Category Archives: editing

Shooting the Clouds

(This post is adapted and expanded from a recent Pic 4 Today post!) I had forgotten how big the sky is on the High Plains of Colorado. The Rockies push up amazing clouds that drift (or drive as the case … Continue reading

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A New Kind of Point and Shoot: iPhone 4

It had to come to this, of course. My new iPhone has a 5mp camera with a back-illumined, low-noise, high sensitivity CMOS sensor, auto focus and auto exposure (or you can select the focus and exposure point with a tap), … Continue reading

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Quick Dramatic Landscapes in Lightroom

HDR (high dynamic range) has captured the attention of many photographers these days, not always for the good of the art, imho, but there is little doubt the technique produces images with high drama. Most HDR work involves 3 or … Continue reading

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Shooting Snow!

Among the hardest scenes for the landscape photographer to capture, snow has to rank right up there at the top. In sunlight, a snow covered landscape exceeds the light sensitivity range of our eyes…let alone a digital camera sensor. Even … Continue reading

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Netbooks for Traveling Photographers: Take Two

Over on Cloudy Days and Netbook Nights: Netbooks, take two.

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Distortion City! (and how to cure it…)

One of the most difficult subjects for today’s Point and Shoots, even the most advanced (maybe especially the most advanced with their superzooms) is architecture. This was brought home to me after a recent visit to Germany where I was pretty … Continue reading

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Emmon’s Preserve: Learning to Expose for Post!

Emmon’s Preserve, managed by the Kennebunk Land Trust, is one of my favorite places to photograph. It is also one of the most difficult. A river runs through it 😉 under a solid canopy of maples and pines, and depending … Continue reading

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Lightroom’s Graduated Filter Effects

For some years now landscape photographers have relied on graduated neutral density filters to control exposure where bright skies would otherwise dominate an image…or where the sky would go white because of overexposure when the image was properly exposed for … Continue reading

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