Tag Archives: digital

Post-shutter activation light modifying with Lightroom and Viveza

Posted on 19. Aug, 2011 by .


It has been a while since I put together a video tutorial and I thought it was time. In this video tutorial, I take a look at using a combination of Adobe Lightroom and Nik Software’s Viveza plugin to do some light modifying; after the picture has been made. I am sure a lot of photographers will scoff at this and tell me I should have…

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The Ethics of Digital Photo Manipulation

Posted on 12. Aug, 2009 by .


Many individuals are immediately sceptical when viewing images in the digital age. The ethics of digital photo manipulation is increasingly important to the digital photographer. It turns out that this concern is fully warranted but I personally draw a distinction…

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3 occasions when it’s acceptable to use digital zoom

Posted on 15. May, 2009 by .


…I encourage my photography and workshops students to never, EVER, under penalty of death, use the digital zoom on their cameras. At a glance, I can usually guess when an image was taken with digital zoom and it really creates inferior images. But of course, like all “rules” there are exceptions. I’ve thought of three occasions when using the digital zoom on a camera would be acceptable…

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Some of my favourite digital photography software tools

Posted on 28. Apr, 2009 by .


Digital photographers generally use a program for image management, a program to process the images and photo editing software to touch-up and print their images. I thought it would useful to let you know about some of the extra tools I use to help optimize my workflow and enhance some of my images. All of the tools I’ll discuss…

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Histograms aren’t just for show

Posted on 19. Nov, 2008 by .


One of the most useful tools available to the outdoor digital photographer is the histogram built into their camera. Photographing outdoors often presents some unique lighting challenges and your camera’s histogram can really help you – if you let it. The first step is to consult your camera’s user manual and turn on the camera’s histogram display.

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