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This week’s show features three interviews with three experts in the photo industry.  Melissa Niu catches up with photographer and retoucher Glyn Dewis. Then Rich Harrington welcomes back Ron Pepper to talk about changes to HDRSoft’s Photomatix. Finally Kevin Stohlmeyer discusses strategies to learn new tools and techniques for post-processing and publishing. Here is the new […]

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I’ve been digging really deep into Photomatix lately (I’m working on a new Lynda.com class). I’ve come across a feature that I absolutely love, and I’m using it on many images that I’d never though of using HDR on. A lot of times, running HDR on a single image results in a lot of noise and […]

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I’m a big fan of details…  I often like my images to feel a bit “gritty” and “deep.” Sure, it doesn’t work for every subject, but there are plenty where a little “pop” goes a long way. One of my favorite ways to do this is HDR toning.  This isn’t the traditional HDR you’ve heard […]

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While on a recent visit to Seattle, I stopped by the EMP Museum. This place is a treasure trove for those into popular culture.  Music, film, science fiction and more.  A great sculpture in the lobby is called IF VI WAS IX.  It contains more than 500 musical instruments and 30 computers. The sculpture was designer […]

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I often find myself traveling… and one of my favorite stops is a good museum. All the time I see signs for no photography in museums. No tripods… no flash… no professional cameras. But cell phone cameras are just accepted. I say, if you can’t beat them, join them. While my iPhone is no match […]

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If you’re into HDR, you’ll be happy to hear that HDRsoft is now shipping Photomatix Pro 5.0.  This release is exciting and adds several great new features including. Contrast Optimizer Tone Mapping. This is an option for localized tone-mapping.  It produces nearly zero halos which can produce very natural looking results.  This is useful for adding […]

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Whether your smartphone is your behind the scenes, some of the time, or primary camera… it’s important you make the most of it. While the sensors in many smartphones often rival point-and-shoot cameras, I frequently see people underutilize their capabilities. For example, here’s a single image taken on the iPhone 5s.  You’ll note that the […]

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