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Ron Leach  |  May 10, 2021  |  0 comments

One sure way to create quality images with good color and maximum detail is to banish ugly noise artifacts that occur when shooting in low light, at high ISO settings, and under certain other situations.

Ron Leach  |  May 06, 2021  |  0 comments

Learning how to use everything Lightroom has to offer is a never-ending process. So when one of our favorite image-editing instructors says, “This is the most important tab in Lightroom,” we stop and pay attention.

Ron Leach  |  May 05, 2021  |  0 comments

We often discuss how to fix distracting backgrounds in outdoor scenes, and one way to do that is by using small apertures to minimize depth of field. Another approach involves blurring the background in post processing. But if you’re looking for a more creative approach, read on.

Ron Leach  |  May 05, 2021  |  1 comments

Let’s face it: Some photographs simply look better in b&w, and we don’t always come to that realization until after examining our color images on the computer. That’s why most photographers shoot in color and make the conversion during the editing process, and some techniques work better than others.

Ron Leach  |  May 03, 2021  |  0 comments

Editing portrait photos often involves some rather sophisticated skills and techniques. But there are also several Photoshop tricks that yield dramatic results with a few simple clicks. We’re going to show you one of those today.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Apr 28, 2021  |  0 comments

Yes, YOU can quickly and easily produce custom profiles of your camera’s response to scene lighting for consistent, predictable and repeatable results from image to image and camera to camera.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 23, 2021  |  0 comments

Everyone loves people pictures, right? So why do so many photographers shy away from portraiture? Perhaps it’s because of the popular misconception that expensive, complicated lighting gear is required for quality results.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 22, 2021  |  0 comments

We frequently discuss the fact that some rules of photography are meant to be broken. But that’s not an excuse to be lazy, because certain techniques are just plain

Henry Anderson  |  Apr 21, 2021  |  0 comments

Now here's a Photoshop tutorial that's bound to draw interest and, perhaps, some controversy. In the below video from PiXimperfect, Photoshop guru Unmesh Dinda shows you what he calls "the most realistic and easy way to change faces or swap heads in Photoshop."

Ron Leach  |  Apr 21, 2021  |  0 comments

You’ve no doubt admired beautiful landscape photos with soft flowing water and cotton-like clouds, and perhaps wondered how they were captured. The typical approach is to use neutral density (ND) filters that significantly reduce the amount of light entering the lens, thereby permitting very slow shutter speeds that create this ethereal effect.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 20, 2021  |  0 comments

Even if the nomenclature is unfamiliar, you’ve no doubt experienced ugly color fringing that sometimes appears around the edges of objects in a photograph. Known as “chromatic aberration,” this effect typically occurs in high contrast images because premium lenses can’t always focus wavelengths of all colors at a single focal point.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 19, 2021  |  0 comments

Everyone has a unique approach to editing their images, but some methods simply work better than others. And in this tutorial you’ll learn five powerful Lightroom tips that will change the way you process images.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 15, 2021  |  0 comments

Regardless of what software you use for processing images, keyboard shortcuts are very important tools. That’s because they dramatically speed up the process, streamline the workflow, and increase your productivity.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 13, 2021  |  0 comments

Wildlife and portrait photographers face similar challenges when it comes to editing their images. That’s because dealing with feathers and fur requires comparable techniques to those used for processing photos of models with flyaway hair.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 12, 2021  |  0 comments

There are few things worse than dull and flat monochrome images. After all, striking contrast and drama are two of the reasons many photographers forego color in favor of b&w. Fortunately, you can transform a photo from boring to dramatic with a few simple steps in Lightroom, Photoshop, or whatever editing application you use.

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