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Ron Leach  |  Dec 01, 2022  |  0 comments

Sharpening and noise reduction are two very important tasks, and there are a number of options available other than Lightroom—including two very popular apps from Topaz Labs. In today’s tutorial you’ll see how Lightroom compares to Topaz Photo AI and Topaz Denoise AI when in comes to fixing soft images and banishing noise.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 30, 2022  |  0 comments

Photographers use their images in a variety of ways. Sometimes the goal is a huge print to display on a wall, while other times you want post photos on social media platforms—some of which have unique sizing requirements.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 29, 2022  |  0 comments

Sooner or later you’re going to dig through old boxes of family photos and do your best to restore those tattered, faded, color-shifted memories. You may deny it, but trust us—it’s definitely going to happen.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 29, 2022  |  0 comments

It’s not impossible to capture compelling landscape photos on flat, foggy days, but more often these conditions result in boring, uninspiring images. If that’s what you get on your next outing in the field, we encourage you not to trash the photos with the intent on returning on a better day.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 28, 2022  |  0 comments

We regularly urge you to try something different, capture images outside your comfort zone, and create photos that stand out from the rest. Today’s beginners guide to panorama photography is a great way to do exactly that.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 28, 2022  |  0 comments

If your outdoor photographs often have blown-out highlights, crushed shadows, or a combination of both, our guess is that you’re not using exposure bracketing to perfect exposure when shooting in difficult lighting conditions. The tutorial below quickly explains how it’s done.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 28, 2022  |  0 comments

What if we told you there are six easy Lightroom tricks that can turn good images into great ones? If that sounds too good to be true, watch the nine-minute tutorial below from our friends at The Phlog Photography YouTube channel.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 23, 2022  |  0 comments

Curves is a very powerful and sometimes misunderstood ingredient for processing photos, and it’s not limited to Photoshop and Lightroom. In fact, just about any image-editing application you use likely includes a Curves tool.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 21, 2022  |  0 comments

So you capture a photo with perfect exposure, precise focus, and appealing composition—but, unfortunately, the colors are off. Unless you fix that problem, the image simply isn’t a keeper.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 21, 2022  |  0 comments

As one of our favorite pros insists, “Lightroom’s histogram is one of the most important things to understand in photography.” If you’re new to this powerful tool, the beginners guide below from our friends at The Phlog Photography will get you up to speed in barely eight minutes.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 17, 2022  |  0 comments

Many photographers prefer shooting portraits outdoors so they can avoid the hassle of supplemental light. The problem, however, is that even the slightest hint of wind can cause flyaway hairs to intrude on a model’s face.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 16, 2022  |  0 comments

If you’ve decided to take a crack at landscape photography you know there’s a lot to learn for capturing impressive images. That’s why we recently posted a beginners guide with some great tips for shooting outdoors.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 15, 2022  |  0 comments

There’s no better way to improve your photography than by learning from pros that spent years developing their craft. And that’s why we regularly bring you tutorials from some of the world’s best photographers.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 15, 2022  |  0 comments

Many photographers strive for images with bright vibrant colors that are saturated to the max. But taking a more subtle approach can deliver beautiful results, with soft pastel colors that stand out from the crowd.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 15, 2022  |  0 comments

It’s inevitable: Sooner or later you’ll come upon an interesting scene, and the only camera you have on hand is your phone. Sure, it’s possible to make impressive images with the latest phones, but what if the photo you envision requires a long exposure?

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