Sometimes, even the best of us have to deal with underexposed images. Here is a comparison between three popular RAW developing software plus important tips to help us in our quest to recover tough exposure! Starting point Bad location or bad lighting can leave us with tough exposures to recover. Fortunately, RAW files can be modified and enhanced with good developing software. With so many of them available on the market, it isn't always easy to know which one suits best our needs. I got into the game and edited the same image with three … [Read more...] about Tips to recover tough exposures
(Editor's note: Making photographs on an active railway is not only a flagrant violation of safety, it is also seriously illegal. Michèle Grenier, the author of this article, made the accompanying photographs on abandoned tracks. Read this post for more info.) Beautiful colored pictures catch attention. But sometimes, a beautiful colored image can look even more stunning if edited in black and white. Here are a few simple tips to help you choose the best pictures to convert and edit them properly to maximize your "WOW" effect! How to … [Read more...] about How to simply create powerful black & white images
Nowadays, anyone can take pictures anywhere, anytime. Everybody has a cell phone in their pocket and/or a camera in their bag. It's available, it's convenient and it's cheap. As a business owner or an event organizer, why bother spending big bucks on a professional photographer for something anyone could do? Well, let's talk about it for a minute. A lot of people think they can do the same work because they own a camera. They think it's an easy job, or they've done some photography and they feel qualified enough or they simply aren't aware … [Read more...] about Hiring a professional photographer: Is it really worth your money?
Amber is a model friend of mine who recently came back from a dream vacation in Iceland. She purchased a Canon Rebel T6 — a nice entry-level DSLR. She doesn't want to become a professional photographer, she just wants to take better photos. Armed with a few quick tips, she came back with beautiful images. Here’s how I helped her edit a good photo and made it better by removing other photographers that were in her photo. What Software Should She Use? Lightroom, Photoshop, Luminar, and Topaz are a few programs that have amazing tools to erase … [Read more...] about How to Remove People From An Image Using Luminar
I use Aurora and Luminar on a daily basis for my post-editing workflow - but not at all once on the same image. I finally decided to combine both... and the only thing I've asked myself is "Why in the world haven't I tried this earlier?!" In this article, I explain step by step what I did to create this beautiful sunset picture and show you how you can do it too! Step 1: Open your image in Aurora HDR 2018 For those of you who are not familiar with the software, Aurora HDR 2018 is an amazing tool (for Mac and PC users!) to edit pictures. … [Read more...] about Combining the Power of Aurora HDR 2018 and Luminar 2018 In The Same Picture
Until recently, I’ve felt a little left out when it comes to the Macphun line of photo editing and effects software. I’m a Windows guy, a sometimes lonely place to be in the oft Apple dominated world of graphic design and photography. Until this year Macphun software wasn’t available for us PC’s. I figured Macphun’s software would always remain out of reach until Macphun released Luminar for Windows earlier this year. So, I tried it. And liked it. A lot! Getting a chance to take the new Beta version of Aurora HDR for a spin, I was cautiously … [Read more...] about First Impressions of the New Aurora HDR 2018 for Windows