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Ron Leach  |  Feb 14, 2024  |  0 comments

Ask a bunch of experienced Lightroom users to name their most essential editing technique and most will respond with one word: "Masking." This is particularly true among landscape shooters who frequently encounter scenes with a wide range of tones that exceed the density range of their camera.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 14, 2024  |  0 comments

Last week we presented a quick solution for eliminating ugly color fringing from photographs captured outdoors in high-contrast situations. Today we're tackling another unsightly problem; namely, color banding and gradient banding that can also ruin an otherwise great shot.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 13, 2024  |  0 comments

Every so often we stumble upon a photo with breathtaking colors that appear natural but seem almost impossible to achieve. Shots like this often involve more than being at the right place at the right time, as you'll see in the quick tutorial below.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 13, 2024  |  0 comments

This 10-minute Lightroom lesson from the PHLOG Photography YouTube channel explains the importance of proper tonal adjustments when editing landscape photographs that appear boring and dull—an uninspiring look you want to avoid at all costs.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 13, 2024  |  0 comments

After all the excitement of spring and summer macro photography, when insects begin to disappear and plants start to wither, it's not uncommon for photographers to stash their close-up lens in the back of their cabinet. That's a real shame because winter provides a bunch of great opportunities if you take a different approach.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 12, 2024  |  0 comments

A solid understanding of Lightroom's powerful masking tools is essential if you want to edit outdoor photographs for maximum impact. Unfortunately, some photographers spend far too much time getting the job done because they overcomplicate the process.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 09, 2024  |  0 comments

Even if you don't dread sitting behind a computer for hours, editing images from a shoot, there's no reason not to streamline your workflow with fast-and-easy techniques that deliver superb results. That's topic of this tutorial, specifically with regard to processing portrait images.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 08, 2024  |  0 comments

Accurate color grading is an essential editing task regardless of the type of images you shoot, and there's a variety effective technique—some more complicated than others. This tutorial from the Photoshop Café YouTube channel explains a fast, easy, and effective method for getting the job done.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 08, 2024  |  0 comments

Have you ever noticed unsightly color fringes along the edges of objects in your photo's? If so, join the club. Also known as Chromatic Aberration, these artifacts are a sure way to spoil an otherwise nice shot.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 07, 2024  |  0 comments

This tutorial is a perfect follow-up to a lesson we posted this morning, explaining how to capture stunning photos of the nighttime sky. Whether you're photographing nightscapes or other low-light scenes, high ISO settings and the possibility of noisy images is something you have to confront.

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.