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
Everyone has their own approach when they work with various software programs to do post processing of their RAW files. I don’t think there is a ‘right way’ or a ‘wrong way’ to process files. The process is one of individual choice based on the vision of the photographer.
Working with festive light images in post can sometimes be a fun exercise! This article shares some of the things that I did with some images featured in a recent article. Continue reading Working with festive light images in post
Capturing landscape images can be a challenge when using many cameras with smaller sensors like the Nikon 1 system or M4/3. Rather than go into specific details with a step-by-step approach this article is intended to provide some general thoughts on post-processing of landscape images taken with small sensor cameras. Continue reading Post-processing of landscape images
As photographers we all do our best to really think about the composition of our images and construct them to achieve a sense of balance. When we do this well we are able to control eye flow and create a pleasant viewing experience for people looking at our photographs. To accomplish that we often use the Rule of Thirds in our compositions. Obviously this is much easier to utilize when photographing static subjects such as landscapes and much more difficult to achieve when our subjects are moving. Continue reading Cropping images of birds-in-flight with the Rule of Thirds