Using Topaz Adjust to Finish Your HDRs

Oct 31, 12 Using Topaz Adjust to Finish Your HDRs

Posted by in Articles, Tutorials, Workflows/Tutorials

  Topaz Adjust is an incredible product.  It was the first photo plug-in software that I bought, going back to v3 several years ago.  They are now on v5 and over time the product has continued to mature nicely.  It has a lot of capability and I enjoy using it to enhance the look of my HDR photos. Recently I shared the photo...

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Using Tonal Contrast to Make Street Scenes “Pop”

Oct 08, 12 Using Tonal Contrast to Make Street Scenes “Pop”

Posted by in Articles, NIK Color Efex

(disclaimer: this HDR image is somewhat heavily processed, and is borderline surreal, and there’s nothing wrong with that) I am a huge fan of Color Efex Pro from Nik Software.  If you are not familiar with it, the high-level summary is that it is a collection of various filters which you can apply to any photo, and then within...

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5 Things I wish I knew when I started HDR

Sep 30, 12 5 Things I wish I knew when I started HDR

Posted by in Advice, Articles, General

1)      It’s about light, not color When you start with HDR, one of the first things you notice is that all of a sudden, you are getting some incredible colors and high saturation levels.  It can be inspiring and interesting, and in a lot of cases I’ve seen folks getting carried away with it (myself included!).  I’m a...

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7 Tips for Better HDR Photography

Sep 17, 12 7 Tips for Better HDR Photography

Posted by in Advice, Articles, General

I love shooting in HDR and take every opportunity to practice, whether at the camera or the keyboard.  It’s a journey for most of us, and practice makes perfect!  Here are some things I have learned over the years that helped me improve my HDR photography. Shoot more The standard rule for photography is that your first 10,000...

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Learning to see in HDR

Aug 26, 12 Learning to see in HDR

Posted by in Advice, General

When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change. – Wayne Dyer Parthenon reflected – Nashville TN That is one of my favorite quotes and as a photographer it applies pretty clearly.  Once you really get into photography you do start to look at things differently, and as a result you begin to look at...

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