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Ron Leach  |  Apr 29, 2024  |  0 comments

What if you were told to "avoid Lightroom's Contrast slider" because there's a much better technique that delivers superior results and is easy enough to accomplish for users of all skill levels? You don't have to trust us on this because the claim comes from one of our favorite professional wildlife and landscape photographers.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 25, 2024  |  0 comments

These days a modern smartphone is now considered by many to be a "real" camera, and there are many experienced shooters who capture excellent image on a mobile device. In this quick tutorial from Great Big Photography, a comprehensive source of imaging tutorials, you'll learn how to make great edits on your phone without uploading them to the computer.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 25, 2024  |  0 comments

"Lens diffraction" is a term you've likely heard before, but do you really understand the concept and how it can impact your photos? If not, it's time to get up to speed, and this lesson from the Visual Education YouTube channel will do exactly that in less than nine minutes.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 25, 2024  |  0 comments

Adobe recently upgraded Photoshop's Gradient capabilities with new versatile options, but this seven-minute tutorial isn't a deep dive into everything these tools can do. Rather, we're taking a targeted look at what one pro says are the "three best ways" to employ Photoshop's updated Gradients.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 24, 2024  |  0 comments

Very few photographers prefer sitting behind the computer processing photos than being out in the field shooting with their camera. If this sounds familiar, and you use Lightroom to edit your images, the quick tutorial below is definitely worth a look.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 23, 2024  |  0 comments

This post-processing tutorial is the first installment of a new series from image-editing expert Anthony Morganti whose transformative techniques are extremely popular among Shutterbug reader of all skills levels. In each of these videos Morganti will present multiple tips for users of Lightroom Classic, the Cloud version of Lightroom, and the Mobile version as well.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 22, 2024  |  0 comments

How many times have you cropped an image, say to straighten a crooked horizon, only to discovered that in doing so you've sacrificed a vital part of the shot? Well that's unavoidable when using Photoshop's basic crop tool.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 18, 2024  |  0 comments

If you're a Lightroom novice and think using Lightroom's powerful Curves tool is beyond your skills, the quick tutorial below will quickly change your mind. That’s because you'll learn a handful of techniques in just three minutes to make your outdoor images stand out from the crowd.

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.

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