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Lee Varis

Evolution of a Glamour Image in Post
Great Glamour Starts with Light but Finishes with Luminosity One of the concepts I stress most with my students is...
Its All About the Square
Why I love Instagram & Hipstamatic Like every photographer nowadays, I have been shooting with my iPhone more—it has virtually...
Cambo Actus + FUJIFILM GFX-part-2
Testing the Ultimate Technical Camera - part 2 This 2nd part of my examination of the Cambo Actus GFX system...
Cambo Actus & FUJIFILM GFX – part-1
Testing the Ultimate Technical Camera – part 1 Cambo USA recently contacted me with an opportunity to test the Cambo...
Fujifilm Meets Pixelstick
Pixelstick meet Fujifilm... now lets create! While we were on our photo tour of Venice Carnival, Bobbi Lane and I...
See Like a Camera – Part-2
Shoot Mode Tone Control Picking up where I left off last time. Besides the Film Simulations themselves, The Fuji-X cameras...
See Like a Camera – Part-1
Don't just pre-visualize—see the shot! My "Re-Thinking the Raw File Workflow" post stirred up quite a storm of protest from...
Fujifilm GFX – Medium Format Gets Real
An Adventure in Venice, Italy for Carnival Bobbi Lane and I had the great fortune to shoot with a prototype GFX...
The Magic of Venice with Fuji-X
Photographing Venice during Carnival with Fuji-X cameras I recently had the opportunity to attend Chromasia's Venice Carnival photo tour led by my wife...
Adventure in Color and Tone – Lightroom vs Photoshop
Editor's Note: This is an advanced tutorial. For a detailed explanation of these techniques, Lee is sharing see his post...
Evolution of a Glamour Image

Evolution of a Glamour Image in Post

Great Glamour Starts with Light but Finishes with Luminosity One of the concepts I stress most with my students is that photography is all about the play of lights and darks; tonal value is more important than color! I find

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Hipstamatic Boardwalks

Its All About the Square

Why I love Instagram & Hipstamatic Like every photographer nowadays, I have been shooting with my iPhone more—it has virtually replaced the pocket point & shoot! The one camera that is always with me, it has come to represent the

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Cambo Actus

Cambo Actus + FUJIFILM GFX-part-2

Testing the Ultimate Technical Camera – part 2 This 2nd part of my examination of the Cambo Actus GFX system focuses (literally) on the lens tilting functionality. The tilting lens stage allows the photographer to alter the plane of focus,

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Cambo Actus

Cambo Actus & FUJIFILM GFX – part-1

Testing the Ultimate Technical Camera – part 1 Cambo USA recently contacted me with an opportunity to test the Cambo Actus technical camera with the FUJIFILM GFX—this was very exciting for me because I could renew my experience with view

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The Devil in Venice for Carnival

Fujifilm Meets Pixelstick

Pixelstick meet Fujifilm… now lets create! While we were on our photo tour of Venice Carnival, Bobbi Lane and I had a great opportunity to test out a prototype of Fujifilm’s new medium format camera, the GFX. I had been

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Bridge

See Like a Camera – Part-2

Shoot Mode Tone Control Picking up where I left off last time. Besides the Film Simulations themselves, The Fuji-X cameras offer additional controls for customizing the look of the in-camera jpegs! The Fuji-X cameras have what they call “shoot modes”

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New York Skyline

See Like a Camera – Part-1

Don’t just pre-visualize—see the shot! My “Re-Thinking the Raw File Workflow” post stirred up quite a storm of protest from photographers so thoroughly invested in a raw-file workflow that they missed the point of the whole post! So… consider this

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GFX-5800_Feature

Fujifilm GFX – Medium Format Gets Real

An Adventure in Venice, Italy for Carnival Bobbi Lane and I had the great fortune to shoot with a prototype GFX 50S on our tour of Venice Carnival 2017 this past February. Needless to say, we were extremely excited to put

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Venice Grand Canal

The Magic of Venice with Fuji-X

Photographing Venice during Carnival with Fuji-X cameras I recently had the opportunity to attend Chromasia’s Venice Carnival photo tour led by my wife Bobbi Lane and our friend David Nightingale. All three of us are part of the Fuji-X team, and we’re very

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Cambo Actus

Cambo Actus & FUJIFILM GFX – part-1

Testing the Ultimate Technical Camera – part 1 Cambo USA recently contacted me with an opportunity to test the Cambo Actus technical camera with the FUJIFILM GFX—this was very exciting for me because I could renew my experience with view

Read More
The Devil in Venice for Carnival

Fujifilm Meets Pixelstick

Pixelstick meet Fujifilm… now lets create! While we were on our photo tour of Venice Carnival, Bobbi Lane and I had a great opportunity to test out a prototype of Fujifilm’s new medium format camera, the GFX. I had been

Read More
Bridge

See Like a Camera – Part-2

Shoot Mode Tone Control Picking up where I left off last time. Besides the Film Simulations themselves, The Fuji-X cameras offer additional controls for customizing the look of the in-camera jpegs! The Fuji-X cameras have what they call “shoot modes”

Read More
New York Skyline

See Like a Camera – Part-1

Don’t just pre-visualize—see the shot! My “Re-Thinking the Raw File Workflow” post stirred up quite a storm of protest from photographers so thoroughly invested in a raw-file workflow that they missed the point of the whole post! So… consider this

Read More
GFX-5800_Feature

Fujifilm GFX – Medium Format Gets Real

An Adventure in Venice, Italy for Carnival Bobbi Lane and I had the great fortune to shoot with a prototype GFX 50S on our tour of Venice Carnival 2017 this past February. Needless to say, we were extremely excited to put

Read More
Venice Grand Canal

The Magic of Venice with Fuji-X

Photographing Venice during Carnival with Fuji-X cameras I recently had the opportunity to attend Chromasia’s Venice Carnival photo tour led by my wife Bobbi Lane and our friend David Nightingale. All three of us are part of the Fuji-X team, and we’re very

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Vermont House

Lab Luminosity Masks

Editor’s Note: Lee presents a very powerful way of enhancing color and sharpening an image in this post. The video that concludes this post is an excellent tutorial with step by step instructions and explanations. These are advanced techniques.  Here

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Autormator

Apple’s Automator – The Ultimate Workflow Tool

Imaging Workflow Beyond Lightroom & Photoshop Most of the time, photo-imaging workflow can be completely managed within the familiar applications of Photoshop, Lightroom, Bridge, Photo Mechanic, etc… but occasionally it becomes necessary to go beyond the capabilities of these programs

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