Here’s another speedup tip for Mac OS X users – get rid of duplicate fonts. I found my system was spending a lot of time running a process called fontd. Also Photoshop on startup would spend time dealing with fonts. Thankfully the fix is easy. Use the Font Book application to find and disable duplicate […]
Eileen Fritsch has posted a nice article about the production of Digital ImageMaker international as a magazine over on the Great Output blog. Great Output is an excellent blog on printing and related topics to do with imaging and art. Definitely worth a read.
In truth, photography is nothing to do with the gear you use, your mastery of exposure and any fancy post-processing. Photography is about seeing, pure and simple. There are an infinite number of images surrounding you at this very moment, if you can see them. Improving your ability to see images is key to developing […]
A great website came to my attention cinemagraphs.com. The work of Kevin Burg and Jamie Beck, the site shows their moving still images. These are animated GIF files that have one element moving within what is basically a still image. If you think of the moving photographs in Harry Potter newspapers you will have […]
Wayne is doing an IR photography webinar on Thursday 20th at 6PM US Central Standard Time, which is 11am Friday 21st Australian Eastern Summer Time. The webinar runs for 1.5 hours and covers IR photography and how to get going on it. More details and booking are on this website.
A really interesting thing I found was a tutorial on prototyping iPad and iPhone applications by using Keynote, Apple’s Powerpoint equivalent to build an interactive prototype that will let you test the user interface before building it. Impressive. The tutorial is on Amir Khella’s blog. He also has a website that sells the themes for […]
Many students doing a photography or fine art study program fail completely to get out of it all they could. Here is how to improve on this. During the course of a semester of study, students are caught up in the tasks of note taking and doing projects/assignments. This dominates all thinking: the looming deadlines […]
Wayne’s first photography book (2nd book) is about to be available for sale. It should be selling on Amazon in about 2 weeks and other outlets in following months. eBook versions for the main platforms are being developed now and should be out shortly. Photography Wisdom A Practical Guide To Successful Photography and Self Expression […]
My latest post on the HP professional photography blog is the start of a series of articles on photography basics. This one is on exposure approach and image sharpness.
Here is an assortment of landscape images I shot recently on my converted 350D.
My latest post on the HP Pro Photo blog is up on the topic of Creativity, Composition and Design. Enjoy.
Over the last couple of weeks I got out a few times to do some panorama photography with the Gigapan Epic and my converted for infrared photography Canon 350D.
As the weather and my schedule have permitted, I have been out doing panorama photography with my IR converted Canon 350D and a slightly modified Gigapan Epic motorized panorama platform. A fairly calm and sunny day allowed me some time in the Fitzroy Gardens in Melbourne.
The GigaPan Epic is designed to only handle smaller compact digital cameras. But a bit of ingenuity allowed me to use my Canon 350D, which was converted for infrared photography, with the Epic to produce IR panoramas.
The GigaPan Epic is designed for small, compact digital point and shoot cameras. Yet a half hours work with some aluminum, a drill and a thread-tapping device will remove many of the limitations and allow you to take panoramas with larger cameras, including dSLRs.
The next installment in my coverage of photo books (increasingly known as photobooks) has been published on the HP professional photography blog.
Retouching photos to remove skin blemishes and wrinkles is a common task. For faces with only a few wrinkles the Rubber Stamp Cloning Tool works well. But for other images you need another approach. This technique uses the blur filter.
Following comments about our After the Fires in Infrared Photography first article (the second will go up shortly), I am also putting up a series on the fire locations that I am shooting in color.
MaxMax.com, the people who converted my 350D and will do my next camera, also sell filters. I’ve been testing a number of their infrared filters of late and the first one I will talk about is their unusual XDP filter.
Over the last month I’ve been doing a lot of photography out in the country. Some of this has been of wild areas but much of it has been the rural farm country. I shot with my converted for infrared Canon 350D digital camera, mostly with either my Canon 100-400mm L series lens or with […]
Yesterday I needed to get out for some emotional recovery time doing photography. So I spent the day till the weather closed in too much driving through the country around Gisborne and Romsey in Central Victoria.
An old technique has a new lease on life in the digital world of Photoshop to create interesting images from both compact digital cameras and from dSLRs. Back in the dark ages when I shot film I used a creative technique called tri-color photography. In this technique I would set my camera, then a wonderful […]
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In this tutorial we go step by step through the processing of infrared images from an unconverted digital camera. Once you have shot infrared images with your digital camera you will need to do some processing to make them useable. In this article we will go step by step through the process, showing the options […]
In this tutorial we go step by step through shooting infrared with your normal, unmodified digital camera. Infrared photography is, quite simply, stunning. So it is natural for a photographer to want to give this a go. We cover film infrared photography elsewhere, so here we will concentrate on digital infrared here. Digital camera sensors […]
A day out shooting included some shooting with my 100-400mm lens. The 100-400mm f4.5-5.6 IS L lens from Canon is a compact and capable lens that I’ve made a lot of good use of. On a day when I was out testing a swag of cameras, I put the 100-400 in the bag with my […]
I was shooting with the new Olympus E-3 dSLR down at the beach and decided to create some abstracted seascapes by shooting in infrared and making use of the long exposures. My first outing with the Olympus E-3 dSLR was off to the beach, specifically back beach (the ocean beach) at Sorrento in Victoria, Australia. […]
Having a camera that can shoot underwater adds all sorts of photo possibilities. Last summer we took an Olympus u725SW with us on holiday. Beaches are not a particularly friendly place for you dSLR. Blowing sand and spray on ocean beaches are not too compatible with delicate cameras and immersion in water is never a […]
I have always liked to modify small sections of images to enhance the overall balance. In this article we look at how to do this in Photoshop. View part 3 of this series. I decided to add this 4th part to illustrate more subtle effects (though still exaggerated a little so you can see in […]
I have always liked to modify small sections of images to enhance the overall balance. In this article we look at how to do this in Photoshop. Go back to Part 2. Another Infrared Here we minimize the steps as I think you will have the hang of it now from the above. Our starting […]