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Post-Processing in Photomatix

After you have the program, open Photomatix, click the Generate HDR button, and then select your photos. You’ll then see a dialog box with some options like “Align source images”, “Reduce noise”, etc. I would recommend ticking all of them on and then click OK. Photomatix will combine the images together and then show you a preview of an unprocessed HDR photograph. This preview will look ugly because it has not been tone-mapped yet. In order to tone-map the photo, click Process > Tone […]

Portrait Photography: Setting up your camera

Your digital camera has a bewildering array of features and while this is great in some respects, the choices can be confusing. Here we explain the tools that you need to know about when photographing portraits. Exposure mode: Don’t think about using the Portrait program mode  you’re more than a happy snapper if you’re reading this guide. Instead, select aperture-priority AE mode (A or Av), which lets you choose the aperture, while automatically setting the appropriate shutter speed.For most types of portraiture, you’ll want to […]

Photography: Adopting the Right Approach

Choosing the right equipment The first and most important question I am frequently asked is always the same: should I use film or digital? I have, as many of you might know, always been a dedicated follower of film photography and, until recently, my advice was to continue shooting on film. I felt that the quality of digital images was still inferior to that of film. The new medium certainly offered advantages, such as speed and convenience, but for landscape work these aren’t the priority. What matters […]

Can my camera take IR photos?

All cameras are able to take infrared pictures, but all cameras have an IR light Blocking filter in front of the camera’s sensor. Some IR Blocking filters are extremely strong and block out all IR light, while others aren’t very strong, and let some IR light pass through. If you have a camera with a weak IR Blocking filter, you can buy an external IR filter that screws on the front of your camera lens. This will block all visible light and […]

16 Rules To Discover Artistic Vision

1. CONNECT WITH YOUR IDEA ABOUT THE WORLD.  Spend time to discover what is your idea about the world around you, about what reality means to you and how you would like to transform it to suit your idea about a perfect world. Use this in your creative process aiming to transform the reality you capture with your camera the same way you would transform it in the real world if you had the power. Use the tools you have […]