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
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
Many photographers, especially folks just starting out, can sometimes get intimidated even thinking about shooting in RAW and doing some post processing with their images. It can be frustrating when we sometimes work on a file for quite a while and only seem to make it worse, than actually enhance it. The idea of a ‘one click fix’ can be really appealing. Continue reading One click fix
As many readers know I’ve been using DxO OpticsPro as the first step in my post processing approach for a few years now. I’ve recently had a few readers ask me about the performance of OpticsPro 11 PRIME noise reduction. Continue reading OpticsPro 11 PRIME Test
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
Late March can be dull, dreary and boring in Southern Ontario. So, I grabbed one of my cameras and headed out to grab a few quick bird images at Grimsby harbour. Continue reading A few quick comparisons of bird images
Google has recently announced that the Nik Collection is now available FREE. Continue reading Google Nik Collection Free
An area of photography that tends to generate a lot of debate is post processing software. Some discussions can get highly emotional and hair splitting is often part of that dialogue. Continue reading Many paths to the same destination
During my recent vacation in Cuba I had the opportunity to try my Nikon 1 J4 doing some underwater photography, using it with the Nikon 1 WP-N3 waterproof housing. This was a very interesting experience for me as I had never done any underwater photography in the past.
I’d like to extend special thanks to fellow vacationers Joe Szanyi from Canada, and Roy from Britain, for giving me some tips on where to find these fish to photograph.
I thought some readers make like to see a few before and after images that were adjusted with perspective control software. Continue reading Before and after images with perspective control software