Image Editing – PART 8 Replacing Dull Skies

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Last month we saw how we could select the sky that is often seen through the trees and darken it. This month we will see how to replace a dull, boring sky. Rohinton Mehta We often come across scenes that we love except for boring dull skies. Sometimes the sky is just plain bald (like in the rainy season) and sometimes cloudless blue. Though a cloudless blue sky is better … [Read more...]

The Magic of Monochrome

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Photography was commercially introduced to the world somewhere around the year 1839 – about 178 years ago. In those days there was only black & white photography. Colour photography came about 96 years later, somewhere in 1935. Back then, during the B&W era, photographers made amazingly beautiful photos in spite of the fact that camera lenses and films were of very poor … [Read more...]

Ask Uncle Ronnie – July 2017

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Exposing for HDR I have tried my hand at creating HDRs but have always failed. While I seem not to have any issues while post-processing in Photoshop, I think my problem is knowing exactly how to expose for HDR. Can you help? Arun Pathak, via email For those who may not be aware, the imaging sensor in our digital cameras cannot faithfully reproduce the brightness range that … [Read more...]

If I Were You – July 2017

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Our Imaging Expert No one can take a picture that everyone likes. But, almost every picture can have scope of improvement. Often, we are not our best critics, while others can immediately point out the faults. In If I were you, our expert comments on how your pictures could be taken to another level. E-mail your images at sp@nextgenpublishing.net Rohinton … [Read more...]

ISO ‘Invariance’

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Huh? What’s that? Never heard of it? That’s okay. First, let me say right here, that this is not an easy topic to explain but at the same time, it is important. Some cameras today are ISO Invariant or close to ISO Invariant. So what does that mean? Note: 1) In trying to over-simplify things, some of the explanations may not be 100% technically correct. 2) Pictures must be … [Read more...]