Category Archives: Post Processing

ISO-12800 Comparison

I had quite a few comments from Photography Life readers about my recent article Pushing a Small 1″ Sensor to ISO-12800. Some folks asked if they could see a comparison between the finished images in the article and the original RAW files (i.e. I opened up the RAW files in CS6 and made a jpeg out of them without making any adjustments in CS6). This short article shows the ISO-12800 comparison between the original RAW files and the finished files I used in the article. Continue reading ISO-12800 Comparison

Dealing With Bright Sunlight in Post Using TAB

This morning I woke up to find a couple of emails from readers specifically asking about dealing with bright sunlight in post when shooting with a small sensor camera. Some of the concerns expressed were dealing with high contrast landscape images where getting highlight and shadow details are a problem due to the limited dynamic range of smaller sensors. Continue reading Dealing With Bright Sunlight in Post Using TAB

Using Spot Weighted DxO Smart Lighting with Landscapes

Before getting into this short article, I’d like to thank one of our readers, William Jones, for sharing his experiences with me and being the creative spark for this article. Using the Spot Weighted tool in DxO Smart Lighting when working with landscape images is something I hadn’t really considered in the past. Continue reading Using Spot Weighted DxO Smart Lighting with Landscapes

Increasing Landscape Image Impact

We’ve all faced situations where the jpeg file of an image we’ve created just seems flat and lifeless, even though we may like the original composition. When this happens it can be a very disappointing experience. I’ve been shooting in RAW + jpeg fine for many years as I always like to see how my camera has captured a jpeg file. This helps me determine a game plan when using the RAW version of the file. This article features an image from a recent trip to New Zealand and illustrates how increasing landscape image impact can be quick and simple. Continue reading Increasing Landscape Image Impact

Quick BIF processing with DxO and CS6

While on a recent holiday I had one of those chance encounters we all have from time to time to unexpectedly capture a bird in flight. If you’re like me, often my camera’s settings are not ideal in these types of situations and I have to deal with the results in post. This article outlines some very quick BIF processing done with DxO and CS6. Continue reading Quick BIF processing with DxO and CS6

OpticsPro 11 Presets with Landscape Images

Post processing can be an intimidating adventure for a lot of folks who are used to shooting jpegs. This article shows a range of ‘single click’ presets that are available in OpticsPro 11 to demonstrate the effect that they can have on an image. I assume that other photographic software also includes some standard presets. Continue reading OpticsPro 11 Presets with Landscape Images