Giving yourself more options after Photomatix

Article by Darin Rogers In a recent article I wrote for HDR One, I discussed some of the mistakes I’d made while learning HDR photography.  One of the things I mentioned was to not do anything in Photomatix that can be done later in Lightroom or Photoshop.  This brought up a question in the comments as to why not.  If one...

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Want to take better photos? Composition is key!

May 30, 13 Want to take better photos? Composition is key!

Posted by in Advice, Composition, Featured Photo

Article by Ben Fewtrell HDR is a great way to process an image, but it won’t fix a badly taken photo, there are some rules to capturing an image that is appealing to the eye, and whilst we’re talking rules, I would say the only rule in photography is that there are no rules! Instead, for the purpose of this article, we’ll call...

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Using temperature changes to add drama to your HDRs

May 25, 13 Using temperature changes to add drama to your HDRs

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Article Written by Jim Nix I have a confession to make – I love the color blue.  I was somewhat aware of that in the past, but as I have gotten further and further into my photography, I find myself looking for blue in various scenes.  I love shooting anything that has to do with water – it’s often blue.  I love a...

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Learning HDR by analyzing bad HDR

In terms of HDR, we all start on a weak footing, even if we are not aware of it. HDR is not a simple technique, not if you’re looking to create good quality, clean images. The process is undoubtedly a long one to master to any degree. Some people pick it up relatively quickly, while others never seem to progress, which can be...

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Tips for capturing reflections

May 02, 13 Tips for capturing reflections

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Article by Wojciech Toman One of my favourite compositional elements in photography are reflections. You can use them to make composition much more interesting, for example by adding symmetry to your photos. Reflections add a lot of depth and interest to the photos. They can make it much easier to tell the story. Here are some tips...

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7 Tips for better HDR photos

Article by Ben Fewtrell 1. Shoot with HDR in mind. Whilst I am a HUGE fan of HDR, there is a time and a place for it. There are certain times of day and some subjects that just don’t work that well in HDR. I usually look at a scene and make a decision as I stand there, usually based on the contrast between light and dark and make...

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