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Photo of the Month - June: Collecting Stories

Hi Folks:

There’s an old adage that says ‘A picture is worth a thousand words’, and since we’re both writers and we’re both photographers, in a given month we can collect a lot of ‘words’. In June we shot nearly 600 images between the two of us, and choosing one image is never an […]

Creating 'Solarized' Images in Lightroom

Hi Folks:

Solarization or the Sabatier Effect is a technique that goes back to the 19th century. While it was likely first discovered accidentally, it came to be used for creative purpose. Solarization is a technique of grossly overexposing a negative so that some or all of the image becomes […]

The 'Orton Effect' in Lightroom

Hi Folks:

As with many photographers, almost from the time I started making photographs I also began playing with them. For negatives this involved darkroom work, with slide film I would try mounting two images in the same frame, but all of this became a lot easier when I got […]

Using the LR/Enfuse plugin for Lightroom

Hi Folks:

There was a question on Twitter today asking people about their favourite Lightroom plugin. While I have a few that I use (including Jeffrey Friedl’s export plugin for Flickr), one of the plugins I use the most is the LR/Enfuse plugin from Timothy Armes. In essence the LR/Enfuse […]

Photographing Moving Water: Another Look...

Hi Folks:

I’ve written two other blog posts on using digital techniques to mimic using a slow shutter speed when photographing moving water. They are:

Photographing Moving Water & Photographing Moving Water Revisited

If you want to go and have a look at them, I’ll wait…

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Photo of the Month - Garry Oak Sunset

Hi Folks:

February has been a strange month weatherwise here in Victoria. We had the first snowdrops, crocuses and cherry blossoms (not unusual), but we currently have several inches of snow and (comparatively) low temperatures. I’ve had to bring in the hummingbird feeder at night to keep it from freezing […]

Photographing Moving Water

Hi Folks:

As a landscape photographer, I’ve always been captivated by images of moving water. By varying the shutter speed one can create many different effects. A very high shutter speed can ‘freeze’ the moment…

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Playing With Clarity in Lightroom

Hi Folks:

This is just a quick idea I came up with last month as I was playing around inside Adobe Photoshop Lightroom. The Clarity Slider is part of the Basic panel in the Develop module, and normally it’s used to increase mid-tone contrast in an image. In Lightroom 2.0 […]