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Ron Leach  |  May 31, 2022  |  0 comments

Let’s get this out of the way up front: The old adage that, “you’re not a real photographer unless you shoot in Manual mode” is sheer and utter nonsense. Plenty of pros use Aperture or Shutter Priority depending upon the situation at hand. Feel better?

Ron Leach  |  May 26, 2022  |  0 comments

Outdoor scenes often appear less impressive on the computer than they did through the viewfinder, and the problem never seems to be better colors and contrast than we remember. The opposite is usually true, which is why most photographers edit their work.

Ron Leach  |  May 26, 2022  |  0 comments

Yesterday we featured a very helpful tutorial, explaining how to consistently nail exposure when shooting outdoors. But what happens when you make a mistake and a photo is badly underexposed?

Henry Anderson  |  May 25, 2022  |  0 comments

There are so many handy tools regularly added to Lightroom, it’s easy to miss the latest and greatest features. But there are also some key tools that have been in Lightroom for a long time that you may have missed.

Ron Leach  |  May 25, 2022  |  0 comments

The Luminosity Mask is a versatile image-editing tool, enabling you to make selective tone-based adjustments to specific portions of an image. In other words, you can modify highlights, shadows, or midtones in one area without affecting other parts of a photograph.

Ron Leach  |  May 24, 2022  |  0 comments

One of the challenges we all face as photographers is conveying the excitement of action scenes in a still image. In the eye-opening tutorial below you’ll learn an easy method for bringing life to outdoor images with a little help from Photoshop.

Henry Anderson  |  May 24, 2022  |  0 comments

Bright and colorful photos are nice but sometimes you want your images to have added drama and a touch mystery. To do that, you can give them a dark and moody look during post-processing if you didn’t capture them that way in camera.

Ron Leach  |  May 19, 2022  |  0 comments

All photographers strive for maximum photo quality, no matter what type of images they shoot. One way to achieve optimum results is to use the lowest ISO setting that conditions permit.

Ron Leach  |  May 19, 2022  |  1 comments

A couple week’s ago we featured a tutorial for experienced bird photographers, with a variety of tips and mistakes to avoid for achieving optimum results. Today’s episode is for those just getting started, with a complete beginner’s guide to joining in on the fun.

Ron Leach  |  May 18, 2022  |  0 comments

Have you ever captured what you thought were great images, only to be disappointed when reviewing them on computer? It’s a rather common occurrence that images don’t look as impressive on a monitor as they did through the viewfinder (or with your naked eye when viewing the scene).

Henry Anderson  |  May 17, 2022  |  0 comments

Photoshop and Lightroom are so complex, you’ll probably never use most of the stuff this high-powered software does. But there are quite a few small but helpful “secret” tools and tricks in these photo editors you really should know because they’ll make your life so much easier.

Ron Leach  |  May 16, 2022  |  0 comments

Last week we featured what turned out to be a very popular tutorial for those new to Photoshop, explaining the first tools to learn. We don’t want Lightroom users to feel ignored, so today we’re doing something similar for you.

Ron Leach  |  May 16, 2022  |  0 comments

British pro Nigel Danson is one of our favorite outdoor photographers and image-editing instructors. So when he claims to have discovered a “secret” Lightroom tool he now uses to process every image he shoots, we stop and pay attention. And you should too.

Ron Leach  |  May 13, 2022  |  0 comments

Photoshop is such a comprehensive package that it can be very intimidating—even to experienced users. And if you’re a novice, getting started may seem absolutely bewildering.

Ron Leach  |  May 12, 2022  |  0 comments

One unfortunate mistake we see regularly is bumping up saturation in an attempt to make photos “POP,” with a heavy-handed approach that gives the shot an ugly, unrealistic appearance and actually ruins the image.

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