Posts about Adobe Photoshop Lightroom

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom is a photo-processing and image-organizing piece of computer software developed by Adobe Systems for Windows and Mac OS X. It allows the viewing, organization and cataloguing of a large number of digital images, and its editing capability is non-destructive. Aside from its great functionality, I also recommend it because it’s considerably less expensive to buy than the full version of Adobe Photoshop.

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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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.

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Armani Idol

Read more about the post-processing and black and white effect in this photo, and view it much larger, at Permanent Tourist.

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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.

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CHOO CHOO, Bern Strobist day

Strobist info: strobes left and right with 1/2 CTO gels, though you can’t really see the effect of the gels here because of the heavy post-processing. This is the kind of shot that I hope to achieve more by continuing to work with CHOO CHOO in future. They’re a great bunch, not just musically but […]

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City Climber

Strobist info: two parallel Nikon speedlights from camera left; ambient light under-exposed 3 stops. Additional toning work in Lightroom and Photoshop.

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This is one of those shots which just seems to work, despite the fact that it came about purely by accident. Well, mabye not by accident, but not in a planned way. It was taken in the bathroom of a conference centre near Zurich at the end of October, when I was shooting the conference […]

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