for a variety of effects. They're readily available, some for free and other at a nominal cost, and they can add impact to images while speeding up your workflow.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 23, 2024  |  0 comments

Most photographers rely upon the Tone panel in Lightroom or Adobe Camera Raw (ACR) when processing their images. But guess what? There's a good chance you're not using these important tools correctly. In today's quick tutorial from the Photoshop Café YouTube channel you'll learn what you may be doing wrong, and the proper way to proceed.

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