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Ron Leach  |  Apr 18, 2024  |  0 comments

Portrait and wildlife photographers have at least one thing in common: they understand why it's essential to focus on a subject's eyes. But just because the eyes are sharp doesn't mean they sparkle and are full of life, and that's what you'll learn how to in the quick Photoshop tutorial below.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 17, 2024  |  0 comments

Most experienced landscape photographers understand why blending bracketed exposures is often the only way to make great images of high-contrast scenes like sunsets, sunrises, or when the sun is high in the sky. That’s because no matter how good your camera is, it can be impossible to capture the wide range of tones from bright highlights to deep shadow with a single image in the camera.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 17, 2024  |  0 comments

One primary task of all photographers is to guide a viewer's through an image to the primary subject within the scene, which is one reason why judicious sharpening is so essential. It's also a well-established fact that the human eye is generally most attracted to the brightest and sharpest areas in a photo.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 16, 2024  |  0 comments

Have you ever captured an image that looked like a pixelated mess, either because your camera was inadvertently set to low resolution or you cropped the photo excessively? If so, this tutorial from the Bazillions instructional YouTube channel  is just what you need, as it explores the fascinating world of AI upscaling.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 16, 2024  |  0 comments

So you captured a gorgeous landscape scene and nailed focus, exposure, and composition. Then you reviewed your images on the computer, expecting stunning results, only to discover that the horizons are curved and distorted.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 16, 2024  |  0 comments

Nighttime is a great time to shoot on city streets because streetlamps, car trails and colorful shop windows often create a sparkling tableau. And in rainy weather, reflections on pavement adds impact to the scene.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 15, 2024  |  0 comments

Experienced landscape photographers often use a technique known as "focal-length blending" to create interesting wide-angle compositions. In this 12-minute tutorial you'll learn how easy it is to get the job done—both in the field and in Photoshop.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 15, 2024  |  0 comments

Every so often we all take things too far when making adjustments in Photoshop, and some photographers cancel the enhancement and begin again. But what if we told you there are "hidden undo sliders" that enable you to backtrack your steps incrementally rather than starting over?

Ron Leach  |  Apr 12, 2024  |  0 comments

Most photographers want to finish up processing their photos as quickly as possible so that they can get back out in the field with a camera doing what they love most. This tutorial  from the Focus Photo School will help send you on your way, without sacrificing the quality of the adjustments you make.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 12, 2024  |  0 comments

Many photographers avoid high ISO settings because of the realistic fear that ugly noise artifacts will pollute their images. But there are consequences to be paid for taking that approach, including the necessity of carrying a tripod to avoid blurry photos.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 11, 2024  |  0 comments

Photoshop's straightforward Clone Stamp tool is extremely useful for accomplishing  a variety of tasks when processing all sorts of images captured indoors or out, be they portraits, landscapes or just about anything else. If you're not taking advantage of the simple technique involved, it's long past time to get started.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 10, 2024  |  0 comments

Today's eye-opening tutorial begins with a question from instructor Mark Denney: "What Raw Color Profile do you use when editing photos in Lightroom?" The answer from many photographers often begins with a blank stare, followed by something like this: "Uh, I guess I use the default or the Standard Profile."

Ron Leach  |  Apr 10, 2024  |  0 comments

Yesterday we featured a beginnershttp://www.youtube.com/@ThePhlogPhotography guide to wildlife photography, with basic tips on gear, camera settings, composition, and other shooting techniques. We're following that up today with a demonstration by one of our favorite pros, explaining the way he edits wildlife images in Lightroom.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 09, 2024  |  0 comments

Whether you process images in Lightroom, Photoshop, or another full-featured editor, it's difficult not to get carried away by all the capabilities available. But sometimes you'll achieve much better results by restraining yourself and taking a subtle approach so that you don't ruin photos by giving them an "over-cooked" look.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 09, 2024  |  0 comments

Some of the most effective photo processing techniques employ masking to selectively adjust various portions of a scene for optimum exposure, enhanced color, and other key variables that greatly contribute to spectacular images.

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