Ron Leach

Ron Leach  |  Feb 11, 2021  |  0 comments

Among the most popular stories we post are those in which professional photographers recount mistakes they’ve made in the past, so you don’t make them in the future. And that’s exactly what you’ll find below, as Curtis Padley discusses seven shooting errors he wished he had avoided as his skills evolved.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 11, 2021  |  0 comments

Whether you’re a nature photographer, travel shooter, or portrait specialist, you’re no doubt familiar with several “Rules” of composition that are intended to help add impact to your work. There are two common themes running through of all of these guidelines. One is to grab the attention of those looking at your photos, and the other is to guide a viewer’s eye through the image in the way you intend.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 10, 2021  |  0 comments

One of the challenges with outdoor photography is that we’re all at the mercy of Mother Nature. That means dealing with bad light, ever-changing weather, and less-than-ideal skies whenever we’re in the field. For most of us, packing up and going home is rarely an option, so it’s important to know how to make the best of whatever situation you confront

Ron Leach  |  Feb 10, 2021  |  0 comments

Sometimes you need to fix an otherwise good photo by removing a few distracting elements, like overhead power lines or the proverbial fence post emanating from a subject’s head. Other times you may want to create a mind-bending special effect. In either case this task is really easy to accomplish, as you’ll see below.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 09, 2021  |  0 comments

Regardless of the type of images you shoot, without sharp and precise focus your efforts will likely be for naught. There are a variety of methods to use, and the one you choose depends upon a number of key variables.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 08, 2021  |  0 comments

One characteristic of great portrait photographers is the way they employ empathy to develop a strong rapport with their subjects, and the New York-based visual artist known as Shotti is a great example. He says, “My process relies heavily on communicating with my subjects on an emotional level, and through that connection I am able to get an insight into our shared experiences.”

Ron Leach  |  Feb 08, 2021  |  0 comments

It’s unfortunate so many photographer overlook color theory. That’s because whether you’re a beginner or an experienced pro, even a rudimentary understanding of this concept can make a huge difference in your images. Moreover, a bit of knowledge about how colors work together will change how you go about the image-editing process.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 05, 2021  |  0 comments

We all tend to get a bit stale on occasion, shooting the same types of images over and over again, instead of stepping outside our comfort zone to try something new. And that tends to limit our vision and stunt our growth as photographers.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 04, 2021  |  0 comments

Cropping is a simple and effective way to fix poorly composed images, turn a horizontal shot into a vertical one, or get rid of distracting elements. And if you’re caught out in the field without a telephoto lens, cropping is an effective way to get in tight on a distant subject—especially if you’re using a hi-res camera.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 04, 2021  |  0 comments

Everyone strives for maximum detail in photographs, which is why we always recommend investing in premium glass. But if you’re on a budget, and stuck with basic lenses, there are several post-processing techniques you can try.

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