Let night, I got into a quick discussion last night with Tom Hogarty from Adobe about HDR. Yesterday I made a small note in Mason Marsh’s article about Lightroom using a 16-bit HDR file while Aurora, Photomatix, and Photoshop use 32-bit images. Turns out that’s not a completely fair comparison. Lightroom uses a 16-bit floating […]
High Dynamic Range (HDR) photography is like Taylor Swift’s music; a lot of people claim to hate it, but truth be told everyone likes it. Some people, like Trey Ratcliff, fully embrace the dreamy glow and punched-up shadows of HDR while others openly bash the technique but dabble in it secretly. There’s no question that […]
One of the frustrations when combining multiple exposures into an HDR image is ghosting. This appears if the camera has shifted even the slightest bit between images. HDR processing software like Lightroom or Photomatix Pro can do a pretty good job at aligning the images and removing ghosting, but it doesn’t always work. This is where the built-in timer comes in handy.
Philadelphia is a city I once visited for a few hours, and now that I’ve got a chance to photowalk it with you and see it up close and make pictures with its people, I’m really excited. For this photowalk we’ve got a terrific route chosen. We’ll see the city, maybe find a few people […]
Welcome to the third of six posts focused on topics found in my newest book, The Visual Palette. Each of these posts will include a free sample download from my book for you to download and enjoy. You can also check out Part 2 in case you missed it. You can learn more about my first published […]
Welcome to the second of six posts focused on topics found in my newest book, The Visual Palette. Each of these posts will include a free sample download from my book for you to download and enjoy. You can also check out Part 1 in case you missed it. You can learn more about my first […]
You know that neck strap that came with your camera? Yes, the one that has the big Nikon/Canon/Sony/Fuji/Panasonic/Olympus logo on it. That thing should stay tightly locked in the box your camera came in. Neck straps, especially the stock ones, are much more trouble than they are worth. Lose the strap and not only will […]