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Ron Leach  |  Jul 12, 2024  |  0 comments

One big advantage of today's sophisticated post-processing software is that there are usually multiple methods and tools for accomplishing the same task. And oftentimes the technique that works best for one type of image is not the best choice for another.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 12, 2024  |  0 comments

The failure to attain precise focus is a sure way to ruin an otherwise great photo, but fortunately there are post-processing methods to sharpen blurry images IF you use the right tools. Taking the wrong approach, however, will only make things worse.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 12, 2024  |  0 comments

Are you one of those photographers who always shoots Jpegs because you think editing Raw files is beyond your skills? If so you're not alone, even though there are significant image-quality benefits to shooting in Raw.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 11, 2024  |  0 comments

Earlier this month we featured a quick boudoir photography tutorial for beginners from  Patrick's Boudoir Photography Secrets, demonstrating a simple way to capture sensuous photos with basic gear and ambient light. Today Patrick is back again with a similar window-lighting technique—this time  with a sitting floor pose that is very flattering for models of all body types.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 11, 2024  |  0 comments

We occasionally provide expert advice on configuring the Photoshop workflow so that it meets your specific needs, and this typically involves revealing hidden features or activating settings that are disabled by default. The tutorial below from the Dansky instructional YouTube channel takes the opposite approach; namely, suggestions for turning off certain settings that one pro says will just slow you down.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 10, 2024  |  0 comments

There's a common denominator running through many of the post-processing tutorials we post, and it's a technique that one of our favorite instructors says he can't live without. Many of his fellow pros agree wholeheartedly, and today you'll learn exactly how it works.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 08, 2024  |  0 comments

Is your phone a camera of last resort when you've left your photo gear at home, or do you have higher aspirations for mobile photography? In either case, you'll be able to significantly improve your mobile imagery by taking advantage of four helpful tips in the four-minute tutorial below.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 05, 2024  |  0 comments

Today's quick Photoshop lesson is designed for photographers who are frustrated and dissatisfied with how their landscape images turn out after post-processing because results "lack that special something." The goal is to solve this dilemma with three simple Photoshop hacks for injecting photos with the WOW factor to make them stand out from the crowd.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 03, 2024  |  0 comments

Some diehard photographers are committed to "getting right in the camera" while refusing to edit their images, whether it's to adjust exposure, modify color, or even adjust composition with cropping. This eye-opening tutorial from Landscape Photography University takes a contrarian view by explaining why a failure to crop can often spoil an otherwise great shot.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 02, 2024  |  0 comments

This three-minute tutorial from Patrick's Boudoir Photography is designed for those new to the genre as well as for more experienced shooters interesting in trying a unique, simple, and alluring approach. All you need is a model, your camera, and a room with a window. In other words, no complicated lighting equipment, accessories, and the like.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 01, 2024  |  0 comments

If you're a new Lightroom user bewildered by the software's vast array of features, this quick post-processing tutorial will calm you down and set you on a path for quick and effective edits—with three simple "must-use" tools that a respected pro says she uses for virtually every edit.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 27, 2024  |  0 comments

This two-minute post-processing tutorial from instructor Mike Wardynski demonstrates a simple technique for creating various edits of a single photo and accelerating the workflow without taking up extra space on your hard drive. The process involves the use of what are known as "virtual copies," and it's easy to understand how they work.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 26, 2024  |  0 comments

We're going to kick off this post-processing tutorial with a quote from one of our favorite landscape photographers: "White balance is one of the most important settings to adjust when editing your images, because getting it right is crucial if you want photos to appear natural and realistic."

Ron Leach  |  Jun 25, 2024  |  0 comments

We often discuss the importance of using masks to make selective enhancements to a photo, rather than just relying upon global adjustments that affect the entire image at once. There are a variety of options available, and this tutorial from the PHLOG Photography YouTube channel demonstrates one of the most useful techniques.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 25, 2024  |  0 comments

Greek storyteller Aesop once said, "It is possible to have too much of a good thing," and that's the motto of today's Lightroom tutorial as it pertains to over-sharpening images. In other words, if you go overboard with this task, or do it wrong, you'll end up with too much of a bad thing and spoil your work.