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RAW-format panoramic images at Permanent Tourist

Part of the joy of photography for me is the ability to travel in time. Not like Marty and the Doc in my favourite ever films, which celebrated a big milestone a few days ago, but in the ability to look at a scene in large levels of detail as it was many years ago.… (Read More)

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Adobe integrates panoramic stitching in Lightroom CC

Cooing over the lovely new panorama stitching function in Adobe Lightroom 6.

Square landscapes with the X-T1

Where my love for the square image format comes from, and how it is achieved in the Fujifilm X-T1 digital camera.

Quick and subtle painterly effect in Lightroom

Using an excessive amount of noise reduction in Lightroom produces a lovely, subtle, painterly effect.

In Memoriam – Kodachrome

When digital photography went mainstream, it was the death knell to Kodachrome, even devout Kodachrome enthusiasts migrated from the venerable film to their DSLRs, providing the photographer a level of control that would have been unimaginable with good old Kodachrome. Kodachrome was a victim of advancement, and as the years pass I expect to see… (Read More)

My basic Lightroom workflow

Adobe Lightroom is a boon to the photographer. With the introduction of intelligent repair tools, it has now entirely replaced Photoshop for me, and I can not only tweak photos but also re-edit them to quite a level of detail. One of the great features of Lightroom is the ability to save a group of… (Read More)

Post-processing an image doesn’t mean it’s no longer a photograph

There’s a lot of criticism in the world of photography. Not just the personal opinion of someone who likes or dislikes your photo, but also more general criticism on the subject of such things as originality and inspiration, equipment, or what makes a “photograph” as opposed to an creative image. The biggest argument used to… (Read More)

Thank heavens for digital tone mapping

You may recall that I wrote about HDR technique some time ago, and a technique I employed at a wedding last weekend reminded me to write about the alternative: Tone Mapping and Zone System exposure.

Black and white Lightroom presets by MikeyG

An example of an image processed using a simple preset available through the Lightroom Presets website.

“Kelbification”

After seeing a few shots around the internet in a certain darkened, de-saturated style, I asked around to see if anyone was familiar with the post-processing technique which is used to create it.