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Lightroom is a Toyota minivan
I've used every version of Lightroom. I can't imagine how I could have built a business without it. I spend...
Using Aurora HDR with night photography
At first blush, I am an unusual photographer to write about HDR software. After all, I do night photography, where...
Enhancing waterfalls with Luminar 4 and Aurora HDR
Luminar is my go-to image editing program. but sometimes I need to tone map a single or a set of...
Bracketing exposure with the Sony a7R Mark III camera
Just what is exposure bracketing? It's a feature in many DSLR and mirrorless cameras that allows you to take a...
Adding interest with Adjustment Layers in Aurora HDR
Whether controlling a wide range of contrast in a given scene or highlighting the texture details of a specific subject,...
Using HDR Toning in Photoshop to enhance smartphone photos
Photoshop features a powerful HDR Toning adjustment which allows you to apply High Dynamic Range effects to a single image....
I edit your photos stuck at home, part one
I have developed a new personal project called “I edit your photos stuck at home” based on my post-processing workflow...
To the woods: Luminar 4 AI Sky Replacement
I’ve heard about the AI Sky Replacement feature in Luminar 4 for quite a while. ‘Ho hum,’ I thought. Many...
Embrace the lights: Creating a balanced long exposure
A few weeks ago, I was tasked to photograph various large-scale art installations for ArtPrize Project 1. Historically, ArtPrize has...
How to use Aurora HDR with Luminar
Follow along in the step-by-step tutorial or watch the video. You can download the example files, provided for this tutorial,...
How to recover exposure, get rid of noise and stylize an image under 90 seconds
OK, let me be straight. I do sometimes completely screw up my exposure. Here's what I like to do to...
Single image HDR: The sundae technique
If you're just like me, you don't walk around your photoshoots with a tripod and don't (or can't) take multiple...

Lightroom is a Toyota minivan

I’ve used every version of Lightroom. I can’t imagine how I could have built a business without it. I spend more time with Lightroom than I do with my wife. I love it. I hate it. Utility Whether you use

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Using Aurora HDR with night photography

At first blush, I am an unusual photographer to write about HDR software. After all, I do night photography, where it typically isn’t used as much. And us night photographers tend to handle wide dynamic range largely by the way

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To the woods: Luminar 4 AI Sky Replacement

I’ve heard about the AI Sky Replacement feature in Luminar 4 for quite a while. ‘Ho hum,’ I thought. Many disappointments over the years from software makers saying this is going to be the next great thing. But it’s finally

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How to use Aurora HDR with Luminar

Follow along in the step-by-step tutorial or watch the video. You can download the example files, provided for this tutorial, here. In this tutorial, let’s look at how to use Aurora HDR 2019 and Luminar 3 together. We will start

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Single image HDR: The sundae technique

If you’re just like me, you don’t walk around your photoshoots with a tripod and don’t (or can’t) take multiple images to create a bracketed HDR. Well, good news my friends, we don’t have to do it anymore either! Today,

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To the woods: Luminar 4 AI Sky Replacement

I’ve heard about the AI Sky Replacement feature in Luminar 4 for quite a while. ‘Ho hum,’ I thought. Many disappointments over the years from software makers saying this is going to be the next great thing. But it’s finally

Read More

How to use Aurora HDR with Luminar

Follow along in the step-by-step tutorial or watch the video. You can download the example files, provided for this tutorial, here. In this tutorial, let’s look at how to use Aurora HDR 2019 and Luminar 3 together. We will start

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Single image HDR: The sundae technique

If you’re just like me, you don’t walk around your photoshoots with a tripod and don’t (or can’t) take multiple images to create a bracketed HDR. Well, good news my friends, we don’t have to do it anymore either! Today,

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When to photograph brackets for HDR

High dynamic range (HDR) processing opens a whole world of photographic possibilities. There are several outstanding HDR creation tools available today including Lightroom and Photoshop from Adobe. The question to answer is “when does one shoot HDR brackets?” The “pro”

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