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08 Dec 2021
Photography

Using Adobe Bridge to re-process 2007 HDR Landscapes! – How We Shot It

Having been a digital photographer for a decade now, one of my favorite things to do is to re-open old images with the latest and greatest post-processing tools available today. Here is an example of an image from 2007, which means I first processed it in Adobe Bridge CS, or CS2, using the original 2003 “Process Version”. This version has been re-processed in Bridge CS6, using the 2012 Process Version and the SLR Lounge Preset System for Adobe Camera Raw. Enjoy!

Photography

Engagement Portrait Under the Stars – How We Shot It

To get a photo of two people in such a condition requires a fair amount of skill at holding still, combined with as high of an ISO and as fast of an aperture as you can manage. In this situation, I did not have f/2.8 or f/1.4 at my disposal, in fact for sharpness on this lens I found myself at f/4. This put me at ISO 3200 and a 1-second exposure, and even then the histogram was entirely empty on the right-hand half. (Meaning, 2-3 stops under-exposed)

Camera Reviews and News

Nikon D7100 Field Review: Breaking The Mold, Again

Nikon seems to be the champion of “trickle-down features”. What does that mean? Over the ~4 generations of Nikon DSLRs that have come out in the past decade or so, Nikon has had the habit of taking flagship features from their high-end pro cameras, and putting those features in the more affordable model cameras. When the Nikon D300 came out along side the flagship D3, it was a $1800 camera with roughly the same autofocus system as a $5,000 camera.

Photography

How I Shot It | Clouds in the Mirror

I live in Flower Mound which is a beautiful city situated north of the Dallas-Fort Worth area. We’ve enjoyed some amazingly great weather this winter with many days of cloudless sunny skies and unseasonably warm weather. Perhaps it’s the result of global warming but for now I’m enjoying every minute of it.