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How to add grain to images in Photoshop
I recently wrote a post about how I felt people were getting to hung up on noise (or grain) in...
Why noise doesn’t really matter
Does noise really matter all that much in portraits? I think people are too hung up on having their images...
Fixing noise with Topaz Labs DeNoise AI
Sometimes for a variety of reasons we need to shoot with a higher ISO than we would normally prefer. On...
Embrace your ISO
Often I hear from photographers questions about the noise level in a camera at higher ISO settings. They express a...
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...
Enthusiast’s Guide: Use image stack in Photoshop to reduce noise
(Editor's note: Photofocus is proud to add Rocky Nook as a vibrant contributor for our readers. Rocky Nook is a...
Photography 101: How does noise happen at a low ISO?
One question I'm asked a lot is "Where does all the noise come from when my camera is set to...
How to Remove Noise with a Luminosity Layer in Aurora HDR 2018
HDR (High Dynamic Range) processing of your photos by its nature can result in a lot of noise or graininess...
How do I remove noise from an image in Lightroom?
Note: If the video doesn’t show up at first, please reload the page. How do I remove noise from an...
Long Exposure Noise Reduction (I’m Eating Crow)
If you look at your interchangeable-lens camera's menu, you'll probably find a setting for Long Exposure Noise Reduction. In fact,...
The Problem Solving Show | Photofocus Podcast September 11th, 2016
https://soundcloud.com/photofocus/the-problem-solving-show-photofocus-podcast-september-11th-2016   Ron Pepper and Scott Bourne tackle the problem of NOISE in your photographs, using both pre and post...
Hate Noisy Pictures? This May Help…
Photographs are wonderful things, and one of their amazing characteristics is the detail we can see in a picture. I'm...

How to add grain to images in Photoshop

I recently wrote a post about how I felt people were getting to hung up on noise (or grain) in their images. Personally I like a bit of grain in mine, especially the creative or conceptual themed shoots. It can

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Why noise doesn’t really matter

Does noise really matter all that much in portraits? I think people are too hung up on having their images 100% noiseless, whereas the crisper and sharper, the better. And that’s just the point isn’t it? People are hung up

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Fixing noise with Topaz Labs DeNoise AI

Sometimes for a variety of reasons we need to shoot with a higher ISO than we would normally prefer. On newer mirrorless and DSLR cameras this is not quite as much of an issue, but on older cameras, noise can

Read More

Embrace your ISO

Often I hear from photographers questions about the noise level in a camera at higher ISO settings. They express a feeling that there is too much noise and that is a problem. I suggest that changes are here — and

Read More

How to Remove Noise with a Luminosity Layer in Aurora HDR 2018

HDR (High Dynamic Range) processing of your photos by its nature can result in a lot of noise or graininess in your final image. While Macphun’s new Aurora HDR 2018 for PC’s does a great job overall reducing noise, there are still times when noisy areas appear in your processed HDR. This can be caused by many reasons, but most commonly it’s due to your settings in camera (such as shooting at too high of an ISO) or any image processing you have done to your images before merging them in Aurora (such as exposure adjustments). Regardless of the cause, you can remove most of this noise by using a “Luminosity Layer”. This technique saves a lot of time, giving you consistently good-looking results, quickly.  

Read More

Long Exposure Noise Reduction (I’m Eating Crow)

If you look at your interchangeable-lens camera’s menu, you’ll probably find a setting for Long Exposure Noise Reduction. In fact, many cameras have this activated by default. It’s a cool tool, and here’s a simple explanation of how it works

Read More

Hate Noisy Pictures? This May Help…

Photographs are wonderful things, and one of their amazing characteristics is the detail we can see in a picture. I’m pretty observant of details in face to face contact, so I enjoy the fact that my camera can record those

Read More

Embrace your ISO

Often I hear from photographers questions about the noise level in a camera at higher ISO settings. They express a feeling that there is too much noise and that is a problem. I suggest that changes are here — and

Read More

How to Remove Noise with a Luminosity Layer in Aurora HDR 2018

HDR (High Dynamic Range) processing of your photos by its nature can result in a lot of noise or graininess in your final image. While Macphun’s new Aurora HDR 2018 for PC’s does a great job overall reducing noise, there are still times when noisy areas appear in your processed HDR. This can be caused by many reasons, but most commonly it’s due to your settings in camera (such as shooting at too high of an ISO) or any image processing you have done to your images before merging them in Aurora (such as exposure adjustments). Regardless of the cause, you can remove most of this noise by using a “Luminosity Layer”. This technique saves a lot of time, giving you consistently good-looking results, quickly.  

Read More

Long Exposure Noise Reduction (I’m Eating Crow)

If you look at your interchangeable-lens camera’s menu, you’ll probably find a setting for Long Exposure Noise Reduction. In fact, many cameras have this activated by default. It’s a cool tool, and here’s a simple explanation of how it works

Read More

Hate Noisy Pictures? This May Help…

Photographs are wonderful things, and one of their amazing characteristics is the detail we can see in a picture. I’m pretty observant of details in face to face contact, so I enjoy the fact that my camera can record those

Read More

Noiseless Pro Review

A look at Noiseless Pro by Macphun a standalone application that helps you reduce color and luminance noise in your images, and process raw images! [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3GpKJViMw4c?showinfo=0&w=1280&h=720]

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Removing Noise with Lightroom

I gotta say, in my grumbling transition to Lightroom (read backstory here), I am discovering more and more tools that I enjoy using. Recently, the tool I’ve been having fun using is Lightroom’s Noise Reduction. In the past, I’ve often

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3 Reasons to Add Grain in Lightroom

Grain is a word used in film photography to describe the fineness of detail a film or paper is capable of capturing. Landscape photographers typically want the finest detail possible, which comes from fine grained films. Documentary photographers and journalists

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